Gain invaluable hands-on experience while studying abroad at NYU Berlin! Experience the German workplace, immerse yourself in German professional culture, and make connections that will facilitate future career opportunities.
Students in the NYU Berlin Academic Internship Program learn about German culture and professional life through internship placements in a wide range of industries. This for-credit program includes two components:
- Guaranteed (12-15 hours/week) internship placement
- Participation in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course
In order to enroll in this program, students must participate in a competitive application process. Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded.
Students are required to have German Intermediate I language proficiency, which will be verified with a verbal evaluation. Students with a proficiency of German Intermediate II or above will not require an additional language evaluation. Key competencies in German listening, reading, writing and speaking will be used in each placement. Without this minimum proficiency, students are not eligible to participate in the internship program.
While there is no cost to participate in the Academic Interrnship Program, students that participate are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw from the program.
To apply to the NYU Berlin Academic Internship Program, you must first submit a study application. Visit the NYU Study Abroad "Apply" page for more information. You will be prompted to upload a personal statement, resume, and other documents as part of your online internship application.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU has partnered with an external, non-profit organization to identify custom placements for students in the academic internship program. Unlike a traditional internship search, where students as job seekers are applying directly to organizations and weighing opportunities, our partner conducts this entire process on participants' behalf. They weigh opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.
Internship opportunities vary semester by semester; therefore, no specific placement list is available. Placement opportunities reflect trends in the context of the German job market. Some sample placement industries include: Arts and Museums, Civic Engagement, Communications, Education, Environment and Sustainability, Music, and more. If you do not see your industry of interest or have questions, email email@example.com.
Experiential Learning Seminar - NODEP-UA 9XXX or INDIV-UG 9XXX - 4 Credits
Enrollment by permission only. Application required.
The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.
Students interested in participating in the NYU Berlin Academic Internship Program for the FALL semester must submit an application by February 15 (11:59pm NY time).
Students interested in participating in the NYU Berlin Academic Internship Program for the SPRING semester must submit an application by September 15 (11:59pm NY time). Students will be notified of admission soon after.
This program is competitive, and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.
Detailed Application Instructions
To apply, students must complete the following steps:
- Have your resume reviewed by a career coach at the Wasserman Center using this Resume Review Form. Please note: Completion of this form is a required part of the application process. Review the form carefully for further instructions.
- Visit the NYU Study Away Apply page for instructions on submitting an NYU Study Away Application. Following submission of your study away application, you will be prompted to complete an Internship application. The internship application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish from an internship experience in Berlin, and to indicate what type of internship placements you would be most interested in. You will also be required to upload a personal statement and a resume in .pdf or .doc format.
Students who participate in the internship program at NYU Berlin must acquire a student visa before arriving in Germany for the semester. The process for obtaining the visa will be provided in the NYU Berlin Admitted Student blog once students have been notified of their acceptance into the internship program.
Students must dedicate 12 -15 hours per week for their internship. If you are planning to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you finalize your courses.
* If you are a GLS student, you do not need to complete this application. Contact your GLS advisor for more information about your Experiential learning requirement.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant - Fall 2023
Apply for a $1,200 grant!
DEADLINE: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 at 11:59PM EST, Job ID 7805058
Pursuing an unpaid internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay interns (arts, entertainment, media, nonprofit, education, etc.) this fall? Apply now for the Internship Grant! Check out our website for more information.