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  1. The Internship Concept of the MA SES How to Combine Theory with Practice? Dr. Denis Gruber

  2. Day 1

  3. Outline of Internship Seminar Monday, Tuesday: overview about internships, How to write a cover letter, how to write a CV Wednesday, Thursday: how to finance your internship, how to write a cost projection, after the Internship: Internship Report and Thank You letter, Internship Places, Job Interview Friday: Job Interviews cont., Communicating across Culture (The Nonverbal Dimension)

  4. Head of Internship/Internship Coordinator The Internship Coordinator is responsible for the internship at MA SES which means that he: • conducts the Internship Preparation Seminar (Theory and Practice of Applied Research) • helps students to find a suitable internship placement • is 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 professionalization" 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.

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

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

  7. 1. Internship within the framework of MA SES Duration: at least 6 weeks (recommended: 8 weeks) Period: 1.6. – 31.8. (summer holidays), winter holidays or during 4th semester

  8. 1. What is an internship? Intern From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Internship) "[...] An internis 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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."

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

  12. "Theory-Practice-Reflection" Why internships? • 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? • Theory • Labour Markets • Globalization • Social Enequality • Welfare State Politics • European integration • …

  13. 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 check out a job/an occupational area that seems to be interesting

  14. 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

  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

  23. Place of Internship of MA SES 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

  24. Place of Internship of MA SES students • 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 Zentrum für Demokratie und Toleranz (Berlin-Treptow, Germany) • Fast Ltd. (Moscow, Russia) • Publishing House Hachette Filipacchi Shkulev (St.Petersburg, Russia) • BAMBINO NEL TEMPO (ROME, ITALY) • NGO Every Child (Kyiv, Ukraine) • Ministry of Internal Affairs (Potsdam, Germany) • DAAD (Bonn, Germany) • Norway State Oil Company (Oslo, Norway)

  25. Internships in EU Institutions ECA - European Court of AuditorsInternship ECB - European Central Bank EMEA - European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal ProductsInternships European CommissionInternship European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working ConditionsInternship OAMI - Office for Harmonisation in the Internal MarketInternship

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

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

  28. Internships in International Organisations UNAIDS - UN Programme on HIV/AIDS[13 Oct] Internship with UNAIDS Headquarters, Geneva (Deadline: 30 September) 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) Centre d'information sur l'Europe[12 Sep] Stage d' Assistant(e) Promotion du site et Partenariats, Paris

  29. 3. How to find an internship? "European Union" (Brussels/Strasbourg): • e.g.: www.eurobrussels.com/internships.php • http://jobs.euractiv.com • www.eubusiness.com/jobs • ...

  30. 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 www.europarl.eu.int/comm/stages • Other sources: reports about organisations on TV/in Newspapers, recommendation of teachers, friends, SES-alumni, …