About the program
The DLA is one of Europe’s leading cultural and literary institutions. Its campus, located at the edge of the beautiful Black Forest region, includes not only an archive with the manuscripts of world-famous authors such as Friedrich Schiller and Franz Kafka, but also two prestigious museums, an extensive research library, a very active research division, and a digital humanities division.
Candidates are selected jointly by the Department of German Studies and the DLA. They normally have a background in German Studies, Comparative Literature, Sociology, History, or Art History. Successful completion of German 3 and at least one intermediate German course or comparable language proficiency is required. The DLA covers the cost of housing at the “Collegienhaus,” an apartment complex for visiting scholars. Internships are offered during all terms and typically last 10 weeks, but shorter or longer stays are possible, depending on availability and scheduling.
Interns receive an introduction to state-of-the-arts archival working methods from DLA scholars. Depending on the interns’ language proficiency, they will assist in curatorial work, participate in the activities of the research division, or work for the digital humanities division.