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Descriptions of Past Credit Bearing Internships in Berlin

In Berlin, students have interned at the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus, located in the Preussische Landtag. This internship provides you with a real opportunity to see German politics in the making. Students worked with one of the 'Abgeordneten,' did research, and where able to participate in the official 'Sitzungen.'

One student interned at an Art Gallery in order to augment her study of Art History.

Another student did an internship with the Department of Biochemistry. He became a fully integrated member of a group researching the processes of pain-production in the human body.

Opportunities are numerous, but access cannot be guaranteed.

Descriptions of Past Credit Bearing Internships in Mainz

In Mainz, students have pursued internships at the "Mainzer Medienbuero," an agency organizing Mainz's development as "Medienstandort." One student did an internship at the famous "Gutenberg-Museum," worked with the historic printing machines and taught others how to use them. Openings at the ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen -- one of the two major public TV-stations) are available, though access cannot be guaranteed.

Internship Opportunities

While we do our best to assist students interested in pursuing an internship, we cannot guarantee an internship placement. The application process is competitive, and only qualified candidates will ultimately be offered an internship.

Internship possibilities span a wide range, and vary from site to site, but generally include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, the media, educational organizations, and the arts.  Recent students have participated in internships in Spain at FUNDESO (Fundacion Desarrollo Sostenido), WWB (Women's World Banking), Hilti Española S.A., and ACNUR (Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para Refugiados). In Italy, students participated in internships in the American Consulate in Florence and the Horne Museum. In France, students have interned in the Assemblée Nationale, the Conseil Régional d'Ile de France, Maria Louisa Design, Frac I'le de France, the Robert Schuman Foundation, and Theatre et Cinema Ile de France. And in Russia students have interned at CNN, NPR, The United States-Russia Investment Fund, The MacArthur Foundation, Project Harmony, The Golden Ring newspaper, The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, The Eurasia Foundation, The Moscow Institute of Modern Art, Yaroslavl Investment Center, as well as local schools and libraries. In any given year, however, we cannot guarantee an internship in a specific field or organization, though we will make every effort to accommodate. Please be aware that prospective internship providers normally expect candidates to have appropriate skills or background knowledge and interest in the field. In addition, students must have strong functional skills in the target language. If your language skills are not strong enough, you may not qualify for an internship.