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To apply for the Internship Program in Germany, please click the "Apply Now" button below to request access to the online application system. Your request will be reviewed by a Cultural Vistas staff member. If you meet the program’s eligibility requirements, you will receive a username and password which give you access to the online application.

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 Application Checklist

We encourage you to submit the majority of your application materials online. However, should you encounter any difficulties in uploading your application materials, please feel free to send them in hard copy to the address indicated below, along with any documents requiring original signatures. The complete application must be submitted by 12:00 am (Eastern Time Zone) on the day of the application deadline, including any letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. mailed separately.

Application materials to be submitted

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Passport-size photo (wearing business attire)
  3. Copies of official college/university transcripts, diplomas, or professional certificates
  4. If your internship is mandatory, please include a letter verifying this
  5. Current resume in English
  6. Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer
  7. Letter of recommendation from a professor qualified to comment on your German language skills
  8. Copy of the picture page of your passport
  9. Completed Verpflichtungserklärung  (statement of financial obligation, to be completed by a third party) - This document must be submitted in hard copy with an original signature.
  10. Completed Certificate of Enrollment  - This document must be submitted in hard copy with an original signature and the stamp or seal of your college or university.
  11. Lebenslauf (one-page resume in German) patterned after the sample provided. Your German resume should reflect the same skills and experience as your English resume.
  12. Completed CDC diagnostic German language test
  13. Personal statement entitled “What I Expect from the Internship Program in Germany”. The statement should not exceed one typewritten page (1.5 spacing, 12 point font) and should address the following topics:
  • The field in which you would prefer to intern
  • The type of work you expect to do
  • What you have to offer a host company as an intern
  1. $75 Application Fee**

*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to submit the language test as part of your online application. Please type your answers directly into the language test and save it as a .pdf file before uploading it in the Document section of the online application. If you experience problems filling out the test electronically, please complete it by hand and mail it in.

**The Cultural Vistas application fee of $75 (USD) is due at the time of application; the program fee of $700 will be due upon acceptance to the program. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid.

Please mail your payment and any application materials submitted in hard copy to:

Cultural Vistas
ATTN: Internship Program in Germany
440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

You may preview and edit your application at any time until you have clicked on the “Submit” button. To preview your application, click “Print Version”. When editing your application, please be sure to click “Save” before exiting to ensure that all data is saved. We encourage you to print a copy of your completed application before submitting it. Please note that once an application has been submitted, it is considered final!

If you have questions, please email us at usabroad@culturalvistas.org