One of the sources of income for international students studying at Germany is a part-time job. Many students do part-time jobs apart from their studies to earn some money.
In Germany, students can do part-time jobs for 120 full days (which means 6 months if the students work 5 days a week) or 240 half days earning a minimum wage of approx. 8.5 Euro per hour.
There are many places where students are involved in part-time jobs like packaging centers, restaurants, fast food centers, factories etc. Also, students can work part-time with the professors or in any department at the university.
Germany also has a ‘Working Student’ concept under which students are given employment at companies for a short time period. The students are paid on an hourly basis spending 15-20 hours per week at work. Companies prefer students who are studying at institutes close by.
Internships, on the other hand, are for a fixed period of about 3-6 months. Internships can be of two types, mandatory internships, and voluntary internships. Voluntary internships pay higher than mandatory internships but it is listed under 120 working days.