Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, it’s also the largest city in the country and the most populous city in the European Union. It’s renowned for its exceptional range of landmarks, vibrant cultural scene, wide variety of markets, and superabundant green space. About one-third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, rivers, and canals.
For several centuries, Berlin has been at the heart of not only European politics and culture, but also world affairs. Once the city reunified after the the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it became a place best known for its striking contrasts: from classic historical buildings to cutting edge modern architecture, from exquisite malls to traditional markets, and from classical opera to techno and house music. Berlin is a city full of optimism that epitomizes modern Germany in its forward thinking and inclusive nature without forgetting its historic past.
In recent years, Berlin’s economy and workforce has been booming. The city is a hub for the business, marketing, startup, technology, media, and logistics industries (and so much more!).
An internship in Berlin is the perfect way to gain practical professional skills and work experience while enjoying the captivating spirit of Germany.
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields.
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Day trip to Quedlinburg
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Berlin.
Public transportation makes it easy to get around Berlin, as it is well integrated, cheap, and efficient to use. Your daily commute will most likely be via the metro (U-Bahn), local train (S-Bahn), bus and/or on foot, so make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes.
Berlin has been at the heart not just of European politics and culture but also world affairs for several centuries. As a city reunified in 1989 it combines a tremendous variety of experiences from fine historical buildings to cutting edge modernism, to modern shopping in traditional markets.
Nele is the Berlin Resident Director at AIFS Abroad. Born and raised in Germany, she became very fond of reading, cooking, and traveling. Nele studied abroad in England and also worked as an Au-Pair in Barcelona!
While working as a tour guide, she co-published guidebooks for the neighboring city of Berlin; Potsdam, and makes it a point to take students and interns there for day trips. Nele’s passion for the rich history and culture of Germany ensures that each participant will experience the authentic way of life in the capital city!
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Germany. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.