Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Global Internship

Study Program Part-Time Internship

Tentative Dates

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18 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

-

18 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Dates

-

18 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

From its evocative landmarks to its vibrant art and dining, Berlin is one of the world’s most remarkable cities. Take advantage of everything this trendy city offers as you participate in a part-time English language internship matched to your skills and interests and accompanying internship course.

CIEE Berlin offers a wide range of internship opportunities across diverse industries. When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

WORK IN EUROPE’S LARGEST ECONOMY

and international hub for start-ups and tech companies

SAMPLE BERLIN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

through the eclectic food scene with local and sustainable ingredients, supper clubs and food festivals

LIVE IN A YOUNG, VIBRANT CITY

with residents from over 186 countries, world-renowned architecture, efficient public transportation, and open-minded, English-speaking locals

1,700

BRIDGES. MORE THAN VENICE!

3

OPERA HOUSES – MOST OF ANY CITY IN THE WORLD

9X

BIGGER THAN PARIS

Experience
  • berlin intern group smiling together boat ciee
  • reichstag berlin girls smiling
  • reichstag berlin building and river

Your Destination

Home to more than 3.7 million people, Berlin is a dynamic global city. The capital of Germany boasts the most productive workers in the world, with booming start-up and tech sectors, creating the perfect environment for a rewarding internship. Berlin is also rich in culture with a wealth of museums, landmarks, and stunning architecture, not to mention its vibrant art and dining scenes. 

Learn more about Berlin and see past internship examples »

Berlin’s 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and connects the areas of the city accessibly and quickly. CIEE Berlin is steps from a neighborhood subway station with easy access to the rest of the city. Located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district, CIEE Berlin offers students easy access to a large public market hall, restaurants and cafés, and a variety of shops. 

Students commute to their internships and most program activities via local public transportation. An introduction to the system is provided during orientation and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Berlin.

The Culture

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OTHER EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know your peers by participating in local activities like going to the open-air cinema, taking a riverboat cruise, or playing soccer 
  • Visit the multitude of universities, research institutes, museums, and historical sites to expand your understanding of Berlin culture 
  • Explore the arts scene with trips to local galleries, film festivals, concerts, and theater performances  
  • Dive into local history and find great deals at Berlin’s numerous flea markets, vintage stores, and second-hand shops. Get an inside look at Berlin’s thriving start-up scene and meet local experts from a variety of fields at the frequent networking events.  
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture 
  • Explore the professional working world of Berlin through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures 
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Program Blogs

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The 6 Best German Study Abroad Programs

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

Studying abroad in Germany is a no-brainer. It’s affordable. It’s fascinating. And the country is teeming with students. No wonder it consistently ranks among the world’s top 10 study abroad... keep reading

From CIEE

An Internship in Berlin with Atomleap

By Global Internships at CIEE

Written by Troy Anderson, 2020 Berlin Internship My name is Troy Anderson, and I am a rising senior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, double-majoring in Economics and Medicine, Health... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Berlin, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Extracurricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Berlin complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. 

This semester length program includes 6 weeks of academic coursework and a 12-week part-time internship and internship course. During the 6-week block of academic coursework, participants enroll in two elective Open Campus courses. In addition to the required 6-week block of courses at the start of the program, participants are also provided the option to take one additional Open Campus course during Block II and/or Block III should their schedules allow. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. All internships are offered in English, but an international environment is to be expected.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students participating in the Berlin Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. 

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the 12-week internship. The two 6-week elective courses, internship course, and the internship are all required components of the program.  

Students will enroll in: 

  • Two Block I CIEE courses offered on a 6-week academic block system 
  • 12-week part-time internship with an integrated online academic course 
  • Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III

Program Credit

Total credit for the program is 12-18 semester/18-27 quarter credits.

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours (language courses = 60 contact hours) 
  • CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours 
  • Weeks 1 – 6   
    • 2 Block I CIEE courses 
  • Weeks 7 – 18   
    • INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in a Global Workplace 
    • One additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III (optional)

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship is taught primarily in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organization.

Class Format

Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes a 12-week CIEE internship and academic course and optional CIEE elective courses. Except for the required Internship course, all courses are offered with the CIEE Open Campus program and will therefore be shared with students on the program, and many are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. In the integrated academic course, which correlates with the 12-week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors provide a written evaluation of progress toward internship goals at the conclusion of the placement.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes 

  • All internships are offered in English. 
  • Students should expect to spend 19-25 hours per week engaged in internship work, and an additional 1-2 hours per week on internship coursework.  
  • Block I courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively. 
  • The optional courses for Weeks 7-18 available for Block II and Block III are listed below. Students can only add one optional course per block (Block II and/or Block III). 
  • Hybrid Courses  
    Some CIEE courses are offered in a hybrid format to make them available at multiple program locations and increase your course choices. A hybrid class is taught synchronously in a classroom in one location, and students in the program at other CIEE locations join live online. All students have the same instructor and meet as one class. Co-curricular activities are tailored to each student’s location to promote local, experiential and intercultural learning for all. The syllabi show the location of instruction for all hybrid classes and from what program locations the course can be taken. Hybrid courses can be identified as those whose course codes end in “CIEE”.

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Agriculture

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Health Professions and Related Programs

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Course
Language
Semester Credit

History, Philosophy, Religion

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Visual and Performing Arts

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Architecture

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Health Professions and Related Programs

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Course
Language
Semester Credit

History, Philosophy, Religion

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Visual and Performing Arts

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Architecture

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Agriculture

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Health Professions and Related Programs

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Course
Language
Semester Credit

History, Philosophy, Religion

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Visual and Performing Arts

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 18 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date * End Date * Fees & Housing $20,850
Program Spring 2025 18 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850
Program Spring 2024 18 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $20,850

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,356

Housing = $6,000**

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $504

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $500

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $80

Personal expenses = $225†††

Other = $0

Total Costs = $2,759

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $340 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries (Includes 3 GB data/month. 6 GB data would cost an extra $9/month)

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,356**

Housing = $6,000***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $504

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $500

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $80

Personal expenses = $225†††

Total Costs = $2,759

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $340 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Includes 3 GB data/month. 6 GB data would cost an extra $9/month

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $14,356

Housing = $6,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $20,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $378

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $320

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $80

Personal expenses = $225†††

Total Costs = $2,453

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $900^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $1,800^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $268 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Includes 3 GB data/month. 6 GB data would cost an extra $9/month

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Andrea Adam Moore

Center Director

Andrea Adam Moore holds a Master in Business Administration. Andrea was previously the Director of the Indiana University Europe Gateway in Berlin.

Julia Widdig

INTERNSHIP MANAGER

Julia has been working at CIEE Berlin since 2018, first as part of the Student Life Team, and now as the Internship Program Manager. She has a BA from University...

Eric Ginola

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

Having grown up in the Chicago area and completed his undergraduate degree at Macalester College, Eric went on to complete his graduate work at the University of Washington-Seattle, where he...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

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1

Start an Application 
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2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
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3

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