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Voluntary Services

Do you want to gain practical experience abroad or need support in finding the right profession? Are you looking for exchange opportunities with other young adults and professional guidance? Then a voluntary service is the right choice for you. As a rule, completing a voluntary service is possible for a period of six months or more, in the case of the European Solidarity Corps even for a minimum period of two months. Depending on your desired activity and favored region, various voluntary services are available.

Tips:

  • Government-sponsored voluntary services include an educational program with seminars, insurance, pocket money and continued payment of child benefit.
  • It is recommended to apply at various institutions and for different programs (services usually start in summer).
  • Is the organization a member of an umbrella or professional association? Has the organization been certified by a “Quifd” seal of quality (quality in voluntary service)?
  • Obtain information on projects and locations:
    • What kinds of activities and tasks are waiting for me?
    • How many holidays do I have?
    • How many volunteers are involved in the project?
    • For how long have volunteers been in this project?
    • Has the organization visited the project? When?
    • Read the reports of former volunteers

For more information about the various ways to go abroad please visit the website RausvonZuhaus.

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Tips for Finding an Internship

Here, you will find a list of national and international job boards. Off you go!

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Applying in English

How to write an application in English? Find out here.

Contact

Do you have any questions? We’re happy to advise you!

The internship manager for international affairs will be happy to answer any questions you may have about an internship abroad or your application documents. We also invite employers to send us any open internship positions at their company or institution.

Annika Bohn, M.A.

Annika Bohn, M.A.

International Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1942
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-mail: internship(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
Mon. 11 a.m.–noon
Wed. 2–4 p.m.

No office hours.
Please contact Mrs. Götze if you have any questions.
Anne Scheuing, M.A.

Anne Scheuing, M.A.

International Internship Manager
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1942
Fax: +49 621 181-1997
E-mail: anne.scheuing(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
On parental leave.
Please contact Mrs. Bohn.