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1 Outline of Internship Seminar 1.General overview about internship 2.How to write a Cover letter, how to write a CV 3.How to finance an internship, how to write a cost projection 4.After the Internship: Internship Report and Thank You letter 5.Job Interviews: Possible Questions 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

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3 Contents 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

4 Contents 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

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6 1. Internship within the framework of MA SES Duration: at least 6 weeks (recommended: 8 weeks) Period: 1.6. – (summer holidays) or –

7 1. What is an internship? Intern From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Internship) "[...] An intern is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on education rather than merely employment, making it similar in some respects to an apprenticeship.

8 1. What is an internship? Interns are usually college or university students or other young adults. […] An internship may be either paid, unpaid or partially paid (in the form of a stipend). Paid internships are most common in the medical, science, engineering, business (especially accounting and finance), technology and advertising fields.

9 1. What is an internship? Internship positions are available from businesses, government departments, nonprofit groups and organizations. Internships may be part-time or full-time; typically they are part-time during the University year and full-time in the summer, and they typically last 6-12 weeks, but can be shorter or longer."

10 Contents 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

11 "Theory-Practice-Reflection" Why internships? Theory Labour Markets Globalization Social Enequality Welfare State Politics European integration … Practice  How are organisations (European institutions, NGOs etc.) dealing with these questions?  How can the knowledge I am gaining in this programme be helpful for these organisations?  What skills am I lacking?

12 Making contacts to possible future employers Combining the theoretical knowledge gained in the courses with practical experience Strengthen your resume. Related experience is often necessary before an employer/graduate program will consider your application Gaining material for the Master Thesis Why internships? To gain knowledge/competences that can be helpful in later jobs To gain knowledge/competences that can be helpful in later jobs To check out a job/an occupational area that seems to be interesting To check out a job/an occupational area that seems to be interesting

13 Benefits to students: Opportunity to work in career related or professional environment Provide career awareness for the students Give the students the chance to evaluate, reflect upon and try a career field Provide valuable experience that helps secure future employment Can earn money or credit Provide professional networking contacts Make classroom learning more interesting Help the student develop job search skills Develop self-confidence as they identify skills, abilities and talents

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15 Benefits to the employer Can evaluate the student for potential full time employment Give the employer access to quality candidates Students contribute new energy and ideas to the work place Scheduling can be flexible to meet the employer’s needs Cost effective

16 Benefits to the department/college/university Strengthen ties to alumni and the community Make the transfer out process easier for students Curriculum can benefit through feedback from employers

17 Problems concerning internship

18 Contents 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

19 Professional fields and organisations/internships Business Tourist agencies in Russia, preferably in St. Petersburg sending Russian tourists to European holiday places/round trips Tourist agencies in St. Petersburg inviting German/European tourists for holidays to Russia German agencies of tourism in Germany inviting Russian tourists (German language necessary, payment unlikely) German tourist agencies sending German /European tourists to Russia Companies trading with European partners Russian companies in St. P./Russia German companies in St. Petersburg/Russia

20 Professional fields and organisations/internships Culture – Internationally active museums in Russia and Germany – European Cultural Institutes in St. Petersburg and Russia – Cultural Institutes in Germany Science and Education - Russian institutes creating and developing international programmes of studies and research – German institutions which are creating and developing international programmes of studies and research with Russian universities/academies (AAA of German universities) – German foundations in St. Petersburg/Russia – European foundations dealing with Russian science – German foundations/institutions in Germany dealing with science in Russia

21 Professional fields and organisations/internships NGOs of Civil Society and Development Organisations Politics Embassies and Consulates of the European Countries in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russian Embassy and General Consulate in Berlin, Hamburg and Bonn, Parliamentary Group for European Affairs in the Russian Duma Russia Exchange Programme of Deutscher Bundestag Delegation of the EU in Moscow

22 Possible Internship Places Name of the organisationContact personInformation Немецко-Русский Обмен German-Russian Exchange Angelina Davydova German-Russian NGO Delegation der Deutschen Wirtschaft in der Russischen Föderation Außenstelle St. Petersburg Delegation of the German economy in the RF Katja Wedig Russia ConsultingDaniel Breckheimer German-Russian-Ukrainian Consulting Agency Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Außenstelle St. Petersburg Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Natalia Smirnova German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Außenstelle St. Petersburg Elisabeth Bauer German political foundation Committee for External Relations of Saint- Petersburg Administration of contact via Nikita Lomagin (teacher of our programme): Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in St. Petersburg General Consulate of the FRG Marcus Stadthaus Cool English MagazineWilliam Hackett-Jones Journal (published in ) with articles in English to learn English language

23 Place of Internship of previous students Kultur- und Integrationszentrum PHOENIX Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg State Duma of the Russian Federation, Moscow Human Rights Without Frontiers Int'l, Brussels European Human Rights Avocacy Center, Memorial, Moscow Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg European Intermodal Association (EIA), Brussels Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce, Gent British Council, St. Petersburg MAN Ferrostaat AG, Essen A1 personeelsdiensten, Arnhem ATTAC Bundesbüro, Frankfurt/Main British Council, London Russian Food & Drinks Magazine LLC., St. Petersburg European Public Law Center, Athens International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Vienna Administration of the Committee for External Affairs, St. Petersburg Graduate School of Social Sciences, Bremen University, Bremen Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels

24 Place of Internship of current students Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), Moscow Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Department for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Oslo Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin Russian-German-Exchange, Berlin Green Party Russia, Moscow Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg Gender Institute of Saxony Anhalt, Magdeburg Chamber of National Minorities in Lithuania, Vilnius Centre for Democracy and Tolerance, Berlin Centre for Turkey Studies, Essen NGO Children Violence, Rome Ministry of Internal Affairs, Potsdam

25 Internships in EU Institutions ECA - European Court of Auditors Internship ECA - European Court of Auditors ECB - European Central Bank EMEA - European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products Internships EMEA - European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products European Commission Internship European Commission European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Internship European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions OAMI - Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market Internship OAMI - Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market

26 Internships in NGOs and Political Organizations Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network [27 Oct] Internships, Copenhagen Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network Transparency International [25 Oct] Internship in Policy and Research Department, Berlin (Deadline: 8 November) Transparency International Nonviolent Peaceforce [24 Oct] Internship - Communications Assistant, Brussels (Deadline: 1 November) Nonviolent Peaceforce Nonviolent Peaceforce [24 Oct] Internship - Research & Fundraising Assistant, Brussels (Deadline: 1 November) Nonviolent Peaceforce Johanniter International (JOIN) Enterprises of the Orders of St. John [24 Oct] Internships, Brussels Johanniter International (JOIN) Enterprises of the Orders of St. John ECMI - European Centre for Minority Issues [20 Oct] Internships - EU Programme, Flensburg ECMI - European Centre for Minority Issues

27 Internships in NGOs and Political Organizations Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network [17 Oct] Internships, Copenhagen (Deadline: 5 November) Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network Union of European Federalists [12 Oct] Internship, Brussels Union of European Federalists EUREC Agency [2 Oct] Intern, 6 months, from January 2007, Brussels (Deadline: 20 November) EUREC Agency The Hague Justice Portal [25 Sep] Intern, The Hague The Hague Justice Portal Article 19 [18 Sep] Europe Programme Intern, London Article 19 Transparency International [18 Sep] Internship with the International Strategy Review Project, Berlin Transparency International Transparency International [15 Sep] Internship with the Global Programmes Department, Berlin Transparency International

28 Internships in International Organisations UNAIDS - UN Programme on HIV/AIDS [13 Oct] Internship with UNAIDS Headquarters, Geneva (Deadline: 30 September) UNAIDS - UN Programme on HIV/AIDS EFTA - European Free Trade Association [8 Oct] Traineeship, Spring 2007, Financial Mechanism Office, up to 9 candidates, six-month, from 1 February 2007 to 30 July 2007, Brussels (Deadline: 15 November) EFTA - European Free Trade Association Centre d'information sur l'Europe [12 Sep] Stage d' Assistant(e) Promotion du site et Partenariats, Paris Centre d'information sur l'Europe

29 Head of Internship/Internship Coordinator The Internship Coordinator is responsible for the internship at MA SES which means: conducts the Internship Preparation Seminar (Theory and Practice of Applied Research) helps students to find a suitable internship placement increases contacts with organisations suitable for internships the person in charge for the internship stipend checks the internship reports that have to be handed in after the internship Since one part of the "active professionalisation" is also to go through the whole application process (including receiving and dealing with refusals), the internship coordinator is not necessarily in charge of finding internship placements for the students.

30 3. How to find an internship? Advertisements (1) Internet: special search engines  Russia: e.g.:www.monster.ru

31 3. How to find an internship?  Germany: e.g.:www.praktikum.de

32 3. How to find an internship?  "European Union" (Brussels/Strasbourg): e.g.:

33 3. How to find an internship? "Direct search"  Internet presences of organisations: mostly also information about internships e.g.:www.europarl.eu.int/stages/default.htm  Other sources: reports about organisations on TV/in Newspapers, recommendation of teachers, friends, SES-alumni, …

34 3. How to find an internship? Sometimes: no information about internships on the website of an organisation  Possibility to apply proactively better chances (not so many competitors) better chances (not so many competitors) more freedom/more space for negotiations more freedom/more space for negotiations

35 transitionsabroad.com eu-student.eu internabroad.com europlacement.com

36 Contents 1. What is an internship? 2. Why doing an internship? 3. How to find an internship? 4. How to apply for an internship?

37 4.1 Different application standards 4.2 The Covering Letter 4.3 The CV

38 What you get for your application: A Confirmation letter

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40 Possible financing sources 1.Self-financing 2.Paid Internship 3.Sponsors

41 1.Self-financing 1st possibility: save money in advance 2nd possibility: arrange "part-time internship" that allows you to work during the rest of the time 2nd possibility: arrange "part-time internship" that allows you to work during the rest of the time

42 Possible financing sources 1.Self-financing 2.Paid Internship 3.Sponsors

43 2. Paid Internship esp. companies, but sometimes also other organisations (e.g.: Bertelsmann Foundation) also possible: partly paid internships or accommodation offered by the organisation also possible: partly paid internships or accommodation offered by the organisation

44 2. Paid internships Advantages:  no other financial source necessary  Intern = real member of the organisation who does work that is useful for the org.

45 2. Paid internships Disadvantages:  mostly have to stay longer than 2 months  focus is more on real work than on learning  in case of internships in foreign countries: more bureaucracy (e.g.: for Russians in Germany: ZAV)

46 Possible financing sources 1.Self-financing 2.Paid Internship 3.Sponsors

47 3.1 CGES 3.2 Foundations 3.3 Additional Information

48 3. Sponsors 3.1 CGES 3.2 Foundations 3.3 Additional Information

49 3.1 Stipend of the CGES 5 stipends available Deadline for application: as well as Papers to be handed in: 1. acceptance by an organisation 2. formal application letter 3. cost projection/budget 4. (if necessary) proof of language skills

50 3.1 Stipend of the CGES 1. Acceptance by an organisation  Letter/ by the responsible person  Should contain the period of the internship (at least 8 weeks) and a short description of the tasks  Should make clear that the internship can not or just partly be paid by the organisation

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52 3.1. Stipend of the CGES 2. Formal application letter  Addressee: Head of Internship and selection commission (consisting of teachers from the programme)  description of the organisation and why it is interesting for you  attempts to get money from other sources

53 3.1. Stipend of the CGES 3. Cost projection/budget plan  list of expected costs (please, also name the source of this information!)  should also contain information about how much you can pay yourselves

54 Cost projection

55 3.1 Stipends of the CGES 4. Proof of your language skills  just for internships that can not be done in English or in your mother tongue  either by one of your teachers or by an official certificate

56 The Internship Stipend The Internship stipend is a financial help for students who cannot afford an internship abroad (or - if St. Petersburg is not their hometown - in St. Petersburg) It is not to be seen as reward – although good performance in the programme is one of the prerequisites to get the stipend. This fact (that the stipend is not a reward but a financial help) should be made clear towards the students in order to make sure that everybody checks carefully how much money he/she can contribute on her own.

57 Deadline to apply about 2 months before the internships are supposed to start to make sure to have enough time for the selection process and the money transfer (which can take about 14 days) selection process is organised by the Head of Internship who chooses and contacts the members of the selection commission. then, the list of selected students with their bank accounts and cost projections has to be sent to Bielefeld CGES that is in charge of the money transfer

58 3.1 Stipends of CGES Please note: application can be handed in via stipend is just "valid" for the internship you mentioned in your application (→ if you decide to do your internship at another place or receive a letter of refusal afterwards, you will have to apply again)

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