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Ewa Adamkiewicz New ASL Internship Coordinator

This semester Ewa Adamkiewicz takes over the office of the Internship Coordinator at American Studies Leipzig. As Internship Coordinator Ewa manages the internship section of the ASL homepage and helps students who are interested in internships.

You can contact her via asl-internship@uni-leipzig.de and/or see her during her office hours on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm. You can find the Internship Support Office in room 3.501


ASL and GACC CA start internship cooperation

On January 15, 2013, ASL students took the opportunity to inform themselves about internship opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce California (GACC CA) in Leipzig. Prof. Crister Garrett welcomed GACC CA Executive Director Steve Riedel, who spoke about the different functions GACC CA has, for example the J1-visa service or helping businesses to coordinate transatlantic relations. Steve Riedel emphasized the importance for students to gain professional experiences abroad to sharpen one’s profile. Particularly American studies students, Mr.

Teaching Assistant Position at Binghamton University

The Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University (New York) is looking for a teaching assistant for BA classes in German beginning in August 2013. The position is designed for students who also want to pursue a Master’s or a PhD program at Binghamton. The position as a teaching assistant includes a scholarship and tuition is free.
Please refer to the attachment for more information.

GACCCA Internship Roundtable

15. Jan 17:00 - 19:00
Please join us for a roundtable organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce California (GACCCA) and ASL: Steve Riedel, GACCCA Executive Director, and Prof. Crister Garrett will inform about internship opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce California in Germany and abroad.

The roundtable should be of particular interest to BA and MA students considering using their international skill set and experience to pursue a career in the private sector broadly defined.

Please also refer to the attached poster for information.


Call for Applications: PROMOS Scholarships for internships and studies abroad

Dear students,

The German academic exchange service (DAAD) is calling for applications for the PROMOS scholarship program which provides financial support for students who want to spend some time abroad as part of their studies. Please check the attached flyer and the PROMOS website for more information and for application procedures.

New Internship Section on the ASL Bulletin Board

The internship support service has created a new internship section on the ASL bulletin board
(Floor 5, across the faculty’s offices). On the board we will regularly post current internship positions for Germany, Europe, and Worldwide. Please check the board to read about the latest offers. You can also find more internship offers on our internship website. Occasionally, we also post permanent job offers there.

Workshop: Wege in den anglo-amerikanischen Arbeitsmarkt

The Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit offers a workshop for students and graduates interested in working for a limited amount of time in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
The workshop offers information on how to organize such a stay abroad and what kind of visa is required for the respective country.

The workshop will take place on November 13, 2012 from 10:00 to 14:00.
Location: Agentur für Arbeit Leipzig, Georg-Schumann-Str. 150

Career Center Events for ASL Students

This semester the Career Center offers events, lectures, and an excursion that are of particular interest for students of American studies. The events may be helpful for determining your future career.

1. Praxisgespräch with CNC Communications. Nov. 6, 5.15 – 7 pm

Office Hours - Internship Support Service

During the winter term, ASL’s internship coordinator Katharina Freitag will have her office hour on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm, room 3.501.

The first office hour will be on October 16th.

ASL’s internship service offers support for students interested in pursuing an internship in Germany and abroad. We provide information on where to find internships, where to get funding, and how to get credits for an internship.


Career Center's new program online

The Career Center has published its program for the upcoming winter semester. The Career Center offers different workshops and lectures focusing on possible career paths as well as individual counseling. This semester's focus is on working for an NGO. Also of interest for ASL students is the lecture on finding a job in the USA (December 11). For more detailed information on the program, check out their website or see the attachment.

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