Christoph Fahle
October 10, 2013

Internship @ Creative department!

Claudius, Orietta, Joey and Alex are the worker bees behind LAUDO. They develop head-to-toe design and marketing strategies for upmarket companies, and they happen to work from betahaus | Neukölln. We sat them down for an interview and here's why they see themselves like an airport, what their spirit animals are and how their days at betahaus look like.

<BOTH POSITIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR APPLICATIONS!

FEEL FREE TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP, BUT CONSIDER STARTING DATE IN FEBRUARY/MARCH>

Hi there,

We are searching for 2 best people ever, who are just missing bethaus | Berlin to be a part of their lives to start MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.

We have 2 open internship positions @ Open Design City - creative workshop of betahaus. Strongly recommended for those who are up for meaningful tasks rather  bringing coffee. More details further down.

Please, don´t be stopped from applying by the fear ´oow, I don´t know how to do it´. That what we are there for - to help you learn along the way.

Internship: Design

It is the right one for you in case you would like to improve you skills (or even develop them from scratch) in fields of digital design, interactive design, event creation. You will have your creative freedom, simultaneously working in a team, which will be providing guidance and support whenever it´s needed. A nice extra for you - you will be able to take part in any courses from our schedules: Arduino, 3D Printign, Fashion Design, etc. - mmm, tempting?

Your duties will include:

  • Designing posters, flyers and other offline items
  • Selecting and designing online presentation items
  • Holding and developing creative sessions
  • Co-developing concepts for events, e.g. Maker Party
  • Developing and maintaining the setup of our creative space

Duration: 4-6 months

If you would like to apply:

Please, send to elizaveta@betahaus.de

  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • 300 words motivation letter / we accept an alternative of an image if it expresses all the 300 words you wanna say
  • a test task: Please create a poster of an Arduino Course (look it up in our calendar)

Internship: Marketing & Communication

It is the right one for you in case you are passionate about the culture of design, makers, startups and doers. If you are willing to work in a young inspiring team, take responsibility for your own tasks and projects and have a freedom to launch them. A nice extra for you - you will be able to take part in any courses from our schedules: Wordpress, 3D Printign, Winning the PR Game, etc. - mmm, tempting? (sorry, if you liked better the creative courses from ´Design Internship´ description. You are obviously more than welcome to join those as well. ;-))

Your duties will include:

  • Promotion of Open Design City and betahaus| Education on various social networks and online platforms
  • Working on Information architecture and online presentation of our content
  • Creating and executing guerilla marketing campaigns
  • Managing and Scheduling events
  • Co-creating events, e.g. Maker Party

 Duration: 4-6 months

If you would like to apply:

Please, send to elizaveta@betahaus.de

  • CV
  • 300 words motivation letter
  • a test task: Please create:
  1. - a FB post for ARDUINO COURSE for betahaus FB page
  2. - a twitter post about MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTHES course
  3. - A 200 words article announcing *Any course of your preference from our calendar*(And structure it in a PDF format - don´t forget to put in pictures and links if you intend to)

 Looking forward to your applications! Best,Eli

 

 

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Orietta: When we started looking for a place I was already involved in the betahaus community. Working from previous betahaus locations and attending the community events, I already knew a lot of people in the 'haus ...

Joey: Yes, I remember on the first day we came to betahaus Orietta was like ‘’Oh, hey! Hi! Hey, how are you doing? Hi!'' giving high-fives to everybody and we were like: What is going on, why does she know everybody?!

Orietta: Well, the vibe in betahaus is just super easy going. You directly feel that you can meet people easily. If you go to the kitchen for example and just ask ''Hey how are you, what are you working on?''. We made many new contacts too.

Claudius: What makes it nice here is that people are enjoying being here and working on their projects.

Photos by Lea GK

Claudius: The truth is, we could probably afford an office for the same price, but that would put us between these four walls, which put you into a box, much harder to exit and to connect with new people. We went for a Team Desk because here we have so much more space and everything seems much more connected. You can easily meet people.

Orietta: And it’s just so spacious here. We have this super nice garden.

Claudius: I like being focused on my work but I also like if someone disturbs me from time to time. It helps when the door opens. In an office we would work in a whole different way. Here Gillord (Coworking Manager) is coming in everyday, giving me a hug, telling me about his workout .. that’s the main reason - the personal connection.

The day in betahaus starts with a hug and ends with a hug. The time in between is pretty much spent on doing what you love.
Photos by Lea GK


After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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