ASL Internship Cooperations and Projects

International SEPT Program, University of Leipzig

In the last years, ASL has steadily cooperated with the International SEPT Program, a research and training program located at the University of Leipzig. The training program is designed to give students a theoretical insight and practical experiences in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition countries. SEPT offers a variety of training courses, including entrepreneurship promotion, export manager training, and internationalization strategies. In this way, SEPT is attending the growing international demand for professional, high-quality training of entrepreneurs, human resources of SMEs and members of economic promotion institutions all around the world.

ASL students have the opportunity to apply for a training course and thereby profit from the experiences of the SEPT program in transmitting the knowledge—gained from working with those small and medium-sized enterprises—to the participants. The training courses are especially interesting to those students planning on working in businesses and economic related fields.

For more information on SEPT and details for the offered courses, please visit their website


The Transatlantic News & Networking Project

In January 2013, ASL started a project cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce California (GACC CA). The GACC CA is a non-profit organization and has its headquarter in San Diego, CA; the European office is located in Leipzig. As of the summer semester 2013, four students will be part of “The Transatlantic News & Networking Project” organized by the GACC CA and ASL. The project is designed for BA and MA students who can receive 10 credit points as part of the Professional Skills Module (SQM). In order to participate the students needed to hand in an application packet beforehand.

During the project, students will collect, analyze, and summarize important business and economic news that are of significance for the German and American transatlantic business market. The Transatlantic Ticker is designed to reflect activities of German companies operating in the US as well as American companies operating in Germany. The aim of the project is for students to not only monitor the transatlantic business relations in the US and Germany as such but to also closely monitor the business relations of American companies in Saxony and the region of Leipzig.

The goal of the project is for students to gain further insight into and experience German-American economic and business relations outside of the traditional classroom. Besides becoming more acquainted with German-American business relations, the project is also a great opportunity for students to network with different companies, which might serve as a possible source for future internships or even job positions in the private sector.


Cooperation with Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston

ASL has started an internship cooperation with the Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston e.V.
Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston e.V. is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the cultural exchange between citizens of Leipzig and Houston. The association is committed to youth exchange, including high school stays for Leipzig students, as well as exchange in the realms of sport, music, and culture.

ASL students will have the opportunity to apply for an internship to assist the media and communication coordinator of the Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston. Students will improve the website of the Städtepartnerschaft and will write press releases to inform the public about important happenings. In this respect, students will have the chance to work in close cooperation with the Leipzig-Houston Sister City Association, located in Houston, to coordinate joint events.

The internship is especially interesting for students who are planning to pursue a career in the realm of cultural exchange, marketing, urban cultural management, and international cooperation initiatives. Students can receive 10 credit points as part of the Professional Skills Module. Details on the application process and the application deadline will follow shortly.