As an intern, you support our partner organization and our projects, especially in the planning and implementation of the sports offer. It is therefore an advantage if you have already gained experience in guiding sports groups.
There are many, mostly commercial, providers that offer short-term volunteer service trips. This concept is known as "voluntourism". As an association, we would like to distance ourselves significantly from this approach for a variety of reasons. Above all, we see no added value in short-term volunteer services for you and neither for our partner organizations. In addition, the countries in which the NGOs are located are often completely new to you in terms of culture, people, the climate, etc. It can be a very nice and exciting experience. However, many young people also need a certain period of familiarization and acclimatization. We therefore advocate a minimum stay of three months with our partner organizations.
In contrast to a position as a volunteer, you will also be given more responsibility in other areas as an intern. This means that in addition to being a sports trainer, you can also take on tasks in the day-to-day business of the NGOs. In concrete terms, support is often required in the following areas:
As an intern, you have the opportunity to get accommodation directly from our partner organizations. Most of the time interns may need to pay a small amount of money to cover the costs for rent, electricity, water and internet. This amount currently varies between € 150 - € 300 per month depending on the period and location. Please contact us by e-mail for more detailed information. In principle, we nor our partner organizations generally have the financial means to cover the costs of interns such as salaries, flights, transportation, visa, vaccinations, etc. The main reason for this is that the available funds are supposed to be used locally so that they benefit the children and adolescents, who often come from poorer social and income backgrounds.
However, there is the possibility for young people who are planning an internship, financial support, e.g. in the form of a scholarship. We are happy to help you and give you information about the existing offers.
In principle, it is possible to receive an internship certificate from our partner organizations for the duration of your internship. Many students have to submit this proof for the mandatory internship at their university. But it's best to ask the responsible contact at your university whether and to what extent an internship with our partner organizations is actually recognized as a mandatory internship.