Internship Programme of the German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans, Albania 2017-2019
Objective(s)1 - To improve the employability of the enrolled in the internship programme from the WB's countries .
3 - The programme therefore makes an important contribution to the professional development of young people who think across borders and want to help shape the economic development in their home countries
Key ActivitiesThe Internship Programme of German Business for the Countries of the Western Balkans provides up to 75 scholarships each year, offering young graduates and students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the opportunity to do internships for three to six months in leading German companies.
Target groupsstudents , women, young people
Results/Impact1 - Since 2004, more than 80 German companies have accepted over 600 interns on scholarships, more than half of whom are women.
2 - A successful alumni network with over 600 former interns has been established, with more than 60 per cent of the members playing an active part in the network and in local alumni clubs.
3 - A major influence on regional understanding.