Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships
Contact Dr. Denise M. Della Rossa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about any of these opportunities.
Summer Language Study Abroad Stipend
Through the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures. This program provides funding toward travel, tuition, and room and board for summer language study in a German-speaking country at a language institute such as the Goethe Institute. Ideal for students who want to jump-start their language learning as they pursue the major in German. Preference given to first-year students and sophomores.
Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5pm.
Summer Language Abroad
The Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures’ annual Summer Language Abroad (SLA) Grant Program provides funding for individual summer foreign language study abroad via awards of up to $5,500 combined with a comprehensive curriculum of international study coursework, proficiency testing and service learning components.
The SLA Grant program was created to help students attain advanced levels of foreign language proficiency so that they are able to gain both functional linguistic skills as well as access to the intellectual capital of cross-cultural exchange and cross-linguistic study during their academic careers.
Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5pm.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Through the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. This program provides financial support to students who wish to engage in independent research, creative projects, or the presentation of their own research at conferences. Students may independently design their projects, or propose a project related to some aspect of the research of a supervising faculty member. Ideal for students pursuing a Senior Thesis.
Deadline: UROP Academic Year proposals have rolling deadlines; that is, applications are reviewed as they are received. However, the final deadline for all academic year proposals is: March 7, 2014.
*Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for a UROP grant but must submit their proposals for Research & Materials Grants and Senior Thesis Grants before their final semester actually begins. For seniors graduating in May, that deadline is: TBA January 2014.
Innsbruck Memorial Fund
The Department of German and Russian sponsors two funding opportunities for students who will study abroad during the academic year. The Language Immersion Award provides up to $4,000 for summer study at a language institute in Germany or Austria. The Cultural Enrichment Award provides $2000 for students studying the full academic year in Germany.
Deadline: Last Friday in February.
Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants
Through the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies offers up to $4,500 in research and travel grants. The grants support students who need to conduct research and spend time at libraries and archives in Europe. Ideal for students pursuing a Senior Thesis.
Deadline: TBA February 2014.
Internship Support for Undergraduates
Through the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. This program provides financial support to undergraduates who will pursue an internship opportunity in Europe during the summer. The student is responsible for pursuing internship opportunities.
Deadline: TBA April 2014.
Break Travel and Research Grants
Through the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. This program provides seed funding for educational and research projects in European studies. Open to juniors and sophomores, the grant is intended to support well-focused, short-term exploratory trips conducted over fall, Christmas, or spring break so that students can take advantage of experiences and resources unavailable to them at Notre Dame.
Fall Break Grant Deadline: September 9, 2013
Christmas Break Grant Deadline: November 4, 2013
Spring Break Grant Deadline: January 27, 2014
Break Travel and Research Grants for Sophomores & Juniors
Senior Travel and Research Grants
University Summer Course Grant
Through the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.
Deadline: Only applications postmarked December 15, 2013 or earlier will be accepted.
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Through the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). This program provides support to students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. It covers a 4 to 10 month period of study during the German academic year.
Deadline: All applications for the academic year 2014/15 must be postmarked by January 31, 2014.
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Through the Deutscher Akademisher Austausch Dienst (DAAD). This program provides summer internships for juniors and graduating seniors who will be enrolled in a grad program in following fall. It is open to students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering.Students work with doctoral students in research groups at top German institutions. No previous knowledge of German necessary, but helpful in everyday life. Terms of award. €615/mo. for 6 weeks to 3 months between June and August.
Deadline: January 31, 2014.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program International at Aachen University
UROP International is designed for students from North American Universities who wish to gain research experience by conducting research projects at RWTH Aachen University. It takes place during the summer months each year, between May and the end of July. UROP International at RWTH Aachen Aachen consists of three elements: 1) the programme’s core, a research internship carried out in a research facility or lab at RWTH Aachen University, supervised by academic staff, 2) research-related field trips, and 3) an intensive German language course. In addition there are leisure time activities to introduce students to German science, history and culture and get them in contact with German and international students.
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany.
The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant’s career field.
The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Internships at GACCoM
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago offers university students and recent graduates internships in a range of fields (Consulting Services, Membership & Events, PR & Communications, Accounting and our Christkindlmarket) that are excellent opportunities for students to gain practical work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment. Interns receive a monthly stipend and that the minimum duration is six months. Rolling start dates.
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Through CDS International. This summer program provides training opportunities in Germany for students enrolled in US colleges and universities. Paid placements are available in business/finance, hotel management / tourism, computer science, and engineering fields.
Deadline: TBA December 2013
Internship Program in Germany
Through CDS International. This program provides practical training opportunities in Germany for American students and recent graduates and non-U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Paid placements are available in business, finance, technical, and engineering fields for usually 6 (enrolled students) to 12 months (extension possible up to a total of 18 months for graduates). Programs start individually at the beginning of each month.
Deadline: Rolling. Apply approximately 5 months prior to your desired start date.
Young Ambassadors Program
Through the German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD). Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home universities and colleges. After attending a training session in New York, Young Ambassadors are expected to organize at least one event per semester, where they will invite prospective students to hear about their experiences in Germany.
Deadline: TBA 2014
EMGIP (Emigre Memorial German Internship Program) - Bundestag Internship
Through the Deutscher Akademisher Austausch Dienst (DAAD). This is a 2-month internship opportunity for advanced undergrads with some knowledge of the German legislative process who are comfortable communicating in spoken and written German. Terms of the award: Approximately €1,100 per month from the German Bundestag. This can be combined with the Nanovic Institute's Internship Support.
Deadline: September 15, 2013
EMGIP (Emigre Memorial German Internship Program) - Landtag Internship
Sponsored by CDS International. The program is similar to the above, but students are placed in the German State Parliaments. There is a program administration fee of $300. Terms of award: €500/month to help offset expenses.
Deadlines: October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014
December 1, 2013 for early Summer 2014
March 31, 2014 for Fall 2015
The German-American Internship Program was founded by the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft e.V. and the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt. Employers strengthen the transatlantic program and intercultural understanding by providing study-related internships to German and US students. Established in 1999 - as the only non-profit initiative of its kind - participating students as well as companies providing this unique opportunity profit profoundly from on the job experience and the building of international leadership skills. Nothing may change a life's path like early experience. Our program, furthermore, assist the development of future global leaders by encouraging the students to do an internship (8 weeks to 6 months) with a American or German host employer, resp. Special attention is given to matching the individual qualifications of the participants with the expectations and demands of the employer. This can be combined with the Nanovic Institute's Internship Support.
Deadlines: Summer 2014: October, 2013
Fall/ Winter 2014 / 2015: March, 2014
Put Germany on Your Resume: Short-term programs in English in Germany's leading fields
If you've ever thought of exploring your field of study in a country with a long-standing reputation for innovation and excellence, there are some exciting new opportunities awaiting you in Germany!
These short-term programs at outstanding new study abroad programs at universities across Germany are specially designed for undergraduate students from the US. They all share the following characteristics:
- take place during academic holidays — a great way to get international experience without missing out on crucial coursework at home;
- taught in English — but include a German language course so you can communicate with local German students;
- discipline specific — so you can gain important new knowledge and skills in your major field, and even earn credit upon approval.
Fulbright Research Grant
Provides funding for up to one academic year to pursue a research project abroad after graduation. The candidate must begin research work in his or her junior year and apply for the grant in the fall of his or her senior year. Requires university endorsement through the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) office.
Internal deadline: September 9, 2013.
Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and Germany through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Fulbright TAs teach English in select middle and high schools. Ideally, the candidate begins the application process is the spring of his or her junior year and applies in the fall of his or her senior year. Requires university endorsement through the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) office.
Internal deadline: September 9, 2013.
Austrian Government Teaching Assistantships
Provides prospective teachers of German and/or graduates with an interest in Austrian studies with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as English language teaching assistants. Ideally, the candidate begins the application process is the spring of his or her junior year and applies in the early spring semester of his or her senior year.
Deadline: For 2014-15 applications must be postmarked between November 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014.
Through the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors and graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master's degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution.
Deadline: Internal deadline October 18, 2013 and (DAAD) deadline November 1, 2013 (postmarked) for all applicants in the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year (October 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015). Internal deadline October 31, 2013 and (DAAD) November 15, 2013 (postmarked) for applicants in all other fields who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year (October 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015). Requires university endorsement through the Department of German and Russian.
Deutscher Bundestag Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium (IPS)
Sponsored by the Berlin universities and the German Bundestag, this program offers graduates a five-month (March 1st to July 31st) internship with elected representatives of the German parliament.
Deadline: July 31, 2014.
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Through CDS International. This program provides young American professionals (ages 23-34 ideally with two years work experience or a master's degree) with two high-level work placements in the federal government and private sector in Germany. Three seminars taking place throughout Europe provide an in-depth understanding of issues facing Germany and the European Union today. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism, law, political science and public policy.
Deadline: November 1, 2013.
Internships at GACCoM
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest in Chicago offers university students and recent graduates internships in a range of fields (Consulting Services, Membership & Events, PR & Communications, Accounting and our Christkindlmarket) that are excellent opportunities for students to gain practical work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment. Interns receive a monthly stipend and that the minimum duration is six months. Rolling start dates. Website: www.gaccom.org/en/career-services/internships-at-gaccom
Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.
The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.
Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2014. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.
Number of Fellowships Offered: 20
Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2014
Online Application Opens: October 15 www.rangelprogram.org
Application Deadline: TBA January, 2014
Contact Persons: Patricia Scroggs (email@example.com) or James McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) 202-806-4367.