Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassador Internship Program

The Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassador Internship offers a unique transatlantic experience with German and U.S. government institutions in the Mainz area and Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassadors Internship Program (RP-TAIP) at Georgetown University seeks to honor the longstanding and close ties between the German Federal State of Rhineland-Pfalz/Rhineland-Palatinate and the United States and to build additional avenues for mutual understanding and transatlantic exchange by giving interns the chance to experience transatlantic cooperation in Germany from different angles. 

Today, with almost 50,000 Americans living in Rhineland-Palatinate, the state is considered to have the strongest transatlantic ties in Germany. The region is home to several American installations of great importance for U.S. foreign and security policy, including Ramstein Air Base near Kaiserslautern. Consequently, thousands of Americans have spent a part of their lives and many a segment of their military careers in the state and have become standard-bearers of the German-American friendship.

Supported by the Consulate General of the United States of America in Frankfurt/Main, the RP-TAIP is an unparalleled partnership project between the Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz, the State Government of Rheinland-Pfalz, the State Liaison Office of the U.S. Forces located in Mainz, and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University.

Call for Applications: You can find the current CfA here, deadline for applications is January 27, 2023. 


RP-TAIP 2021: Margaret LaPré (Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Class of 2022)

is the program officer of the International Visitor Leadership Program, a program conducted by Cultural Vistas and funded by the U.S. Department of State to build mutual understanding through carefully designed short-term visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders.

Margaret has a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in International Studies from Boston College. During her master’s, she served as a Transatlantic Ambassador Intern in Mainz and Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she worked on German-American relations at the Atlantic Academy, the State Chancellery, and the U.S. Forces Liaison Office Rheinland-Pfalz. After her undergraduate studies, she received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to teach English at a high school in Hameln, Germany. She also has experience studying abroad in France and living in Switzerland. Margaret is proficient in German and has studied French.

RP-TAIP 2022: Mason Kane (BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Class of 2023)

is pursuing an MA in German and European Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His research interests are in European security, transatlantic policy, humanitarian mediation, migration, and German culture.

Mason is a CBYX Scholar and a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a double degree in International Affairs and German Studies. During his undergraduate studies, Mason also studied language and culture at Universität Paderborn.

Field Reports

Transatlantic Relations Built from the Bottom-Up: Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassador Internship Program 2022

  • 08/31/2022
  • Aktuelles Aktuelles,  Publikationen,  Atlantischer Blog,  RP-TAIP

Unser ehemaliger Praktikant Mason Kane berichtet über seine Erfahrungen im Rahmen des Transatlantic Ambassador Praktikums 2022. 

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An Inaugural Internship in Unprecedented Times: Kicking off the Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassador Internship Program

  • 08/31/2021
  • Aktuelles Aktuelles,  Publikationen,  Atlantischer Blog,  RP-TAIP

The first intern of the Rheinland-Pfalz Transatlantic Ambassador Internship Program, Margaret, writes about her experience! 

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