Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: Young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe
Remuneration: 450 euros per month, free accommodation, insurance and travel expenses covered
The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.
This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.
The scheme involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the GermanBundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.
The exchange programmes of the German Bundestag are conceived of as exciting ways of teaching young people about the significance of friendly cooperation based on shared political and cultural values.
To be eligible for the internship you must meet following criteria:
- University degree
- Very good knowledge of German
- Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship
During the internship for interns German Bundestag will provide
- 450 euros per month
- Free accommodation
- Insurance and travel expenses
The application procedure is different for each country. You can find your the specific information for your country (in German).