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GER 409 Teaching Internship

Our extremely successful Internship Program “Fun with German” with local schools has been running since 2003 for advanced students in order to raise more awareness of German language, culture, and thought locally, and to prepare our students for a teaching profession. For more information, visit or contact Matthias Vogel as

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GerScan students and faculty participate in UO’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL), an engaging week-long summer camp in the month of July, encouraging local high school students to pursue higher education. UO undergrads can help SAIL campers gain exposure to everything from traditional German food, dance, and folklore to the German precision instruments used in UO’s state-of-the-art science laboratories.

AmeriCan Program
AmeriCan Adventures: Summer Jobs after Graduation

AmeriCan Adventures

AmeriCan Adventures provides four summer internship positions each year for UO students recommended by the Department of German and Scandinavian. The scheduled work dates are between the beginning of April and the end of September. Students will be hired as tour leaders for a wide variety of trips that can be a combination of German-speaking and English-speaking tours. Students will receive 3 weeks of paid training. Upon successful completion of the full training program, they will be offered a start date for their first trip. Available training camps are in April, May, June, and July. Managers will work with the students throughout their season to continually develop the necessary leadership skills for the role. Students will have to pay for their own transportation to Santa Rosa for training, and to return home at the end of their season. If you’re interested, please contact Matthias Vogel ( or Dorothee Ostmeier ( for more information.

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Internship Program

AATG Internship Program

College students looking for the opportunity to gain work experience in Germany can now apply for a summer internship through the AATG Internship Program. Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, medicine, business, childcare, and engineering.

Eligibility. Undergraduates with at least Intermediate Mid German proficiency and meet all other internship-specific requirements. See the ACTFL Profiency Guidelines for information on language proficiency ratings. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at time of departure. Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply. To see the full description, click here!




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