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, June 18, 2017

"Schokoladenstunde": Wednesday, June 21, 7-8 p.m., Michigan Union Basement, Tap Room

Schokoladenstunde will be facilitated in Spring/Summer by two student volunteers, Phil Dakin and Julian Frankel. It will take place Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., in the Tap Room in the basement of the Michigan Union.

If you are taking German 100-232 in Spring/Summer, you can make up 2 "A&P Tally" points by attending. Just ask Phil or Julian to let your instructor(s) know you were there.

German Park Recreation Club: Saturday, June 24, 4-11 p.m. (Park Closes at 11 p.m.; Admission Gate Open 4-9 p.m.) 5549 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor

The German Park Recreation Club hosts three picnics the last Saturday in June, July, and August.

Admission gate open 4–9 p.m.; park closes at 11 p.m.

According to the website, German Park serves "the same traditional home cooked meals that were served" at the first picnic in 1938. I hope that the German cuisine developed a bit since then.

German Park is filled with fun things to see and do. But the highlight for visitors is the "authentic" German meals - the Deutsche Küche is open all night.  They also serve imported German beer, domestic beer, wine, and soft drinks.

All food and beverages must be purchased using tickets purchased from our ticket house. Unused tickets may be refunded before the ticket house closes at 10:30 p.m.

$5 per person (12 and under: free).

No one under 21 permitted without parent/guardian; photo ID required.
No credit/debit cards or checks accepted; no ATM available.
Please: picnic baskets, coolers, food or beverages may not be brought into the park; the Park officials love pets too, but not at the park. Designated smoking area.


Job Posting - Manufacturing Controlling Trainee in Accounting or Finance in Sumter, SC: Saturday, June 24 (Application Deadline)

Do you want to make a significant impact through your work? Are you looking for career opportunities on a global scale? If so, Continental offers international tasks and a comprehensive training on the job. This is a 18 month international rotational trainee program which allows you travel and have excellent hands on training in Manufacturing Controlling. 

The three phases of the 18-­month trainee program include
* Home Plant Stay: In the first 6 months you will gain experience in your home plant, working on various challenging controlling projects and tasks.
* International assignment (central): During the next 6 months you can expand your skills working on topics in multi­cultural business teams at Continental’s Central Controlling Department in Germany, Hannover. During this stay you will work on challenging individual assignments and group assignment together with other Trainees.
* Plant stay (abroad): In the final phase you will have the chance to deepen your international experience and learning on the job in a plant stay abroad.
* Bachelors degree in Business Administration with major in Controlling, Finance, Accounting, Corporate management or related degree or relevant internships in finance and accounting (ideally abroad)
* Eager to work in a multicultural environment
* Project experience desired
* Open­ minded, responsible and self driven team player with unrestricted international mobility
* Ambition for high performance

Job Posting - Food Server for Metzger's German Restaurant in Ann Arbor: Thursday, June 29 (Application Deadline)

Full and part-time server positions are available to be a part of one of Ann Arbor's oldest restaurants.

Apply in person (305 N Zeeb Road) or call for appointment (734) 668-8987

Required experience: Waitstaff and restaurant - 2 years

International Parliamentary Scholarships at German Bundestag: Friday, June 30 (Application Deadline)

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie 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 from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe and the Arab region, who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers these 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 13-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel.

* Citizenship of participant country
* University degree
* Very good knowledge of German
* Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship

* 500 euros per month
* Free accommodation
* Insurance and travel expenses

Job Posting - Electrical Engineer for a German-Owned Company in Rochester Hills, MI: Friday, June 30 (Application Deadline)

meetus@US, an international executive search & recruiting firm, is looking for an Electrical  Engineer for a German manufacturer of automotive components company in Michigan. 

Basic Function:
* Organize and communicate project requirements
* Prepares, manages and presents cost estimates vs actual for assigned projects

Departmental Responsibilities:
* Electrical controls design and support
* PLC programming and HMI design (Siemens S7 1200 and WINCC).
* Ensure projects are defined clearly, taking into consideration both customer and the companies requirements
* Assist with assembly, testing and troubleshooting of robotic and system equipment
* Provide on-site technical support and field service duties as required
* Provide technical support, including responding to customer technical inquiries as needed
* Manage projects related to system engineering
* Support the sales, service, and other departments technically, as required
* Create and maintain bill of materials
* Create conceptual drawings
* Create detailed assembly drawings and electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical
* Manage assigned projects, tracking issue and assignment status, timelines, budget, product cost and overall project objectives
* Conduct formal reviews at key project points to executive management and other support areas as appropriate
* Ensure project compliance with legal regulations as well as customer, and the companies procedures
* Monitor project budget status throughout the project, and provide regular updates to the manufacturing manager and when requested; executive management
* Monitor product costs throughout the project, and provide regular updates to the manufacturing manager and/or executive management
* Assist and support the problem solving process with design or manufacturing suggestions and participant in affecting a prompt resolution
* Keep all project documentation current, including project snapshots, timelines, issues and task lists
* Ensure completion of APQP documentation, and continual development (DFMEA, PFMEA, Process Flows, Line Layout, etc...) in coordination with supporting departments
* Evaluate and report on project at closure, and update the "lessons learned" database
* Other reasonable duties as required

Safety Responsibilities:
* Contribute to maintaining a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules, regulations, and policies regarding safety protocol
* Report any workplace conditions that appear dangerous or potentially hazardous
* Follow the proper procedures for the safe use of tools and equipment associated with the employees' position and properly maintain this equipment
* Immediately report any workplace injury or illness to your manager and Human Resources
* Attend all required Safety related training and or communication sessions

Continuous Improvement Responsibilities:
 * Accept continuous improvement as a "VALUE" of the organization and be responsible for identifying gaps and inefficiencies and suggest where improvements can take place
* Create and support and environment of continuous learning among all employees and contribute to an atmosphere of people care, dignity, positivity, and inspiration
Global Responsibilities:
* Work with the global Lean Team to develop like processes globally
* Work with Global product development teams as necessary to develop global products

* Assign tasks and hold project members responsible and accountable for assigned tasks
* Call meeting of project steering committee regarding critical developments
* Require meeting attendance for communications & issues resolution
* Participate in the selection of team members as requested

* Read, write and speak English fluently
* Minimum 4 yr B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Business or equivalent.
* Minimum 5 yrs work experience in product development or manufacturing
* Knowledge of: Electrical control design, engineering, and PLC programming techniques.
* Two years of large system programming experience including: PLC ladder logic, HMI screens, servo motion control, and robotics preferred
* Two years' experience using structured text programming languages required. Examples include programming Ignition's SCADA software, ABB's Robotic Studio, Staubli's VAL, or FANUC's Karel.  Other experiences using languages such as C++ or Pascal will be given consideration
* Must be able to create and clearly present technical data, in a variety of environments (customer, internal, supplier, etc.)
* Capable in appropriate software, ie., MS Project, Power Point and Excel.

Please send your resume to

Internship Posting - Paid 9-12 Month Internship in Consulting Services with German American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco: Monday, July 3 (Application Deadline)

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is looking for a highly-motivated intern to support the Consulting Services Department in San Francisco. The intern will not only support the team in daily tasks but will also be more deeply involved in green technology projects.

* Consulting German companies regarding their US market entry or expansion
* Matchmaking between German and American companies
* Assistance in the development of market entry strategies
* Conducting desktop/internet research and writing reports
* Intensify contacts with German and American business partners via phone and email
* Support in establishing business partnerships between German and American companies
* Proposal management

* Currently enrolled in College/University or recent graduate of Business Administration, Environmental Science, Economics or related field
* Good understanding of business concepts and experience in conducting market analysis
* Strong technical affinity and interest in the field of new technology
* Analytical thinking and problem-solving
* Strong research skills
* Highly motivated
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both German and English

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Salary: $2,305.33 per month  
Starting Date: September 1, 2017
Duration: 9-12 months

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter with "internship consulting SF" in the subject line to

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students 2018/2019 - Information Session: Thursday, July 6, 12-1 p.m., 1644 School of Social Work Building

The 2018-19 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 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 the University of Michigan.

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 will be in-person on a walk-in base.  Here is more information about it:

For questions, send an email to: or call: (734) 763-9200

Internship Posting - Fall Engineering Internship (Chassis) with ZF in Northville: Friday, July 7 (Application Deadline)

The Engineering intern – Chassis Component Testing is responsible for providing technical and administrative support for test engineering initiatives and assisting staff with ad-hoc projects

Position Responsibilities:
* Responsible for ensuring quality through product testing
* Schedule and Oversee Prototype testing
* Track supplier durability tests
* Perform warranty and field return analysis
* Create precise technical reports processing the achieved test results
* Perform other basic laboratory/office duties as required
* Provide basic engineering calculation and analysis support.
* Ensure departmental compliance with all TS16949 policies and procedures.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:
* Currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or related field (Mechanical, Material or Industrial Engineering preferred).
* Available to work full time for 5-6 months (Beginning in September 2017)
* Familiar with a CAD package (e.g. AutoCad, Catia) for basic fixture design
* Advanced reading, mathematical, written and verbal communication skills
* Computer literacy in basic PC based office software including spreadsheets
* Well-developed technical understanding
* Ability to read technical drawings and blueprints
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills
* Have working knowledge of basic mechanical theory and application
* Have working knowledge of basic mechanical tools
* Ability to work well in a team environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:
* Spanish and or German language skills
* Experience in automotive industry

Job Posting - German-Proficient Writer/Copyeditor for Tribe Dynamics in San Francisco, CA: Monday, July 31 (Application Deadline)

Tribe Dynamics looking for people to join its Market Research and Publications team! The perfect person for this position will have a passion for writing, an obsession with solving hard problems, and the desire to make a huge impact.

As a part of the team, you will have the opportunity to shape digital marketing strategy for some of the most influential brands in the beauty and lifestyle spaces, writing reports and recommendations for both clients and publication partnerships. Because Tribe is expanding into new markets, the company is specifically looking for a team member who can help work with its clients based in Germany. Tribe has listed responsibilities and experience guidelines below, but do not consider these as set in stone -- talent and passion are what is valued most.

* Use Tribe’s data analytics to craft insightful written reports (in English) for clients and their competitors. (Reading and analyzing German content is required.)
* Lead the copyediting crusade for both our client reports and external industry publications.
* Work alongside the Accounts team to provide strategy recommendations to clients based on research expertise.
* Provide market and industry insights to the Data Science team to continue to perfect Tribe’s analytics software.

* You are professionally proficient in reading German.
* You are a skilled writer: you enjoy telling a detailed, informative story based on thorough research and deep understanding of clients and the industry. You are naturally curious and have a knack for creative discovery work and out-of-the box thinking. You should have an appreciation for organization, and be attentive to client needs and report deadlines.
* You are a self-motivated, driven individual who is not afraid to take thoughtful risks, and will take initiative when it comes to ownership of projects and contributing personal ideas that strengthen team processes and analysis.
* You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, History, or any other liberal arts field.
* You are fluent in AP Style, and you have copyediting experience.
* Bonus points if you are an expert in Excel, familiar with Sketch or InDesign, and a fan of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style.

Please submit 3 published writing samples, anything from newspaper or magazine articles to company blog posts to marketing copy.

Tribe provides a software platform that helps beauty and lifestyle brands monitor and measure their influencer marketing activities.  Tribe Dynamics is a marketing technology company that helps lifestyle brands build, scale, and measure the value of digital earned media. The company has a focus in beauty and fashion, and works with some of the most well-known brands, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 companies in the space. Tribe’s proprietary data is also regularly featured in leading industry research through WWD, NPD, and CEW. Tribe Dynamics is a team of writers, strategists, data scientists, and developers that has been creating the next generation of social listening and influencer marketing tools since 2012. Alongside research and development, Tribe prides itself on offering amazing software combined with attentive and personalized service that informs our product direction.

Send your application materials to:

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students 2018-2019: Thursday, September 7, 12 p.m. (University of Michigan Campus Deadline)

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. This competition is administered on campus by the University of Michigan International Institute.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must
* Be U-M students or alumni, 
* Be U.S. citizens,
* Have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award,
* Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project. 

Enrolled students are required to apply through the University of Michigan.
Applicants must submit a completed Online Embark Application, which includes the following:
* Statement of Grant Purpose (single-spaced, 12-pt. font, a maximum of 2 pages for the full grant, a maximum of 1 page for the English Teaching Assistantship grant)
* Personal Statement (single-spaced, 12-pt. font, a maximum of 1 page)
* Three Letters of Recommendation (narrative letter for full grant, short answer for the ETA)
* Transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate work (if any)
* Foreign Language Evaluation, if language skills applicable to your project
* Letter(s) of Affiliation (strongly recommended for full grant, not applicable for English Teaching Assistantships)
* Supplementary Materials (creative and performing arts applicants only)


Information Sessions: Those interested in applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to attend the information sessions held by University of Michigan campus Fulbright Program Advisors. All interested applicants should attend a first step session (“Getting Started with your Application”) before attending the additional information sessions.

Students who miss the campus deadline may still apply through the University of Michigan, and advisors will work with you to meet the October 6, 2017 (5 p.m. EST) national deadline. However, those who do not meet the campus deadline forego the benefits of the campus interview.

University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisors are available for walk-in advising. These will be on a first come, first served basis and will be dependent upon advisor availability. Walk-in advising dates, times and location can be found on the University of Michigan Fulbright U.S. Student Program Resource Page.

For questions, send email to: or call: (734) 763- 9200.

Germanic Department Photo Contest: Thursday, September 12 (Application Deadline)

The University of Michigan Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures photo contest is open to all students affiliated with the Germanic department through research, study, or an internship abroad completed between May 1 - August 31, 2017. Email with questions or for more information.

* First Place: $100
* Second Place: $75
* Third Place: $50

Judging Criteria:
* Photos will be judged on subject matter, composition, technical quality, creativity, and originality by a select panel of University of Michigan staff and faculty members.

Rules of Entry:
* Entrants must be University of Michigan students affiliated with the Germanic department.
* Entrants must have participated in research, an internship, or study abroad related to or funded by the Germanic department between May 1 - August 31, 2017.
* Photos must be your original work and taken during your research, internship, or study abroad completed between May 1 - August 31, 2017.
* Up to three photos may be submitted per entrant.
* Digitally altered photos are not accepted. Black and white photos are eligible.

Submit photo(s) using the submission form.

Entries must be received no later than the September 12, 2017 deadline.

Submission Guidelines:
* Photos must be the original work of the submitter.
* Photo specs : JPEG, TIFF, or RAW.
* Color and black and white photos are eligible.
* Photos should be large format, high resolution (300dpi recommended).
* Each entry must be sent as an individual file via the submission form.

By entering the Germanic Department Photo Contest, the student acknowledges the Photo Contest Use Notice

Submission form:

One-Semester Study-Abroad Program in Tübingen (Winter 2018): Friday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

The program takes place in the Winter term, and is intended for students who have completed at least German 221/231 or a 300-level German course by the end of the Fall 2017 term. 

The German Department strongly recommends that you precede your stay in Tübingen by attending two four-week sessions at the Goethe Institut in Schwäbisch Hall (January and/or February) where you will live with a host family.  This segment is not part of the CGIS program itself.  Please talk with Andrew or me about the Goethe segment (see our contact information at the bottom of this email).

The CGIS portion in Tübingen will start early in March with a mandatory Kompaktkurs (6 credits) or a Startkurs (3 credits).  While you will be enrolled for the Winter 2018 term at the University of Michigan, you will then take classes during "Sommersemester" at the Universität Tübingen (mid April - late July). You will earn 15-18 credits for Winter 2018: the courses that you take in Tübingen can be language courses for international students or regular university courses.  Various university courses outside the English Department are taught in English.

Tübingen credits can be used to satisfy degree requirements for a German major or minor.

For more information about the Tübingen program, go to:

Metropolitan Studies in Berlin - Winter 2018: Friday, September 15 (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.

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

German Chancellor Fellowship 2018-2019: Friday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

Are you a rising leader of tomorrow? Would you like to spend one year conducting a project of social significance in Germany?

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship Program (BUKA) offers you the opportunity to conduct an independent year-long research project at a German host institution of your choice and to join a diverse, lifelong network of scholars. In addition to receiving a monthly stipend of EUR 2,150 to 2,750, paid travel expenses, and a German language course, each German Chancellor Fellowship class takes part in a study tour together throughout Germany, during which they meet the Federal Chancellor of Germany.

The stay in Germany begins with a language scholarship for an obligatory two-month intensive German language course, which takes place during August and September 2018. Depending on the individual German language knowledge, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation may grant an additional language course in July or approve a reduction of the course. The German Chancellor Fellowship is granted for twelve months and starts in October 2018 with a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin. This provides varied insights into the social, political, economic and cultural life in Germany. It is followed by eleven months of individual project work starting in November.

Applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship are now open and close on September 15, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin contacting potential host institutions as soon as possible.

Eligibility requirements:
* Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil or India
* Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (October 1 of the year following application)
* Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities
* Either English or German language skills

Program benefits:
* Fellowship grant of 2,150 EUR, 2,450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month, depending on qualifications
* Allowance for a stay of one to two months at an additional institute in Europe
* Two-week study tour of Germany, including a reception at the Federal Chancellery
* Allowance for research costs amounting to 500 EUR per month
* Lump sum for travel to and from Germany if costs not borne by a third party
* Allowances for family members accompanying the fellow to Germany
* German courses in the fellow’s own country prior to the stay in Germany as well as during the stay in Germany to intensify the knowledge of German acquired during the intensive language course
* Extensive alumni sponsorship after the stay in Germany has been completed

Candidates from all professions and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, the arts, and more.

Visit the American Friends website for the last round of fellows and their profiles here.

What will fellows accomplish during their year in Germany?
During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct original, independent projects at their host institutions. Projects should have a long-term and visible social impact, and help to advance fellows’ careers and professional development.

Fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence – all essential qualities for future professional leaders.

What does the application entail?
* A project plan (approx. 3 pages)
* A detailed statement of support from a host in Germany (For information about finding a host, click here)
* Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate’s professional, personal, and/or academic background.

Internship Posting - Winter Internship with American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC: Sunday, October 1 (Application Deadline)

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) offers unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students in the spring, summer, and fall. AICGS internships provide a professional and educational experience in a not-for-profit think tank that aims to strengthen the German-American relationship. AICGS internships aim to:
* Introduce interns to all aspects (administrative, programming, development, research) of an American nonprofit public policy institute
* Provide opportunities for interns to carry out their own research projects and publish work on the Institute’s website
* Involve interns in ongoing AICGS projects and events of the three program areas: Business & Economics, Foreign & Domestic Policy, and Society, Culture & Politics
* Provide opportunities for participation in similar events in Washington, DC, organized by other policy institutions or think tanks.

AICGS offers two internship positions (Research Internship and Development Internship). Please specify which position you are applying for in your application.

Research Internship:
Research Interns are given significant freedom to explore their own research interests and publish their work on the AICGS Notizen Blog. This position primarily works with the Program Coordinator.

All Research Interns will be involved in the following tasks:
* Support staff and fellows with their research projects and initiatives
* Provide event support (including contacting participants, event set-up/take-down, event registration and follow-up, and publications mailings)
* Taking notes and writing summaries at AICGS events for the AICGS website and electronic newsletter
* Daily English and German language newspaper survey
* Day-to-day administrative duties

Development Internship:
Development Interns learn how a nonprofit functions as a business entity and become acquainted with the logistics of organizing the Institute’s annual fundraising dinner, the Global Leadership Award Dinner (GLAD). This position primarily works with the Development Coordinator.

All Development Interns will be involved in the following tasks:
* Researching and identifying potential partnerships between the Institute and private firms
* Administrative and financial project support
* Contact database management
* Researching changes in German-American business relationships
* Provide event support for GLAD
* Monitor social media platforms

Interns will be evaluated at the mid-point and at the end of their internship and will be asked to provide AICGS with an evaluation of the internship program and their experience at AICGS.

AICGS accepts students from a variety of fields of studies. Students should have an interest in transatlantic relations and Europe/Germany. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel) and Internet research skills are required. Interns must have strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail. Interns should be highly motivated to work in a small organization on a variety of projects. Previous website and/or social media development/management skills are useful but not required. Knowledge of the German language is helpful but not essential.

Foreign nationals who apply must be eligible for a J-1 visa and must cover the costs associated with obtaining the visa. If already in the U.S., they must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization.

Duration and Application Deadlines:
Interns are expected to work between 20 and 35 hours a week during the following cycles:
* Spring: January-May. Application deadline is October 1
* Summer: June-August. Application deadline is March 1
* Fall: September-December. Application deadline is June 1

To apply, send your resume, cover letter (outlining applicant’s reason for applying for the internship and his/her availability), and two writing samples (in English, no more than four pages each) preferably via e-mail to:

Ms. Elizabeth Caruth
Program Coordinator, AICGS
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-2121