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Germany is one of the most influential and important countries in today's economy, and when you look at its history, it's not hard to understand why.
When it comes to music, it's no secret that Germany was home to some of the biggest names in classical music, including Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. Furthermore, Germany boasts the third most Nobel Laureates, ranging from Albert Einstein for Physics to Herman Hesse for Literature. Also among Germany's famous are some of the greatest thinkers and philosophers like Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, are Friedrich Nietzsche.
The German National Football (Soccer) Team has won the FIFA World Cup three times and the UEFA European Football Championship another three times. German companies are no less impressive: Adidas, BMW, Porsche, Siemens, Volkswagen, and Bayer to name a few.
With all these big names and accomplishments coming out of Germany, isn't it time you experienced the country yourself with an internship?
As Germany's capital city, Berlin is home to many major companies and will definitely be an important place for anyone looking to intern in Germany. However, other smaller cities such as Cologne and Bonn also present great opportunities. Cologne has a large metropolitan and industrial area. Bonn is home to beautiful art and architecture for those interested in museum internships. Internships are available throughout the year, depending on your placement program.
According to Numbeo, an average one-bedroom apartment in the city center will cost about 500 EU per month, while a similar apartment will cost about 370 EU per month outside the city. Similar patterns occur with larger sized apartments. Some placement programs offer their own housing, check with your provider regarding living arrangments.
Currently, there are no legal regulations for internships in Germany. There are talks within the German government to outline specifics for internships, but nothing has substantiated as of now.
Germany is an excellent place to get started in the global economy and gain experience. Interning abroad is highly looked upon across all job markets, and there's no better place than Germany to start
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