Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Who Is Eligible:

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields, and applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year. In accordance with the public diplomacy goals of the CBYX program, the selection committee aims to select a diverse group of 75 American participants each year.  

Participants are expected to act as “young ambassadors” of the United States in Germany, and to represent the diversity of the U.S. in factors including, but not limited to, career field, educational background, geographic location, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and socio-economic status.


Requirements:

At least several short-term or one long-term experiences in the applicant's professional track. Experience may either have been paid or volunteer

Intended for young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields


Deadline: 12/01/2017 http://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/congress-bundestag-youth-exchange-young-professionals/
Amount: Compensation ranges from none to generous salaries plus housing allowances.
How to apply:

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant’s career field.

 

The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply.. Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from CDS’s partner organization in Germany, InWEnt, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the U.S. diplomatically while abroad.

 

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