This is the list of messages related to German at the University of Michigan. You generally receive these messages over the weekend via email, and you will see them posted on CTools (German Advising Mail). If you have any questions, please address them to the German advisors.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Take a German Department Faculty Member to Lunch (Winter 2018)

Foster community and collegiality, and enjoy a free lunch! This program is a chance for undergraduate students to get to know faculty in a comfortable and informal setting outside of the classroom. Choose anyone from: or  

Lunches can take place Monday through Friday during Winter 2018, and purchases are limited to $50 per lunch at campus locations below. Lunch vouchers are available on a first come/first served basis for one lunch per term. 

How it works:
* Discuss with your classmates whom you want to invite
* Set the time and place to meet up for lunch
* Pick up vouchers from 3106 MLB; you will need the names of all who will attend
* Redeem vouchers at:
- Shapiro Undergrad Library, Bert’s Café
- Michigan League, Beanster’s Café, or that day's visiting vendors
- Michigan Union, Ahmo’s Gyros & Deli, Au Bon Pain, Luna’s, Panda Express, Starbucks, Subway, and Wendy’s
- Pierpont Commons, Ahmo’s Gyros & Deli, Fireside Café, Fireside Roast, Hibachi San, Mujo Café, Panda Express, Ugo’s Pizza Pi
- Duderstadt Center, Mujo Café
* Take a picture at the lunch and forward it to, we might feature your group on the Department’s social media!  

Max Kade German Residence - "Verbfest": Monday, January 22, 5-6 p.m., North Quad 2435

"Verbfest" is a hands-on language event sponsored by the Max Kade House that focuses on practicing verb tenses while you meet and interact with other students.  You can choose which "verb stations" to visit. Each has fun activities run by Kade students to help you apply the grammar you are learning in your courses. Pizza is provided.

German Department - "Schokoladenstunde": Tuesday, January 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, January 24, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Language Resource Center, North Quad

"Schokoladenstunde" takes place twice per week: Tuesdays between 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Mary Gell, and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. with Silvia Grzeskowiak, in the Language Resource Center in North Quad.  The group will meet in the seating area between the two computer classrooms.

The hour will be spent chatting and playing games in German (e.g. Tabu). Students at all levels are welcome. 

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students 2019/2020 - "Getting Started with Your Application": Tuesday, January 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Weiser Hall 355

The 2019-20 Fulbright program will provide grants to U.S. students for projects in over 140 countries. 

Types of grants:
* Academic grant: a self-designed program that may include coursework at a foreign university, independent field/library research, or any combination of these.
* Arts grant: a self-designed program to train in the creative or performing arts, usually via classes at an art or music school, training with a professional, or a combination.
* English Teaching Assistantship: a placement as an assistant to an English teacher at the primary, secondary, or university level. Placement is typically part-time and an additional independent project is expected.

To apply for the Fulbright program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, applicants must:
* Be University of Michigan students, alumni, or staff;
* Be U.S. citizens;
* Have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and
* Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.
* Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M.

At this session, a University of Michigan Fulbright Student Program Advisor (FPA) will provide an overview of the program and provide basic details related to the application process. You are encouraged to bring a laptop to the session.

Advising: University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisors are available for scheduled advising throughout the year. Advising may be in person, via phone or via a video conference. Schedule a fellowships advising appointment.

The University of Michigan application deadline for the 2019/2020 Fulbright program is Friday, August 31, 2018.

For questions, send an email to: or call: (734) 763.9200.

German Club - "Stammtisch": Wednesday, January 24, 7 p.m., Michigan Union Basement - Tap Room

The German Club will be having a "Stammtisch" this Wednesday.  Speakers at all levels are welcome.

For any questions, please send an email to Nico (, Meike (, Bridget (, or Lauren (

Max Kade German Residence Events - a) "Kaffeestunde": Wednesday, January 24, 9 p.m., Edward Said Multicultural Lounge, North Quad (3rd Floor) and b) "Deutschtisch:" Sunday, January 28, 7 p.m., Dining Hall, North Quad

"Kaffeestunde" at the Max Kade Haus takes place once a week in the Max Kade House in North Quad, but please check this weekly email for occasional updates! The regular time and place is Wednesday evenings 9 p.m. in the Edward Said Multicultural Lounge on the 3rd floor of North Quad. This is located in the residential portion of North Quad, which is only open to residents. When you go, please email Nico (, so that someone can come to the front door and let you in. You can also just knock on the door of the residential portion and tell a residence staff member that you are there for the Max Kade House event, and you will be let in.

"Deutschtisch" in the North Quad dining hall takes place each Sunday, 7 p.m. You will need a meal plan or Entrée Plus to enter, or you can purchase a meal at the door (note that this is not cheap) - but you may also be allowed to come in just to talk and not eat, if you say at the door that you are there for the Max Kade event. The group has yellow signs with "Max Kade Deutschtisch" to identify where they are sitting. For questions, contact Nico (

German students at all levels (101 and up) are welcome at all Max Kade events.

Internship Posting - Summer Marketing Internship with Bosch in Farmington Hills, MI: Wednesday, January 24 (Application Deadline)

The Marketing Intern will support the central automotive marketing team with the following tasks:
* Market planning and forecasting
* Market and trend research on mobility topics like automated driving, smart cities etc.
* Competitive intelligence
* Assisting with general administrative tasks like organizing events and trainings, maintaining internal social media presence

* Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university
* Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree with at least one semester completed
* Minimum of overall GPA of at least 3.0
* Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
* Junior, Senior or recent graduate student; minimum part-time/ full-time 3-month internship commitment
* Possess knowledge about market research and planning
* Must be very good and comfortable with reading and writing using English
* Proactive and passionate with marketing
* Good communication skills in English, German is a plus

* Detail and goal oriented
* Well organized
* Team work
* Creative and logical thinking

Additional Information:
BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives
* FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
* AWIM (A World In Motion)

Indefinite U.S. work authorized individuals only.  Future sponsorship for work authorization is unavailable.


Katja Wehrle, Visiting Doctoral Student, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, "Department of Psychology - Personality and Social Contexts Workshop": Thursday, January 25, 12-1 p.m.,, East Hall 4464

Refugees in Germany: Career- and identity-related adaptation processes during involuntary career transitions

Hito Steyerl, "Bubble Vision": Thursday, January 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater

Hito Steyerl is a German filmmaker and visual artist. Her prolific filmmaking and writing occupy a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy, and politics and explore capitalism’s social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Her films and lectures have increasingly addressed the presentational context of art, while her writing has circulated widely through publication in both academic and art journals. Her recent solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Artists Space, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2015); Van Abbemuseum, Eidenhoven, The Netherlands; ICA, London, UK; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2013).

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra - "Mozart Birthday Bash": Saturday, January 27, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater

Music will include:
* Fellman Reflections on Mozart: Big Bend
* Mozart Symphony No. 1
* Mozart Clarinet Concerto
* Mozart Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Special Guest: Chad Burrow, basset clarinet
A pre-concert lecture will take place at 7 p.m.

Bonderman Fellowship: Monday, January 29 (Application Deadline)

The Bonderman Fellowship offers four graduating seniors in the College of LSA the chance to travel internationally for eight months. Each spring, four fellows receive $20,000 to travel to at least six countries in two regions of the world, where they will immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations.

Bonderman Fellows will engage with cultures, people, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar, providing an opportunity to develop a new global outlook on life. Fellows make their own travel itineraries and explore the world independently.
Pizza and refreshments will be served! If you have questions or would like to schedule an advising appointment, feel free to contact Carolina Fuentes at

Job Posting - 18-Month Bilingual Journalism Traineeship at Deutsche Welle in Bonn/Berlin: Monday, January 29 (Application Deadline)

For its bilingual journalism traineeship, Deutsche Welle (DW) is looking for creative people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, high-quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. The 18-month program covers the range of skills a journalist of the future needs: TV moderation, multimedia storytelling, data journalism, social media and virtual reality - in seminars, workshops and of course the DW editorial offices and correspondent bureaux in Washington, Moscow and Brussels. During the bilingual traineeship (German and English), DW trainees are involved in long-term innovative, international projects. 

Who can apply?Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. Candidates must also have completed a university or college degree or apprenticeship.

Language requirements:
* English native speakers with a good working knowledge of German or
* Native speakers of another DW program language (specifically Turkish, Russian, Farsi, Kiswahili and Hausa) with a good, working knowledge of both English and German or
* German native speakers with an excellent working knowledge of English

The program start is in September 2018. The traineeship will take place in Bonn and Berlin.

International Programs in Engineering - International Engineering Summer School at University of Technology in Berlin: Wednesday, January 31 (Priority Application Deadline)

This program at the Berlin University of Technology helps students gain insight into German culture, engineering and industry. The program combines intensive German language training with ENGR 350: International Laboratory Experience for Engineers. Participants will join a TUB research laboratory and work on small project teams led by German graduate students. Lab work is complemented by visits to relevant scientific and industrial sites near Berlin. Students earn academic credit for their engineering degrees and establish useful connections for future internships or employment. This program has also earned the seal of quality from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

You can participate in either the Spring session or the Summer session
Spring Session: May 5 - June 16
Summer Session: July 7 - August 18

* Minimum 2.75 GPA
* Current University of Michigan Ann Arbor College of Engineering and LSA Computer Science students in good academic standing
* Freshman or above
* There is no foreign language proficiency required for this program

Priority deadline for this program is January 31. Applications completed by this date will be reviewed for early admission. Final deadline for this program is February 25.  Applications completed by this later date will be reviewed for any remaining spots on the program and students may be placed on a waiting list.

Orientation: All admitted students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on North Campus.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship to Study in Germany (September 2018 - July 2019): Wednesday, January 31 (Application Deadline)

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements:
* You are currently a second or third year student and will be in your third or fourth year during your stay in Germany.
* You are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year (September 2018 - July 2019)
* You possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity.
* You have well-defined study, research and/or internship plans for your stay in Germany.
* You demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and explain the significance of your project in Germany to your future studies, research or professional goals.
* You are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
* You will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor's degree

Language Skills:
* When you apply to your study program of choice, you must prove adequate knowledge of the language of instruction. You can find out exactly what language skills are required in the university's study and admissions regulations.
* Good German language skills are usually a requirement for studying in Germany, especially in the arts. Exceptions are possible for programs taught in English.

Duration of the Funding:
* 4-10 months. The scholarship is non-renewable

* Monthly stipend of 650 Euro, health, accident and liability insurance, travel allowance

An independent selection committee of academics and international education experts evaluates the applications and selects the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees.

Films - "Filming the Future of Detroit/Filming the Future from Berlin: African Perspectives": Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m., College for Creative Studies, 201 E Kirby Street, Detroit - Wendell Auditorium

These five 10-minutes films will show the ways in which Berlin and Detroit are global from the perspectives of African immigration, and African imaginations of global futures. Berlin helps to elucidate what is distinctive about Detroit and vise versa. These films picture the distinctions between how African futures can be imagined in Europe versus the U.S., in Detroit versus Berlin. They reveal how race, citizenship, and humanitarian projects work in relation to African immigration in these two cities. They ask: What difference do the approaches to urban planning, districting, education, and social versus capital networks make? What kinds of communities can be formed? How do “Africans’’ relate to “Blackness’’ versus “foreignness’’ in both cities? What difference does it make to live in the city when one is a noncitizen? 

Following the films showcase will be a Q&A with Damani Partridge, the project lead, and the filmmakers from Freedom House in Detroit: Ajara Hamidatu Alghali, Hawlanne Noor, Frances Sarr-Robbins, and Whitney Smith.

Reception to follow.

Academic Year in Freiburg 2018/2019: Thursday, February 1 (Application Deadline)

The best way to get to know Germany really well is to live there for an extended time.  Here is a recent article how studying abroad positively affects your career chances.

By studying in Freiburg for a year, you can practically earn all credits required for a German major and may possibly get distribution credits and credits towards a second major; and you will live in one of the most attractive and desired places in Germany. Sophomores are allowed to participate in this program.

* Minimum 3.0 GPA
* Good academic standing
* Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing by Fall 2018
* Completion of German 232 or equivalent prior to September 2018

The 2018/19 consortium program will be led by University of Michigan Professor Kerstin Barndt, who will also be teaching some of the courses. Feel free to contact her with questions:!  The program also has a very savvy Associate Director, who lives in Freiburg throughout the entire year.

Tuition for this year-long program is covered by a program fee ($7,500/semester), and students receive University of Michigan in-residence credit for the courses they take during the Academic Year in Freiburg. Students are not required to pay University of Michigan tuition during the year abroad. Additional costs include an administrative fee ($1,200), travel, room, and board. Students remain eligible for financial aid. In addition, the German Department will reduce the program fee for all applicants by $1,000 this year. Further funding opportunities (up to $3,000) are available from the department as well; to inquire, please contact

For more information, see the AYF website at 

Here is the link to the application website from CGIS (Center for Global and Intercultural Study):

LSA students in this program may be eligible for additional scholarships through the University of Michigan. 

Here is a brief video about the AYF program:

Metropolitan Studies in Berlin (Fall 2018): Thursday, February 1 (Application Deadline)

This program is designed for students without a German language background who are looking for an in-depth look at the culture and context of the metropolis of Berlin. German majors should consider the University of Michigan programs in Freiburg and Tübingen.

* Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
* Good academic standing
* Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
* No previous German language study is required

Students must take 16-18 credit hours per semester. One German language course (4 credits) is required for beginning and intermediate students. All other courses are taught in English and worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. Two week-long field trips will be included in the program, as well as day excursions that complement your learning in the classroom and contribute to a general knowledge of German culture and society.

Please see program website (IES) for details.

Application Website:

If you have any questions how these credits could count towards a German major or minor, please ask Andrew or me.

Job Posting - Global Trainee Program with ZF in Northville, MI: Friday, February 2 (Application Deadline)

With the option of starting in July or October of 2018, ZF is looking of candidates for its Global Trainee Program.

Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. The International Trainee Program is 15 months and gives you an outstanding opportunity to start your career with a global company. While completing individual projects, you will get the unique chance to gain insight into the company, the products and processes as well as to build up a strong network. Within the projects you will be enabled to think “outside the box” and develop intercultural skills. After successful completion you will be prepared to assume responsibility and work independently within your assignment with ZF North America, Inc., which you will be given after the program.

The area of activity comprises the following tasks:
* Organizing and implementing four individual projects at different ZF locations (three projects within home country, one project abroad)
* Working on a joint group project throughout the complete course of the program
* Participating in different workshops and seminars
* Getting to know our broad product portfolio by means of a three-week assignment in Production
* Setting up a comprehensive network within ZF
* Taking over a permanent position after completion of the trainee program

* GPA of 3.0 in a commercial or technical discipline
* Relevant internships in the area e.g. R&D, Production, Sales, etc.
* Internationality or work experience abroad
* Fluent in written and spoken English, good knowledge of German would be an asset
* Willingness to work independently and autonomously with a high degree of personal initiative
* Great communication skills and willingness to work in an international team,  mobility, interdisciplinary interest, creativity

More information about the Trainee Program at:

Schubert's "Winterreise": Sunday, February 4, 4 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

“Even as a child, I was unnaturally obsessed with love and death,” says celebrated English tenor Ian Bostridge. “So in that sense, I really was born to sing lieder.”

Bostridge’s fascination with Schubert’s "Winterreise" extends beyond the hundreds of performances he has given of the 24-song cycle; the former historian has also written a book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. The book is an engrossing read, but the live performance of a winter journey across a landscape of lost love is not to be missed. Of recent performances in England, the Financial Times observed that “Bostridge gets inside the very soul of Schubert’s tortured winter traveler.” The Telegraph raved, “This was without doubt the most extraordinary, riveting, uncanny performance of Schubert’s great song-cycle I have ever witnessed.”

Max Kade German Residence - "Yoga auf Deutsch": Sunday, February 4, 5 p.m., North Quad 2175

The yoga instruction will be led in German, but experienced yogis will not need knowledge of the language. Please bring your own mat (no equipment will be provided).

If you have any questions, please contact Nico ( 

Max Kade German Residence - "Vienna Experience": Monday, February 5, 4:30-6 p.m., North Quad 2435

Students of the Max Kade German Residence will create and run a variety of interactive stations intended to teach other residents of North Quad as well as German students about Vienna, Austria and its cultures.

Book Discussion - Rita Chin, “The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History”: Tuesday, February 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Lane Hall 2239

* Rita Chin, Professor of History
* Kristin Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
* Damani Partridge, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies

In 2010, the leaders of Germany, Britain, and France each declared that multiculturalism had failed in their countries. Over the past decade, a growing consensus in Europe has voiced similar decrees. But what do these ominous proclamations, from across the political spectrum, mean? From the influx of immigrants in the 1950s to contemporary worries about refugees and terrorism, "The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe" examines the historical development of multiculturalism on the Continent. Rita Chin argues that there were few efforts to institute state-sponsored policies of multiculturalism, and those that emerged were pronounced failures virtually from their inception. She shows that today's crisis of support for cultural pluralism isn't new but actually has its roots in the 1980s.

Chin looks at the touchstones of European multiculturalism, from the urgent need for laborers after World War II to the public furor over the publication of "The Satanic Verses" and the question of French girls wearing headscarves to school. While many Muslim immigrants had lived in Europe for decades, in the 1980s they came to be defined by their religion and the public's preoccupation with gender relations. Acceptance of sexual equality became the critical gauge of Muslims' compatibility with Western values. The convergence of left and right around the defense of such personal freedoms against a putatively illiberal Islam has threatened to undermine commitment to pluralism as a core ideal. Chin contends that renouncing the principles of diversity brings social costs, particularly for the left, and she considers how Europe might construct an effective political engagement with its varied population.

Challenging the mounting opposition to a diverse society, "The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe" presents a historical investigation into one continent's troubled relationship with cultural difference.

Internship Posting - Spring Internship with Open Medical Institute at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, Austria: Friday, February 9 (Application Deadline)

The Salzburg Stiftung of the American Austrian Foundation (AAF) is pleased to offer a three-month internship to recent college graduates (ideally German majors) at Schloss Arenberg, Salzburg, Austria.

Internship Dates:
* May 10 - August 10, 2018

Interns will provide administrative support to the Seminar Coordinator of the Academic Office of the Salzburg Medical Seminars of the Open Medical Institute (OMI), a postgraduate medical educational program for physicians from the developing world (fellows), taught by physicians (faculty) from the United States and Europe. Interns should be “fluent” in Microsoft word, excel and Power point. Good audiovisual skills are also a plus. Interns should also be proficient in German.

Interns will support the Seminar Coordinator with the pre- and post-organization of the seminars as well as with the seminar currently in session. All seminars are captured electronically and published on CD. Interns may be asked to lend a hand in the multi media lab where the CD’s are produced. Interns will also be involved in ongoing projects, which may include analyzing seminar evaluations and other data for reports.

For more information, please look at the documents (Intern Job Description and US Intern Application) in Canvas and MBox.

Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia: Thursday, February 15 (Application Deadline)

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) is pleased to make available grants for summer research projects or internships for current undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan. Funding is to be used within Europe/Eurasia. Please contact WCEE for questions regarding projects outside the region.

* Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
* Eligible students must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation.
* Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research, and the research project must be at least one month in length.
* Applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region, and the internship must constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment for a minimum of six weeks.


Here are other funding opportunities for internships abroad:

Internship Posting - Media and Operations Internship for German Center for Research and Innovation in New York: Thursday, February 15 (Application Deadline)

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months. This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Compensation for this internship is $750 per month. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The internship start date is April 3, 2018.

Job Responsibilities:
The media and operations intern will be responsible for the following research:
* Information pertinent to developing the GCRI’s editorial and event calendar for 2018
* Content to be used on the GCRI Website
* Content to be used in the GCRI Newsletter
* Content to be used for the GCRI’s Twitter account
* Background resources for events (online articles, “recommended reading,” etc.)
* Innovations from Germany, to be featured in the GCRI’s “Innovation of the Month” category online and in the GCRI Newsletter

* Applicants should be prepared to summarize and produce copy for all research conducted. Assistance with office administration, including GCRI programs and events, is also required.
* Some administration and maintenance of the GCRI website,, required. This primarily involves photo editing, as well as content uploads and editing. The intern will aid in maintaining the GCRI’s social media profile (via Twitter).

Minimum Qualifications:
* Applicant must have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study
* Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills, in both German and English
* Applicant must be self-motivated, organized, and proficient at working within deadlines
* Applicant must have strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
* Experience with online social media required

Preferred Qualifications:
* Prior experience in the field of journalism, office experience, and experience in program coordination and event management highly desirable. Familiarity with the field of international education, research, and/or commerce strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and other computer programming skills strongly preferred.

To apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample in English and German to, with “GCRI Media and Operations Internship” listed in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Internship Posting - 9-12 Month Accounting and Finance Internship with German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago: Sunday, February 18 (Application Deadline)

The mission of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) is to promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States. GACC Midwest is located in downtown Chicago and offers internship programs for talented students and recent graduates.

All internships offer the opportunity to gain work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment, with support from colleagues that can help speed the learning curve of understanding intercultural differences and nuances.

Overview:The Intern will learn about the day-to-day accounting procedures within the Chamber, and gain practical experience in the areas of general ledger accounting, account reconciliations, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers, preparation of supporting schedules and ad hoc reports.

In addition to learning routine accounting procedures the Intern will also be involved in special projects, including the implementation of a fixed asset tracking system and an accounting system conversion.

Specific Requirements:* Very strong English skills are required. German language skills, while not required, would be very helpful.
 * Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Ideally, the intern should have completed at least 6 credit hours of financial accounting coursework.
 * Very strong attention to detail, financial aptitude and excellent organizational skills.
 * Strong skills with Microsoft Excel are required, including the ability to run advanced functions such as Macros.  Exposure to computerized accounting systems such as Quickbooks would be a definite plus.

Start date: June 2018
Duration: 9-12 months
Compensation: $1,600/month

Please apply by using this application link:

If you have any questions, please contact Bettina Hannemann under

Paid Summer Internship/Work Positions in Germany Through International Cooperative Education: Thursday, March 15 (Application Deadline)

If you are still looking for a paid internship or work position in Germany this summer, you can find some through the 'International Cooperative Education' ( You will find Dr. Seefeldt's contact information at the bottom of this posting, but please look carefully at the application procedures in the FAQ section.

All current students (including graduating seniors and graduate students) are eligible to apply.

Though the application deadline is March 15, I encourage you to apply earlier as you may be placed earlier.

He announced that he is looking for qualified candidates for these positions:
* BMW in Regensburg or München: for mechanical or automotive engineering students, preferably six months: stipend of €700 per month
* Infineon Technologies in München: for computer engineering/computer science students, who are in their third year of studies: stipend of €1,600 per month
* Münchener Rückversicherungsgesellschaft in München: for business/economics, geology, or mathematics majors who are in their third year of studies: stipend of €1,200 per month
* Kärcher Futuretech, marketing, students with knowledge of German and Spanish preferred, internships should last preferably six months: stipend of €800 per month
* Siemens Medical Solutions in Erlangen for Engineering students: stipend of €680 per month
* Meals on Wheels in Baldham (near Munich), it is essential that you know how to drive a car with stick shift: stipend of €500 per month
* Hotzenplotz Kurklinik in Rickenbach (Black Forest), work with children: free room and board
* Refugee camp in Friedland, work with refugees from Iraq and Syria: free room and board
* Mutter/Eltern-Kind Kliniken in Bordelum (North Sea), and Braunlage, work with children: free room and board plus stipend of €400 (Braunlage) - €500 (Bordelum) per month
* Work with the care of the elderly at the Georg Brauchle Haus in München, work with elderly patients, ideal for pre-meds and pre-nursing students: free room and board plus stipend of €500 per month
* Work at the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz in Bernkastel-Wittlich: free room and board plus €100 stipend per month
* Work at the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz in Unna: free accommodation
* Hotel Ihnkern on Norderney (North Sea); student should have experience in restaurant/hotel services, six days work per week: free room and board plus €1,100 stipend per month
* Two positions in the field of agriculture in Westfalen work with animals, live with a family: free room and board plus a €200 stipend per month

By completing the internship in a German-speaking country, you will be eligible to receive academic credits by taking German 351 (Fall 2018), and you can apply for various funding resources.

The total fee for obtaining a position through ICE will be $1,500.
Contact information:
Dr. Günter Seefeldt
International Cooperative Education
15 Spiros Way
Menlo Park, California 94025

Phone: (650) 323-4944
Fax: (650) 323-1104

College of Engineering International Internship Scholarship: Wednesday, March 21 (Rolling Admission - Final Application Deadline)

Interested in exploring new and diverse cultures while gaining valuable engineering experience?  The College of Engineering (CoE) encourages you to participate in an international internship by providing a scholarship to support your experience.

The CoE International Internship Scholarship offers $1,000 scholarships to CoE undergraduates pursuing international internships during the spring/summer.  The scholarship is designed to benefit those who would otherwise face financial barriers to participation and is open to students pursuing paid or unpaid positions.

This scholarship is open to College of Engineering (CoE) students who meet the following criteria:
* Have completed the first year in the CoE by the start date of the internship and are in good academic standing (transfer students who have completed one semester in the CoE by the start date of the internship are also eligible)
* Are a current CoE undergraduate returning as an undergraduate in the Fall semester
* Obtained an internship outside of the US and outside of the student's home country
* Will work on the internship assignment for a minimum of 6 weeks

Internships are considered positions where the student will work for an organization for a limited period of time to gain meaningful work experience. Internships can be paid or unpaid and can be administered by a University of Michigan program, a non-University of Michigan internship provider organization, or the student may find the internship directly with a company. University of Michigan summer study abroad programs that are research-based are not considered internships.

If you have questions about your eligibility or whether your experience counts as an internship, contact Jill Coughlin, CoE International Internship Coordinator (

Students must have applied for and obtained an internship already to be eligible for the scholarship. To learn more about how to find an international internship before applying for the scholarship, start with these resources:
CoE International Internship Program
IPE's Work, Intern, Research, and Volunteer Abroad (WIVRA) website

To learn about additional funding opportunities for international internships, and to see what past scholarship awardees have done, click on the following links:
Additional Funding Opportunities
Summer 2017 CoE International Internship Scholarship Recipients

Program Requirements
Pre-Departure* Attend the International Internship Pre-Departure Orientation offered jointly by the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) and International Programs in Engineering (IPE) on April 18, 2018 (exam study day) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
* Provide your internship offer letter by no later than April 30
* Have GeoBlue Health Insurance coverage for the duration of the internship
* Agree to the College of Engineering Funding Rules, which will be outlined in your scholarship award letter

Post-Travel (Fall 2018)
* Attend a follow-up meeting with ECRC/IPE to discuss your experience.
* Submit a write-up and photo of your internship experience (that may be shared publicly).
* Share your experiences with the CoE community at a work abroad event.

Contact Information:
Questions about this scholarship application may be directed to Jill Coughlin, CoE International Internship Coordinator (