CrossCulture Internships Programme 2014 in Germany

CrossCulture Internships Programme 2014 in Germany

Deadline: January 29, 2014

Applications for the CrossCulture Internship Programme is now running. Supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen ifa , the CrossCulture Internships provides an opportunity to young professionals and volunteers from Germany and countries of the Islamic world to gather diverse experience abroad in the context of their working environment and to act as multipliers in their home countries. Internships last at least 8 weeks and last up to maximum of three months.

The programme enables internships for young professionals and volunteers from the participating countries and from Germany. International experience is gained and intercultural competence developed through work stays in another culture. CrossCulture internships open up and strengthen the exchange between people, institutions and cultures and thus enable an enhanced partnership between Germany and Islamic countries.

Areas of emphasis

CrossCulture internships are offered in the following work areas:

  • Knowledge society & education
  • Legal dialogue, justice & human rights
  • International politics & civic education
  • Environment
  • Economy & development cooperation
  • Media
  • Culture & art


Islamic countries: 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. In the regional modules Pakistan / Bangladesh and Central Asia, people engaged in the key areas of (social) political development will be specifically targeted.

Germany: For German candidates, the target groups are employees of the corresponding host organisations as well as young professionals and volunteers committed to fields of work in which intercultural experience is crucial.


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.

Eligible Countries

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Republic of the Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunesia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen

The application period for the CrossCulture Internships programme is running! People interested from Germany and Islamic countries can apply until 29 January 2014.

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