European Heritage Volunteers offers internship positions in heritage linked fields both in the organisation itself as well as in cooperation with partner organisations and institutions.

Usually, for the internship positions accommodation is provided by the organisation resp. institution offering the internship opportunity. A salary is not paid, but in most of the cases an allowance is paid. The amount of and the conditions for the allowance are differing from internship position to internship position. The intern has a clear defined working task and a person with heritage linked education responsible for the intern. After the internship a qualified certificate will be provided.

The internship usually lasts between four weeks and three months, in most of the cases there is a certain flexibility concerning the exact dates and the duration of the internship.

 

 

Internship 01 / 2020
Support of the realisation of European Heritage Volunteers Projects, Partner Projects and European Heritage Training Courses as group coordinator or as supporter of the work instructors

The intern will support the realisation of European Heritage Volunteer Projects, European Heritage Partner Projects or European Heritage Training Courses by supporting the leading team.

Depending on his / her interests and qualification the intern will either as one of the group coordinators take care for the logistical, intercultural and social aspects of the projects, either support (at some of the volunteering projects, but not at the training courses) the work instructor(s).

Organisation: European Heritage Volunteers
Time frame: between July and December 2020
Duration: up to four months, at least four weeks, in exceptional cases (f.e. in case of previous experience as group coordinator) also less
Country: countries where the volunteering projects resp. training courses take place
Expected qualifications: no formal qualifications necessary
Language skills: English; knowledge of the language of the country where the volunteering project resp. the training course takes place welcome, but not mandatory
Special conditions:

  • If the intern had not participated before at a volunteering project or a training course within the framework of the European Heritage Volunteers Programme s/he will take part at the Group Coordinators Training Seminar which will be held from July, 12th, to July, 17th, 2020 near Berlin / Germany. In exceptional cases, when a participation at the Group Coordinators Training Seminar will not be possible due to objective reasons, s/he will take part in the first project as ordinary participant in order to get familiar with European Heritage Volunteers Programme and thus to receive an introduction in his / her tasks.
  • The intern pays - in difference to the participants - no participation fee.
  • For every two-week volunteering project or training course for which the intern overtakes co-leading responsibility - in case s/he did not attend the Group Coordinators Training Seminar, from the second project on - s/he receives an allowance of 200 € per project resp. training course; for shorter durations a proportionally lower amount. The allowance will be paid by bank transfer usually within four weeks after the particular project.
  • Travel costs from the Group Coordinators Training Seminar to the first volunteering project resp. training course as well as from one volunteering project or training course to another project or training course in Germany will be completely reimbursed on the base of the cheapest reasonable travel variant. Travel costs between a volunteering project in Germany and a volunteering project or training course in another country as well as between two volunteering projects or training courses in different countries will be partly reimbursed. Travel costs from the place of residence to the Group Coordinators Training Seminar resp. to the first project resp. training course as well as from the last project or training course to the place of residence will not be reimbursed.
  • Food and accommodation will be provided for free in the frame of the projects and training courses.
  • Accidence and liability insurance will be provided in all projects and training courses in Germany and Austria; in other countries there are regulations differing between the particular projects and training courses.

 

Internship 02 / 2020
Photo and video documentation of European Heritage Volunteers Projects, Partner Projects and Training Courses

The intern will document by photo and / or video particular volunteering projects and training courses within the European Heritage Volunteers Programme throughout Europe.

The photos should have professional quality and shall be used from October 2020 on for the exhibition about the European Heritage Volunteers Programme.

The video material should have professional quality and shall be used for the promotion of European Heritage Volunteers Programme. From every visited project a final result of around five minutes length is expected. The task will include either only the shooting, either shooting and post-production.

Organisation: European Heritage Volunteers
Time frame: between August and October 2020
Duration: depending on the task
Country: countries of the volunteering projects resp. training courses
Expected qualifications: no formal qualifications, but good knowledge and experience in photo and / or video necessary
Language skills: English
Special conditions:

  • Travel costs between the projects will be reimbursed.
  • For every finalised and approved video of five minutes length an allowance of 200 € will be paid - 50 % for the shooting and 50 % for the post-production.
  • For every finalised and approved collection of photos about the project (at least 30 good quality photos about the site and 30 good quality photos about the volunteering project) an allowance of 100 € will be paid. 
  • Food and accommodation will be provided at the project places for free. For the days of the trips from one project to another one the intern will receive an allowance of 8 € per day to cover the costs for food.

 

Internship 03 / 2020
Guest Guiding at the exhibition about volunteering for heritage in Weimar / Germany - first time slot

At Belvedere Castle Complex in Weimar a permanent exhibition about the European Heritage Volunteers Programme as well as about UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Projects worldwide is installed. The exhibition is complemented by videos presenting some of the Heritage Volunteers projects having taken place in Europe during the last years.

The intern will be at the place and available for the visitors of the exhibition, answering their questions concerning the European Heritage Volunteers Programme and the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative in general as well as concerning the European Heritage Volunteers Project at the UNESCO World Heritage site "Classical Weimar" in particular. Own contribution concerning related topics as conservation, heritage management, garden architecture and similar is welcome. Beside that the volunteer will be involved in the current European Heritage Volunteers Project by providing guided tours for the participants, presenting heritage sites of its country of origin and similar.

Organisation: European Heritage Volunteers in cooperation with Weimar Classic Foundation
Time frame: July, 13th, to August, 31st, 2020
Place: Weimar, Germany
Expected qualifications: no formal qualifications, but interest in heritage linked topics and open-mindedness are necessary  
Language skills: German and English
Special conditions:

  • The intern will receive an allowance of 100 € for the whole time.
  • The intern will receive from the second to the fourth week of the project 7 € per day to buy his / her food on his / her own. During the first week s/he will join the Group Coordinators Training Seminar including the there offered meals; during the last weeks of the project s/he will to join the meals of the European World Heritage Volunteers Project taking place in the same time in Weimar.
  • Accommodation will be provided for the first week together with the participants of the Group Coordinators Training Seminar and for the last two weeks together with the participants of the European Heritage Volunteers Project; in the three weeks in between in an own room in a flat shared with other interns.

 

Internship 04 / 2020
Guest Guiding at the exhibition about volunteering for heritage in Weimar / Germany - second time slot

At Belvedere Castle Complex in Weimar a permanent exhibition about the European Heritage Volunteers Programme as well as about UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers Projects worldwide is installed. The exhibition is complemented by videos presenting some of the Heritage Volunteers projects having taken place in Europe during the last years.

The intern will be at the place and available for the visitors of the exhibition, answering their questions concerning the European Heritage Volunteers Programme and the UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers initiative in general as well as the European Heritage Volunteers Project at the UNESCO World Heritage site "Classical Weimar" in particular. Own contribution concerning related topics as conservation, heritage management, garden architecture and similar is welcome. On September, 13th, the intern will be involved in the activities within the framework of the European Heritage Days.

Organisation: European Heritage Volunteers in cooperation with Weimar Classic Foundation
Time frame: August, 15th, to October, 7th, 2020
Place: Weimar, Germany
Expected qualifications: no formal qualifications, but interest in heritage linked topics and open-mindedness are necessary  
Language skills: German and English
Special conditions:

  • During the first week the intern will be an ordinary participant of the European Heritage Volunteers Project at the UNESCO World Heritage site "Classical Weimar" and from August, 25th, on work at the exhibition about volunteering for heritage.  
  • For the time from August, 29th, till the end of the project s/he will receive an allowance of 100 €.
  • From August, 31th, on the intern will receive 7 € per day to buy his / her food on his / her own.
  • For the first two weeks - during the European Heritage Volunteers Project - the intern will be accommodated together with the other volunteers and have meals together with the other volunteers.
  • From August, 31th, on accommodation will be provided in an own room in a flat shared with other interns.

 

 

Beside the concrete internship positions which are published above, there might be - depending on the qualification and the interest of the potential intern - other intership positions possible, too.

If you are interested in internship opportunities, please, send your curriculum vitae (complete, including your date of birth, photo etc.) and a motivation letter explaining your motivation, the focus of your heritage linked interests and the time frame of your availability by email with attachments as pdf-files to info@heritagevolunteers.eu.