Study and Work in Germany

It’s that time of the year again, when announcements for internships and fellowships come out. I will post what I come across and there are two terrific opportunities right away:

Since the deadline for the first one, the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, is December 1, 2010, please take a close look at he description below. Note: No prior German language knowledge is required! And this is what you get:


Program Highlights

  • Full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Two-months German language training in Germany
  • Four months of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
  • Five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment
  • Accommodation in a German home or student residence
  • Orientation, midyear, and final evaluation seminars in Washington, D.C., New York City, and various German cities
  • Support provided by a network or regional German offices throughout the course of the program
  • Membership to the CBYX Alumni Network

More information can be found here:
Interested? Please contact Dr. Graml or Dr. Drescher, we will gladly help you with the application process.

Watch what former participants have to say:

The second opportunity is the Halle Foundation Fellowship Program, which provides “20 university students from the state of Georgia with opportunities to gain international work experience in Germany, improve their German language skills, and experience German culture firsthand.” Halle Foundation Fellows come from all career fields and use the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an internship in their field, while immersing themselves in the German language and culture.

Program Highlights

  • Stipend for transatlantic airfare and travel in Germany
  • Living and housing allowance
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation in Atlanta
  • Orientation in Germany
  • Career Connection Reception in Atlanta

Candidates should meet the following requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 19 and 30;
  • Minimum of two years post-secondary education in one of the following fields:
  • Business: general administration, marketing, sales, advertising, PR, finance, consulting, hotel management, production
  • o Technical Fields: chemical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology, logistics, internet, multimedia, graphic design, architecture, environment, biosciences, mass communication
  • o Liberal Arts: international relations, German, history, social sciences, economics majors with requisite business or technical experience.
  • · Specific studies and/or professional experience/internships related to intended internship field;
  • · Evidence of outstanding professional and academic achievement;
  • · The equivalent of 2 years of post-secondary study of German is required. Participants must be able to function in a German-speaking work environment. [If you haven’t taken German courses at ASC, I can write a letter for recommendation based on a brief language exam.GG]

More information can be found here:

The deadline for this internship will be in January of 2010. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend a gathering at the German American Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 6pm, where returning students will report about their experiences. Two of these returning students are our very own Caitlin Shull (graduated in 2010) and Charlotte Kubicz!! Please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions about this internship.


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