Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin (Berlin House of Representatives Scholarship)

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin was founded by the Berlin House of Representatives in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II.  The Foundation wants to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union.

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from the above-mentioned countries.  During their 10-month stay scholarship holders will not only experience their research areas from an international perspective, but also the political, cultural and social dimensions of public life in Berlin.  The program runs from early October through the end of July.

Eligibility
Students and young scholars from France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union are eligible to apply.  Applicants should work on projects that require access to research facilities in Berlin.  The scholarships are awarded according to various criteria, including academic merit and civic engagement.

Funding
The Foundation awards 15 grants per year.  The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for the International Study Center Berlin.  In addition, the Foundation pays travel costs to and from Berlin.

Application Deadline
Mid-December

Additional Information
http://www.parlament-berlin.de/de/Das-Parlament/Studienstiftung

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European Commission Internships in Europe

The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole.  It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.

Paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions, such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) are available.  There are approximately 1,400 places available each year.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be university graduates (minimum Bachelor degree)
  • have very good knowledge of English or French or German
  • have very knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries)

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Monthly grant of €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

Application Deadline
Traineeships are offered throughout the year.  See website for specific deadlines.

Additional Information
http://ec.europa.eu/stages/about/whats_en.htm

Summer Internship Program in Spain – via Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Summer Internship Program in Spain provides an excellent opportunity for US and Canadian university students to gain work experience abroad, improve their Spanish language skills, and experience Spanish life and culture firsthand.

Internships are available in a variety of fields, including but not limited to, business/finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, Spanish studies, and economics.  The program runs from late-May until mid-August.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have US or Canadian citizenship
  • be enrolled at a college or university before, during, and following the internship
  • be 19-25 years of age
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent
  • have high-intermediate Spanish and be able to function in a Spanish-speaking work environment immediately upon arrival in Spain
  • have a minimum of two years of university-level studies

Funding
All internships are unpaid; however, scholarships are available to qualified participants.  All participants receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program.

Application Deadline
Mid-January for summer programs

Additional Information
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/summer-internship-program-in-spain

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Chile
Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland

Internship Program in Germany – via Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.

Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including but not limited to, business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics.

Most internships are three to 12 months in length and have flexible start dates.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be students, international and US, enrolled in US colleges and universities, and Canadian citizens enrolled in US or Canadian colleges and universities
  • have at least two years of university level studies in the field of their major
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (extra language training is available, if needed)

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships.  Participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program.  A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify.

Application Deadline
At least five months prior to desired internship start date

Additional Information
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/internship-program-in-germany

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Chile
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland

Internship Program in Chile – via Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Chile provides US and Canadian students and young professionals with internship placements in a variety of fields in the city of Santiago de Chile.

Cultural Vistas offers two different 12-week programs in Chile: a four-week Spanish language course and an eight-week internship (language/internship option) or a 12-week internship (internship option).

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have US or Canadian citizenship
  • be 18-30 years of age
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent (language/internship option)
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent AND high-intermediate level of Spanish sufficient to function in a Spanish-speaking work environment immediately upon arrival in Argentina (internship option)
  • have a minimum of two years of university-level studies

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
All internships are unpaid; however, scholarships are available to qualified participants.

Application Deadline
Mid-January for summer programs

Additional Information
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/internship-program-in-chile

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland

Internship Program in Argentina – via Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Argentina provides US and Canadian students and young professionals with internship placements in either Buenos Aires or Córdoba.

Internships are available in a variety of fields, including but not limited to, business/finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, Spanish studies, and economics.

Cultural Vistas offers two different 12-week programs in Argentina: a four-week Spanish language course and an eight-week internship (language/internship option) or a 12-week internship (internship option).

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • have US or Canadian citizenship
  • be 18-30 years of age
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent (language/internship option)
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in Spanish or the equivalent AND high-intermediate level of Spanish sufficient to function in a Spanish-speaking work environment immediately upon arrival in Argentina (internship option)
  • have a minimum of two years of university-level studies

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
All internships are unpaid; however, scholarships are available to qualified participants.  All participants receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program.

Application Deadline
Mid-January for summer programs

Additional Information
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/internship-program-in-argentina

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Chile
Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland

Alfa Fellowship Program – via Cultural Vistas

The Alfa Fellowship Prorgam is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas in Russia.

The program accepts up to 18 American, British and German citizens per year.  The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience.  Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, coverage of all program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.

Eligibility Requirements

  • US, UK or German citizen
  • 25-35 years old at the application deadline
  • Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
  • At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify

Funding
See website.

Application Deadline
Early December

Additional Information
http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/professional-fellowships/alfa-fellowship

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Chile
Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland