Key information

Internship provider: The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: 14 June – 27 July 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic creditInternational Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: US$6,350 - approx. A$9,700 (inclusions and exclusions can be found below)


  • A$1,200 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • A$7,921 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 5 February 2024

Note: This program requires a minimum number of 5 students to run. There is a maximum of 10 spots available in the program.


Embark on a transformative 6-week internship in the vibrant city of Berlin, a hub pulsating with creativity, cultural experimentation, and a thriving start-up ecosystem. Immerse yourself in the beating heart of innovation as you gain invaluable work experience amidst the dynamic backdrop of technology start-ups.

Beyond the professional sphere, explore Berlin's rich artistic landscape, revel in its diverse cultural offerings, and partake in an electrifying nightlife. This internship promises not only to enhance your industry expertise but also to provide a unique opportunity to add global work experience to your resume while earning academic credit.

Don't miss out on this opportunity, Berlin awaits as your canvas for professional and personal growth, promising an unforgettable journey at the intersection of work, culture, and exploration.

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Business (no Accounting, Finance, Finance Planning, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management)
  • Design (no Architecture, Branded Environments, Building Design, Moto Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, and Interior Architecture and Design)
  • Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical and Electronic, Product Design, Software, Robotics and Mechatronics, and Mechanical)
  • Health (Applied Statistics) 
  • IT and Computer Science (no Games Development)
  • Media and communications (no Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Games and Interactivity, and Journalism)

Important 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. CIEE can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. 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 overseas internships 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 eligibility criteria below:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP if you intend 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 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., MDA80006 Media Industry Experience, EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Hackesche Hoefe Central Berlin, Germany.

Program costs


  • Personalised internship placement process
  • Accommodation (double/ triple occupancy dormitory/ shared apartment style)
  • Pre-internship resume and interview coaching as needed
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • CIEE On-site Orientation: includes pertinent info on student housing, cultural considerations, health and safety protocol, and local logistics.
  • Welcome meal as a part of orientation
  • Two cultural activities
  • Two professional development activities
  • Farewell dinner or culmination event
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship 
  • Visa expenses (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants

This program has A$1,200 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 also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$7,921 (depending on your program location) 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 allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Note: This program requires a minimum of participants to run. There is a maximum of 10 spots available.

Final deadline for applications: 5 February 2024
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Information sessions

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