CIEE Summer Global Internship Program in Berlin, Germany
Looking for an insider’s perspective on Europe’s largest economy? Want to experience German professional culture in the booming start-up and tech sectors, or at a multinational company or nonprofit? A CIEE Global Internship in Berlin just might be a perfect fit for you. Larger-than-life architecture, vibrant bars and restaurants, efficient public transportation, and friendly, English-speaking locals offer a compelling backdrop—and rich counterbalance—to a challenging internship experience. As a Global Intern, you’ll work at non-paying position with a leading organization, diving into a field of interest, exploring a different culture, and expanding your professional portfolio and network. You’ll find a compelling backdrop in Berlin, the City of Reinvention, with its larger-than-life architecture, vibrant bars and restaurants, and friendly, English-speaking locals.
Academics & Curriculum
Students enroll in one 6-credit course, INSH 3801 “Global Internship with Integrated Academic Seminar”. The 8-week program includes 220-240 hours (30-32 per week) of onsite internship project work alongside a 30-hour (4 hours per week) integrated academic seminar focusing on local business, intercultural communication, professional development, and links between local observations and global trends.
Accommodations & Housing
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities that include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopses of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analyses of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor. Participants are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE.
Program housing is in student accommodations and meets the following requirements:
Meals are not included in the program housing but students do have access to cooking facilities and are given a briefing during orientation about local markets and stores.
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.
- Shared (double or triple) rooms
- Kitchen facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Internet access
- Convenient to public transportation
A community-based activity such as structured volunteering or service-learning project is typically offered at least once during the program.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.