Internship in Germany: If you want to learn German while simultaneously getting to know the German culture, then this program is what you are looking for. As an intern with the Excellence Center, you will be able to be a part of our community activities with locals, refugees, and other internationals. Not only this, but interns have the opportunity to visit local sites in the city of Halle and explore the rich history of the city as well as. Living with a host family will be another experience that gives interns a closer look into German culture during their stay in Halle.
Our Internship in Germany program is designed for those who are interested in obtaining practical experience according to their fields of interest and skills. It is also for those who want to gain a better understating of the refugee situation in Halle city and learn about how refugees are integrating into German society.
Duration and activities
Internship in Germany has no deadline which means that you can apply to the program year-around. In addition, you are allowed to choose the start and end dates of your internship. The minimum period of participation is one month and the maximum period of participation is three months.
The internship includes four kinds of activities:
- The First Week (Learn German)
During the first week of the program, participants will be learning the German language. Participants will attend an intensive German course for 20 hours. All needed materials for this course will be provided. This course fits college and university students who are looking for a cultural introduction to begin their internship in Halle, Germany.
- The Second Week (Refugee Affairs)
In week two, participants will engage in open discussions, presentations, and lectures regarding the refugee situation. During this time, participants will learn about the life of refugees in Germany and how they are adapting to a new society. The information presented will come from people who have experience working with the refugees in different German cities. In addition, during this week participants will visit sites and places in the city of Halle, where they will get to know the history and landmarks of the city.
- The Third Week (Local Visits)
During the third week, interns will visit different famous places in Halle in order to further learn about the history of the city. In addition, interns will be able to meet and interact with locals, refugees, and families who come from various countries all around the world.
- Fourth Week (Community and Educational Activities)
Before week four begins, participants will be given a lecture about organizing community activities for those that reside in Halle city. During this week, the Excellence Center in Europe’s staff will help you plan and lead activities that match your interest. For instance, if you have experience in the media field, you may wish to organize media-related activities. If you are a skilled musician or music teacher, then teaching music to students could be a possible community activity that you lead.
The last step in the internship is to participate in a variety of educational activities that the Center organizes for the community in Halle (locals and refugees). Interns will be organizing fun and educational activities, as well as assisting teachers in English classes. Moreover, participants will be asked to write articles about the activities the Excellence Center organizes, the life in Halle, and the life of refugees in Germany.
As an intern, what will I receive?
- German: 20 hours of German lessons.
- Accommodation: Interns live either with a host family or in a shared flat.
- Food: Breakfast 5 times a week at the Excellence Center.
- Visits: Visits to different sites in the city of Halle.
- Cultural activities: Meetings with refugees and locals.
- Activities: Engagement in educational, community, and social activities.
- Certificate: A participation certificate and recommendation letter at the completion of the program
- Other: Support during your time in Halle, Germany.
When and for how long can I participate?
Internship in Germany has no deadline which means that you can apply to the program year-round. In addition, you are allowed to choose your start and end date. The minimum period of participation is one month and the maximum period of participation is three months.
Internship in Germany
Place of Internship _________________________ _________________________ Halle (Saale)
Cost Includes Breakfast, the accommodation, Arabic classes, as well as some visits to different landmarks and sites. Some examples include the Arab neighborhood, refugee dorms and public parks as well as historical sites in the city.
When? Year-Round (Winter, Summer, Autumn, Spring)
Educational Degree Not Required
Experience Not Required
Accommodation Host Family or a Dorm
Starting and Ending Dates Flexible (Volunteer's Choice)
Program's Cost 1500 Euro
Volunteering duration 1-3 months
Interns Number 3-5
Are you eligible for the program?
Internship in Germany is open to all who are between 18 – 75 years old. Individuals from any country and any major are welcome to join this program. This program does not require a specific degree. If this internship program interests you in some way, then you are eligible to apply.
Which Airport Should I fly to?
The easiest way to get to the Excellence Center in Germany is to fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport. It takes about 25 minutes to get from the airport to the Excellence Center via train.
If you are coming from one of the Berlin airports, then you have two ways to get the Excellence Center. First is to come by bus. You can take a bus operated by companies such as FlixBus or Eurolines. The bus ride takes about two hours. The second choice is to come by train from the Berlin-Central Station. The train ride takes around an hour and a half.
Do I need a visa?
If you are coming from a European country that has signed the Schengen agreement, then you do not need a visa to enter Germany. For those who come from countries that are a part of this program, you are permitted to stay in Germany for up to three months.
All other travelers will need to apply for a Schengen visa to enter Germany. This visa will allow you to enter and stay in Germany for a maximum period of 3 months (90 days). It is important to note that this visa prohibits visa-holders from getting a job (even as a freelance) during their stay.
How to apply for the program?
If you want to participant in this program, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Internship in Germany as the subject line. From there, we will send you the application form to fill out and return to us.
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Thank you very much. We would be happy to have you in Germany!