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Internship abroad in Berlin


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Internships are an excellent tool for advancing your skills in a field of interest. These positions help young adults find a career path, test their aptitude for certain kinds of work, and further develop their resume or CV. Internships are almost always unpaid as the intern is gaining skills and experience. It is critical to find the right match so that the relationship is beneficial to both intern and company. Full time students have the easiest time finding internships because of their age, lack of real life skills, amount of free time, and education.

To secure an internship aboard, it is often necessary to find a company that sets-up the internship. Internships are commonly set-up through a university for its students. Some agencies require a fee to secure a placement.

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Newspaper

Several papers have a helpful classifieds' section.

Online

Also check out EasyExpat's Job Listings.

Networking

If you know anyone in Berlin get in touch! It's not necessarily what you know, but who you know. Friends and family, or any contact you have in your desired business may know of a position. There are also professional social networks like Linkedin which allows for people to make business contacts. You may also use EasyExpat's forum to meet other people living and working in Berlin and make business contacts.

Visa

If hired through an agency, the agency usually guides the intern through the process. Most interns receive a Student Visa OR Cultural Exchange Visa depending on their program. For more information on visa, consult the section on Passport and visas.

EURES

As part of the EU, job seekers can access the European job mobility portal EURES. This resource provides information about job vacancies and the labor market. It also provides information on the living and working conditions, and a CV posting service.


Update 6/06/2011

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