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Internship of the Week

With its “internship of the week” feature, the Career Service aims to make a contribution to benefit fairness in internship positions. Mid-sized companies and startups can present themselves on our website on an exclusive basis for one week free of charge and offer available internships in a prominent position. In choosing the internship of the week, the Career Service emphasizes good working and supervision conditions and adequate pay for interns. Employers who present themselves via the “internship of the week” feature support our internship code (Praktikumskodex).


Career Service of Freie Universität Berlin
Internship of the Week
Thielallee 38
14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-54433

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Students are looking to supplement their day-to-day activities on campus, gain practical experience, make contact with others, and get their bearings in their future professional environment.

Mid-sized businesses in Berlin and Brandenburg are looking for skilled professionals and for qualified interns and graduates. Startups are in the development stage and give students the opportunity to actively get involved and gain relevant experience.

With its “internship of the week” feature, the Career Service at Freie Universität aims to bring together the expectations of both sides, acting as an intermediary between mid-sized businesses and students.

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The Career Service of Freie Universität Berlin aims to promote and support fair dealings between companies and institutions that offer internships and students. Companies that present themselves via the “internship of the week” feature voluntarily endorse the following principles:

Focus on learning

The internships offered as part of the “internship of the week” feature focus on the aim of training and educating participants. As a responsible company, you can help to shape learning processes. The job posting makes it clear what is expected of the students, and does not contain any excessive qualification requirements. Good training and familiarization, guidance, and supervision are a matter of course, and all are part of a specialized internship.

Around here, students don’t make coffee

Students who do an internship aim to gain experience and show what they can do in practice. They can make a valuable contribution to a company’s activities in their role as interns – if they are allowed to do so, that is. Internships offered via the “internship of the week” feature offer more in terms of content than just working the phones or running errands.

If it doesn’t cost anything, it isn’t worth anything

Students generally do excellent work as interns, supporting your day-to-day working processes. They supply new ideas or suggestions. We believe this work should be rewarded with more than just social appreciation. Monetary acknowledgement acts as an incentive and allows even students who are not as well positioned financially, but are still highly qualified, to complete an internship. As an “internship of the week” company, you offer your interns adequate compensation.

Three months is enough for an internship!

The internships offered via the “internship of the week” feature generally do not last longer than three months (full-time). Anything beyond that must be paid according to the rules on minimum wage.

A detailed internship reference – of course!

As a company participating in the “internship of the week” feature, you state that you are willing to issue interns a detailed reference that states the areas of emphasis in their learning and activities and also offers an assessment of their performance and conduct during the internship.

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Businesses selected to take part in the “internship of the week” feature can present themselves to students of Freie Universität Berlin free of charge and on an exclusive basis for one week on a separate website operated by the Career Service.

Offering an internship has many benefits

  • You introduce yourselves to students as a fair company.
  • Your business is featured prominently on the Career Service website.
  • The internship of the week is advertised via the Career Service newsletter and Facebook page.
  • Many departments maintain links to the internship of the week from their own websites.
  • Your posting is supported by an online application form.
  • Your administrative effort and expense is minimal – we handle the publication.
  • There are no costs to your company.
  • You can reach qualified students with the recommendation of the Career Service.
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To be able to offer your internship as the company of the week, you need to meet our formal requirements and endorse the internship code (Praktikumskodex) for the internship of the week:

  • You must be or represent a mid-sized company or startup in Berlin or Brandenburg.
  • You wish to present yourself to students of Freie Universität Berlin as an entity that offers fair internships.
  • You offer an adequately compensated internship that does not exceed a term of three months (full-time).
  • You are not looking for a cheap way to fill an open internship position quickly.
  • You provide specific contact information for inquiries and applications.
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  1. Sie erfüllen unsere Teilnahmevoraussetzungen.
  2. Sie stimmen unserem Praktikumskodex für das Praktikum der Woche automatisch mit Ihrer Bewerbung zu.
  3. Mit dem Ausfüllen des Bewerbungsformulars erklären Sie sich einverstanden, dass Ihr Praktikum der Woche nach der Präsentation für ein Jahr archiviert wird und für diesen Zeitraum online zugänglich ist.
  4. Sie füllen unser Online-Bewerbungsformular aus. Zu Ihrer Unterstützung haben wir einen kurzen Leitfaden für die Formulierung von Praktikumsausschreibungen erstellt.
  5. Sie erhalten eine Rückmeldung, wenn Sie unseren Kriterien für das Praktikum der Woche nicht entsprechen.

Wenn Ihr Praktikum als Praktikum der Woche ausgewählt wurde:

  1. Wir teilen Ihnen mit, ob und wann Ihre Ausschreibung als Praktikum der Woche veröffentlicht wird.
  2. Ihr Angebot wird eine Woche lang prominent auf der Webseite des Career Service platziert.
  3. Nach Ablauf dieser Woche bleibt Ihre Ausschreibung für ein Jahr in unserem Online-Archiv zugänglich.

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Dann bewerben Sie sich für das Praktikum der Woche!


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