Author: Sandrina Schäfer (HCSM Steuerberatung GmbH)
Last edited: 7 February 2023
EuropeFides has launched an
internship programme to further develop the networking idea and to offer
professional development opportunities to young professionals.
Johannes Lindorf is the first
candidate to complete the internship programme, working at
Bernardini, Egger & Co Steuerberatung und Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH in Vienna, Austria, for four months. The
23-year-old is currently studying business law at the University of Applied
Sciences in Mainz, Germany, and is simultaneously working as a student trainee
at HCSM Steuerberatung GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany.
After the search for an
internship abroad proved difficult due to the Coronavirus pandemic, he spoke to
Dr. Siebelt Habben, managing director at HCSM Steuerberatung GmbH, about it. He
was immediately offered support and directly asked some member firms of EuropeFides
if they would be willing to offer an internship. A few days later, Johannes had
the first video interview and shortly afterwards the confirmation for the
internship. The idea of an internship programme within the network was born and
the interest and commitment of the member companies was immense.
Each EuropeFides member firm has the
opportunity to send interns and host interns from other firms. It is a great
opportunity for member firms to offer their staff a stay abroad and
professional development. Through the personal contact via the network, everyone
knows each other and the areas of practice of the other member firms on the one
hand, and the strengths and interests of one's own staff on the other. This
very quickly results in a match, which is a great benefit for everyone
Johannes looks back on the last four months with satisfaction:
was a very good experience for me. I was very warmly welcomed and trained in
Vienna. It was great to see how work is done in another country, what are the
similarities and also differences to Germany. The time in Austria has helped me
personally and professionally. I learned a lot and can really recommend the
The Internship Programme 2023 is now officially open. Member firms that wish to participate in the programme can register here: https://www.europefidesinternship.eu/2023-internship-programme
The application process for interns will open soon.