MA - PhD studies - Part 6

posted by julia on 2007/05/19 11:31

[ MA - PhD studies ]

Are you involved in the social, academic or political life of your home country? Would you like to play an active and responsible part in shaping your country’s future? Would you like to look “behind the scenes” of politics and experience democracy close up? Then seize this opportunity to take part in a unique program organized by the German Bundestag and Berlin’s universities, and apply to participate in the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS).

Each year, the German Bundestag, in cooperation with Berlin’s universities, offers approximately 115
young people from 25 different countries a unique opportunity to complete an internship lasting
several months in the office of a Member of the German Bundestag, and thus to familiarize
themselves with decision-making processes in German politics and gain practical experience in the
field of parliamentary work.

The program aims to increase young people’s interest in democracy and society, inspire their
enthusiasm for democratic life and encourage them to participate in it. The International Parliamentary
Scholarship (IPS) is a long-term investment in consolidating democratic values and tolerance, and
promoting cultural diversity and peaceful co-existence in Europe.

The following countries are involved in the program: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia,
Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and the USA. Participants from Kosovo/UNMIK can apply via the German Liaison Office in Pristina.

The IPS program begins on March 1 and lasts for five months in total. The core of the program is a
three-and-a-half-month internship in the office of a Member of the Bundestag. Additionally, the
scholarship-holders attend preparatory seminars organized by the five political foundations. They also
take part in a supplementary academic program organized by Berlin’s three universities and the
political foundations.

IPS participants receive a monthly grant of 450 euros from the German Bundestag. In addition, the
scholarship includes free accommodation, and also covers the cost of health, accident and public
liability insurance. The cost of the participants’ journeys to and from Berlin will be reimbursed.

For more information, please contact the German Embassy/Liaison Office in your country! Deadline: end of May 2007.



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