Experience German Politics Firsthand with the German Bundestag Scholarship

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you have a love for politics and want to experience a foreign political environment firsthand, the upcoming German Bundestag internship/scholarship might be right up your alley. The 5 month internship will put you right in the middle of all the action at the German Parliament in Berlin.

To qualify you need to be a US citizen under the age of 30 and have a college degree. You’ll obviously need to be able to speak German and have love for politics and Germany in general. The scholarship portion gives you accommodations, 450 euros a month, and covers your travel expenses and insurance. What more could you want?

If your interested, you can find all the paperwork on the Bundestag.de website. The site is in German (which you will need to know anyways) but we are including a full English description below:

Would you like to work at the German Parliament?

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt- Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who will return home after the program with the determination to play an active and responsible role in shaping their countries’ democratic future.

The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag.

The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. The selection interviews are held in the United States.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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