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Berlin, Germany

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Extended Deadline

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Overview

Are you looking for an insider’s perspective on Europe’s largest economy? Interning abroad is an excellent way to explore industries of interest, network with international professionals, and develop new skill sets. Berlin boasts booming tech firms, non-profits, and multinational companies where you can expand your business portfolio. A summer internship in Berlin provides a unique professional opportunity in a city of larger-than-life architecture, vibrant nightlife, and famous historical landmarks.

Nicknamed the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin offers opportunities to experience a dynamic start-up environment working alongside the founders and entrepreneurs as well as opportunities within Berlin’s renowned creative industries. A summer internship in Berlin provides a unique professional experience in a city of larger-than-life architecture, vibrant nightlife, and famous historical landmarks.

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

GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE BERLIN’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

through an internship in a city that, in 2020, generated 58% of all the venture capital invested throughout Germany

PAY YOUR RESPECTS AT THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

and visit the amazing Museum Island, named for the complex of five internationally significant museums.

EXPLORE BERLIN’S CITY LIFE

along the Spree River, well known for its numerous cafés, street musicians, beach bars, flea markets, boutique shops, and pop-up stores.

400+

ART GALLERIES

1000+

FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION COMPANIES

20,000

DIFFERENT PLANT SPECIES AT BERLIN’S BOTANIC GARDEN

Experience
  • berlin buildings nighttime sunset
  • students abroad berlin bradenburgh arch

Your Destination

Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital city of a country with a complex history. As a center of German cultural and intellectual life, the influence of Berlin reverberates around the world. It offers an incredibly wide range of cultural offerings and has a moderate cost of living, making it an attractive place for artists and young people. Berlin is a fast-paced city in which to work, live, or study. 

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. 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

From CIEE

Top 7 Summer Internships Abroad [2024]

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

@cieestudyabroad Top 7 Internships Abroad Learn more at ciee.org! #cieestudyabroad #ciee #studyabroad #internship #intern #internabroad #howtofindaninternship #summerinternship #college Trendsetter - Connor Price & Haviah Mighty A summer internship abroad is... keep reading

From CIEE

Berlin: The Ragged City with a Heart of Gold

By Global Internships at CIEE

Hear from Mikhail Lavrentyev as he describes his life-changing experience living in Berlin and interning with Book A Street Artist . PRELUDE On a sweltering July night, sitting on the... keep reading

From CIEE

Student Stories: The German-American Fulbright Commission

By Global Internships at CIEE

February 6, 2017 Trévon Davenport, a BA graduate from East Tennessee State University participated in the 2016 CIEE Berlin Summer Global Internship program. He interned at the German-American Fulbright Commission... 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 innovative industries and take an integrated online academic course. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Berlin complement your internship and coursework. 

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.

GPA

 2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. 

*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

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

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

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city during the work week.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflection papers, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals.

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

English

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.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at developing startups of all sizes and more in Berlin. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Technology 
Software systems, IT, hardware, and AI.

Marketing, Communications, Advertising  
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.

Healthcare 
Health tech, digital health, and research.

Entrepreneurship 
Accelerators & tech startups, research, business development, and community management.

Business 
Financial services, operations, accounting, sales, and general business.

Sustainability 
Environmental advocacy, green tech, content creation, event management, and sustainable business development. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session II 2024

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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 Summer 2024 8 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450

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 = $4,453

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

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 = $224

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $200

Personal expenses = $160††

Other = $65

Total Costs = $1,899

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:

Select Housing Fee = $400^

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

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.

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

^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

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

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

START AN APPLICATION
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

3

CONTACT
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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