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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 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.

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.

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.

Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter and hone your communication and interview skills to prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. 


Past students have had internships like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • 3-D manufacturing company creating vehicles, machines and other industrial products
  • Scalable blockchain database company creating a “big data” blockchain database
  • Art gallery and studio
  • University’s infectious disease and pulmonology research lab specializing in diagnosing and treating rare and complex infections and diseases
  • National German history museum
  • Supply-chain management company focusing on US-EU logistics for technology companies
  • Multimedia platform offering accessible national and international news to migrant communities
  • Empowerment organization working to prevent violence among women and girls’ and help them resolve conflicts non-violently, counteract discrimination, and promote equal rights
  • Research lab looking at new resources to advance ear, nose, and throat (ENT) care
  • Environmental studies research center developing solutions for water, air, and soil without chemicals
  • Support center for refugees and homeless populations
  • Local police department

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Technology
  • Museum Studies
  • German Language Literature and Studies
  • Internship Programs
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Health Administration
  • Media Relations
  • Women's Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Criminal Justice / Corrections

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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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