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Bosch Fellow – Professional and Intercultural Experience in Germany
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
August 2, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the 2019-2020 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Bosch Fellows act as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with topic area experts in transatlantic relations across Germany. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (i.e. museum, theater, orchestra).
-Professional Assignment(s) in German institutions such as the federal government and parliament, private corporations, law firms, NGOs, and major German print, media and cultural organizations.
-Seminars throughout Germany where fellows meet with topic area experts in the public and private sectors, gaining an in-depth understanding of current issues facing the European Union and Germany.
-Monthly stipend within the range of EUR 3,200 to 3,700 starting in October, summer stipend of EUR 1,500 from July through September, and compensation package including health insurance and coverage of program-related travel costs; exact amount of stipend is dependent upon the number of accompanying family members.
-German language training provided before departure for the program and in Germany. No German language skills required at time of application.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Applicants must submit the following documents online:
-Short essay questions
-Official transcript of academic degree(s)
-Two letters of recommendation in English. Recommenders should be recent supervisors or professional mentors who have worked closely with the applicant.
Internal Number: N/A
About Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.
Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany, as well as participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows participate in up to 5 months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management, journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.