Internships

Please find below a short list of internship programs in Germany. Be sure also to visit the websites of DAAD and Cultural Vistas for additional opportunities not outlined below.

German-American Internship Program

German-American Internship Program

A three-month paid summer internship program in Germany open to Emory students of German who 1) have completed the requirements for the German minor by the start date of the internship; 2) have intermediate knowledge of the German language; 3) have completed at least four semesters of university coursework, equivalent to two academic years of university level studies in one’s major by May 2018; 4) are willing to commit to a full three-month internship in Germany. 5) are in a degree-seeking program with a graduation date after the completion of the internship program. Interns receive a monthly living/housing allowance and health insurance. Applications are available here and are due November 30th. Applicants must also submit a Certificate of Enrollment. Applicants will be notified of their placement by March of the following year. 

Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Research Internship in Science and Engineering

Organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), this summer internship program places students in a research group in the natural sciences at a German university or research institution. All scholarship holders receive stipends to help cover living/housing expenses. No German required. A database with a list of all available research groups becomes available on the DAAD website in early December, and applications are due January 31. Students interested in RISE should also speak to their advisor in the sciences about the Emory-supported International Research Experience in the Sciences (IRES) program for additional funding.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP)

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP)

Also organized by DAAD, this two-month 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 are assigned to the administrative office of a specific legislative committee. In addition to contributing to the administrative work of the office, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament. Advanced German abilities required. Interns receive a living/housing allowance and health insurance. The application is available online and due in early September of each year. 

Der Bundesfreiwilligendienst (BFD)

Der Bundesfreiwilligendienst (BFD)

A very interesting program that was started in Germany after compulsory military service for German males was abolished and Germany needed to fill positions formally held by conscientious objectors. There are roughly 30,000 positions available throughout Germany in a range of socially oriented fields (e.g., social work, historic preservation, environmental protection). The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma - there are no limits on one's age, gender, or nationality. Participants are mentored, hold their positions typically for 12 months, and receive room, board, pocket money, and insurance. For more information on the rolling admission process, visit the website above to search the database of available positions and begin the application process

American Association of Teachers of German Internship Program

American Association of Teachers of German Internship Program

Coordinated by the American Association of Teachers of German, this relatively new program offers 3-month summer internships in a wide range of fields. Applicants need to have at least Intermediate Mid proficiency in German. The $2,000 fee covers housing, work and residency permits, and the placement fee. All internships provide compensation in the form of a salary or room and board. Application deadline in late January/early February each year.

Emory College Summer Global Internship Program

Emory College Summer Global Internship Program

Administered by Emory College’s own study abroad office, this program will start offering internships in Berlin for summer 2018 in most academic fields. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. In addition to the internship, all participants must enroll in a 4-credit online course on intercultural discourse taught by the Linguistics Program at Emory. There is a program fee of roughly $3,500 as well as the Emory tuition for the 4-credit course (= $4,700). The internships are typically not paid. Application deadline is November 13.

Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany

Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany

A well-established program that offers internships for the summer or longer lasting up to 12 months in duration. $875 program fee covers administrative costs, work and residency permits. Open to rising juniors or seniors. Application deadline December 1.