FU-BEST partners with Cultural Vistas GmbH, an American organization which arranges internships for foreign students in Germany, to facilitate internship opportunities in Berlin for German-speaking FU-BEST students enrolled in the Spring semester. The internship allows students to enrich their academic experience in Berlin by immersing themselves in a German workplace and gaining valuable intercultural experience along with skills for their careers.
Internships last approximately 8 weeks after the end of the semester (May-June) and are full-time (between 30-40 hours per week). Online applications must be submitted by early February. Applicants need to have language abilities at the Intermediate 3 (B3) level or above by the time the internship commences, be enrolled at their home universities/college before, during and after their internship, and have completed at least two semesters of university/college level studies at their home university/college.
Internships are sought with organizations and companies that match each student’s professional and academic background, previous work experience, and career goals. Each internship placement is arranged on an individual basis by Cultural Vistas for an administrative fee which also covers on-site advising, an orientation seminar and material, and quality monitoring of the internships. FU-BEST advises and, where possible, assists participants with regard to their housing during the internship period.
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