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Internship at the Law School's International Office

Building at Boltzmannstraße 3

Building at Boltzmannstraße 3
Image Credit: Grit Rother

Type of Work

The International Office at the Law School is the fist contact point for study-related questions of all exchange students, incoming and outgoing.

As an intern at the International Office, you will reply to e-mails from students and partner universities, you will update websites, organize interviews and other appointments, do research on study-related questions, prepare transcripts of records, and help us organize exams for incoming students, or our selection procedure for prospective outgoing students.

Time Frame for an Internship

The best period for an internship at the International Office is between December and February. Internships outside this time frame may be asked for, but are less likely to be realized.

Personal Requirements

We can only accept interns having the following language skills:

  • German, at least B 1 level
  • English, at least B 2 level
In addition to that, you will need to be familiar with the following computer programs:
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Power Point and experience with content management systems and social media are a strong asset.
Interns at the International Office do not have to be law students. We can accept trainees from all academic backgrounds.

Application

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please send an electronic file with

  • a letter of motivation (including the information if this will be an internship under the Erasmus traineeship program or not)
  • your CV
  • a proof of English and German language skills
  • a recent transcript of records
  • certificates showing your professional work experience (a former internship, voluntary work, etc.)
to jurallp@zedat.fu-berlin.de as one single pdf file.

Administrative Requirements

If you are from a non-Erasmus country, or if you are planning for a self-organized internship without financial support from the Erasmus program, you won't have to fulfill administrative requirements.

If you are planning for an internship under the Erasmus Traineeship program, please send us the Learning or Traineeship Agreement, after being accepted by us, with your signature and that of your home university. Under the Erasmus Traineeship program, an intern's home university does not have to be a partner university of Freie Universität Berlin.

For any type of internship, please ask at your home university, well in advance of your internship, which certificates will be required after the completion of this internship (traineeship period confirmation, verbal assessment of your skills, grade for your internship, ECTS-credits for your internship, etc.). Please include this information in your application.

Logistics

Interns are not being enrolled as students at Freie Universität Berlin. As a consequence, they

  • do not get the semester ticket for public transportation
  • are not being insured by Freie Universität Berlin
  • cannot reserve a room in a student residence