Rudolf & Helga Kaden Internship Award

A generous gift from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kaden Fund supports awards to help UWM students obtain valuable practical experience at a German company (located domestic or abroad) by mitigating as much as possible the undue burden of additional expenses. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. The amount awarded will reflect this intent and will take into account the expenses incurred by the student for participation in their particular experience. For example, the amount received by someone who secures a paid internship locally in Southeast Wisconsin will likely differ from the amount received by a student performing an unpaid internship in Berlin, Germany.

Students should consult with the department for assistance with the search for an internship for Summer 2024 or Fall 2024. This scholarship application should be completed only after you have secured an internship.

The eligibility requirements for this award are:

  • completion of four semesters of college German or its equivalent (Retro / AP / Transfer)
  • minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • documented placement at an internship at a German company that includes a minimum of 120 hours guaranteed over a four-week period or longer
  • preference will be given to German majors, minors, and Business German minors

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Kaden Fund
Varies up to $5,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
German Program, College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed at least 4 semesters of college-level German language courses or its equivalent (e.g. AP credits, retro credits, etc.)?
  2. Are you a declared German major, minor, or business German minor?
  3. Provide a short description of the international internship you will be participating in, including the time period you will participate in the internship.
  4. How will this internship advance your career development and university studies?
  5. Provide the name and email address of a representative at your internship site who can attest to your placement with that organization.