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Gain international work experience through an internship in Berlin. Work with a nonprofit community development organization, a marketing or public relations firm, or with researchers at Berlin museums. Internships are available from large organizations to small tech-based startups.

Key Facts

  • Internships on this program are optional
  • Some sponsors may expect more hours and a longer time commitment


Some internships require fluency in German language. The language expectation varies by placement. A working knowledge of German will increase your chances of finding an internship.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You'll receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • The internship can replace a course
  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you’ll receive a list of organizations and advice. It will be up to you to find an internship provider and request an interview. You make most of the arrangements after arrival. 


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards