What Can I Do With German?

Scholarships, Grants, and Internship Opportunities for German Majors, Minors, and Learners
at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

For any questions or comments, reach out to Dr. Kurt Hollender: [email protected]

Table of Contents

On-Campus Opportunities

Off-Campus Opportunities

Opportunities Organized by Major or Topic

Opportunities Organized by Location

On-Campus Opportunities                                                                              [Top]

German Section Programs at CSB/SJU
Study Abroad Options at CSB/SJU
  • Augsburg, Germany Intern Abroad (summer, application due date?)
  • Eichstätt, Germany Study Abroad (fall and/or spring, due Wednesday, February 17, 2021)
  • Salzburg, Austria Study Abroad (fall, due Wednesday, February 17, 2021)
German Major Scholarships at CSB/SJU
General CSB/SJU Resources
CSB/SJU Scholarships and Fellowships

Off-Campus Opportunities                                                                                                      [Top]

Study or Intern Abroad Scholarships
Student Memberships
German Language Learning Centers (Off campus)
German and Austrian Internships
Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

    Opportunities Organized by Major or Topic                                                                               [Top]

    All Majors
    Accounting
    Arts/Arts Management
    • Americans for the Arts Internship List (NYC/D.C., some $)
    • Americans for the Arts Careers (NYC/D.C., $)
    • Americans for the Arts In-House Internships (NYC/D.C., $)
    Business
    Consulting
    Communications/Journalism
    Development
    Eccentric International Places to Work
    Education Advocacy
    Embassies
    Environmental Studies
    Essay Contests and Prizes
    Ethics
    Film
    Folklore
    Foreign Service
    Gap Year
    German and Austrian Companies that you have heard of
    German Immersion Schools in the U.S.A.
    Graduate School (German/Humanities)
    High School
    History
    Holocaust Studies
    Human Rights
    Humanities
    Information Technology
    International Development
    • Heinrich Böll Stiftung ($ internship; foci: Climate & Energy; Foreign & Security Policy; Democracy; Infrastructure & Development; Technology & Digital Policy)
    • USAID (D.C. $ and unpaid internships, $ careers)
    Interpreter
    • The International Red Cross (Geneva and Worldwide) hires interpreters for the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Azeri, Bengali, Burmese, Farsi, Hausa, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kurdish, Pashto, Peulh, Russian, Sinhalese, Somali, Swahili, Tamasheq, Tamil, Thaï, Tingrinya, Turkish
    Language Teaching (ESL, TEFL, German, Reading) and General Teaching Opportunities 
    Trainings and Certifications:
    Teaching Experience, Teaching Jobs during College
    During the Semester:

     Summers:

    Teaching Positions after Graduation:

    Law
    Library and Information Sciences
    Medicine
    Mid-Career

    Migration and Culture
    Museums

    Due to the high percentage of German heritage in the U.S., many museums in the United States will have holding in the German language and need staff with reading knowledge of German.

    American Alliance of Museums (Arlington, VA, careers, internships?)

    Music

    Most major orchestras offer internships and most will regularly perform German music 

    Nonprofit
    Nutrition
    Peace Studies
    Political Science
    Publishing/Writing
    Reading Lists:
    ROTC:
    • AFRICOM Voluntary Internship Program (AVIP)
    • AMEDD (Army Medical) Internship (Can maybe go to Germany
    • CULP (Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program) (Potential location may be Germany, depends on the year): Open to MSIs-MSIIIs: Discuss with Military Science Instructor. Must be contracted MSIIIs are given priority for spots (Most common to apply for these during 1st semester junior year)
    • EUCOM Volunteer Internship Program
    • GAFPB (German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge)
    • Norwegian Ruck Qualification
    • Nursing Summer Training Program (NSTP-Germany is one of many locations)
    • Stationed in Germany for the Summer
    • Contact: ROTC Contact: Lt. Colonel Beard
    Scandinavian Studies:
    Societies and Professional Associations related to German Studies:
    Sports:
    STEM:
    Theater:
    Tourism:
    • Boston Overseas (Minneapolis, careers, $)
    • Explore Minnesota (check staff website for careers)
    • Wisconsin Department of Tourism (check staff website for careers)
    Trade:
    Translation:

    Opportunities Organized by Location                                                                                     [Top]

    Online:
    National
    International
    Atlanta
    Austria
    Boston
    California
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Copenhagen
    Germany
    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    New York City
    Seattle
    Switzerland
    Washington D.C.
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