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Émigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP)

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag).

Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences.

Candidates must be US or Canadian citizens, between 18-30 years of age, with high-intermediate German skills (oral & written). Candidates must also have relevant work experience (internship, volunteer work, summer job) and know how to adjust to a professional environment and how to use theoretical skills in the workplace.

Fields of Study:

  • International Relations; Public Administration; Political Science; Law; Economics; European Studies with emphasis on Germany, German or German Studies

Location:

  • Germany

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • 1-3 months

Deadline:

  • Oct 1, 2014 (for Spring 2015); Dec 1, 2014 (for Summer 2015); Mar 31, 2014 (for Fall 2015) 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate

Amount:

  • Monthly salary of EUR 670 + housing assistance + health insurance (optional)