Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the fifth year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students. We would be delighted and very grateful if you could help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity among your students, faculty and fellow staff. The program is targeted primarily at currently enrolled undergraduate students, but graduating Seniors, recent graduates and Master’s students will be accepted as well.
For the first six weeks of the program, participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country’s current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final five weeks consist of an intensive internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin.
Applicants must have at least “advanced intermediate” German skills to take part in the program, as the seminars and internships take place in the German language. The 15 applicants who are finally selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
The application deadline is January 31, 2012.
To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange/
Or contact Uta Gaedeke: Gaedeke@daad.org