Information for term Summer Global Internship
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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.
Looking for an insider’s perspective on Europe’s largest economy? Berlin offers booming tech firms, non-profits and multinational companies where you can expand your business portfolio. A summer internship in Berlin offers a unique professional opportunity in a city of larger-than-life architecture, vibrant nightlife, and friendly, English-speaking locals.
Get to know some of the Berlin’s young entrepreneurs
through an internship in a city that, in 2015, generated the most venture capital for young startup companies in Europe.
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.
film and television production companies1000+
different plant species at the Botanic Museum Berlin22,000
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German workers are the most productive in the world—that’s according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. A competitive mindset and strong communication style contribute to the success of the German economy, Europe’s largest and the perfect environment for a rewarding internship. Add to that Berlin’s culture rich in the arts, music and history and you have a compelling backdrop—and rich counterbalance—to your challenging internship experience.
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
- 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
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Residence Hall: Students reside in the on-campus residence hall in singles, doubles, triples, or quads. Lounges in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. Larger common areas are on the ground floor and inner courtyards offer comfortable spaces to work and relax.
Shared Apartment: Students may also reside in local shared apartments. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.
Meals: Meals are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Residence halls and shared apartments are equipped with full kitchens, basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies.
Where You'll Study
CIEE STUDY CENTER - BERLIN
The center is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district and 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.
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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. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Berlin complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
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.
Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
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 weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.
Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar taught in an online learning environment, complemented by a number of on-site curricular activities, such as site visits, workshops, and guest lectures. Classes, co-curricular excursions, 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 when classes are in session.
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.
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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.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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 at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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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.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2021 8 weeks||Mar 1, 2021||Jun 15, 2021*||Aug 9, 2021*||
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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 insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $4,183
Housing = $1,800 **
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $6,450
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 = $600
International Airfare = $1,150 †
Local Transportation = $180
Books & Supplies = $75
Visa Fees = $50
Personal expenses = $200Total Estimated Costs = $2,255
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.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** Does not include a meal plan
† Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure
*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.
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All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.