German Summer Work Program - Cultural Experience
Kinds of Work
These internships are usually four to five weeks long and are aimed at introducing students to German culture in a professional environment.
Students are placed in jobs with German and Austrian companies and institutions. Internships ordinarily last from mid-June to mid-August. In recent years, internships have been available in the following sectors:
- Marketing and Office Work
- Museums and Theaters
- Media: TV, Radio, Newspapers, Publishing
- Architecture, Construction, and Real Estate
- Research Institutions (Economics, Environmental)
- State Government and Politics
- Medical Clinics
These companies and institutions are located in various cities across the two countries (Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Mainz, Munich, Vienna, and Wiesbaden).
Students must have at least a B- grade in German 107 (fourth semester), i.e. satisfactory competence in German. The application procedure includes a short interview in German.
In a few cases the companies or institutions provide housing; otherwise, students are responsible for making their own arrangements. Evaluations of housing from previous summers are available in the IIP office, and students are welcome to contact German Summer Work Program alumni for questions about housing.
The German Summer Work Program is able to provide limited financial assistance for participants in part through the generosity of the Department of German and the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany.