Leaders for future

Summer Internship program

Summer joy & professional growth

Summer Internship Program LEADERS for FUTURE takes place once a year in summer (from July 1 to August 31). The minimum duration of the program is two months. The application period is approximately 9 months. 

The aim of this program is to foster a vibrant network of ambitious individuals. Through collaborative activities and the unique experience of living together at the Copernicus Berlin Campus (CBC), participants have the opportunity to delve into diverse cultures, exchange their wealth of knowledge, and enhance their communication abilities.

At the heart of this initiative lies the belief that by bringing together driven individuals from various backgrounds, we can create an environment where personal growth and mutual understanding flourish. By immersing themselves in this vibrant community, program participants not only expand their horizons but also develop invaluable skills that will serve them well in both their personal and professional lives.

The Copernicus Berlin Campus is more than just a physical location; it’s a melting pot of ideas, cultures, and aspirations. Here, we encourage each participant to embrace the rich tapestry of perspectives that surround them, forging connections that will extend far beyond the program’s duration.

In this dynamic environment, we are confident that program participants will not only achieve their individual goals but also contribute to the collective success of this ambitious network. Together, we are building a brighter, more interconnected future where collaboration and cultural exchange are at the core of our journey towards excellence.

Requirements

Accommodation

Program participants will be accommodated in the comfortable and furnished apartments of the Copernicus Berlin Campus (CBC). The apartments are centrally located and consist of single and double rooms. High-speed internet and cable television are also available. In addition, there is a laundry service on campus.

CBC is located in the center of Berlin. Nearby are the sights of Berlin: Alexanderplatz, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, East Side Gallery, Warschauer Straße, Oberbaumbrücke and more. Numerous parks and sports facilities make life on campus pleasant and healthy. In the surrounding area you can also find large shopping malls, supermarkets, organic food stores, bakeries, pharmacies, hospitals, gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools and much more. You can also walk to the famous clubs and pubs like KitKatClub, Berghain, Watergate, Matrix and others.

Copernicus Berlin Campus is also well connected by public transportation. There are several buses, subways and suburban trains nearby. So you can reach any place in Berlin in very short time.

Funding opportunities

Program participants can apply for full, partial scholarships or participate at their own costs. On the application form you have the possibility to choose accordingly.

FULL SCHOLARSHIP

High competition

  • Pocket money is paid monthly;
  • The costs for accommodation, liability insurance,  social meetings, administration, welcome package, cultural events, international seminars, consulting, mentoring and workshops are covered directly by COPERNICUS BERLIN;
  • Travel expenses are not covered.

Partial SCHOLARSHIP

Medium competition

  • Pocket money is paid monthly;
  • The costs for liability insurance,  social meetings, administration, welcome package, cultural events, international seminars, consulting, mentoring and workshops are covered directly by COPERNICUS BERLIN;
  • Travel expenses are not covered.
  • Participant needs to cover the cost for accommodation at the Copernicus Berlin Campus completely themselves.

own cost

Low competition

  • Participant needs to cover all the costs completely themselves.

Internship Program

Summer Internship Program LEADERS for FUTURE combines summer fun with professional development.

The program runs from July 01 to August 31. 

There is also the option to participate in the program for up to 6 months. If you wish to participate in the program for more than 2 months, there will be a fee (980 EUR) for each additional month, regardless of the type of scholarship awarded. On the application form you have the possibility to indicate if you want to stay additional months.

Berlin, as the largest city in Europe, offers a wealth of development opportunities across various career fields. Whether you’re interested in tech, arts, business, or any other domain, our program ensures that everyone will find a niche in this vibrant and diverse city.

Our dedicated team is committed to our participant’s success. After a successful application process, participants can expect to receive a wealth of helpful advice and information that will prepare for a rewarding and enriching internship experience.

Embark on a journey that combines personal growth with unforgettable summer memories.

A full scholarship of the Leaders for Future program for one person consists of the following parts

Application documents

For the successful application is required a complete chronological curriculum vitae. It should be written chronologically and in German or English.

Application procedure

The application procedure consists of three stages:

ONLINE APPLICATION VIA THE APPLICATION FORM

Application period:  1. Oktober – December 15, 2024

TASK SHARING VIA YOUTUBE

The selected candidates are assigned a specific task via Youtube.

INTERVIEW PHASE

After completing the tasks, selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview.

Application Status

Curious about the status of your application? If you have submitted your application after September 1, 2023, you can check the status of your application at any time here.

FAQ

During the LEADERS for FUTURE Program, participants are accommodated in a comfortable and furnished apartment at the Copernicus Berlin Campus in the heart of Berlin.

The apartment consists of 3 rooms: Single bedroom, two-bed room and living room. There are only three participants in the apartment. Each participant has his/her own bed, desk, closet and private internet connection. Kitchen and bathroom are shared by the three participants.

No. Participants should take care of their own food.

No. The costs for water, hot water, heating, internet and cable TV are paid directly by Copernicus Berlin.

The internship is an important part of the LF program and is designed to provide international work experience and to develop personal and professional skills. The COPERNICUS BERLIN team will support the LF participants with advice and assistance. There will be also offered internships at COPERNICUS BERLIN.

Mostly no. Germany allows entry to travelers from most countries, regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status but it is important to check that this information applies to you and to the country you are travelling from. More information you can find here: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronavirus-einreiseverordnung.html

YES. Berlin is considered a safe destination for international travelers but as with many other major cities, pickpocketing is somewhat common in the busy city center and crowded tourist attractions. For your safety, its best to always remain alert and be aware of your surroundings.

  • Unforgettable time in Germany
  • Improvement of German and English language skills
  • Personal and professional development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Networking and making friends
  • Learning to think critically and analytically
 
 

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