Yale University Undergraduate Career Services Summer Internship in Germany

The Cultural Vistas' Yale University Undergraduate Career Services Summer Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for Yale University students to gain international work experience in Germany, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.

Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics. Internship duration is typically two to three months, with most students completing a three month internship.

Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships. Participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance into the program. A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify.

Program Benefits

Cultural Vistas works with an array of global partner organizations to place participants in professional internships that reflect their background and career goals. Companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational holdings. For more information about the internship search, please see our FAQ page.

From the application process through your return to the United States, Cultural Vistas will provide you with the following:

  • Assistance drafting a German resume (Lebenslauf)
  • Customized placement in an internship your field of study
  • Pre-departure packet with tips, hints, and advice on life in Germany
  • Financial assistance for unpaid internships through the Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund (apply separately, based on need)
  • Work authorization for Germany
  • Health insurance (optional)
  • Orientation seminar in Berlin with a free night in a hotel
  • Language course stipend (apply separately, based on need)
  • Housing assistance
  • Support in Germany throughout the program
  • Reentry guidebook and tips on marketing international experience to U.S. employers
Program Timeline

January 15, 2015

January 2015

February 2015

March-June 2015

March 2015

June 2015

June-August 2015

September 2015

Application Deadline

Interviews take place

Acceptance decisions; Program fee due

Placement process (the intership search can take a few weeks to a few months

Pre-departure information mailing

Orientation in Berlin

Internship phase

Reentry Guidebook


Candidates for the Yale University Undergraduate Career Services Summer Internship in Germany must meet the following eligibility requirement:

  • Enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Yale University.
  • Two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (additional language training available if needed)
  • At least two years of university level studies in the field of your major
  • Practical experience in target internship field (summer employment, prior internship, lab position, etc.) does not need to be extensive, but is preferred. The more experience you have, the more desirable you are to a potential host company.

Application Deadline
Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by January 15

 For more information, please contact usabroad@culturalvistas.org