You are here

Intern and Study in Germany - All Expenses Paid Fellowship Opportunity!

October 12, 2016

Exciting opportunity for University of Minnesota students to participate in a fully-funded exchange program to Germany! The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. 

Candidates for CBYX for Young Professionals must:

  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence
  • be between 18 and 24 years of age at the start of the program
  • possess a high school diploma
  • exhibit clear career goals and some relevant experience in their career field (experience can be work, internship, or volunteer)
  • have a strong interest in German and international affairs, as well as a strong sense of American identity
  • be flexible, independent, and diplomatic

CBYX for Young Professionals is open to candidates in all career fields, and applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year.  Candidates in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.  Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is strongly preferred.  Previous recipients of Congress-Bundestag scholarships are not eligible to apply.
The CBYX for Young Professionals program is a funded fellowship that covers basic living costs for all participants, including:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Language school costs for 2 months of intensive German language study
  • Tuition costs for 4 months of study
  • Housing costs for host family, apartment, or dormitory during pre-internship phases (program funding during internship depends on earnings)
  • Monthly stipend to cover basic costs of living
  • Program-related travel within Germany
  • Health insurance in Germany

To learn more about this opportunity, come to the upcoming information session on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. in 710 Social Sciences. Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

“This education abroad opportunity is not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and has not been fully vetted. Notification of an opportunity should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Minnesota. For information regarding participation on any opportunity abroad, contact the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus. All other campuses should consult the appropriate education abroad office for their campus.”