Berlin offers everything that makes a young heart beat faster: multicultural flair, scenester bars and cafés and of course, low rents. It’s little wonder the German capital attracts more and more young people from around the world each year. Internships in Berlin aren’t just for German-speaking applicants and there are many opportunities for international internship seekers.
Many internships in Berlin are offered in public policy and operations. If you’re looking for policy internships you can choose to apply to the Bundestag or the Senate, to advocacy organisations or associations in large corporations – increasingly represented in the federal capital. People looking for communications internships should apply to one of the many media companies or one of the exciting companies in Berlin’s booming startup scene.
Germany introduced a minimum wage on the 1st of January 2015. It applies to all work placements, unless they’re a mandatory part of studies, or are shorter than three months. Luckily, this hasn’t diminished the number of internships on offer! Companies in Berlin continue to have lots of projects that require highly motivated interns. Every party benefits from the relationship as internships gives young professionals the chance to gain insight into a career or industry while helping companies to get to know potential future employees.
Due to the density of innovative startups and Internet companies in Berlin, there are so many internship opportunities in Internet marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and web analytics. Therefore, the best prospects are for business administration or marketing students. Lobbying organisations and communications agencies are increasingly looking for new talent in public relations, and marketing communications which might excite internship seekers from humanities or foreign language disciplines. In Berlin, large corporations like Deutsche Bahn AG, Siemens, Daimler and Vattenfall are often looking for young people to intern across all departments. All in all, Berlin is the ideal city to start your search for internship, with excellent prospects for people from all over the world from diverse professional backgrounds.
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