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Berlin Calling

The internship placement location for Germany is in Berlin. This is where our Intrax Europe office is located so that we can guarantee in-person visits of companies as well as get-together events with students and personal meetings with Intrax staff.

Berlin deserves its reputation as the most international and dynamic city in Germany. The thriving start-up scene, cutting-edge collaboration of science, technology and services has turned Berlin into an innovation powerhouse. At the same time, Berlin is one of the most enjoyable and livable capital cities in the world with spectacular cultural events, a thrilling nightlife, reliable public transport, and all the amenities you can expect in a major European capital. It is fun to spend a few months here with German colleagues and alongside a growing number of ex-pats from all over the world. While we encourage students to start learning the language, German language skills are not a requirement for the program. Many companies are quite international with English being the main business language.

Let us know if you are interested in an internship in another city. While we would not do in-person company visits, placements may still be possible.

Why choose an Intrax program for your internship in Berlin?

We have been placing students in business internships in Germany since 2011. Because Intrax has offices in San Francisco and Berlin, we are experts in outgoing and incoming internship programs, understand the perspective of students leaving their home country as well as how it feels to arrive on foreign grounds. We are easily assessible, and you will be in close communication with us before departure and on-site. Understand that our service stands out because we first work with you to fine-tune your application and gain a clear understanding of the best match for you. We then start contacting companies on your behalf and only when you accept an interview offer from a suitable company, do we invoice you the application/interview fee of $200. We work in good faith on your behalf knowing that your success is our success.

Program facts in a nutshell

  • Our internship placement service is year-around and in Berlin, unless you request a different location.
  • Application deadline is at least 12 weeks before desired program start.
  • Placements are usually 2 – 3-month unpaid, professional internships. Only mandatory internship for credits may last longer.
  • Program goals: Gain work experience in your field of study, enhance your skills, gain self-confidence, grow personally and professionally

Our range of industries for your internship placement:

  • Business
  • IT
  • Architecture
  • Information Media & Communications
  • Public Administration & Law
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • NGOs

Tell us in as much detail as possible about what you want to learn, which kind of tasks and project you are hoping to work on, what you bring to the position and if there are specific university requirements.

Requirements for your internship in Germany

  • Internship field must relate to your field of study/your degree
  • Current student with at least 4 semesters of studies in the requested field of internship and still enrolled by the end of the program
  • Native speaker of English or excellent German language skills
  • Flexibility, positive attitude and interest in other cultures

Ready, set, go

Step 1. Application & Document Upload

Start the application process by creating a profile on MyIntraxPortal.

In a next step, please upload your application documents:

  • Valid passport (pages with personal data)
  • American-format CV
  • English motivation letter
  • Proof of student status and transcripts
  • Intrax Internships Terms and Conditions

Step 2. Consultation Call

During the call, we would like to hear something about your motivation for doing the program and your specific expectations regarding the placement. We explain the program and you have the chance to ask any questions.

Step 3. Match with a Host Company

We discuss what kind of companies would be a good match for you based on your skills, experience and interests. We then send you detailed descriptions of specific internship positions.

If you agree to interview with an interested company, a $200 application/interview fee is due.

Step 4. Program Fee

After a successful match, you need to pay the rest of the program fees.

Step 5. Internship permit/visa

We apply on your behalf for the internship permit issued by the Federal Employment Agency. Depending on your citizenship, you need to use the internship permit to apply for a visa prior to arrival. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for internships up to three months.

6. Flight & Pre-Departure Information

After you have accepted an internship offer, you can proceed to book your flight and arrange your housing. We also need a letter of guarantee and proof of medical insurance valid in Europe. You will receive more pre-departure information from us as well as housing tips.

Program Benefits

  • Internship placement in Germany arranged by Intrax
  • Advisory services on application and visa procedures
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-program support via emails and evaluation
  • 24-hour emergency support during your stay in Germany
  • Certificate upon completion of the program upon request

Not included:

Insurance, airfare, housing, personal expenses etc.

Housing

You will arrange your own accommodation for your internship in Berlin. While we will give you tips and send you links, we will not book the accommodation that you have chosen. Depending on the time of the year of your stay, the location, size and furniture, you should count on 600 – 1100 € per month.

The positions below are samples. Once we know your skills, experience and expectations, we can look more specifically for a company in your requested field.

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