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Last Call: Apply by May 15th for a Research Stay in Germany or a Re-Invitation Grant

Lessons Learned from Germany's Refugee Crisis

Work at the German Parliament! International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

DAAD Internship Opportunity in Network Administration

        

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May 13th, 2017


Last Call: Apply by May 15th for a Research Stay in Germany or a Re-Invitation Grant


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Deadline: May 15th, 2017
DAAD offers grants for 1-3 months in all academic disciplines to university academics and scientists at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network. Grants are awarded for research and work projects and cannot be used for travel only. Please find details on the application here.



Lessons Learned from Germany's Refugee Crisis

Germany's approach to the refugee crisis has often been cited as a best practice example. According to the German Federal Statistical Office, immigration and net immigration peaked in Germany in 2015. That year, a total of 2,137,000 people immigrated to Germany, an increase of 672,000 arrivals or 46% compared to 2014. From 2015-2016, approx. 1.3 million refugees set out to reach Germany, the country that has absorbed more refugees than any other EU-country. WENR (World Education News & Reviews) details the reasoning behind Germany's unique immigration and integration policies and highlights the costs and benefits of managing this influx of refugees. Much of Germany's efforts center on integrating refugees into the higher education system, most of which take place as programs developed by DAAD through funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


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Work at the German Parliament! International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

Deadline: June 30th, 2017
The German Bundestag, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, invites you 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 will return to their home countries after the program with the goal to take an active and responsible role in shaping their countries’ democratic future. The German Bundestag offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience in parliamentary work during a 13-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The selection interviews are held in the United States, after which the scholarship winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. The deadline for applications is June 30th. Additional information is available online at: www.bundestag.de/ips.


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DAAD Internship Opportunity in Network Adminstration

Our DAAD regional office in New York is seeking Information Technology majors who are nearing the end of their studies or IT-graduate students. The internship will take place in New York City in a Windows environment of approx. 30 users. This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on experience in network administration in an international setting. Working directly with our information officer, the IT intern will be involved in IT-related projects and will assist our team with IT issues. These range from infrastructure maintenance (network/server administration) to occasional troubleshooting and help desk tasks. See full description here.


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