Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals

The Reichstag


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program offers two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant’s career field.

Program Length

1 year

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and:

  • Aged 18-24 at the start of the program;
  • Earned a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Completed general coursework in target internship field at a community college, college, or university;
  • Possess some relevant work experience in target internship field;
  • Proficient in the German language (preferred but not required); and
  • Have clear career goals, good communication skills, and exhibit flexibility and diplomacy.

Visit the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals website for application details.

Program Profile

Recently Viewed Programs


Search our Exchange Programs

Full Program Search

Economic Impact in U.S.A.

state map

Find out the impact of ECA exchange programs and initiatives in each U.S. state.

Learn more