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Deutscher Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS)
The International Parlament Stipend (IPS) funds American students to live, study, and work in Berlin for five months. IPS Fellows work full-time as an intern in the office of a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and can take classes at the three Berlin Universities. IPS Fellows are given a monthly stipend, roundtrip airfare, and free housing.
The program typically runs from March 1 - July 31. Please click here for more information and application deadlines.
Deutscher Bundestag Youth Exchange
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a federally-funded work/study scholarship program to Germany with a strong focus on cultural exchange. The program gives participants an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. Interested students and young professionals can apply at www.cdsintl.org/cbyx.
The CBYX program enables 75 Americans to work and study in Germany each year in a program consisting of:
- 2 months of intensive German language instruction (no prior German knowledge required!)
- 4 months of classroom instruction in the participant's career field at a German university or vocational school
- 5-month internship in the participant's career field
- Housing accommodation with a German host or in a shared-apartment
Funded by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the U.S. Congress, the CBYX program is administered through a grant from the U.S. Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.
The program is designed for students in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though students from all fields are encouraged to apply.
The CBYX scholarship includes:
- Round-trip international airfare
- Cost of university tuition in Germany
- Housing stipend during schooling phase
- Pre-program, midyear, and final seminars in Washington DC, Germany, and New York
- Assistance finding internships and support throughout the year through regional offices of German partner organization (InWEnt)
A candidate for the program must:
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Be between 18 and 24 years old at the start of the program
- Have a high school diploma at the start of the program
- Have clear career goals and some relevant work experience (paid or unpaid)
- Have a strong interest in international affairs and Germany
- Demonstrate flexibility, independence, diplomacy, and a strong sense of American identity
For questions about the program, or to request an application:
Rutgers in Berlin - Summer Study Abroad
This program is offered by the German Department at Rutgers University.
It is an exciting six-week, six-credits study abroad opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students alike, offering a wide range of German language and culture courses in Germany’s most stimulating urban environment. The program is open to students with no prior German, to students who wish to continue their German, and to those who want to take courses in English only.
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USA Interns Program
Founded in 1999 by the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V., the USA-Interns program was called into being to provide participants with a praxis-oriented first step in a potential career field whilst also broadening their knowledge of the German and American cultures. Since 2003, the US Consulate Frankfurt has been a co-sponsor of this program.
The program finds 8-12 week (up to 6 months) internships for students at American and German universities in the respective host country. Special attention is given to matching the individual qualifications of the participants with the expectations and demands of the employer.
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