Call for applications: Funded Journalism Internship Program in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the fifth year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students. We would be delighted and very grateful if you could help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity among your students, faculty and fellow staff. The program is targeted primarily at currently enrolled undergraduate students, but graduating Seniors, recent graduates and Master's students will be accepted as well.

For the first six weeks of the program, participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final five weeks consist of an intensive internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin.

Applicants must have at least "advanced intermediate" German skills to take part in the program, as the seminars and internships take place in the German language. The 15 applicants who are finally selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
The application deadline is January 31, 2012.
To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: or contact Uta Gaedeke directly at 212-758 3223 ext: 209 /                


2012 Fulbright German Seminar

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fulbright German Studies Seminar. The topic is "Nation-State and European Identity" and the application deadline is October 14th, 2011.

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues facing Germans, Europeans and the broader international community. The 2012 seminar on “Nation-State and European Identity” will explore questions related to the evolving definition of identity within Germany and Europe.  Throughout the seminar, scholars will examine the influence of the European Union on German identity, hear from experts about how concepts of national and regional identity are being challenged and whether competing identities can be reconciled. The majority of the program will take place in Berlin but visits to other regions will also be included.

Eligible candidates include scholars from U.S. universities, colleges, and community colleges who hold full-time teaching appointments and a Ph.D., or equivalent professional/terminal degree, in a field related to the seminar topic. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The seminar will be held in English and will take place June 12 - 23, 2012. More information about this award can be found online at

Summer Internship Opportunity with DAAD / GAIN

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship at our New York office. The internship involves assisting with organizing the 12th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students and post docs as well as professors working in North America. Duties will entail helping with a wide spectrum of tasks, ranging from administrative matters up to communication, and organizational activities, depending on the needs of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) as the conference host. Applicants must be fluent in the German language.

Specifics: Position may begin April and end by mid-September. An interest in higher education and science policy is a plus. Interns receive a monthly stipend of USD 750/month and will be provided with a recommendation letter upon the completion of the internship.

Applications are due by March 30, 2012.

To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German to: Gerrit Roessler, GAIN Program Officer at

Internship at Austrian Cultural Forum

Interested in interning for an international agency where current, cultural, and political debates and issues come to a meeting point? What about working in a lively, informal, and challenging office, in mid-town Manhattan, where the lingua franca is German? The Austrian Cultural Forum is a leading a very active New York City cultural institution representing Austria in the United States.

ACFNY's mission is to enhance appreciation for Austrian cultural achievements and to present contemporary music, film, and literature to the public. If you are a student interested in the arts, and have a familiarity with German language or literature, please send a cover letter and resume to We look forward to hearing from you!

Opportunity at the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago

The GACCoM (German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago) offers internships in a range of fields that are excellent opportunities for students to gain practical work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment as well as make valuable connections within the broader Transatlantic Business community. There are currently immediate openings in the Consulting Services department that would start respectively in June and July 2012.  Please note that interns receive a monthly stipend and that the minimum duration is six months. For additional information, please click here.

DAAD/Goethe Institut Competition

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut are running an international creative competition to make it clear to a broad public just how important German is as a language of science and as a means of accessing the world of science and scholarship that exists in Germany.

The two institutions are calling upon young graphic and media designers, copywriters, scholars, students and friends of the German language in Germany and abroad to take part in a competition of ideas. Whoever comes up with and submits the most convincing advertising slogan or the most appealing poster motif on the theme of “German in the Sciences” will have a chance to win one of three cash prizes. The first prize will be presented at the conference of the same name, which will take place at the Zeche Zollverein in Essen on 10 November 2011.

In the “German for Science” creative competition, entrants can let their imaginations run wild in their attempts to portray the future of the German language in science – be it in the form of a sketch, a witty advertising slogan or a sophisticated poster design. The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft is supporting the campaign with prizes worth 5,000 euros in total.

The first prize is 3,000 euros plus a trip to Essen to attend the award ceremony. Winners of the second and third prizes will each receive 1,000 euros. The winners will be named as the original creator of the ideas, both on the Internet and within the framework of a planned series of posters which will be used at universities to advertise German as a language of science.

All entries must be received by September 18, 2011 at the latest.

The winners will be named as the original creator of the ideas, both on the Internet and within the framework of a planned series of posters which will be used at universities to advertise German as a language of science.

For more information and details of competition terms and conditions, visit

Transatlantic Program-Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL)

Water Management

Germany, October 30 - November 7, 2011               

Application Deadline: September 7, 2011

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) would like to remind you that we are currently accepting applications for our third Transatlantic Program-Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL) until September 7, 2011. The focus for this round is on "Water Management" and the program will bring together 12 young US leaders from the fields of "Water Management" to Germany for an intensive program from October 30 - November 7, 2011.
Participants chosen for the program will be able to explore Germany as the worldwide leading exporter of sustainable water technologies. Furthermore, they will learn about its efficient water treatment and distribution infrastructure, optimized water-efficient industrial manufacturing processes, as well as gain an understanding for the country's conservation-driven mindset and supporting legal and public policy frameworks. Lastly, we are pleased to inform you that the Goethe-Institut Chicago has partnered with us once again to prepare TAP-YTL participants for the program in Germany with a short intensive German language course in October.
Planned program modules in Germany will include:

North Rhine-Westphalia: Introduction to the Institute for Environmental Engineering (ISA) at Aachen University (RWTH); learn about innovative industrial water efficiency during a company visit; meet with state-level policy makers 2011 European Green Capital Hamburg: self-sustaining and climate-neutral sewage disposal and waste water heat recovery pilot projects for residential use; networking dinner with Hamburg Young Professionals from the Environmental Technology sector Berlin: access to German policy makers on the federal level & outlook on European water regulations; learn about advanced water analyzer products during a company visit Cottbus Technical University: Networking with students & alumni of the "EuroAquae: Euro Hydroinformatics & Water Management" Master program

Applicants must be from the water management field, have a basic knowledge of German and be interested in modern Germany. The program fee is $550 per person plus individual flight costs. TAP-YTL covers all overnight stays, meals, cultural programming and transportation while in Germany.

Please view the application package for details.

The TAP-YTL series is designed to bring future decision makers from the US and Germany together to build networks and promote transfer of know-how through content-driven encounters and experiences. Past TAP-YTL delegations focused on "Sustainable Architecture & Urban Planning" and "Logistics & Transportation". After each trip participants are integrated into the TAP-YTL Alumni Network to stay connected with each other and to the broader German American business community.

2011 TAP-YTL Eligibility Requirements:

++ Young Professionals and Students in the field of Water/Wastewater
++ Management, Water Resources Engineering, Integrated Water Management,
++ and Environmental Engineering ++ Basic knowledge of German - German
++ majors and minors are welcome! ++ Interest in modern Germany ++
++ Program fee $550 per person plus individual flight costs ++
++ TAP-YTL covers all overnight stays, meals, cultural programming and transportation while in Germany ++
++ Apply by September 7, 2011 ++
More information available at
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Middlebury Language Schools - Financial Aid Available!

Middlebury Language Schools – The VT campus hosts excellent summer language programs in ten languages.  Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2012; apply NOW if you need financial aid or want to be considered for one of their many fellowships or scholarships.  Financial aid does run out!  More information on how to apply is available online.

Student Opportunities 2011-12