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Summer Programs

Not sure what to do for your summer break? Interested in continuing your German education? Check out some of these summer programs!

 DAAD University Summer Course Grant -  take a university course in Germany over the summer!

https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/university-summer-course-grant/ 

  • Current Sophomores and Juniors
  • International Students are eligible
  • For German majors/minors: need 1-2 years of German (B1 minimum)
  • Take a course at a German university in a field of your interest!
  • 850 EUR Scholarship + travel money
  • December 11 Deadline

DAAD Intensive Language Course Grant  - for beginners: boost your language skills!

https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/intensive-language-course-grant/

 

  • scholarship payment of EUR 2,300-
  • take a summer language course in Germany
  • Current Sophomores and Juniors
  • Open to NON German majors (although you may decide to do a major/minor after coming back!)
  • German language skills should be equivalent to at least level A1 and no higher than B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • December 11 Deadline

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/find-an-internship/what-applicants-need-to-know/

 

  • for STEM majors, and computer science
  • monthly scholarship of EUR 750 to do summer research in STEM fields with German grad students
  • no German required
  • can possibly count as your SIP in Biology or other fields - ask your faculty
  • current sophomores and juniors (including international students)
  • 10 weeks to 3 months
  • December 15 Deadline

Scholarship for Language Study at Middlebury College Immersion programs

http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

  • awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer of language study 
  • for students interested in international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution
  • merit-based awards
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017

 

Cultural Vistas Internship Program Scholarship

https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/cultural-vistas-fellowship/

  • summer internship in Germany in a wide range of fields (tailored to your interests)
  • fellowship covers all program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within one’s internship country; as well as travel to New York City for pre-departure and reentry seminars is covered
  • Sophomore or junior academic status at the time of application; preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM  majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.
  • January deadline

 AATG Internship Program for College Students

http://www.aatg.org/?page=Internships 

  • internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, medicine, business, childcare, and engineering (Examples: German Red Cross, BWM, Siemens)
  • sophomores and juniors
  • Program fee $2,000 but internships are paid 
  • February deadline 

 EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) Bundestag Internship
https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/graduate-opportunities/emgip-bundestag-internship/
 

  • EUR 1,800/month
  • intern in the German parliament
  • 2 months long
  • for outstanding students studying political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German
  • Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills
  • juniors or graduating seniors
  • Sept deadline