Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag

“The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program.

This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel, Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Northern Africa and the Middle East the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

The program involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag. The participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office.”

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