Opportunities for Students of German

Study Abroad

Semester and year study abroad programs in Germany:
https://axis.bates.edu/ocsp/europe/germany (Off-Campus Study webpage)

Semester and year study abroad programs in Austria:
https://axis.bates.edu/ocsp/europe/austria (Off-Campus Study webpage)


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships (for sophomores and juniors):
Highly qualified undergraduate students can apply for scholarships funding a study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany (4-10 months).
https://www.daad.org/undergrad (DAAD webpage)

RISE Scholarships (for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering):
RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.
https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/ (DAAD webpage)

University Summer Course Grant (for sophomores and juniors):
The scholarship program aims to help students and graduates improve their knowledge of German and their cultural knowledge of the country. It provides funds to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities.
https://www.daad.org/?p=47438 (DAAD webpage)

Austrian Studies Scholarship Award (for all students):
The Austro-American Association of Boston is offering a scholarship of $3,000 to undergraduate students working on a project focusing on Austria. Areas may include music, history, literature, science, art, architecture, or a topic of the applicant’s choice. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
http://www.austria-boston.org/scholar.asp (A-AA webpage)

UAS7 Study and Internship Program (for sophomores and juniors with good German language skills in the fields of engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, and social work):
SIP is an opportunity for students in the U.S. and Canada to spend a full year studying and interning in Germany at a member of UAS7, a consortium of Germany’s top Universities of Applied Science. Students can also spend only one semester at a UAS7 University of Applied Sciences, completing the Study Program (SP).
http://www.uas7.org/scholarships/study-a-internship-program.html (UAS7 webpage)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for seniors):
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual interacts with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
In Germany: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/germany (Fulbright webpage)
In Austria: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/austria (Fulbright webpage)

US Teaching Assistantship in Austria
The purpose of this program is to bring people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. The program is under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. Participants in the US Teaching Assistantship Program are not grantees of the Fulbright Program, but they make a substantial contribution to the fulfillment of the Fulbright Program’s mandate to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States.
https://www.usta-austria.at/site/programdescription/program (USTA webpage)

The Humanity in Action Fellowship in Germany (for all students and recent graduates):
Humanity in Action Germany fosters democratic awareness and societal pluralism through international educational programs for students and young professionals who share a strong and active commitment to the promotion of human and minority rights in their own communities and around the world. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials.
https://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship (HiA webpage)

The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (for recent graduates):
The German Chancellor Fellowship offers an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany. The applicants need to develop their own project idea and find the host of their choice to mentor them. For applicants working in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration, and culture.
https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation webpage)

Please check the Graduate Fellowships webpage for more opportunities: https://www.bates.edu/fellowships/the-fellowships/


IES Abroad Berlin Internships (for students with two or more semesters of German):
An IES Internship in Berlin develops professional skills and the ability to communicate across cultures and provides substantive work experience. It guarantees an unpaid placement at a local business or organization (at least 25 hours per week). It includes a 3- or 6- credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where students gain context for the internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace.
(IES Abroad webpage)

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany (for sophomores and juniors, with four or more semesters of German):
The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an 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.
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/internship-program-in-germany (Cultural Vistas webpage)

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals:
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a university, technical school, or professional school; and a five-month internship in your career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany. CBYX is primarily designed for participants in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants in all fields are encouraged to apply.
https://cbyx.info (CBYX webpage)

EMGIP-Bundestag Internship (for junior or seniors in political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German):
EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long. Interns are 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.
https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/graduate-opportunities/emgip-bundestag-internship/ (DAAD EMGIP webpage)

International Parliamentary Scholarship (for seniors and recent graduates in German):
In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German Bundestag offers the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to politically active and dedicated young college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of their countries. The IPS program enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of Germany’s parliamentary system and political decision-making during a 5-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament. Participants will also have the chance to enroll in university classes during the summer semester, spending a total of five months in the German capital.
http://www.bundestag.de/ips (IPS webpage)

Undergraduate Conferences

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh:
The Symposium is designed to provide undergraduate students with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union.
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/ (University of Pittsburgh webpage)

Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies at Moravian College/Lafayette College:
This conference gives students the opportunity to present their research in all German-related fields, including but not limited to German literature, film and culture, history, religion, music, political science, economics, and natural sciences. Papers and posters can be presented either in German or English.
http://home.moravian.edu/public/conferences/germanStudies/ (conference webpage)

German Undergraduate Research Conference at Illinois Wesleyan University:
The purpose of this conference is to provide an outlet for students from any field of research engaging with any area of German Studies to present their research to their peers and to receive feedback in an academic setting. This conference is open to all advanced-level undergraduate students enrolled in any university in North America. There are two possible presentation formats at GURC: participation in a poster session or a 15-minute oral paper presentation.
https://www.iwu.edu/german/conference/ (Wesleyan University webpage)

European Studies Undergraduate Conference at Guelph University:
Papers are invited from a variety of disciplines dealing with any aspect of European culture, literature, art, music, film, sport, history, philosophy, anthropology, politics or business. This conference gives students an opportunity to present their research, with faculty members and graduate students serving as
moderators. They will also have the possibility of working with graduate student mentors while
preparing their papers.
https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/solal/programs/european-studies (Guelph University)

Publication Venues

The Birch Journal:
The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies. Open to submission of essays concerning the culture and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography, to be published both in print and online in their upcoming edition.
http://www.thebirchonline.org/submissions/ (journal webpage)

Job Opportunities

Global Professional Search:
This is a job matching service that spotlights international experience (overseas work and study), foreign language proficiency, and intercultural competency in addition to industry-specific expertise. GPS is committed to helping employers compete more effectively in a global economy by hiring professionals who have a distinctive and valuable skill set of technical expertise combined with foreign language and cultural competency.
http://www.globalprofessionalsearch.com/ (GPS webpage)