Be an Intern in the German Bundestag!

Deadline: 30 June 2014

Open to: young people under 30 from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldava, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and USA

Remuneration: 450 euros per month, free accommodation, insurance and travel expenses covered

Description

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 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 5 months work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. 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 internship will take place from 1 March – 31 July 2015.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • University degree;
  • Very good knowledge of German (level B2);
  • Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship;
  • Career goal: to work in the public sector in the home country (media, political parties, associations, government service, etc.);
  • Be from one of the eligible countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldava, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and USA.

Scholarship:

  • 450 euros per month;
  • Free accommodation;
  • Insurance;
  • Covered travel expenses.

Application

The application procedure is different for each country. You can find your the specific information for your countryhttp://www.bundestag.de/bundestag/europa_internationales/internat_austausch/neue_laender/bewerbung_neu/bewerbung/244992 (in German).

For further information please visit http://www.bundestag.de/ips (in German).