The ICD invites applications from individuals who are coming from the following fields:
Film, Photography & Visual Art
Web & Graphic Design
International Relations & Politics
History & Philosophy
Marketing & Public Relations
Business & Economics
Communication & Journalism
The ICD Voluntary Internship Project, now celebrating its seven year anniversary, was officially launched in January 2008 with the main purpose to enable primarily students who need an internship as part of their BA or MA studies and young professionals coming from the Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci projects, to engage in cultural diplomacy & intercultural relations and in so doing, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide.
The positioning of the ICD in the center of Europe, makes it a natural hub for the younger generation. The diverse multicultural environment provides an excellent framework for Cultural Diplomacy to be practiced on a daily basis within the office as well as outside of the office. One of the main privileges afforded by the project is to work in a young, interdisciplinary and international environment, which serves as a model of successful multiculturalism in practice. The experience of learning to work together in a multicultural and international organizational environment is a rare, unique and a rewarding common experience.
Indeed, the past years of the project have been witness to interns being active participants in the multicultural field; where lasting friendships were formed and valuable contacts made, which immediately expanded each individual’s network to all parts of the world.
ICD Voluntary internships are full time, unpaid and last 3 - 6 months (with minimum of 3 months full-time). Applicants must have good spoken and written English, (German and Spanish language skills are considered an advantage and other language skills are an asset). Due to the nature of our work, we place a high value on flexibility, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work well with others. Applicants must be prepared for a flexible working environment as teams and tasks might alter often according to the program agenda.
Where leadership and high motivation are shown, and based on the intern's level of experience, knowledge, and education, the ICD will assign additional responsibilities such as research, development and management of events and programs and will offer scholarships for this. In addition, in some cases the ICD will offer the intern to extend the length of the internship for an additional 6-12 months and will offer a scholarship for this extended period.
Due to the large amount of activity and programs that ICD runs throughout the year, interns will work with minimal supervision. Interns work in teams under the direction of a Team Leader/Program Director. In addition, all interns must have access to a personal laptop, which they need to bring to the office on a daily basis.
Intern responsibilities include some of the following activities: