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Dartmouth College maintains a number of special arrangements with various German institutions for the benefit of its own students. These include exchanges with various universities, research internships at several Max Planck Institutes, and internships with the German parliament in Berlin. There are post-graduate possibilities as well. For information about how to apply for these, as well as for generally-available opportunities, consult the links listed on the right. (These sites are restricted to users with access to the College's network).

A partial list of what is to be found there:

German Parliament Internship: eight weeks' paid work in Berlin (Fall, Winter, Spring quarters only).

Dartmouth - Max Planck Institute Internships: several annual one-term internships at the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried (near Munich) and Jena are available to qualified Dartmouth students with sufficient background in biology or chemistry, and at least some knowledge of German. [Note: our program in neurobiology at Martinsried is currently suspended, due to new German legislation concerning animal testing at laboratories. Unfortunately, the MPI in Martinsried is unable to accept applications until it is clear how the work of interns will be affected by the new law. We very much hope that we will be able to resume the program soon.]

German Literature Archive Internship: two annual one-term internships at the German Literature Archive in Marbach (near Stuttgart) are available to qualified Dartmouth students who wish to work for one of Europe's most important cultural and literary institutions. Interns engage in archival and curatorial work or pursue projects in the research and digital humanities divisions.

Federation of German-American Clubs Exchange: a junior-year exchange program at a German university for academic credit in most fields; a German student comes to Dartmouth in exchange.

Dartmouth/Thayer School of Engineering Exchange Program with the University of Aachen; students can transfer credit for one term's study at Aachen toward Dartmouth's A.B. or B.E. degree. Another arrangement exists with the Universität der Bundeswehr in Hamburg.

Dartmouth Medical School Exchange Program sponsors two or three months of research at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover.

Additionally, there is information about how to apply for various other kinds of internships and fellowships. These include:

DAAD/Fulbright Research Fellowships: Dartmouth graduates have traditionally had good success in applying for grants for a year's post-graduate study in Germany. See:

Fulbright Teaching Fellowships: an opportunity to teach English at a secondary school in Germany for one academic year.

Other support available to Dartmouth graduates: e.g. Reynolds, Dartmouth General Fellowship.

Opportunities offered by a variety of organizations. One of the most important is the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York City (

See also the DAAD's "Reference Center" at

If you are planning to apply to a German university on your own, consult this DAAD website as well as the Deutsche Welle's "10 Tipps fürs glückliche Studium in Deutschland." 

For general information about working and living in Germany, see this website, prepared by several German government agencies.


Photo by Gary L. Catchen

Last Updated: 2/6/15