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Émigré Memorial German Internship Program


To support students to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills and learn about German culture firsthand.


Candidates for EMGIP must meet the following eligibility requirements:|US or Canadian citizen; undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at accredited American or Canadian colleges and universities before, during and after the program may apply. US citizens who have graduated are also eligible, so long as their internships begin within three months of graduation; 18–30 years of age; high-intermediate German skills (oral and written). Candidates must be able and willing to communicate in German and possess a good command of professional vocabulary in their field; minimum of two years of university level studies in a field related to one of the following: international relations, public administration, political science, law, economics, european studies with an emphasis on Germany, German or German Studies, with a minor in one of the fields listed here; some relevant work experience (e.g. internship, volunteer work, summer job). It is important that a candidate knows how to adjust to a professional environment and how to use theoretical skills in the workplace.


Thrice a year

Study Length

1–3 months

Award Value

Monthly stipends to ensure a total monthly salary of €670 for US citizens (Please note: monthly stipends for Canadian citizens cannot be guaranteed—this is dependent on the Landtag). This will cover basic expenses such as housing, local transportation and food

Application procedure

Applicants must submit an online application form.

Closing date

October 1st for Spring; December 1st for early Summer; March 31st for Fall

Study Level

  • Graduate
  • Unrestricted

CDS International, Inc.

CDS International, Inc. is a non-profit organization that administers work exchange programmes. CDS International's goal is to further the international exchange of knowledge and technological skills, and to contribute to the development of a pool of highly trained and interculturally experienced business, academic and government leaders.

Contact Details

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For more information regarding this award, please contact the CDS International, Inc. by using the links below.


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