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Émigré Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP)

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag).

Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand.

This professional opportunity overseas is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the United States or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education, or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences.

Candidates must be US or Canadian citizens, between 18-30 years of age, with high-intermediate German skills (oral & written). Candidates must also have relevant work experience (internship, volunteer work, summer job) and know how to adjust to a professional environment and how to use theoretical skills in the workplace.

Fields of Study:

  • International Relations; Public Administration; Political Science; Law; Economics; European Studies with emphasis on Germany, German or German Studies


  • Germany

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • 1-3 months


  • March 30 for Fall, October 1 for Spring, December 1 for Summer 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Monthly salary of EUR 670 + housing assistance + health insurance (optional)