ViAPACS increases the chances and facilitates exploration of concrete options regarding internships, but does neither represent a guarantee nor arrange internships for students - the internship must be organized from A-Z by the student him/herself.
Eligible for the internship are international, regional, local organizations, NGOs or ministries that deal with conflict resolution (e.g. mediation, conflict transformation, dialogue) in the field of diplomacy, peacebuilding, development cooperation, public policy, foreign/cultural policy, remembrance work, etc. The internship needs to be embedded into a unit or project that is explicitly focusing on the work on conflict. The internship organization must have been in existence for at least two years. The unit in which the internship is done must have at least three members of staff.
Organizations suitable for an internship include the German Federal Foreign Office, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, ZIF, OSCE, CSSP or Kurve Wustrow. A list with contacts for organizing an internship in our partner organizations will be available soon.