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Stanford University in Berlin

Krupp Internships / Praktika

35 Years: 1982-2017 -- Chronology



Each year, the Krupp Foundation hosts a three-day seminar at the historic Villa Huegel in Essen, Germany.  Prospective Krupp Interns at Stanford in Berlin as well as interns in the field all travel to Essen to exchange ideas with officials of the Krupp Foundation and to learn more about the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

Year Milestones

A pilot project designed to locate internships for Stanford students of engineering and the natural sciences studying at Stanford in Berlin is conducted under the auspices of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD).

1982-83 The successful pilot project is adopted by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung of Essen, Germany, as the Krupp Internship Program for Stanford Students in Germany. In subsequent years the Program is expanded to enable students of all academic disciplines to participate. Click here for an overview on the Krupp Foundation in German.
1990-91 The Program places the first interns in Eastern Germany — in Berlin (Deutscher Fernsehfunk, WEMEX Werkzeugmaschinenhandel GmbH), Brieselang (Gemeindeverwaltung), Dresden (Alternative Fraktion), and Meißen (Europa-Zentrum Meissen e.V.).
1993-94 The program is further expanded, allowing students with tight academic schedules to do Krupp Internships during the summer.
1996 The 500th Krupp Intern is placed: Victoria Jew (Materials Science & Engineering) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) in St. Ingbert.
2001 The Curatorium of the Krupp Foundation renews financial support of the Program until 2007, totaling twenty five years of sponsorship.
2005 Publication of the first annual electronic newsletter "Briefe aus Berlin."
2006 The Curatorium of the Krupp Foundation approves renewal of the grant to secure the Program through its thirtieth year.
2011 Placement of the 1000th intern, Molly Bauer (Museum Folkwang, Essen), celebrated with alumni of the program.
2012 30th anniversary of the program celebrated at Villa Hügel. The Curatorium of the Krupp Foundation renews financial support of the Program.
2015 The number of host companies and institutions reaches 500.
2016 Placement of the 1200th intern.