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 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.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please join us for an information session on Monday, September 9th at 1:00pm at 383 Lafayette St Basement Conference Room C-06. Please direct all questions to global.internships@nyu.edu.

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.

Internship Placements

NYU has partnered with Cultural Vistas, a 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, Cultural Vistas conducts this entire process on participants' behalf. Cultural Vistas weighs opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.

Please watch this short video to better understand the placement process:

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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 global.internships@nyu.edu.

Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course  

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the Fall 2019 NYU Berlin Academic Internship Program must submit an application by March 15 (11:59 pm ET). Students will be notified of admission in early April. This program is competitive and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.