INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW


The City of Kiel’s Office for International Relations works to extend its international municipal network, as well as foster ties with its current partners in Turkey, France, England, Estonia, and Finland. It has received several awards for its successful work in developing partnerships. More information about Kiel’s international activities can be found at http://www.kiel.de/international/en/ 

 


DESCRIPTION

Interns will work in the Office of the Minister President in the State Chancellery of the State of Schelswig-Holstein. They will be expected to take initiative in doing research, writing reports, carrying out administrative duties, and event planning. Some background knowledge of the political system in Germany is preferred. 

 


LANGUAGES

German is required.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Dorm housing available at Kiel University. 


COST

Costs include:
        Academic Fee - $300
        Tuition
        Airfare
        Housing and Living Expenses


FUNDING

International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


DATES

Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


ORIENTATION

Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.