You will need to apply for a visa to undertake an internship in Germany. Your Italian residence permit does not grant you the right to work in any other EU country, including Germany.
The process of obtaining a German work visa involves several steps. First, you must secure your internship offer in Germany. Once you have this, you should check if you need a visa for long stays in Germany. As an Indian citizen, you will likely need one.
You will then need to find out where to submit your visa application. This is usually at the German Embassy or Consulate in your home country, but since you are residing in Italy, you may be able to apply there.
Next, you will need to collect all required documents according to the instructions provided by the German authorities. These typically include two fully completed application forms, two passport photographs, a valid national passport, and proof of residence.
Once you have all your documents, you will need to make an appointment for a visa interview. After submitting all required documents, your application will be forwarded to the Aliens’ Authority (Ausländerbehörde) competent for your intended place of residence in Germany. Applications usually take about 1-3 months to be processed.
For internships, you will also need additional documents such as a ZAV consent letter from the Bundesagentur für Arbeit, a No-Objection/Deputation Letter, and a Letter of Approval.
Please note that while you can enter Germany with your Italian residence permit (soggiornante di lungo period – CE o UE), you cannot start working until you have obtained the necessary work permit.
Lastly, it’s important to remember that the minimum wage for internships in Germany that are not mandatory and last longer than 3 months is €12 per hour as of 2023. This means you should be earning at least €1,920 per month for a full-time internship.
Please consult the German embassy or consulate in Italy for the most accurate and up-to-date information on visa requirements and application procedures.