Fellowship opportunities in Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded fellowship opportunity, is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students.

CBYX is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and German Government and is administered by Cultural Vistas and the GIZ. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • A semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
  • Internship with a German company in the participants’ career field
  • Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms
  • Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
  • Local in-country support throughout the program

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career fields, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18.5-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens.

The application deadline for the 2019-2020 program is December 1, 2018. For a more detailed overview of the program, we invite you to attend our CBYX Informational Webinar on October 22 at 3:30pm EST. Please RSVP by sending an email to Ronda Rutherford.

Internships in Germany and in the U.S.

Cultural Vista’s internship and work abroad programs allow students and professionals to develop the expanding set of competencies demanded in today’s global economy through sustained immersion in a foreign country – language learning, interdisciplinary problem solving, empathy, and respect for cultural attitudes and ideas, to name a few.

Paid Internships and scholarships

Scholarships Available for UAS7 Internship Opportunities in Germany – Deadline February 15, 2016

UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences) invites students who are currently enrolled in Canadian and U.S. colleges to apply for the UAS7 Internship Program (IP). The deadline for this program is February 15, 2016. Successful applicants for the Internship Program (IP) are eligible for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship of 1000 EUR to cover or defray transatlantic travel expenses for program participation. Applicants will be notified about program and scholarship acceptance simultaneously. No additional application materials are necessary; the program application is used by the selection committee to evaluate candidates for scholarships as well as program admission. 

UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) committed to excellence in teaching and research and close cooperation with German businesses and industries in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster and Osnabrück. For more information about scholarships for the UAS7  Internship Programs, please visit:http://www.uas7.org/scholarships/intern-with-uas7.html

Paid Internships in Germany

College students looking for the opportunity to gain work experience in Germany can now apply for a paid internship through the new AATG Internship Program.

Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, computer science, medicine, finance, chemistry, childcare, and engineering.

The application deadline is March 15, 2016. Find more information about this exciting new program on the AATG website.

Paid Journalism Trainee program in Bonn, Germany

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is offering a high level eighteen month journalism traineeship for English native speakers. We are looking for talented young people with an interest in politics, society and culture. Apart from English as a native language, we are looking for applicants with some knowledge of German and possibly one of our thirty other Deutsche Welle broadcast languages.

The traineeship is paid (around 1,600 Euros per month) and can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.

The traineeship consists of six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks with a focus on the latest developments in journalism, for example multimedia storytelling and data-driven journalism, as well as live reporting, television and presenting. Alongside the seminar blocks, trainees spend nine months doing placements in various DW editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin and one of our foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington or Moscow.

As we are expanding our English program, we are keen to offer the opportunity to graduates of top British and American universities and journalism schools.

More information about the trainee program.

Online applications are currently being accepted. The deadline is October 31, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Karhausen (DW Akademie – Journalistische Ausbildung / Journalistic Training Department)