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Lindsay Owings (center) summer 2105 AmCham intern at ARAG (Risk Management and Insurance) in Düsseldorf
The U.S. - German internship was established by AmCham and Bridgehouse Law to enable American students to spend time in Germany during the career planning phase of their early lives. Participating universities include the University of Georgia, Emory University, GA State, GA Tech, Kennesaw State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Piedmont College, and others. Participating companies include Accuracy LLC, AmCham Germany, AS Solar GmbH, The Bank of New York Mellon, Balli GmbH, DHL Global Forwarding GmbH, Enviacom Fragomen Global LLP, Fresenius SE, Marriott Hamburg, Hitachi Data Systems GmbH, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, McDonald's Deutschland Inc., OneSquare Advisors GmbH; OneBridgehouse, Pfizer.
Visa application, airfare, in-country transportation, living expenses, and health insurance are to be paid by the student intern.
AmCham Application Fee: $50 (normally covered by the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies). Once selected, students pay a processing fee of $100.
Internships are paid (650 Euro/month); the company may also help with finding accommodations.
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
Abroadways is a placement agency which will help you to find meaningful employment in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, retirement or children homes, and also in education or environmental conservation. These paid volunteer positions are ideal for students who are taking a gap year or semester, or who are want to go to work in Germany after graduation. This kind of international work experiences can be very valuable in making informed decisions about a career and/or graduate school.
Open to everyone, regardless of citizenship. Applicants should have at least strong intermediate German language skills.
Internships can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
Placement fee of about $1000 for personalized and very effective placement.
Participants get free room and board, major medical and accident insurance, paid vacation days, and a monthly allowance of about 160 Euro.
Placements are made throughout the year, but August/September are the preferred starting months.
The Sächsische Staatsministerium für Kultus, in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, offers language teaching assistantships (LTA) in secondary schools in Saxony. This is a good program for students who are seeking experience teaching abroad and is an alternative to the very competitive Fulbright teaching assistantship program.
The LTAs will receive a stipend of 800 Euros/month and insurance coverage. The hosting schools will help find suitable accommodation for the LTAs. The program begins in September / October 2015 and will be for the duration of 6-8 months.
Please contact Dr. Inge DiBella for information and to request an application form. In addition to the form, the application requires a statement letter discussing your qualifications and interest, a transcript, and a resume (all documents in German)
Application deadline: May 15
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 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 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 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 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 email@example.com for more information.
CBYX is a well-funded program for studying and interning in Germany. It’s very competitive.