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Germany Summer Global Internship Program

Weekly Walk-In Information Sessions

225 Mason Hall

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Thursdays:  1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

 Application CLOSED

Berlin, Germany is a world city of business, culture, politics, media, and science.  Its economy is primarily based on high-tech industries and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of compelling industries, research facilities, media corporations, and serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport.  Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering, and renewable energy.

The eight-week unpaid internship program provides an opportunity for you to obtain a business-related work experience in fields related to your future career goals. In addition to the professional internship, you’ll receive supplemental training through a Global Skills Training Program.

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the Germany Summer Global Internship Program is $5,560 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • Final payment payable no later than February 15, 2014.  
  • $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

  • Shared accommodations in Berlins' central city district. Includes kitchen facilities, close to bus, rail, cafes and shops.

Global Skills Training Program 

  • Through participation in the Global Skills Training, interns are coached to successfully develop skills critical for navigating effectively in today’s global environment.  After completing this training, participants will be able to highlight these new skills and perspectives for future employers:  
    • Marketable Work Experience
    • Professionalism
    • Adaptability
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Effective Communication
    • Networking
    • Global Perspective

Transportation

  • Arrival in Berlin, Germany:  Pick-up at airport and transfer to accommodations
  • Departure from Berlin, Germany:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome Dinner, Orientation meeting, and Global Skills Training

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest (in workplace Monday through Friday for eight weeks).
  • Updated Resume/CV PDF must be submitted with your Program Application and will be shared with our in-country manager and potential internship hosts (See CV template on this website).
  • Once you're approved for the Program, you'll 
    • receive an congratulatory email with instructions to pay your deposit,
    • review requirements with an in-country program advisor, 
    • review potential internship descriptions, 
    • prepare with the in-country manager to match companies with language fluency,
    • learn country-specific career tips,
    • skype interview directly with host companies 
    • have a great internship experience!

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Assistance to complete the local Germany work authorization

Pre-Departure Orientation

  • In-country partner will travel to Ohio State and participate in the required Pre-Departure meetings

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from Germany
  • Required International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • Transportation in-city (bus, train, ferry, will vary based on internship location, approximately $25 per week)

 

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Doing Business in GERMANY

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students.  Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Germany course will prepare students to better understand the dynamics of doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the German culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to depart.

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Eligibility

The Germany Summer Global Internship Program is available to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors
  • Have GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Visa:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2015)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA on Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Arrive in Berlin on Sunday, May 18
  • Complete Global Skills Training, Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20
  • Begin internship in Berlin, Weds, May 21
  • Depart Berlin on Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS:  September 15, 2013
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2014
  • Deadline for Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2014, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

After clicking on the link below, 

  • start by Creating an Account,
  • click on "Search Programs" tab, 
  • select "Summer 2014" in the "Term" field and select your desired location. 

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Payment Information

  • Payment Option: 
    • Payment details and link will be sent via your Acceptance Email
    • $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions
    • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2014

*Your deposit is only refundable if you are not accepted into the program.

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted into the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

Bullet International Students

  • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).
  • All students/international scholars holding a US visa who are participating in an Office of Global Business (OGB) program must schedule an appointment with an Office of International Affairs (OIA) International Student Services advisor.
  • Students will be asked to provide evidence of this meeting by submitting a Fisher International Student OIA Form.

 

Students who do not submit their Fisher International Student OIA Form within two (2) weeks of their pre-acceptance into the program, will NOT be permitted to continue with the program. Please note, students will NOT receive a refund of their initial $500 deposit.

Bullet Passports

  • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.

 

If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

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Germany Internship/Work Approval Guidelines

Step 1: ALL PARTICIPANTS Complete Work Authorization:

  • To participants must complete the German Labor Department (ZAV) 

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest (in workplace Monday through Friday for eight weeks).
  • Updated Resume/CV PDF must be submitted with your Program Application and will be shared with our in-country manager and potential internship hosts (See CV template on this website).
  • Once you're approved for the Program, you'll 
    • receive an congratulatory email with instructions to pay your deposit,
    • review requirements with an in-country program advisor, 
    • review potential internship descriptions, 
    • prepare with the in-country manager to match companies with language fluency,
    • learn country-specific career tips,
    • skype interview directly with host companies 
    • have a great internship experience!

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Assistance to complete the local Germany work authorization

Pre-Departure Orientation

  • In-country partner will travel to Ohio State and participate in the required Pre-Departure meetings