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CES announces Berlin summer interns:

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Three will work at important German institutions of learning and research

As a part of its new program in Berlin, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) will be sending three Harvard College students to Berlin, where they will serve as interns at important German institutions of learning and research.

The three internship recipients are:

Alton Buland ’04, a modern European history major, will intern at the Wisssenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). At the WZB – the largest social science research institute in Europe – 140 social scientists conduct research on the developmental trends, problems of adaptation, and possibilities for innovation in modern societies. Buland will be assisting Dieter Gosewinkel, who chairs the Working Group on Civil Society from the Perspectives of Historical Social Sciences.

Kristen Eichensehr ’04, a government major, will intern at the American Academy in Berlin. The academy’s mission is to establish intellectual and professional ties between Germans and Americans in the arts, humanities, and public affairs. Eichensehr will work with Paul Stoop, the executive director, preparing press materials and other publications for the 2003-04 session.

Ruth Mirsky ’05, a history and literature concentrator, will intern at the Einstein Forum. The mission of the Einstein Forum, founded in 1993 in Potsdam, is to develop ideas between the borders of different fields. The program is divided into four areas: ethics and society, the past as present, understanding nature, and art and knowledge. Mirsky will be working with the forum’s director, philosophy professor Susan Neiman.

Each of the three interns will also take an intensive German language course. This is the second year of the internship program, which is funded under the auspices of the Program for the Study of Germany and Europe.

For more information on the internship competition for next summer, contact Abby Collins, the senior coordinator for German Studies, at