Future leaders in research, business, the arts, and public life need global competency in order to succeed in our increasingly interconnected world. To help outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the U of M develop these skills, CGES is partnering with three organizations in Germany on unique internship opportunities.
The Minnesota Goes to Berlin Program is an annual fellowship program that places up to 10 U of M undergraduate or graduate students as interns in English-language classrooms at Berlin elementary and secondary schools. Fellows serve as language resource persons for 3 weeks. An additional week of individual travel in Germany/Europe is recommended. Program dates in 2014: June 1 (arrival) to June 22 (departure). Application deadline: February 3, 2014
2014 program brochure
- B plus M (Berliner Lehrer in Minnesota / Minnesota College Studierende in Berliner Schulen) Stipendienfortbildungs- und Internationalisierungprogramm für Berliner Grund- und Sekundarschulen. Schwerpunkt: Förderung von Englisch-LehrerInnen an Grundschulen und Sekundarschulen.
Zehn Stipendien für Berliner Grund- und Sekundarschulen bzw. deren LehrerInnen Das DAAD Center for German & European Studies an der University of Minnesota (USA) lädt Berliner Schulen ein, sich um 10 Fortbildungsstipendien für Grund- und Sekundarschullehrer und Lehrerinnen mit Unterrichtsfach Englisch zu bewerbem. Bis zu 2 Lehrer pro Schule können pro Jahr gefördert werden. Insbesondere erwünscht ist eine mehrjährige Teilnahme an diesem integrierten Baustein-Program. Das erhöht die Nachhaltigkeit und erlaubt längerfristige Aufbauarbeit. Ein Antrag auf Anerkennung der Fortbildung als einwöchigen Bildungsurlaub wird eingereicht. Bewerbungsschluss: 15. April 2014.
Bewerben Sie sich:B plus M Programmbroschüre 2013--Bewerbungsbogen--weitere Hintergrundinformationen
- In 2011, CGES piloted the WorkART Kunstverein Fellowship Program. WorkART is a unique partnership between the University of Minnesota and Germany’s ADKV, a national association of community-based nonprofit art galleries dedicated to exploring and presenting contemporary art. Additional local partners are Macalester College and Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Fellows serve as interns at one of over 300 Kunstverein chapters in Germany for 4 to 8 weeks between mid-May and mid-August. Application deadline: February 3, 2014.
- The USA-Interns Program places American undergraduates in German companies and organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Over 100 German employers participate. Internships usually last 8-12 weeks; semester-long internships are also available. Students enrolled at any institution of higher education in the USA are eligible. If you are a U of M student and not enrolled in the U's Institute of Technology, please submit your application to CGES. All others apply directly to the Steuben-Schurz Gesellschaft. Application deadline for summer 2014 internships: October 2013. Check out the organization's website for application deadlines for internships in fall 2014 and spring 2015.
The DAAD Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites U of M students enrolled in any discipline to apply for 3-week internships in English-language classrooms at Berlin elementary schools. Students enrolled U of M-Morris, U of M-Duluth, U of M-Crookston and Macalester College are also encouraged to apply.
|What?|| Serve as a citizen ambassador and teacher's aide at an elementary or secondary school in Berlin, Germany, and help students learn about the USA. Immerse yourself in a professional environment.
Fellowship winners serve as native speaker resource persons/assistant teachers in English-language and other subject area classrooms at an elementary or secondary school. Work with your mentor-teacher at your school M, T, W, and F during regular school hours (17 hours max). Do independent research on an education topic. On Thursdays, meet as a group to explore Berlin's rich culture and history. Participate in organized social and cultural activities on one weekend; use the other weekend as you please. Ten fellowships are available.
|When?||June 1 (arrival date) to June 22 (departure date), 2014|
|Who?||Outstanding U of M system and Macalester undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year; minimum age 20; demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency preferred but not required.|
|Fellowship package||Room and board with your mentor-teacher's family or another German host family for 3 weeks; international health insurance for 1 month; public transportation pass for fellowship period; $650 grant to support airfare costs. Airfare support will be paid out after full completion of the program and all requirements. Only receipted expense can be reimbursed. NOTE: Fellows are encouraged to extend their stay in Europe. However, they are NOT allowed to stay with their host family beyond the program dates.|
|Additional Requirements||All fellows will submit a journal and individual research project upon conclusion of the program. All fellows will be asked to share their experience with students both at the university and in local schools after they return.|
|Your cost?||Airfare; lunches; personal expenses; passport application fees [airfare subsidy of $650 available only 6 weeks after completion of program]|
|Application deadline||Monday, February 3, 2014 by 4:30 PM (receipt in CGES offices).|
Friday, February 21, late afternoon--finalists are notified via email
This program is designed to benefit all partners: the children at your host school, your teacher-mentor, you, the other Berlin partners, and CGES. All fellows are required to live with their host family for the duration of the program. Participants are also required to participate in the cultural and social program arranged by CGES (includes opening and closing BBQ). To prepare for the internship, fellows are required to attend four group orientation meetings at the U of M. See also "Additional Requirements."
To apply, please submit to CGES, attn. "Minnesota Goes to Berlin Fellowship Program":
- Application form
- Letter of interest that describes how this fellowship fits into your course of study and benefits your career objectives. Please include a statement on your level of German language proficiency (up to 3 fellowship slots are available for applicants with only minimal German).
- Current resume
- Unofficial transcript
- One confidential letter of recommendation from a U of M or Macalester faculty member—may be emailed directly to ENGEL056@umn.edu or submitted in a sealed envelope to the CGES office.
- Proof of a valid US passport (or proof that you have applied for one; passport renewal/new issuing currently takes a minimum of 3 months, so don't delay)
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-7705. There also will be two information meetings for prospective applicants where you can meet some of last year's fellows. Dates to be announced shortly.
The German-American Internship Exchange founded by the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V. and the US Consulate Frankfurt
The program organizes summer jobs and internships for American students in Germany and for German students in the US. The program is open to students from all disciplines who will have completed their sophomore year prior to commencing their internship. Over 100 German employers participate. Internships usually last 8-12 weeks; semester-long internships are also available.
Internship program details in brief:
|What?||Live and work in a different cultural environment, improve your language skills, and gain valuable work experience as an intern abroad.|
|Where?||All interns will be placed in companies and non-profit organizations across Germany. Internship opportunities cover all fields - from businesses to the arts and music, the natural sciences to politics/ international relations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.|
|When?||each summer for 8-12 weeks; semester-long internships are also available.|
|Who?||Outstanding undergraduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year; age 20-30; min. cum. GPA 3.0|
|Compensation?||Compensation for internships depends on the length of the internship, economic sector, and academic qualifications of the student. In most instances, internships in IT and business-related positions are paid. If you are interested in interning in social services, the arts, media, politics and non-profit organizations, keep in mind that, as in the USA, these will be low-paying or non-paying positions.|
|Application due||October and March|
For full program description and all application materials, see USA-Interns Program.