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 3 to 12 months in length and have flexible start dates. 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.
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The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. 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 United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare. EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences.
The IAESTE Internship Placement Program matches U.S. university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships abroad in more than 80 countries. Positions are available in industry, research institutes and universities, consulting firms, labs, and other work environments. Most placements are for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer, but fall and longer-term placements are also available. Best of all, most technical students in the United States (including international students!) are eligible to apply! Positions are available in 20-25 countries (not just China!) out of a network of more than 80 countries. For example, last year students interned in: Belgium, Macedonia, Japan, Spain, UK, China, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia, and Serbia.