Internships in Berlin
- What's Included
- The Experience
- Dates & Program Fees
Internships in Berlin
Our Germany internship program offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. We offer internships in Berlin across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations.
Germany is one of the best countries to do an internship. Berlin, Germany’s capital, is known for having many thriving industries, but stands out as a hub for the arts and other creative sectors. Our Berlin internships offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the most influential cities in Europe, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. Our Berlin internship program will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.
If you are looking for international internships, Berlin is the city for you. Our program is much more than the internship itself. We also provide all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Accommodation, public transportation in Berlin, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program. You will form life-long friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe. Forge long lasting connections in Berlin and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our Germany Internship program is selective.
Apply today for an internship in Berlin and gain a major head start through The Intern Group.
Much of Berlin’s charisma is owed to its turbulent history. Once the wall fell, the newly available space was filled by a reunited population experimenting and creating new forms of culture. These innovative subcultures still exist today and contribute to Berlin’s quirky aura. In a city where it’s impossible to tell the tourists from the locals, become a Berliner from the second you step off the plane.
There is no better destination for your internship abroad. Globally, Germany’s capital is influential in media, politics, science, technology and much more. If you’re interested in the creative industry, look no further. Berlin is home to hundreds of film and television production companies, art galleries and studios. Budding Berlin artists are becoming trendsetters the world over. For those pursuing careers in international relations, Berlin is the place for you. Given the global relationships forged by the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin plays a pivotal role in German and European affairs today. The capital also boasts an impressive selection of research facilities, entrepreneurial think tanks and innovative technology firms. It’s fair to say that whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it in abundance in Berlin.
Given Berlin’s resilience, it boasts a cultural and historical scene like no other. Visitors from all over the world arrive in their thousands to experience it. Berlin’s museums are recognized as some of the best in the world. Take the impressive complex on Museum Island, for example. A fountain of knowledge and a UNESCO world heritage site mixed into one. If museums aren’t your thing – don’t fear. You don’t have to spend all of your time inside viewing artefacts and reading labels. Berlin’s history and culture engulfs you. Wander along the remains of the Berlin wall, check out Checkpoint Charlie or stand in awe of the Prussian Palace. Berlin’s past is omnipresent.
World-renowned for its diverse and accepting nature, Berlin is the place to take your wildest dreams and turn them into a reality. Launch your career in Berlin – the welcoming haven where anything goes.
Visa Requirements for Germany
Required Documents for a Training/Internship VISA:
Where and how to apply for a Training/Internship VISA
You should apply at your home country’s German Embassy. First-time applicants have to submit the application form along with the required documents in person. Frequent travellers may submit their application and documents via an agent or a travel agency.
It is recommended you apply for a visa at least 3 weeks before your travel date to meet any processing delays.
Paying for the VISA
Applicants have to pay the visa fees by bank transfer. Checks or credit cards are not accepted. There is a 300 Euro visa acquisition fee for non EU citizens.
Please note the visa fees will not be reimbursed in case of the visa being rejected and the price is subject to change at any time.
EU citizens do not require a visa to intern in Berlin.
What is the age requirement?
If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.
Do I need prior work experience?
No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.
Who do you accept onto the program?
Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.
To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.
Private Bedroom in a Shared Accommodation
Interns in Berlin are placed in a private bedroom in a shared apartment with other participants or in a studio apartment in the same building as other participants. The buildings vary from classic historic properties to contemporary modern ones. All of the housing in Berlin is located in safe and exciting neighborhoods with supermarkets, restaurants, gyms and other local amenities.
You will live in typical student housing which will provide everything you will need during your stay and enable you to explore the city. Program participants will either reside in shared apartments with other participants, young professionals or students or they will live in studio apartments in the same building as other participants. The buildings vary, from classic historic properties to contemporary modern ones, and all are located in safe and exciting neighbourhoods. These apartments and studios are suitable for short-term and long-term stays, providing freedom and security for our program participants.
All participants on The Intern Group program automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages.
In addition to a professional internship placement and housing, our Berlin internship program provides you with the following:
A full array of top class professional development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 5 key components to our professional development suite.
- A professional development workshop with an experienced business coach in Berlin.
- Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
- A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
- A communication and teamwork led activity including a post-activity review with a psychologist. Teams of around 6 interns have to work together to understand clues and codes and get through the different rooms and escape an old Berlin bunker in 66 minutes.
- A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. *Eligible for interns interviewed after June 1st, 2017.
Transportation in Berlin: One month transportation card so that you can get around the city.
A full calendar of social and cultural events: Our full-time local team in Berlin knows the city inside out and will show you the best of it. The Berlin internship program includes the following events:
Dinner, concert & tour at Charlottenburg Palace
Enjoy a delicious dinner, concert and tour at the famous Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin.
A day trip to Potsdam
Enjoy a day trip and guided tour of the beautiful historic town of Potsdam, the capital city of Brandenburg.
Alternative Berlin tour
This tour will give you the chance to see behind the scenes and beyond the tourist hotspots. This is the perfect way to discover lots of hidden gems that you couldn’t read about in a guide book.
An active international community in Berlin where gatherings are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime.
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in Berlin are all experts on the city and are incredibly proud of it– they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Berlin as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship.
This is the Berlin Experience. The Intern Group in Berlin will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in Berlin includes a wide range of cultural and social events.
*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in Euros (EURO). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*
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Program fees do not include flights, visa fee, insurance or daily food & drink.
There is a visa and work permit fee of 300 Euros for non EU citizens.
Program Start Dates
Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:
Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.
Discount for Financial Aid Recipients– If you are a college student in the US receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.
To see if you’re eligible for the Berlin Program, please click here.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.
Submit application online.
Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.
If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 500 British Pounds.
Half of balance due
50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.
Remaining balance due
You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.
Pack your bags
You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!