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- None - but 4 or more semesters of German encouraged
Experience Berlin—the economic and political center of Germany. This capital city also boasts a thriving arts scene (with more than 175 museums and galleries) and some of the world’s most spectacular architecture. When you intern in Berlin, you’ll be able to walk, bike, or take a bus, tram, or train (U-Bahn) to work. Over lunch, stroll through one of Berlin’s countless parks and gardens. At night, enjoy live music or theater in this Kulturhaupstadt (cultural capital) of Germany. Interning in Berlin will boost both your résumé credentials and your cultural competence.
You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours per week. You’ll also enroll in a 3- or 6- credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace.
- An IES Internship in Berlin develops your professional skills and your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.
- Course topics include: understanding business culture, improving communication in the workplace, and strengthening work attitude and aptitude.
- Live in a homestay with a German family, or with other IES interns in a shared student apartment.
- Enjoy course-related excursions and trips to Potsdam & Sanssouci Palace and a Berlin city tour.
- Enroll in an optional 3-credit German language course.
When you intern in Berlin over the summer, you’ll be guaranteed placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours per week. You’ll also enroll in a 3- or 6- credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Past placements include a blockchain database company, art gallery, research lab, environmental studies research center, supply-chain management company, and more.
IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why IES Abroad offers more than $6 million in scholarships and aid. IES Abroad offers a number of diversity scholarships and grants to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad.