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CDS: Carl Duisberg Campus

Since 2004, the Carl Duisberg Campus has conducted and organized various academic study abroad programs predominantly for students at American universities and colleges.

Each academic program is designed in close cooperation with the home institution in terms of timeframe, contents and faculty. The respective university or college approves the program and will provide credit.

The different formats of the programs (see below) are especially designed for American students and their academic calendar. The language of instruction in all program related fields will be English. There is no German language requirement for participation, but in all programs German language training can be offered at different levels.

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CDS: Carl Duisberg Society Internship Program in Germany

This program provides practical training opportunities in Germany for enrolled students at, or recent graduates from US universities and colleges (internships must begin within 3 months of graduation).

Paid placements are available in business/finance, general administration, tourism, IT, engineering and a variety of other fields. Internships for liberal arts majors are also available, but are likely to be unpaid (history, nonprofit sector, media, international relations, German studies, etc.). Internship duration varies from 3 to 12 months. Programs start individually at the beginning of each month.

Apply at least 5 months prior to your desired start date. A limited number of stipends are available to those requiring additional language training. Following the personal interview, we will inform you whether additional language training is required.

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CDS: EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) - Landestag

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides American and Canadian students the opportunity to intern at the Landtage - German State Parliaments. This is a great opportunity for individuals hoping to pursue careers at a regional level of government in the US or Canada, or who are interested in specific policy issues such as the environment, education and/or healthcare. Participants on the program gain practical work experience with a state parliament, utilize their German skills and experience German culture firsthand. For students interested in interning at the federal level, please visit the website for the Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - Bundestag administered by the DAAD.

The EMGIP program runs three times a year - fall, spring and early summer - for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices' preferences. While participants have some flexibility as to when they would like to do their internships, late summer and the winter holiday season are not feasible.

EMGIP candidates must be able to fully communicate in German and should be majoring or have majored in fields that relate to the work of German Landtage. Examples include international relations, public administration, political science, law, economics, European Studies or German with a minor in any of the aforementioned fields. A committee will review the applications. American participants are eligible to receive a stipend of up to €500/month for the program through the CDS International Scholarship Fund. Canadian participants may receive stipends through a Landtag, though this cannot be guaranteed. 

There is no application fee to this program. Candidates who are accepted will be required to pay a $300 administration fee. Further information on the program and the application process can be found in the Program Overview.

DAAD Grants for Summer 2012

DAAD New York is delighted to announce that we have significantly increased the number of University Summer Course Grants available to US and Canadian students for the summer of 2012.

These scholarships are available for a broad range of three- to four- week summer courses taught in German at various German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive advanced language learning as well as extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. For a full list of courses please visit our university summer course search engine at  

For eligibility requirements, terms of awards and application guidelines please visit the DAAD website at

If you have further questions regarding this scholarship please do not hesitate to contact

Uta Gaedeke
Phone: 212-758 3223 ext: 209

More information on recommended DAAD programs is also available here.

DAAD: EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) - Bundestag

EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed with their preferred Fraktion, Ausschuss, with individual members of the Bundestag and their offices. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

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Please see also EMGIP Landtag in the German State Parliaments adminstered by CDS International.

DAAD: Scholarship Opportunities

The program supports each year approximately 50-60 US and Canadian undergraduate students. We hope to help these students reach their academic goals while building important and lasting bonds of friendship between our countries and introducing them to the benefits of the German higher education system.

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany from four to ten months. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

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For peer advisors in Canada and the US who have already studied or researched in Germany:

DAAD: Program for German-speaking Journalism Students

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to inform students across the United States about an exciting new program for German-speaking journalism students. In summer 2008 we will launch new summer internship program in Berlin for American journalism students. Scholarships will be awarded to 20 students enrolled in a school of journalism or majoring in a journalism-related field and have at least "advanced intermediate" German language skills to take part in this structured 11-week study/internship program in Germany. DAAD would be delighted and grateful if you could help us spread awareness of this program among your German language students who are also majoring in journalism or a related field.

The program consists of two complementary segments. For the first six weeks, participants will expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. With these theoretical building blocks in place, participants will do a week of project work with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and subsequently embark on an intensive four-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine or radio station. A complete program schedule is available on the program website given below.

The 40 applicants who are invited to a selection interview in New York City (around early March) will receive up to 300 Euros toward the cost of their flight to the interview location.

The 20 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 participants a partial travel subsidy of approximately 350 Euros towards the cost of international transportation to Germany; travel costs not covered by the partial subsidy must be paid by the individual program participants themselves. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance.

To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please click here.

DAAD: Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany

UAS7, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), would like to invite you to apply for this unique educational experience involving one semester of study at one of our universities, followed by a six-month internship in a company or research institute in Germany.

This is an excellent opportunity to put Germany on your resume: In-depth international study as well as internship experience!

  • You will study for a full semester together with German and international students at one of Germany's leading universities of applied sciences
  • You will have the opportunity to apply your academic and professional skills in a five to six months hands-on supervised internship in Germany

We look forward to welcoming you in Germany.

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Become a DAAD Young Embassador!

DAAD Young Embassador
2007/8 DAAD Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities and colleges. Young Ambassadors help inspire their fellow students to study in Germany by working their universities' study abroad offices, volunteer at study abroad fairs, answering questions from students and organizing their own events on campus. Click here for more information.