An internship is a learning experience for a student before actually stepping out in the world of high work load. It helps the student to receive mentorship, supervision and training but more valuable is the knowledge gained from the experience. Good grades and extracurricular activities are looked upon favorably by employers but they are not enough. According to the 2001 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers say that the perfect candidate is a graduate who brings relevant work experience to the table. This experience is mostly gained through internships.
An internship is surely a way to add value to your CV and to get foot in the door with a potential employer, but internships also:
Provide an opportunity to get a ‘test-drive’ of the career you have chosen. It also helps in getting the gist of different fields, if the chosen internship is not your actual career option. It helps students to learn things on a broader perspective and also helps to put theoretical learning into practice. Today, to build up a good career is not just based upon getting good grade in your chosen field but it is actually about how much you can implement from what all you have learn and what work experience you have already have even if your grades are not all that flashy. So, internships are a great approach to get that required work experience. By doing an internship, students can build their professional network which can be invaluable in today’s job search.
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. offers internship opportunities to young Germans aged over 18 years old in the following fields:
Social media & SEO (fluency in German and English language is required, graduates of journalism studies are welcome to apply)
Translating texts and articles from English to German and vice versa (graduates of English language/literature or translation are welcome to apply)
Event & Project Management (graduates of event and project management studies are welcome to apply)
Graphic & Web design
Photography & Film making
Fundraising & Sponsoring (excellent communication and writing skills)
If you want to apply for an internship, please send an application with following documents to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- curriculum vitae
- certificates of previous apprenticeship, school or studies
- motivation letter