German School, New Delhi, India

Role: teaching assistant

The German School New Delhi (DSND) was originally established in 1961 in a residential house in Delhi. The school's development from kindergarten and primary school to encompassing Abitur level today has taken 50 years. After several moves, DSND found its permanent home in 1992 in the embassy building of the former GDR, which has since been acquired by the Federal Republic of Germany, within the diplomatic area of Chanakyapuri. 

The school is divided into four levels:  

  • Kindergarten − 18 months to 3 years
  • Kindergarten and pre-school − 3 to 6 years 
  • Secondary school level I  − class 5 to 10
  • Secondary school level II − class 11 to 12

A German overseas school, DSND follows European traditions in education and ensures further education in the German secondary school system in Germany or abroad. Through its mandate to educate and instruct, it focuses on promoting students‘ talents and promoting their development into liberal-minded, responsible citizens of society in a globalised world. 

DSND is one of 132 German overseas schools recognised by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and is authorised to award German school leaving certificates. Students can take the final examinations of secondary and middle schools, as well as the German international Abitur exam.

  • General information
  • Duties
  • Application requirements
  • Costs
  • Links

General information

One to two unpaid internships per year. Internships take place from August to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May.


You will support the school as a teaching assistant.

Application requirements

Apply with a CV and letter in English directly to the school. Visa required.

Early application advised, as placements are sought after.


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Costs: flights to and from India, accommodation, food, entertainment and travel, vaccinations and visa.

The school will help interns, where possible, to find suitable accommodation but warns applicants that rents in New Delhi are high and suitable accommodation is scarce.

Interns can avail of a warm meal at the school from Monday to Friday and the use of the school bus if their accommodation is on a school bus route.


German School New Delhi
2, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri  
New Delhi 110 021