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Work experience is essential for getting a job. The Young Workers Volunteer Program is aimed at young adults who want to clarify career goals and gain intercultural knowledge.

This 12-months program provides you with an easily accessible opportunity for effecting positive societal change through volunteering, while improving your skills and competences for personal, educational, and professional development. Non-formal and formal learning opportunities during the program will enable you to acquire essential competences for personal growth to become an Active Global Citizen, thereby improving your employment prospects and facilitating your transition into the labor market.

The various projects in this program are looking for young, highly motivated team members to play an active part in their organization and to contribute to the daily work routine of the organization. The following project is one of the projects participating in the program.

Project Description: International University In Karlsruhe

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Program, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in an international university in Germany. The project is located in Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany. As a Young Worker you will be part of the International Office Team at the university. You will be surrounded by colleagues, students, and professors from different countries and you will be entrusted with supportive and administrative tasks regarding the management of the university.

The university acts on the assumption of the ideal of a university that considers itself a service provider for the students, the economy and society. An institution that detects developments and trends and is contuinuously working on remaining a marketplace for the requirements of those who have a demand for education on the one hand and the requirements of those who have a demand for qualified employees on the other.

  • International office at an international university in Karlsruhe
  • The university puts a strong emphasis on social sciences, international markets, intercultural management and collaboration in business
  • Involvement in civil society and international relations
  • Contact with colleagues, students, and professors from different countries
  • Support of internal and external events (exhibitions, intercultural day, conferences)
  • Assistance and support with administrative tasks regarding the management of the university
  • Working language is German and English
  • 12-months program participation

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 700 € for board, lodging and personal expenses
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 24 vacation days
    • 25 training days and additional online training
    • 100 teaching units German and additional online training
    • Certificate of intercultural training
    • Certificate of employment and qualified reference from project
    • Networking activities with international program participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the program
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the program

What's included in your experience

  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours