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.

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.

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.

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EMGIP Internship Program with German State Parliament – via Cultural Vistas

The Émigré Memorial Internship Program – German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides US 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 US or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidates for EMGIP must:

  • be a US or Canadian citizen
  • be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at accredited US or Canadian colleges and universities before, during and after the program
  • be 18-30 years of age
  • have high-intermediate German skills (oral and written)
  • have a minimum of two years of university level studies in a field related to one of the following: international relations, public administration, political science, law, economics, European studies with emphasis on Germany, German or German studies, with a minor in one of the fields listed
  • have some relevant work experience (e.g. internship, volunteer work, summer job)

€670 per month

Application Deadline
Early October for spring programs.  Early December for summer programs.  Late March for fall programs.

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Other Cultural Vistas Programs
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Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas 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

DAAD EMGIP – Bundestag Internship

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 within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss.  In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

Eligibility Requirements
Participants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German.  PhD students are not eligible.  Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills.  See website for further requirements.

Approximately €1,110 per month.  Travel expenses are the intern’s responsibility.

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White House Fellows Program

Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study US policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

Applicants must:

  • be US citizens
  • not be an employee of the federal government (unless they are career military personnel)
  • have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions

Fellows receive a salary and benefits from the agency for which they work. White House Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.

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