Key information

Internship provider: The ArtBound Initiative

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: 18 November 2024 – 7 February 2025

Duration: 12 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Cost: US$3,250 (approx. A$5,000) excluding accommodation. Inclusions and exclusions can be found below.


  • A$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • $7,921 OS-HELP Loans are available for eligible students

Application deadline: 8 July 2024


Explore the dynamic intersection of creativity, cultural exploration, and vibrant nightlife in a city brimming with opportunities. Immerse yourself in the thriving technology start-up scene while gaining invaluable global work experience for your resume and earning academic credit.

Study areas

Undergraduate and Postgraduate:

  • Arts (Literature and Creative Writing, Screen Studies and Popular Culture, and Ethics and Technology)
  • Business (Business Administration, Management, Project Management, Public Relations, Event Management, and Marketing and Digital Marketing)
  • Design (Communication Design, Motion Design, Visual Arts, Photomedia and Digital Media Design. Limited availability in Visual Merchandising and UX Interaction Design)
  • Film and Television (Film and Screen Production, and Screen and Media)
  • Games and Animation (Digital Media Technologies and Animation (limited availability))
  • IT (Digital Media Technologies only) 
  • Media and Communications (Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Journalism, Media Industries, Professional Writing and Editing, Public Relations and Social Media)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Note for postgraduate students: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should enquire with the  Swinburne Abroad's Overseas Internship Advisor before applying for a program to check availability of the relevant academic unit in their course as well as the possibility to source an internship in their desired location.


Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria below:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150CP (if you want to use the International Internship unit)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able to overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g. EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Reichstag, Berlin

Program cost

US$3,250 (~A$5,000)


  • Personalised Coaching Curriculum
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Travel and Visa Support
  • Networking events and webinars
  • Continued support throughout the program
  • Emergency support
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Accommodation (optional housing arrangements available through ArtBound)
  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship
  • Airfares 
  • Visa expenses (where applicable)
  • Daily living expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think!

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and are available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students.


Eligible Australian students can apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$7,921 (for study outside of Asia) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Note: You can only submit an application for one overseas internship program per application cycle.

Final deadline for applications: 8 July 2024
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