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.