UniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I am currently studying, and have decided to apply for an internship at Lufthansa starting in April. I found the best position in the world and am so excited to be applying... but I need some advice...
I live in Braunschweig ("Brunswick" to English speakers) but the position is, like most LH positions, in Frankfurt. I know that LH will pay for / reimburse train expenses (in 2.cl) or LH standby tickets to get there for an interview... but is it possible (or negotiable?) that they would provide flights between FRA-HAJ (since HAJ is so close to where I now live) while I am at the internship, if accepted?
Of course, if that's not possible, I would relocate to the Frankfurt am Main area, but I would much rather stay here.
I would like to know (most favorably from someone within the LH team), but if you have any ideas, feel free to chime in!
You will have to pay for your SB tickets and normally you are not entitled to purchase this kind of tickets before you have spent six months with LH. At least this is for "regular" employees.From Brunswick to Frankfurt it is a much better option to take the ICE train which runs almost hourly and not only six times a day like the planes from FRA to HAJ do and you do not have to worry about the A2 motorway from BWE to HAJ which can be a real mess.
You can always try to find a small location outside the city centres of Frankfurt (or Wiesbaden, Mainz, etc.) and keep your place at BWE for the weekends. Within the big cities housing is really expensive in the Rhine-Main-region.
UniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
Quoting LH470 (Reply 1): You will get a monthly salary and a "Job-Ticket" (public transport) between your home (must be in the RMV-area) and the airport.
When I was an intern at LH two years ago, another intern decided to keep living at home and used a monthly ticket to commute from and to STR. It cost him almost his whole LH-salary...
yeah, I wasn't really thinking of doing it daily, but more like for the weekends, but maybe it would just be better to move. It would also sort of defeat the purpose to spend the entire LH salary on shuttling back and forth.
Quoting BWE320 (Reply 2): Within the big cities housing is really expensive in the Rhine-Main-region.
yep, that's one of the things i love about braunschweig! its cheap. I guess Darmstadt or Wiesbaden won't be too bad either, though.
BWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
Quoting UniTED (Reply 3): I guess Darmstadt or Wiesbaden won't be too bad either, though.
Wiesbaden is really expensive and Darmstadt is not at a bargain. Think about Raunheim,
Hattersheim, Nauheim, Egelsbach, Wixhausen, Usingen etc. You will see that many people have a home in the Rhine-Main-region and a real home in their native area. If I understand well an "intern" has still not settled, so make no final decisions! Who knows how BBI will succeed.
Maybe MUC will replace FRA as LH's most important gateway?
I wish you all the best!
Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 485 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
I've been an intern with LHT a few years back, and I got one flight paid from my hometown MUC to HAM return.
As pointed out before, you need to ba a full LH employee for at least 6 months to make use of discounted tickets, and there is never a guarantee you will receive a seat during rush hours and weekends -> not a good idea.
I would also suggest to move to the area you work in, saves time & money. I also considered relocation to be part of the internship experience, and I enjoyed my times elsewhere. During the busy undergraduate studies, this was the only chance to get out of MUC anyways....
Not sure what your internship is about (Business? Technical?). You may also want to consider HAM & LHT for work experience, can't get any closer to aircraft than this. I absolutely loved it.