Summer Internships


Internship Opportunities for Students

Students who have completed four semesters of German Language classes are encouraged to apply for one of three paid summer internship programs in Dresden, Germany. 

Timeline of application process: 

-Information session (required; Zoom) with German Studies Department- September 22, 2021 5:00 PM EST

-Applications submitted through Workday (as a "job") to Career Services by Nov 1, 2021 at 11:30 PM EST

-Applications include:

  1. Statement of Intent (500 words)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter in German to organization contact
  4. Transcript (unofficial)

-German Studies Department decision on applications complete by Dec 6, 2021.

-Final approval of candidacy is contingent on acceptance by the internship site; decision notifications made by approximately Jan 15, 2022  

Please direct any queries to Department Chair ( Applications are submitted through Workday to Career Education, then reviewed by German Studies faculty. Click here for application instructions on Workday.

Internship Organizations:

Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk (Developmental Network) Sachsen (Dresden, Germany)

This coalition, a platform of development policy and intercultural initiatives in Saxony, serves as the umbrella organization for a large number of smaller organizations dealing with issues of social, educational, and environmental policy issues.

Video from Summer 2020 ENS Intern Christina K.:



Read Summer 2018 Intern Carla A.'s reflection on her time in Dresden.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (State Art Collections) Dresden (Dresden, Germany)

The Dresden State Art Collections are among the foremost collections of the world with a total of 14 museums. Interns will work with their arts management team to provide logistical support and event planning for a large variety of activities.

Video from Summer 2019, Intern Corinne M.: 



Stiftung Frauenkirche (Foundation of the Church of our Lady) Dresden (Dresden, Germany)

The foundation is responsible for organizing the religious and cultural life of The Church of our Lady, and for the maintenance of the building itself. Opportunities are available in the areas of arts and cultural management, music, architectural research, peace and social justice, international outreach, and lecturer programming for visitors.

Summer 2019, Intern Katie C.: "(I have) been working at the Stiftung Frauenkirche Dresden, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique Baroque architecture and rich spiritual life of Dresden's most iconic landmark, where (I was) completing numerous translation projects and creating an oral history of the church's diverse visitorship while assisting the team when it is open to the public." Read more here.

Read Summer 2017 Intern Maddie T.'s reflection on her time in Dresden, here.


Corinne and Katie in Dresden.    Stiftung Frauenkirche.               Stiftung Frauenkirche interior.