Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: participants who are younger than 30 years, have very good German language skills
Venue: 1 March – 31 July 2014, Berlin, Germany
The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.
This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the 1. Albania 2. Armenia 3. Azerbaijan 4. Belarus 5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6. Bulgaria 7. Estonia 8. France 9. Georgia 10. Israel 11. Kazakhstan 12. Kosovo 13. Croatia 14. Latvia 15. Lithuania 16. Macedonia 17. Vltava 18. Montenegro 19. Poland 20. Romania 21. Russia 22. Serbia 23. Slovakia 24. Slovenia 25. Czechia 26. Ukraine 27. Hungary 28. USA the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.
The scheme involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the GermanBundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. For example, they may find themselves drafting speeches, articles and letters or doing preparatory work for plenary sittings.
The exchange programmes of the German Bundestag are conceived of as exciting ways of teaching young people about the significance of friendly cooperation based on shared political and cultural values.
Would you like to work at the German Parliament?
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel.
- University degree
- Very good knowledge of German
- Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship
- 450 euros per month
- Free accommodation
- Insurance and travel expenses