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, September 24, 2017

"Be-Troit – The Project, The Idea" - Film and Post Screening Discussion of a Documentary about Be-troit by Philip Haver: Monday, September 25, 8-10 p.m., North Quad 2435

Olad Aden, Venice Session, and young artists will answer questions after the screening.

The cities of Berlin and Detroit are full of amazing artists. Very much in the same way in which Berlin was regarded as the subcultural capitol of the world some 15 or 20 years ago, when artists were flocking to it because of affordable space, bringing with them an incredible energy and of course many talents and abilities, you can feel a certain kind of energy when you travel to Detroit these days. It is rough and at the same time interesting and beautiful, grimy and at the same time elegant and free. It is a place where devastation is still visible and alongside of it there are opportunities. Opportunities for artists, activists and resistance movements to help turn the city into the magnificent place it could be in order to make things better for all of its residents. 

From September 11 to September 20, 2016, artists from Berlin and Detroit, poets, emcees, singer/songwriters, beat producers, came together in Detroit in order to get to know one another and to create. In June of 2017, they got back together, this time in Berlin in order to present what had been created in Detroit.

The film will be presented in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.


"Schokoladenstunde": Tuesday, September 26, 5-6 p.m., and Wednesday, September 27, 2-3 p.m., Language Resource Center, North Quad

Schokoladenstunde will take place twice per week: Tuesdays between 5-6 p.m. with Mary Gell, and Wednesdays from 2-3 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. 

As the name promises, chocolate will be available.  Silvia and Mary will be bringing games to the Schokoladenstunde.  The hour will be spent chatting and playing games in German (e.g. Tabu). Students at all levels are welcome. 

Internship Posting - IT Analyst/Developer for Daimler Trucks North America in Redford, MI: Wednesday, September 27, 2 p.m. (Application Deadline)

The Detroit Diesel (DDC) IT department is involved in several important and exciting projects, such as assisting with launching new products. We are also involved in providing an environment of continuous improvement, such as digitalization in the plant.

* Development and maintenance of department’s entries in the corporate Intranet
* Development and maintenance of an “electronic shop floor management” system, which would include working with touchscreens and backend programming (for example SharePoint)
* Assist with the testing and deployment activities in the Windows 10 migration project
* Ensure that documentation is maintained in correct repositories for any work done
* Ensure that projects are managed in a way that is consistent with the Daimler IT Operating Model (IT OM)

* Minimum: Junior level in a Bachelors Program or higher (or have graduated within the last 12 months) required
* GPA of 3.0 or higher required
* An attached resume is required
* Pursuing a degree in Information Technology or Systems required
* Full-time availability onsite from August to January required
* Excellent customer service skills required
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both technical and non-technical) required
* Ability to work collaboratively required
* Experience with Microsoft Office Suite tools required
* Demonstrated experience managing project teams and communicating with project teams and project sponsors required
* Experience in a SharePoint development environment highly preferred
* Working knowledge of system development and deployment lifecycles, services, and principles preferred
* Prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
* German language proficiency preferred


International Internships for Engineers: Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7 p.m., EECS 1500, North Campus

Take your professional development to the next level with an intern or research abroad experience. Co-sponsored by the Engineering Career Resource Center and International Programs in Engineering, this panel event will feature students and staff ready to introduce you to a range of international internship and research opportunities for engineers. Students will also share how they landed an internship and made the most of their time working abroad.

German Club - "Die Welle" (2008): Wednesday, September 27, 7 p.m., Undergraduate Library, Shapiro Screening Room (Room 2160)

The German Club plans to watch "Die Welle" (2008) this Wednesday.  Please note that the screening room has not been confirmed yet.

If you are a member of the German Club, please look out for an email by Bridget ( this week where the room will be confirmed.

DAAD Undergraduate & Graduate Funding for Studies, Internships, or Research in Germany (2018/2019): Thursday, September 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Webinar

In this webinar, learn about DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst - German Academic Exchange Service) funding available to undergraduates and graduates to study, intern and research in Germany in 2018/19.

DAAD offers financial support to over 120,000 highly qualified students and faculty for international research and study per year. This is your chance to find out more about all undergraduate and graduate funding available for the academic year 2018/19. After the presentation, you will be able to ask DAAD Program Officers question about DAAD funding, but also study, internship and research in Germany.

This webinar will be recorded.  All registered attendees will receive a follow-up mail with the recording link and information on where to download the presentation. Feel free to register, even if you cannot join live. For questions about the webinar send an email to Hanni Geist

Werner Grilk Lecture - Celia Applegate (Vanderbilt University), "Music, Work, Society: Speculations and Mediations at the Jahrhundertwende": Thursday, September 28, 5 p.m., Rackham Graduate School, East Conference Room

In 19th century German cultural and academic life a wide-ranging discussion emerged about the relationship between music, work, society, and political economy. A disparate group sought to position music not as the ancients and early moderns had done, as a matter of mathematics, physics, and cosmic speculation, but as a matter of biology, physiology, ethnology, sociology, and economics. Focusing mainly on the political economist Karl Bücher and his influence across various media, this talk examines one social scientist’s encounter with music and follows its reverberations outside of academic life.

Celia Applegate is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of History and Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. She studies the culture, society, and politics of modern Germany, with particular interest in the history of music, nationalism and national identity. She is the author of A Nation of Provincials: The German Idea of Heimat (Berkeley, 1990), the co-editor (with musicologist Pamela Potter) of Music and German National Identity (Chicago, 2000), and the author of Bach in Berlin: Nation and Culture in Mendelssohn’s Revival of the St. Matthew Passion (Cornell, 2005), winner of the DAAD/GSA Book Prize. She is currently working on comprehensive interpretation of musical life in Germany from the 17th century to the present, titled "Music and the Germans: A History." She teaches courses on modern German politics and culture, the history of the Holocaust, of European thought, and of European nationalism and ethnic conflicts.

Max Kade Events - Kaffeestunde: Thursday, September 28, 9 p.m., Edward Said Multicultural Lounge, North Quad (3rd Floor) and Deutschtisch: Sunday, October 1, 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 Thursday 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.

Introduction to the German Major/Minor and Studying Abroad: Friday, September 29, 4:30 p.m., MLB 3422

This event is geared towards undeclared students, who may have questions about the requirements for a German major or minor, about career choices that recent alums have done, about courses that we offer next semester (including upper-level courses taught in English that fulfill distribution requirements), about study-abroad or internship-abroad programs that help you expedite the process of completing requirements for German.

See also this article about the long-term 'value' of a liberal arts degree:

If you have questions, please contact Kalli Federhofer (, MLB 3422) or Andrew Mills (, MLB 3122).

University of Michigan Soccer World Cup Tournament (Weltmeisterschaft): Saturday, September 30, 1-5 p.m., Mitchell Field

The University of Michigan Soccer World Cup Tournament (Weltmeisterschaft), an event between various language clubs at the University of Michigan, will take place on Saturday, September 30, on Mitchell Field.

If you are interested in playing the real football (i.e. soccer) during this football-free weekend, please fill out this form here.

If you are interested in being a referee, please send an email to Lauren (

Internship Posting - 12-Month Internship and/or 18-Month Traineeship for Invest in Bavaria in San Francisco: Saturday, September 30 (Application Deadline)

Invest in Bavaria is the business promotion and inward investment agency of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. The representative office in San Francisco promotes the German State of Bavaria as a leading European business location in the Western United States and offers confidential consultation to U.S. companies with establishing or expanding business operations in Bavaria.

What is offered:
* An exciting work place in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and the most important tech hub in the world –Silicon Valley
* An energetic and intercultural work environment. The team values open-mindedness, teamwork and flexibility
* Great networking opportunities with large corporations, innovative startups & VCs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley
* Hands-on experience: you will work in a small team, so you will have plenty of opportunities to bring in your unique skills, new ideas, and know-how
* Compensation & vacation policy, reimbursement of visa costs (if applicable), healthcare

* Attend industry conferences and networking events, as well as internal staff meetings and subsequently write reports about events attended.
* Support project managers with current projects and business development
* Conduct market research and create industry profiles about the latest tech trends (IoT, A.I., AR & VR, Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Cybersecurity, etc.)
* Accompany project managers to events and trade shows in various industries and assist with location marketing and client follow-up (will likely include overnight business travel)
* Identify target companies and follow trends of U.S. companies via Internet, newspapers, and business or trade magazines
* Correspondence with target companies as well as attending meetings
* Translate correspondence and marketing material from English to German and vice versa
* Keep followers updated and engaged via Social Media channels
* Identify new channels to meet innovative growth companies and financial investors in USA
* Administrative tasks (maintaining CRM system, answering telephones, preparing meetings, arranging marketing information packages, etc.)

* Recent graduate (at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) of preferably Business Administration or Economics, with focus in marketing, business development, entrepreneurship or related fields
* You are excited about entrepreneurship, startups & technological innovation
* Work experience in marketing, communications, business development or related field (a minimum of 1 year of post-degree work experience is required for 18-month traineeship)
* Excellent computer skills (entire MS Office Suite; InDesign or Photoshop are a huge plus)
* High-level proficiency in the English and German languages
* Excellent customer service and networking skills
* Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written)
* Open-minded, outgoing personality and flexibility

Please send your complete application (cover letter, resume and references) to Applications will be accepted from August 15 to September 30. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

2017 Fall Career Expo: Tuesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 4, 10:30-3:30 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom

Expo is an event that includes internship and/or full-time opportunities. Different organizations attend each day and they are coming to see you!

Expo is a campus-wide event, which means it is open to all students from all schools/colleges. Typically more than 100 organizations are open to all majors.

Expo is a first step. You will not leave Expo with a job/internship. However, you will have a plan for next steps:
* Some organization are participating in Expo Interview Day on October 3. Have your Wednesday schedule available and be ready to schedule interviews.
* For other organizations, Expo is the first step in screening candidates for interviews at the University Career Center. 
* Expo is the first and only visit to campus for most organizations. Recruiters collect resumes, screen candidates and refer to their website to start the hiring process. Ask these Expo recruiters about next steps and stay connected!

* Registration is on-site the day of the event.  Bring your student ID.
* Non University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, students: This event targets University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, students. However, other students may attend.  There is a $20 registration fee per day (cash only).
What to Wear:
Expo dress is business professional or business casual. This means:
* For men: dress slacks and shirt/tie or a business suit
* For women: dress slacks/skirt and blouse or business suit

What to Bring:
* Copies of your resume
* A folder for carrying your resumes and any informational materials from organizations.
* Your Wednesday calendar for scheduling any Expo Interview Day interviews
* No need for a cover letter

Please leave backpacks at home. With so many employers there is no space for a student lounge.

Jan-Werner Müller, Professor of Politics, Princeton University, "What's the Problem with Populism?": Tuesday, October 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Museum of Art, Stern Auditorium

Populism is said to be on the rise around the world. Some see it as a threat to democracy; others hope that it can bring political institutions closer to "the people." The lecture critically assesses these claims and also suggests how we might rethink democracy in light of the dramatic political developments of 2016. 

The lecture is presented in honor of Kathleen Canning, Sonya G. Rose Collegiate Professor of History; Chair, Department of History; and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, German, & Women's Studies at the University of Michigan.

CGIS Study Abroad Fair: Wednesday, October 4, 11-4 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom

Advisors, CGIS Alumni, and program representatives from around campus and the world will answer your questions about University of Michigan study abroad opportunities. Learn about University of Michigan faculty-led programs and meet with staff from the Office of Financial Aid and the LSA Scholarship Office. Enjoy performances from global student organizations, maize-n-blue giveaways, and free candy from around the world!

You will learn more about our study-abroad programs in Tübingen (Winter term) and Freiburg (full academic year.)

Internship Posting - Internship in Sales & Marketing for Trumpf in Plymouth, MI: Friday, October 6 (Application Deadline)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The internship will provide an overview and practical experience in the various departments (sales, spare parts, service, applications and product management) at Trumpf in Plymouth, MI (TUSD). The intern will be engaged in the day-to-day business operations (e.g. sales, customer care and marketing). The intern will attend the weekly sales meeting and is responsible for the preparation for that meeting. Other responsibilities include customer care (setting up of conference rooms, organizing lunches), marketing (auditing and ordering of marketing materials, support at internal and local marketing events), lead entry into the Trumpf sales database (Update 7), calculation & entry of sales key figures, monthly industry trend report (in conjunction with the TUSD General Manager), and assisting in the review of documentation associated with sales orders.

Beyond the day-to-day business, the intern will have one or more special project depending on the needs of TUSD and both the capabilities and desires of the intern. Projects typically are in the area of market analysis, industry analysis, product installation base analysis, applications investigations, and various TUSD continuous improvement topics.

Additionally, the intern will be a vital member of the activities committee and will have a leadership role in monthly luncheons and special company functions.

This internship will run roughly from December 2017 until August 2018.

Language Skills: 
Fluency in English (for U.S. interns, German would be advantageous, Spanish would also be a plus due to our business and project potential for the Mexican market)

Relevant industry experience with lasers, laser applications, sales & marketing would be beneficial.

* 3 years university studies.
* Engineering (esp. Mechanical Engineering), or Engineering + Business and/or Marketing.
* 3.0 or better GPA, ideally 3.5

High level of competency in MS Office is required

U.S. citizenship is required.

Application Website:

Job Posting - Volunteer Positions for BUILD in Detroit: Saturday, October 7 (Application Deadline)

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is seeking volunteers to support operations at its annual convening of city leaders from the U.S. and Europe, BUILD. BUILD will take place from November 15-17, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan.

Volunteers will get first-hand experience providing operational support for a major international conference, engage with cutting-edge urban policy content, and expand their professional network.

More information on BUILD 2017 can be found on the website: 

Description of Tasks:
GMF offers the opportunity for highly motivated students and young professionals to take part in the logistical coordination of BUILD. Volunteers will be offered the opportunity to work with a variety of teams including communications, guest relations, transportation, production, and more.

The BUILD 2017 Volunteer program will offer motivated students and young professionals in the fields of Urban and Regional Policy an exclusive opportunity to participate in parts of the official program, network with leading industry voices, and gain a working behind the scenes knowledge of large scale event production.

GMF requires the applicants inform them of their availability during the days of the conference to better facilitate scheduling. GMF may also ask that volunteers work on conference preparations during the week before Build (November 12–15) depending on availability. On your form, please indicate your availability during the days of the conference. If you are not positive at this time, you may insert tentative availability and notify us closer to the dates of the event.

For further information or if you have any questions, please email Zachary Tarrant at

* Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work within a team
* Ability to work in an intercultural and fast-paced environment
* Interest in Urban & Regional Policy, and inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged cities
* Flexibility to work long and demanding hours
* Experience in event management is a plus, but not necessary
* Full availability during the course of the conference
* Proficiency in another European language is a plus but not necessary

If you have any preference and/or experience in one of the following fields (guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and/or media), please indicate it in your cover letter.

Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position for a period of approximately one week. GMF will provide all meals, however we ask that you arrange your own accommodation and transportation in Detroit.

Max Kade Events - "Yoga auf Deutsch": Sunday, October 8, 4 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 ( 

College of Engineering International Internship Program 2018: Sunday, October 15 (Application Deadline)

The College of Engineering (CoE) International Internship Program connects Michigan engineering and computer science undergraduates with meaningful, technical internship opportunities abroad. Internships take place during the summer (May-August) for 6-12 weeks in a country outside of the United States.  

CoE partners with companies all over the world, ranging from large, multinational organizations to small startups, and many internships are hosted by University of Michigan alumni!

The goal is to facilitate a mutually beneficial internship experience for students and employers alike: students gain hands-on engineering experience in a global context, and employers benefit from motivated and talented students working on projects that are aligned to meet their company’s needs.
* University of Michigan Ann Arbor Engineering & declared LSA Computer Science undergraduates
* Sophomores and above (must have completed at least 2 years of college-level study, regardless of credit hours, before internship begins)
* Must be continuing as an undergraduate student in the fall semester after the internship (students graduating in April or August are not eligible)
* 2.75 GPA
* No foreign language experience required!

Application Process:
* Students apply for positions in Engineering Careers (all positions will be listed under the employer name “CoE International Internships”)
* After the application deadline, employers review applications and follow up with candidates they wish to interview (interviews are conducted by phone or Skype)
* The employer or the CoE International Internship Coordinator will communicate final hiring decisions to students
* Students who accept an internship offer complete additional program requirements in M-Compass and make international travel arrangements
* Students attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation in April
* Internships take place during the summer (May – August) for a minimum of 6 weeks

Though you may not see any positions listed for Germany/Austria/Switzerland under the rubric 'Internship Opportunities', CoE expects to arrange internships there for Spring/Summer 2018.

Students, who pursue an eight-week internship, are eligible to receive credits for German 351 (Fall 2018).

Author's Reading - Merle Kröger, "Collision" (Havarie): Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E Washington

A raft with eleven Algerian refugees, running low on fuel. A cruise ship with a small town’s worth of international passengers and crew members. An Irish freighter. A Spanish rescue vessel. One single point of convergence in a vast wash of blue water. When a disabled raft nears 'The Spirit of Europe', the third largest cruise liner in the world, the ship’s captain is forced to do something headquarters in Miami wants to avoid: cut the engines. 

"Collision" (German title: Havarie) is a maritime thriller by one of Germany’s most celebrated crime writers, building suspense through the eyes of a diverse array of memorable characters. A screening of the film Collision, based on the research and the novel, follows the next day (Thursday, October 19, 7:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.)

German Career Day: Thursday, October 19, 3-6 p.m., Michigan Union, 2nd Floor

The German Career Day is part of the International Opportunities Fair.  A list of organizations and companies that will be attending will be published in October.

For more information, please look here:

Einshoch6 Concert: Thursday, November 2, 4-6 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E Washington

Einshoch6 live! German Hip Hop meets Classical.

Space is limited, tickets must be reserved in advance and will be collected at the door. Ticket availability will open on October 15 at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Sponsored by University of Michigan Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures.

LSA Opportunity Hub - Alumni-Hosted Internship Opportunities in Berlin: Wednesday, November 15 (Application Deadline)

The LSA Opportunity Hub has been successful in finding internships via alums.  Though the application deadline for International Internships has already passed, you can still garner internships in Berlin, but please apply as quickly as possible.

App Specialist at Estrel Berlin
English Language Guru at Estrel Berlin
Exhibition Developer at Estrel Berlin
Summer Associate at Foundation Point GmbH
Startup Lab Intern at German Tech Entrepreneurship Center
Psychology Research Assistant at Humboldt University Berlin, Institute of Psychology
Business Development Intern at MedBelle GmbH

Business Strategy Intern at University of Michigan Alumni Club of Berlin

Provided that the internship is at least eight weeks long, you are eligible to receive academic credit for German 351 (3 credits) in Fall 2018.

Here is the overall link to the International Internship Program where you can find the guidelines when you apply:

Internship Posting - 2018/2019 Internships with Open Medical Institute at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, Austria: Wednesday, November 15 (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:
* February 10 - May 10, 2018
* May 10 - August 10, 2018
* August 20 - November 20, 2018
* November 15, 2018 - February 15, 2019

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 attachments (Job Description and Application) in the long email and on Canvas.

Internship Posting - Cultural Vistas Summer 2018 Internships in Germany: Friday, December 1 (Application Deadline)

Cultural Vistas' Summer Internship Program in Germany with the University of Michigan provides students with unique and enriching opportunities to enhance their careers while experiencing life and culture abroad during their summer break.

Internship placements are available in a variety of fields and are customized to match students’ career goals. Many internships are paid, and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships.

A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify. 

Three program options are available:
* A one-month language course in Germany in June, plus a two-month internship with a host company
* A three-month internship with a host company
* A two-month internship with a host company, starting in late May or late June

Please note that business or engineering majors also have the option to complete a dual internship that includes an internship in Michigan during the winter semester and an internship in Germany during the summer at the same company.

Program Benefits:
Cultural Vistas works with an array of global partner organizations to place participants in professional internships that meet their specified goals and career interests. Companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational holdings.

Cultural Vistas’ Summer Internship Program in Germany includes:
* Application process assistance including help drafting a Lebenslauf (German resume)
* Customized internship placement in your target field with a German host company
* Pre-departure orientation at the University of Michigan in April
* Financial assistance through the Cultural Vistas Scholarship Fund (must apply separately)
* Work authorization services
* Orientation seminar in Berlin with a free night in a hotel
* Enrollment in language course (optional) and language course stipend (apply separately, based on need)
* Housing assistance
* Support in Germany throughout the program
* Re-entry information about marketing your work experience abroad in the United States

* Enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the University of Michigan
* 18–30 years of age
* Two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (additional language training available if needed)
* At least two years of university level studies related to one of the following:
  -Business: general business administration, international business, import/export, marketing, PR, sales, advertising, finance, consulting, hotel management
  -Technical Fields: chemical-, electrical-, industrial-, and mechanical engineering, logistics, information technology, web design, multimedia, graphic design, architecture
  -Liberal Arts: international relations, German, history, economics, social sciences
* Practical experience in target internship field (summer employment, prior internship, lab position, etc.) does not need to be extensive, but is preferred. The more experience you have, the more desirable you are to a potential host company.

In order to learn more about the program and to apply, please go to: 

Though the official application deadline is Friday, December 1, I encourage you to apply as quickly as possible.  The sooner you apply, the sooner you will be placed in Germany.  Acceptance into the program is happening on a first-come, first-served timeline.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ronda Rutherford

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities at Oxford University: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7 a.m. (Application Deadline)

As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the humanities are brought together with one another and with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders - not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world's oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages.