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 geared toward career planning, internships, starting a career, and applying for positions. Completing a degree opens up a wealth of options on the German labor market.
If you are looking for an internship or an entry-level job, we offer various workshops, talks, and presentations on searching for and applying for positions. 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 be sure to 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 see this section for the addresses of important service institutions. You are also welcome to make an appointment for a personal consultation or stop by our office for a check of your application documents.
DAAD portal “Study in Germany” on Job & Career
Initiative "Make it in Germany“
Wide range of information on working, setting up a business, and academic career in Germany
Job postings and career information for international alumni wishing to work in Germany
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)
Merkblatt der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zur Beschäftigung ausländischer Arbeitnehmer/innen (Federal Employment Agency info sheet on employing foreign employees – in German)
Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
English-language internships in Berlin
in particular: start-up internships in marketing, software development, community management, visual design, interaction design, online marketing