|The German Bundestag suggests that you choose a two month period between September and mid-December when the Bundestag is in session. Placements during the spring are from May 1st, 2015. Since the spring session ends in late June, placements typically end in early July for the summer break. The Bundestag is not in session in July and August. In order to receive an optimal placement for your internship you should clearly state your particular interests in the essay.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in German.
The following documentation is required (one original each, plus four copies):
- Application Form
Please type or word-process your application form. The application form is rewritable, so you can fill your answers in directly. Make sure to answer all questions on the form completely. Do not fill in any blanks with the phrase "see attached," even if you must refer to additional material.
Do not forget to sign your application.
Please submit your résumé in chronological form. This Lebenslauf should be in German. Narrative or paragraph-form resumes are not acceptable. Your name should appear on each page.
- Short Essay (in German and English)
The essay should be no longer then 3 pages (1.5 space, pt.12) and should answer why you are interested in the EMGIP-Bundestag Program. You should mention the career goals you hope to achieve by completing an internship in the Bundestag. Please state what your expectations are regarding the character of the internship and what you as an intern have to offer. Give your first and second preferences as to the Ausschuß you would like to work for and any other relevant interests. Be advised that the Verteidigungsausschuß does not offer any internship positions at all.
Your name should appear on each page of the essay and you must hand in a German and an English version.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
Submit three (3) original letters of recommendation printed on university letterhead from professors (not lecturers or TAs)at North American institutions in your major and relevant fields of study. The letters can be included in a sealed envelope with your application or should be sent separately to DAAD New York. It is your responsibility that the recommendations get there on time.
Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including explanations of the grading systems.
- DAAD language evaluation form / Sprachzeugnis
This document should be signed by a faculty member of the German Department at your institution or by a Goethe-Institute. We cannot accept Fulbright forms nor can we accept evaluations from teaching assistants.
- Please provide your documents in the order listed above and do not staple or bind any of your documents!
- Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017