The international internship that takes you further
The UPGRADE Program
The UPGRADE is the global internship program of DHL Group group – in cooperation with our partner AIESEC. It offers talented students and young professionals like you the chance to spend 6-18 months with us – experiencing our culture, developing your professional skills, and gaining an amazing insight into life and work with a global organization.
Our Partner: AIESEC Since 1996, we've been working with AIESEC – the world's largest youth-run, not-for-profit organization – to offer young people leadership development opportunities, cross-cultural internships, and volunteer exchange experiences around the globe. A range of different paths Join us on one of these paid internships and you won't just be watching from the side-lines. You'll be treated just like any other member of the team. This means you'll get to work on live projects, interact directly with clients, network, and build relationships with colleagues across the business. Real work, real impact From IT to HR and from Marketing to Data science, the opportunities available through the UPGRADE Program are as varied as they are geographically widespread. Around the world, we welcome around 100 new young talents to the business every year. All the support you want Whichever path you choose and wherever in the world you join us, one of the first things we'll do is assign you your very own mentor, a DHL Group colleague to support you and offer advice and guidance throughout your time on the program. All the training you need The UPGRADE Program also includes customized workshops and digital learning plans. All designed to develop the skills that are most in-demand across our business, and help you prepare for the next step – or a first step – in your career.
Here’s a quick look at the different stages of our application process.
Online Registration & Application
You can find all of our internship opportunities in the global AIESEC website: http://aies.ec/dpdhlgroup. We post new opportunities throughout the whole year, therefore we advise you to check the page regularly.
Once you’ve found an internship you’re interested in, you can submit your application right away on the AIESEC website. If you experience any technical issues with the website registration, please consult your local AIESEC office.
Interview & Selection
We screen all applications and shortlist those candidates who fulfill all formal requirements and fit best to the role based on their skills and experiences. If you make it through pre-selection, you will then have an interview with the hiring manager. The selection process may include different steps (case study, task, etc.) depending to the role. Once the hiring manager has interviewed all of the shortlisted candidates, the most suitable person for the role will be selected
If you have been selected for the position, we will provide you with all relevant information to start your internship experience.
You will receive personal, professional and functional support to become fully equipped for your new role. AIESEC will also support you to learn more about your new country and the culture.
"Even just a month into my internship, I had already taken lead on numerous internal campaigns, was managing external stakeholder agencies, and working alongside the entire global management. You can’t get valuable experience like this anywhere else!"
"My experience in Global operations development has accelerated my personal and professional skills massively as one of the key learning was strategic thinking and developing storylines to any target audience while having a this experience with diverse team from different countries."
"I’m proud to say I have the chance to openly bring ideas to the table and discuss them equally with my experienced colleagues."
"Working in a company as big as DHL has allowed me to develop myself in a personal and professional way, challenging me every day to give the best of me. The projects that I carry out every day have a global impact, which allows me to learn different things and make my work more dynamic."
"My internship at DHL was filled with responsibilities, creative space and project management. Every day was a new challenge, but facing it was easier with the support of excellent colleagues and a positive workplace."