Have you always wanted to live abroad for 6 months and do an internship focused on topics of sustainability in an international organization working with young people? And you wanted to be part of a fun, outgoing and creative multinational team? What about learning new skills such as project management while organizing topical activities on local and international level, helping us bring sustainability into everyday work of an NGO? If the answer is yes, then take a look at this opportunity!
NaturKultur e.V. is opening a 6 months Erasmus+ intern position for its Bremen office. An Erasmus internship is a program from the European Universities and Erasmus+, where interns receive around 450€ per month, so they can learn practical skills on an internship with organisations abroad. As those 450€ are not enough to live in Germany, our organization is going to provide an additional 250€, which is how much normally the students/interns are getting paid in Germany.
Start: May-June 2021
Duration: 6 months
Place: Bremen, Germany
Payment: 700€/month (450€ Erasmus funding, 250€ by us)
Working hours: 30 per week
- Connecting with the local community and local organizations on sustainability topics and projects.
- Researching and preparing a proposal in how to make the work of our NGO more sustainable.
- Initiating and leading projects such as building a green house from recycled materials and managing the garden area around our youth house KulturHaus.
- Writing articles, project reports, stories and news on NaturKultur’s website (www.naturkultur.eu) and our Facebook
- Supporting with developing and delivering new projects and activities on the topics focused on sustainability in international (i.e. Youth Exchanges) and local environments (i.e. local initiatives).
- Initiating your own project ideas and activities
What we offer
- Developing yourself and your skills – If you have basic knowledge, some skills and passion for environmental and sustainable living topics, we will help you learn and develop more. You can go on trainings and learn new skills, but also have a platform where you can realize your ideas such as “Zero Waste” recycling and waste management campaigns, energy and local climate action initiatives.
- Opportunity to pursue your passion and ideas – We want you to bring your own ideas and implement those ideas with passion – if it is a new project, something that you haven’t done by now – try something’s new – get out of your comfort zone because this is how you learn the most.
- Flexible working hours and working environment – as we are not a company, and we don’t have office hours, our work is often flexible and goes around the projects, either in the garden area, in the office or a location of a specific project in and around Bremen.
- An opportunity to change the world – as we are change makers, we influence our societies to protect human rights, environment or to provide opportunities for young people who don’t have so many. You will be part of this story and contribute to bringing positive change to the world.
- All the equipment that you will need – all the equipment to work on the projects such as camera equipment, working office space and the tools you would need are going to be available to you.
The desired profile of the intern
- You must be enrolled in a University in a programme country
- You must be between the age of 18 and 30
- Familiar with sustainability initiatives and current sustainability trends
- Passionate about hands-on activities with environmental sustainability efforts including handling a garden, compost, waste, and recyclables
- Willing to write articles/short news for the Facebook and websites
- Flexible, open-minded and self-motivated, organized, and creative person who can work independently and as part of a team
- It is required to have good English skills and preferably to have basic knowledge of German to be able to interact with local organizations
- You can be from any gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation
Here are some examples of our articles, Facebook posts, videos on YouTube connected to the topic of this internship:
What is an Erasmus Internship?
You can become an intern through the Erasmus programme if you are currently enrolled at a University in one of the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey.
The funding is applied for and granted through your University, that’s why it is advisable that you get in touch with your Erasmus Office / Contact person to ask about currently available funding.
You can find all basic facts and how to organise the funding together with your University on this EU Webpage.
The FAQ Section of the Internship Database is also helpful.
How to apply?
First, please inform yourself at the Erasmus Office or the webpage of your current University whether an Erasmus Internship grant is available to you.
Please apply through the form below and send your CV in an Email to Ziga Magjar: [email protected] (please include Sustainability Internship and your name in the subject line of the Email).
If you have any further questions, you can contact Ziga Magjar: [email protected]
After you have applied, we will invite shortlisted applicants for a Zoom interview with our team.