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Paid Internship Opportunity in the German Parliament

Country: Germany
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Paid Internship Opportunity in the German Parliament is for US and Candian citizen. Internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag, has been offering by EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program). The internships are of two months long and they try to match the position with the student’s interests and experiences. Interns will be placed within the administration, preferably with a secretariat working for their preferred committee.

DAAD programs are helping to create goodwill and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America.


  • The successful applicant will receive compensation of approximately EUR 1,800 per month from the German Bundestag
  • Subsidized health insurance is available through DAAD for a monthly fee
  • Interns can be helped to obtain housing in Berlin and make contacts with fellow international interns and German students by DAAD
  • In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament


  • U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply
  • Applicants should possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity as well as sufficient knowledge of the German legislative process
  • Applicants should be advanced undergraduates or graduate students in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German
  • PhD students and German nationals are not eligible
  • Students must be fluent in spoken German and possess excellent writing skills
  • International students who are enrolled in a full-time course of study in the U.S. or Canada may also apply

Application Procedure

The German Bundestag suggests that you choose a two-month period between September and mid-December when the Bundestag is in session. Placements during the spring are rare, but sometimes possible from May 1st. Since the spring session ends in late June, placements typically end in early July for the summer break. The Bundestag is not in session in July and August. In order to receive an optimal placement for your internship, you should clearly state your particular interests in the essay. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in German.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline 15 September,2018
Country Germany
Organizer Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)



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