Berlin, Germany

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance




3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):


Language Prerequisites:

None; German knowledge preferred for select placements

About the Internship

Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your networking and interviewing skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be an intern at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours per week. 

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Personalized Placements

We'll will work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice.

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Academic Seminar

Enroll in a 3- or 6-credit internship seminar with other IES interns.

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German-Language Instruction

You have the option to enroll in a 3-credit German language course.

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Field Trips

Join IES Abroad-organized cultural events and field trips.

Internship Program Advisor

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Mary Parsons

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

An arial view of Berlin, Germany.

Why Berlin?

Experience Berlin—the political and cultural center of Germany. This capital city also boasts a thriving startup and creative industries scene, scores of 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 to work. Over lunch, stroll through one of Berlin’s countless parks and gardens. At night, enjoy live music or theater in one of Europe's most exciting cultural centers. Interning in Berlin will boost both your résumé credentials and your cultural competence.

Learn More About Berlin

Get to Know Your New City

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Relax in Parks & Green Space

Stroll, cycle, swim, or picnic in one of Berlin's 2,500 parks.

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Visit Neighborhoods

The city's neighborhoods give Berlin its unique character.

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Observe the Architecture

See restored buildings juxtaposed against modern structures.

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Check Out the East Side Gallery

The Berlin Wall is now an outdoor art exhibition.

The Student Experience

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A student apartment in Berlin with a view overlooking the city
  • Apartment
  • Living with Locals


Small Studio Apartment - You will live in a single studio with a private bathroom and either a private or shared kitchenette. Students typically prepare their own meals in their housing or dine in student cafeterias or affordable restaurants. No meals are provided with this housing option. All studios include high-speed internet. Laundromats are available at extra cost.

Shared Apartment - Live with other IES Abroad Berlin students in mixed-gender student apartments with separate rooms and shared living room, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. No meals are provided with this housing option. All studios include high-speed internet. Laundromats are available at no extra cost.