Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch Foundation and Cultural Vistas invite US professionals to apply for the 2013-2014 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Twenty Bosch Fellows will complete a 9-12 month professional development program consisting of two high-level work phases in major German institutions and three seminars throughout Europe. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:- High-level work experience in German institutions including the federal government, private corporations, print and broadcast media, law firms and NGOs.- Travel, seminars and networking events throughout Europe -- fellows meet with key decision-makers in the public and private sectors, gaining an in-depth understanding of current issues facing the European Union and Germany- EUR 2,000 monthly stipend and compensation package including health, accident and liability insurance and coverage of transatlantic and program-related travel costs; additional funding is available for families- Intensive German language training provided as needed in US and Germany up to seven months prior to program start in September 2013. No German language skills required at time of application.- Incredible networking opportunities with over 480 Robert Bosch Fellowship Alumni. Candidates should be US citizens between the ages of 23 and 34 with 2+ years of relevant work experience in their proposed field of work they wish to pursue in Germany. Candidates should have a graduate degree completed or in progress in the following fields: business, journalism, law, public policy and related fields. Applicants without graduate degrees are can apply provided they have several years (at least 5) of relevant work experience in their respective field.APPLICATION INFO:The application deadline is October 15, 2012. For further information and to access the online application, please visit our website: www.culturalvistas.org/bosch.Required Documents: -Completed online application-Resume -Official transcript of graduate studies (or of undergraduate if applicant has no graduate level transcript) -A personal statement (maximum of 850 words, approx. 1.5 pages single-spaced) should describe short and long-term career plans, interest in transatlantic relations, and personal objectives for the proposed stay in Germany. It is essential to propose at least one institution for each work phase: one in the public sector and one in the private sector, explaining how these work phases/specific institutions would complement the applicants professional development. Journalists do not necessarily need to propose a public sector work phase, but can propose two different media outlets, for example. Applicants should also include proposals of seminar topics related to current affairs in Germany and the European Union. (More than seven weeks during the fellowship year are spent traveling for the seminar program. Fellows input is important in determining which topics should be focused on during this time.)-2 letters of recommendation. Recommenders can be recent supervisors or professors who have worked closely with the applicant. At least one professional recommendation is strongly encouraged.