Application Deadline: 29 January 2014.
The CrossCulture internships give young people from Germany and Islamic countries the opportunity to gain diverse experience abroad in the context of their working environment and to act as multipliers in their home countries. In addition to further professional development and specialist training, the programme participants also gain an insight into the social and political structures of the host country and become acquainted with cultural characteristics and behavioural patterns through integration into working and everyday life.
CrossCulture internships are offered in the following work areas:
- Knowledge society & education
- Legal dialogue, justice & human rights
- International politics & civic education
- Economy & development cooperation
- Culture & art
Target groups in the Islamic countries are young professionals and volunteers in various areas of civil society and multipliers in reform relevant organisations and media.
The announcement of the CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) is carried out by ifa with the assistance of the German diplomatic missions abroad. Applications have to be send via e-mail to the German diplomatic missions of the applicants´ home countries.
Requirements for taking part in the CrossCulture Internships programme include
- A good command of English and a permanent involvement in an organisation or institution in one’s own country.
- Knowledge of the German language is an additional qualification, not a requirement.
- Applicants should be aged between 20 to 45 years.
- Currently enrolled university students will not be considered for selection.
- Furthermore the applicants must be in good health. Their physical as well as mental working capacity must be sufficient for the requirements of a longer stay abroad and the essential work requirements of the internship.
- The interns’ travel and subsistence expenses are covered by the programme funds.
- This includes a monthly grant of 550 Euro, travel costs to Germany and urban local traffic, as well as visa fees, health insurance and accommodation.
- The latter is either a private room in a shared flat (according to gender), a private room in a host family or a small furnished apartment.
- Accommodation includes cost for electricity, water and heating; whereas telephone and internet facilities are not included.
The filled in and signed application forms along with a passport picture are to be submitted via e-mail to the German diplomatic mission of the applicant’s home country. The application deadline is 29 January 2014 (date of receipt at the German diplomatic mission). Only complete e-mail applications will be processed! Please pay attention to the technical requirements of application e-mail.
The nomination of the participants will be announced in April. Letters of refusal will be sent without further explanations in May 2014.
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