DAAD North America: EMGIP - Bundestag Internship Program

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD)


Grant amount: Up to €3,600

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Germany

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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Overview:

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.

DAAD programs are helping to create goodwill and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. EMGIP Internships were founded in 1965 by Professors Louise Holborn and George Romoser with the assistance of many scholars of German affairs, especially in the social sciences and contemporary history, and with the financial and planning aid of various German offices also interested in encouraging the development of future generations of German experts. In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.

The German Bundestag suggests that you choose a two month period between September and mid-December when the Bundestag is in session. Placements during the spring are rare, but sometimes possible from May 1st. Since the spring session ends in late June, placements typically end in early July for the summer break. The Bundestag is not in session in July and August. In order to receive an optimal placement for your internship you should clearly state your particular interests in the essay.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • German nationals are not eligible.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
  • PhD students are not eligible.