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Apply now: CrossCulture Programme 2018

With its CrossCulture Programme (CCP), the ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) is advocating intercultural exchange and the strengthening of networks between Germany and Islamic world as a partner of the Federal Foreign Office.

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. Regional particularities are taken into account through the subdivision into three regional modules:

  • South Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Other Islamic countries (particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula)

Who can apply:

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 South Asia 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 Programme (CCP) 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 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.

Apply online!

Deadline for applications is 12 January 2018.

For further information on both the programme in general and the application requirements please check the website of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa).