The faculty members of the German Studies Program are happy to discuss any of these possibilities with you and to help you with the application process. Please contact us regarding the program's deadlines.
Fulbright U.S. Student Programs
Fulbright U.S. Student Programs offer one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
Please also contact Professor Greg Adams (email@example.com) the Bucknell University Campus Fulbright Adviser, for campus deadlines and more information about the application process.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors and graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution.
Application Deadline: November 15 for the following academic year
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. It is designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany and the United States. In the US the program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961. In Germany the program is funded through the Administration of the Bundestag.
It is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields. 75 Americans and 100 Germans participate in the program each year. For American participants, the 12-month program begins in late July, and consists of 2 months intensive German, 4 months classroom instruction at a German University of Applied Sciences, 5 months internship in career field.
Application Deadline: December 1 for the following academic year.
Bundestag Internship Program
Bundestag Internship Program is an IPP program offering a six months long internship in the office of a German parlamentarian. The program hosts grantees from the US, France and over 13 CEE countries. It is organized by Humboldt University, Free University and Technical University and sponsored by the German Lower House of Parliament, the Bundestag. It gives politically interested college/university graduates the chance to get acquainted with Germany's parliamentary system of government. The program runs from March 1st to July 31st. Interns are enrolled in Humboldt University for the spring semester.
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted in May for the spring semester the following year. Exact dates are available from Akademisches Auslandsamt, Humboldt University.
RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering
RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering gives students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance.
Application Deadline: February 1 for the following summer.
Carl Duisberg Society
Carl Duisberg provides practical training opportunities in Germany for American students and recent graduates and non U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Paid placements are available in business, finance, technical, and engineering fields for usually 6 (enrolled students) to 12 months (extension possible up to a total of 18 months for graduates). Programs start individually at the beginning of each month. Apply approximately 5 months prior to your desired start date. A limited number of stipends for one-month language courses is available if you qualify.
Extra: a limited number of stipends for one-month language courses is available for qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: rolling, approx. 5 months before desired start date of internship
Summer Internship Program
Summer Internship Program provides training opportunities in Germany for students enrolled in US colleges and universities. Paid placements are available in business/finance, hotel management / tourism, computer science, and engineering fields.
Extra: a limited number of stipends for one-month language courses are available for students who require additional language training.
Program dates: June – August
Application Deadline: December 15 for the following summer.
GACC (German American Chamber of Commerce)
The German American Chamber of Commerce provides up-to-date information about the Chamber's activities in America. Representing all sectors of industry and commerce, the Chamber promotes business development opportunities for business firms and individuals in both, the United States and Germany.
American Chamber of Commerce
Émigré Memorial German Internship Program<
The Émigré Memorial German Internship Programs is a scholarship program that provides American students and young professionals (graduated within a year of the start of the program), 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 consisting of university professors and alumni of the program will review the applications. The highest-ranking applicants will receive €500/month, which will help offset the cost of room and board throughout the duration of the internship program.
There is no application fee to this program. Candidates who are accepted will be required to pay a $300 administration fee.
Duration: one to three months