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Although internship is not a compulsory part of the  programme, MALLL universities encourage students to take internship as an elective extra-curriculum activity during their summer holidays to gain experience and develop the competences necessary for their future jobs. 

This page provides useful information on internship opportunities.

Internship opportunities at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany.

The MALLL unviersities and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) have formally established an Associated Partnership Agreement to offer internship opportunities to MALLL students.

MALLL student's internship at UIL takes place between late June to late August. The duration of an internship is usually 6 weeks. UIL offers up to 12 places annually but not more than 6 MALLL students at a time.

UIL assigns a supervisor to each intern and interns have the opportunity to gain practical insights into the Institute’s work encompassing areas such as adult education and learning, literacy, gender, LLL policies and strategies, basic skills.

How to apply?

- MALLL students need to complete an internship application as required by UIL and include a recommendation letter from the MALLL national coordinators.

For Application and contact person at UIL,  please click here

Deadlines: 01 March or 1 May each year.

Do I receive ECTS for my internship?

- Upon receipt of intern's report UIL writes a letter of reference certifying the internship period but does not award any ETCS for this extra-curriculum activity.

Do I receive help with visa to Germany and accommodation?

- UIL and MALLL universities will support the interns with official documents for visa application to Germany if required. UIL will provide information about accommodation in Hamburg, but the students must take the responsibility to obtain a visa and rent accommodation.



Patricia Ruth Cristobal (left). Photo © UIL

"My internship at UIL has been a valuable learning experience thus far. Being involved in a project like GRALE has given me hands-on experience in research design and methods that I otherwise just read or hear about in lectures. I appreciate being given the opportunity to do meaningful tasks, to be included in meetings and to be given a voice during discussions. This experience has provided me a venue to cultivate competences and develop insight that could help me after I finish my studies."

Patricia Ruth Cristobal, Filipina, MALLL student at Aarhus University, Denmark, 2012.