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CrossCulture Programme for internships in Germany

Apply now for the CrossCulture Programme

Young professionals and voluntarily engaged persons between the ages of 23 and 45 can now apply for the CrossCulture Programme 2017. The deadline is 8 January 2017. Applications can only be submitted on the online platform.
CrossCulture Programme offers funding and support for internships in Germany to young professionals and committed volunteers in different areas of civil society and other relevant organisations. Internships should last at least eight up to a maximum of twelve weeks. The earliest beginning is May 2017, internships should be completed by April 2018.
Which countries take part in the CrossCulture Programme? How long does it take? And how does the application process work? Please find all the answers in our FAQ section.
CrossCulture Programme fellows solving problems together © ifa/Kuhnle

CrossCulture Programme

About the programme: 
The CrossCulture Programme (CCP) is an exchange and dialogue programme of ifa (Institut für Auslands­beziehungen), funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Since 2005 it offers young professionals and committed volunteers the opportunity to expand their professional and political competence as well as to gather international experience through a working sojourn in another cultural context.
Participants will be integrated in a German organisation as an intern. Besides the objectives of vocational and specialist qualification, they also gain an overview of the cultural, social and political structures in the host country, establish new personal and professional contacts and familiarise themselves with cultural characteristics of the host country. Thus, the programme offers a forum for open dialogue and mutual learning for all involved. The intercultural exchange fosters on-going dialogue and boosts the formation of networks between organisations in Germany and Islamic countries in a sustained manner. Further information about CCP onwww.ifa.de/en/crossculture/

Requirements to participate in the CrossCulture Programme: 
Applicants should show 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 23 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.
Eligible applicants should have the nationality of one of the countries listed below. Please apply only if you are a national of the respective country or live there on a permanent basis.

Call for applications 2017: 
The application has to be submitted online via this application portal.

Please prepare the following documents which are compulsory for the upload:
1. a letter of motivation, describing your reasons to apply for an internship in Germany, your expectations (experiences and learning) as well as the period most suitable for your participation.
2. your CV with information about your current professional position
3. recommendation by your home organisation, showing their interest for your participation in the programme and their willingness to grant you a leave of absence. You can find a template for this recommendation on our website.
4. a portrait photograph 


Please note: Only complete applications including the a.m. documents will be processed! We strongly recommend therefore to use a computer for your application which allows you to upload the requested information.
Applications via smartphone or tablet should be avoided since no documents can be attached. 


Deadline for applications is 8 January 2017.

Selection Procedure:

ifa will screen all complete applications in cooperation with the German Embassies. Some applicants might be invited to an interview at the German Embassy. The final selection of CrossCulture participants is done in close cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.
Nomination of participants will be announced end of April 2017. Letters of refusal will be sent without further explanations.

If you are interested to apply please choose your country of residence to get more information on the programmes' conditions:

 
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Afghanistan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Algeria
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Bahrain
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Bangladesh
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Egypt
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Indonesia
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Iran
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Iraq
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Jordan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Kazakhstan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Kuwait
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Kyrgyzstan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Lebanon
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Libya
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Malaysia
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Mauritania
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Morocco
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Oman
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Pakistan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Palestinian Territories
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Qatar
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Saudi Arabia
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Sudan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Tajikistan
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from the United Arab Emirates
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Tunisia
CCP Scholarships for Applicants from Uzbekistan


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