IPS is an outstanding opportunity for recent US undergraduates to work closely with a member of the Bundestag. It is worth promoting to your politically-interested undergraduates. Students graduating this coming August or December are also eligible to apply. Please spread the word to current or former students. Details below:
In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German Bundestag offers the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to politically active and dedicated young college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of their countries.
The IPS program enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of Germany’s parliamentary system and political decision-making during a 5-month work placement with a Member of the German Parliament (to take place March 1 through July 31, 2019). Participants will also have the chance to enroll in university classes during the summer semester, spending a total of five months in the German capital.
This program is open to university graduates who are US citizens and have a very good knowledge of the German language. Candidates should also be familiar with the basic features of the German governmental system.
Please refer to the Bundestag flyer (attached) and website (www.bundestag.de/ips) to learn more about the program’s requirements and to
https://www.bundestag.de/europa_internationales/ips/usa/245064 on how exactly to apply. The application deadline has been EXTENDED to July 31, 2018.
Please tell your students, colleagues, and any other prospective candidates about the International Parliamentary Scholarship.
With kind regards,
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA