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EMGIP-Bundestag Internship

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long and we try to match the position with the student’s interests and experiences. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament. 

Applicants for EMGIP – Bundestag should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as sufficient knowledge of the German legislative process. Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. PhD students are not eligible. Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills.

U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. International students who are enrolled in a full time course of study in the U.S. or Canada may also apply. German nationals are not eligible.

German-American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), Atlanta

Please contact the German-American Chamber of Commerce directly to inquire about possible summer internships (2 1/2 months). They are frequently looking for bi-lingual interns in their marketing and membership division. 

The American Association of German Teachers (AATG)

The AATG offers internships in many different fields.

Monthly payment ranges from $400 – $2000 per month. The minimum language requirement varies. Click on “details” for more information on payment, housing etc. There is a sizeable application fee. More information can be found on their website: https://aatg.site-ym.com/?page=Internships

Abroadways

Abroadways arranges for internship placements with a minimum stay of 6 months. You will receive a monthly stipend, plus free room and board and major health insurance. You work as a paid volunteer (Bundesfreiwilligendienst = Bufdi). Minimum language skills are four semesters of German. This is an excellent program to consider if you want a gap-semester or want to work in Germany after graduation. There is an application fee if you use this placement agency. Application information can be found at http://www.abroadways.org/

You may also apply on your own through the Bundesfreiwilligendienst.de https://www.bundesfreiwilligendienst.de/  (click on “Leichte Sprache” in the upper right hand corner)

The Steuben Schurz Gesellschaft

The Steuben Schurz Gesellschaft assists in finding internships in government, business, political organizations, NGO's, education, law firms and more. THe application fee is modest. More information can be found at their website: http://www.steuben-schurz.org/ 

AIESEC

AIESEC is a well-established international internship placement organization. UGA has its own chapter with Sean Andrews, a German student, as president. You can visit AIESEC's website http://aiesec.org/students/ or email Sean at sean.andrews@uga.edu for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

CBYX is a  well-funded program for studying and interning in Germany. It’s very competitive.

https://cbyx.info/

AMCHAM Internship program (2012-2017).

The AMCHAM/Bridgehouse Law internship program ran from 2012-2017, and served 24 GSS students with internships in Germany.  The program has ended, but GSS continues to help coordinate internship opportunities for students.

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Samantha Harris at UPS in Troisdorf (Köln) in 2013

AmCham Participants in 2016:  Jessica Hutcheson, Kailyn LaPorte, Brittney Velasquez

AmCham Participants in 2015:  Angelique Fouche, Dakota Minter, Lindsay Owings, Nicole Romeo, Samantha Harris

AmCham Participants in 2014:  Megan Alpert, Joanne Studdard, Andrew Robison, Claudia Benson, Daniele Stone, Erik Harkness

AmCham Participants in 2013:  Jonathan Wolfe, Sydney Wiggins, Xieran Li, Lindsay Quandt, Jakob Kagel, Samantha Harris

AmCham Participants in 2012:  David Douds, Soleil Robichaud

 

 
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