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IdeAl for Berlin: master integration through European exchange

Recommended age group(s):

18 - 35 year olds

The offer applies to the following institution(s):

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The project “IdeAl for Berlin” is funded as part of the IdA “Integration durch Austausch” (“Integration through Exchange”) programme by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the European Social Fund.

Duration: 01 August 2015 to 31 March 2019

 
 

For a successful start into professional life, young adults seeking an apprenticeship or employment have the possibility to take part in an internship abroad. Young mothers and people with learning difficulties or limitations are very welcome, too!

Mastering this challenge will equip you with clarity and self-confidence for the job hunt.

KIDS & CO’s social workers (teachers) support the whole process. They assist in preparations, are available as contacts abroad at all times and ultimately accompany the start into vocational training or work.


Project details

3 months of preparation in Berlin:

  • Career orientation at KIDS & CO’s workshops or businesses

  • Language and intercultural training

  • Practical exercises: how to live with each other conflict-free, how to look after oneself, how to manage one’s money and how to run a household

  • Travel preparations

2 month internship abroad:

  • An accompanied industrial internship with our partner organisations in Turkey, Hungary, Spain or France.

1-2 months of aftercare in Berlin:

  • Presentation of learning outcomes

  • Presentation of reports and certificates

  • Application as preparation for an apprenticeship or a job


Schedule

1st Pass: 01/08/15 – 31/05/16

Schedule

01/08–
30/09/15:
Registration

01/01–
31/12/15:
Preparation phase

01–31/01/16: Travel preparations

01/02–
31.03.16:
Internship (Hungary/ Spain)

01/04–
31.01.16:
Follow-up/ placement

 

2nd Pass: 01/11/15 – 31/08/16

Termin-Ablauf

01/11–
31/12/15:
Registration

01/01–
31/03/16:
Preparation phase

01–30/04/16: Travel preparations

01/05–
30/06/16:
Internship (France/ Turkey)

01/07–
31/08/16:
Follow-up/ placement

 

3rd Pass:
01/08/16 – 31/05/17
4th Pass:
01/11/16 - 31/08/17

5th Pass:
01/08/17 - 31/05/18
6th Pass:
01/11/17 - 31/08/18

7th Pass:
01/06/18 – 31/03/19

 

Read experiences of previous participants here.

Information and registration:

Stefanie Hutsch

Social worker (teacher)

Mail: shutsch(at)kids-und-co.de

Almut Müller

Social worker (teacher)

Mail: amueller(at)kids-und-co.de

Annika Dahrendorf

Social worker (teacher)

Mail: adahrendorf(at)kids-und-co.de

Almut Kirschbaum

Team leader and trainer

Mail: akirschbaum(at)kids-und-co.de

Partner organisations in Turkey, Hungary, Spain or France

Turkey

The campus of Bal?kesir University, the capital of Bal?kesir province in northern Turkey, is an exciting place to live and work in community with 40,000 students.

Accommodation and catering is provided by the hotel on campus or the student dorms.

Internships on campus are available in the following fields of work:

  • All healthcare and medical professions (onsite university hospital),

  • Librarians and assistants (onsite university library),

  • Hospitality industry: kitchen, service, domestic management (student services, canteens, restaurants, laundry, hotel),

  • Kindergarten,

  • Office work,

  • Maintenance of gardens and green areas,

  • Sports complex and swimming pool.

The university works with many local businesses and partners in education, in order to make nearly all internship wishes come true – also for handicapped people.

Trip ideas

There are many beautiful holiday locations at the nearby Mediterranean Sea. There are also historical sites, such as Pargamum (Bergama) and Troy (Troas).

Photos

Bergama
Bergama
Campus
Market place
City view
Suite
 

Hungary

Szentendre is home to WEXEdu Foundation. The town at the Danube River is especially popular with tourists due to its folklore style. It is situated only 5km outside Budapest, which can be easily travelled by city railway.

If you decide to go for an internship in Hungary, you can count on excellent individual support. Every business involved employs schooled mentors who facilitate a swift integration into the new work place.

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation with shared rooms is available in the centre of Szentendre. Catering is provided by the neighbouring restaurant.

  • For young mothers with children or young adults who have lived independently before, holiday apartments are available in Budapest, which are self-catered.

Work:

  • WEXEdu organises internships in more than 100 partner businesses with a variety of qualified jobs, respecting special needs and possible health or individual restrictions.
  • Young mothers: two mothers share a job and the child care.

Trip ideas

Budapest

Fotos

Budapest
Budapest
Market place in Szentendre
Market place in Szentendre
Wood workshop in Szentendre
Accommodation suite
 

France

Our partner organisation C.M.S.E.A. hails from the Lorraine region, more specifically from the department Metz that is situated between the rivers Moselle and Sarre in the far east of France.

This representative supports young people in easing into work life and manages a series of businesses as a service provider in the city of Metz.

Exciting possibilities for internships are available in the following fields of work predominantly:

  • Restaurant: experiencing the famous French cuisine,

  • Wood: cabinetry and restauration of antique furniture,

  • Horticulture: laying out and grooming urban green areas,

  • Automotive engineering: servicing and repair of motor vehicles.

Accommodation:

Accommodation is provided by a youth hostel in the historic city centre. It is also a social business of a project partner, Carrefour, an experienced advocate of social and vocational integration of young people in difficult circumstances

Photos

Metz
Metz
Metz
Metz
Metz at night
Praktikum in einer KFZ Werkstatt