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:

  1. Guaranteed (12-15 hours/week) internship placement
  2. 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 Beginner's I language proficiency, which will be verified with a verbal evaluation or by completed coursework. Students with a proficiency of German Beginners 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.

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Internship Placements

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

Experiential Learning Seminar Course  

Application Instructions

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. 

Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant - Spring 2024

Apply for a $1,200 grant!

DEADLINE: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:59PM EST, Job ID 8442650

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.

Wasserman Grant