german studies department
Students are encouraged to participate in an internship in Germany to learn first-hand about daily life and business practices.
Brief Program Description
Since the internship program began in January 2004 we’ve had 21 participants. Twelve of the internships have been obtained via our partners at the USA-Interns Program in Frankfurt.
Our partnership began in 2005 when Vladmir Ilic, a 2006 Carroll School of Management graduate, did a paid internship at the Frankfurt office of Cerberus, a private equity firm. Most recently, in summer 2012, USA-Interns placed four Boston College students:
- Andrew Gier A&S '14 is working with the University of Kassel's international summer program.
- Alison Wawrzynek A&S '14 will be working at Go! Language Press in Munich.
- Paul Shepter A&S '14 will be interning at the Hessian Ministry of Justice for Integration and Europe in Wiesbaden.
- Rockwell Ludden A&S '13 will be at Berlitz in Bremen.
In addition 2011 graduates Isabel Protasowicki and Alison O'Connell were accepted to participate in the 2011-2012 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a highly competitive year-long study and internship program.
Michael George, a '04 graduate in economics, was our very first intern. He completed a year-long internship at the Munich office of Intel and is now working at Vodaphone in Düsseldorf. Toward the end of his stint at Intel he gave a one-hour presentation at their Zürich office entirely in German. He was rightly proud of this, since his German was only at the intermediate level when he first arrived in Munich.
Michael was succeeded in Munich by interns Craig Zematis and Katherine McDaniel. Craig received a regular position with Intel in the UK and has since moved back to Boston. Unfortunately the Munich office has now been downsized and all future internships are in Dublin and open only to EU residents.
However, there are many other specialized programs through DAAD such as the scholarship for a summer journalism seminar/internship program in Berlin and the RISE summer internship program for biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering majors.
In addition to these internships there are many other possibilities including ones in media-related fields. If you would like information about these or any other internships please contact Agnes Farkas, German Studies Department, Lyons 201 at 617-552-3740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.