Living and Working in Germany for International Students
The Career Service aims to support international students at Freie Universität by providing information, advice, and events concerning career planning, internships, and applying for positions. Completing a degree opens up a wealth of career options on the German labor market.
If you are looking for an internship or an entry-level job, you have the opportunity to join the workshops, talks, and presentations about the searching and application process we offer. In groups of not more than 15 participants, you can learn where to find suitable listings, how to interpret job postings correctly, and what you should definitely keep in mind when applying for open positions. You will also learn how to present yourself effectively during job interviews and how to give authentic and persuasive responses to questions. You will be guided through this process by experienced HR specialists and coaches, whose own lives and careers have been shaped by international experiences.
The links and information we have compiled in this section provide information on working and starting a career in Germany. You can also find the addresses of important service institutions in this section. Moreover, you can also make an appointment for a personal consultation if you need further information or if you want your application documents to be checked.
In this document you can find general information about working in Germany for international students.
DAAD portal “Study in Germany” on Job & Career
Initiative "Make it in Germany“
Here you find a wide range of information on working, setting up a business, and completing an academic career in Germany: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/.
For information about internships in Germany have a look at: https://www.studying-in-germany.org/internship-in-germany/.
The alumniportal offers you job postings and career information for international alumni wishing to work in Germany: https://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/en/career/.
Studying in Germany
Here you find nformation about living, studying and working in Germany, especially concerning dual studies: https://www.studying-in-germany.org/dual-studies-germany/.
Information on the Legal Requirements Applicable to the Pursuit of Gainful Employment by Foreign Students, University Graduates Scientists and Other Academics (in English)
Informationen zu den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen für Einreise und Aufenthalt von ausländischen Studierenden und Wissenschaftlern (Information on the Legal Requirements Applicable to Entry and Residence by Foreign Students, Scientists and Scholars – in German)
- Information on the Legal Framework Conditions for Immigration and Residence of Foreign Students and Scholars (in English)
Als Nicht-EU-Bürger mit deutschem Hochschulabschluss in Deutschland arbeiten (Working in Germany for Non-EU Citizens with German Degrees – in German)
Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Studium und Praktika von ausländischen Studierenden in Deutschland im Rahmen der EU-Bildungsprogramme (Legal Requirements Applicable to Study Programs and Internships by International Students in Germany within the Framework of the EU Education Programs – in German)
Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency)
Brochure „Living and working in the heart of Europe“ published by the German Federal Employment Agency (in English)
Merkblatt der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zur Beschäftigung ausländischer Arbeitnehmer/innen (Info sheet of the Federal Employment Agency about the employment of foreign employees – in German)
Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
Flyer IHK Berlin Business Integration Service (bilingual German/English)
IHK Berlin "Business Welcome Service" on the topic "Working in Berlin"
Visit our German website in order to find links regarding general and sector-specific job and internship listings.
English-language internships in Berlin
In particular you can find internships in start-ups in the areas marketing, software development, community management, visual design, interaction design and online marketing: http://berlinstartupjobs.com/internships/.