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Welcome to Internships in Germany

World-famous art and culture, vitally important history, and home to truly innovative, exciting nonprofit internships, Germany has a lot to offer an intern. Gain experience, skills, and knowledge while supporting meaningful causes.

Germany, a captivating travel hotspot, beckons adventurers with its rich tapestry of history, culture, and stunning landscapes. From the charming medieval towns along the Romantic Road to the cosmopolitan vibrancy of cities like Berlin and Munich, Germany offers diverse experiences for every traveler. With its efficient transportation system and picturesque countryside, exploring this European gem is a breeze. Visitors can immerse themselves in the country’s art and music, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, or delve into its turbulent history at world-class museums. Moreover, Germany’s commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation is evident in its eco-friendly initiatives and green spaces, making it an ideal destination for eco-conscious travelers.

Beyond its travel allure, Germany is also a burgeoning hub for nonprofit internships. Aspiring change-makers can do an internship in Berlin focused on mental health research, contributing to innovative solutions for mental well-being. Germany’s robust healthcare system and dedication to research make it an ideal place to gain firsthand experience in this critical field. Additionally, for those passionate about addressing poverty, Germany offers opportunities to engage in groundbreaking projects and innovative solutions aimed at combating social inequality. Through nonprofit internships, individuals can not only explore the country’s cultural riches but also actively contribute to positive social change in areas like mental health and poverty alleviation. Germany invites aspiring change agents to partake in its vibrant offerings.

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Germany Highlights

Global Networking Opportunities

Germany’s centrality in Europe combined with its commitment to social welfare and humanitarian causes make it an excellent base for building connections in the nonprofit sector.

Innovative Research Opportunities

Germany is renowned for its cutting-edge research and innovation. Our nonprofit internships in Berlin often provide access to groundbreaking projects and initiatives.

Cultural Riches

Germany is a treasure trove of culture, with a wealth of historical sites, museums, and world-class art galleries.

Excellent travel hub

Germany boasts an efficient and well-connected transportation system, making it easy to explore the country and the rest of the continent.

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Impact and Water Waste Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
Delve into the realm of water and waste research, aligning your passion with a mission to positively impact the ongoing climate crisis.
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Communications & PR Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
Amplify awareness about a lesser-explored facet of the climate crisis while refining diverse communication and public relations skills in Berlin.
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Graphic Design Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
Unleash your creativity and artistic flair, contributing to impactful climate projects that trasnscend borders and captivate audiences.
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Important information about Germany

Internship locations in the Germany


Berlin, a vibrant and iconic travel destination, marries rich history with avant-garde creativity. Gain hands-on experience while contributing to positive change in Germany’s cosmopolitan capital city. Berlin is an ever-evolving city of contrasts, offering a captivating blend of the past and the present.

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Weather and Climate

Germany’s climate varies across regions, but generally, it experiences a temperate seasonal climate. Berlin, in the northeast, has warm summers with average highs of 22°C (72°F) and cold winters with temperatures dropping to -1°C (30°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, making it a year-round travel destination.

Safety and Support

Throughout your stay abroad we’re here to support you. Germany offers a safe and supportive environment for nonprofit interns. The country has low crime rates and a strong rule of law, ensuring personal safety. Nonprofit organizations often provide comprehensive support, including mentorship, training, and cultural integration, fostering a nurturing environment for interns to thrive in their roles and adapt to German society. Additionally, Germany’s healthcare and social systems offer a safety net for interns, providing access to healthcare and social services when needed, further enhancing the overall support system for interns pursuing nonprofit opportunities.

Germany Travel Requirements

  • Visa – For nonprofit internships shorter than 6 months, a Schengen visa is typically required, involving an application, proof of funds, travel insurance, and an invitation letter. For internships exceeding 6 months, a national visa (Type D) and subsequent residence permit are necessary, requiring additional documentation and health insurance, with the nonprofit’s support for the permit application upon arrival in Germany.
  • Travel Insurance – You want to have a carefree experience during your internship abroad, so it’s important to get the right travel insurance; a package that is suited for your upcoming trip. Check out our page with more information on flights and insurance.
  • Police Clearance / Background Check – This is a standard policy for most of our internships, as you are often working with vulnerable individuals. The procedure on how to obtain a police clearance/background check varies per country.
  • Vaccinations – Recommended vaccinations for Germany generally include routine vaccinations and hepatitis A and B. Stay updated with COVID-19 vaccination guidelines. Consult a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Germany FAQS

What are the key fields for nonprofit internships in Germany?

Germany has a burgeoning nonprofit sector with a lot of opportunities. We offer internships in Berlin, Germany covering various fields, including social work, mental health, human rights, and education.

Do you offer nonprofit internships in Germany for English speakers?

While speaking German can be an asset, especially for certain roles, many nonprofit organizations in Germany operate in English, so language requirements can vary.

What are the cultural expectations for nonprofit internships in Germany for international students?

Nonprofit interns in Germany are expected to be punctual, professional, and respectful of local customs and etiquette.

What is the average working hours and schedule for nonprofit interns in Germany?

Working hours typically range from 35 to 40 hours per week, following standard business hours, but this can vary depending on the organization and the internship role.

How competitive are nonprofit internships in Germany for international students?

Competition can be fierce, especially for prestigious organizations or roles. Tailoring your application and having relevant skills can improve your chances.

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If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.



We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!