2017 Internship Positions in Windhoek (Namibia) and Frankfurt (Germany) – Welwitschia ASA Program

63 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Windhoek
Namibia
Tel: +264 81 415 7409
Email: chick.n.haus@gmail.com
Goebenstr. 41
53113 Bonn
Germany
asa@welwitschia.org
www.welwitschia.org

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INTERNSHIP POSITION IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY AND WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA IN 2017 (6 MONTHS IN TOTAL)

Perspectives on Colonialism:

– a Media Project on the Colonial Perspectives of Namibia and Germany and Their Present Relation
Due to the colonial history, there is a particular relation between Namibia and Germany. But how
many people in Germany even know about the colonial past while it’s significantly noticeable in
Namibia? How much does the civic society of both countries know about today’s political and
economic relation? How do the youth, experts and politicians think about the German-Namibian
relation back then and today?

The project offered by Free Your Mind! and Welwitschia is dealing with these questions and wants to
create awareness of the disparity between Germany and Namibia. Therefore, an international projectteam will deal with the relations of both countries, collect information, conduct interviews and create a short documentary and/or website.

Who we are:

The German host organization Weltwitschia e.V. aims at communicating a diverse and stereotypefree
picture of Namibia in Germany. The organization works closely with its partner organization in
Namibia whose main goal is to improve the education of young Namibians. Welwitschia e.V. works
decentralized via internet and frequent meetings, but without any permanent office and employees. If
needed, a working space and access to libraries can be organized. There will be a direct contact
person in Frankfurt am Main working with the team. Additionally, regular meetings with other
members will be organized in order to carve out the project.

Free Your Mind! Entertainment CC, based in Windhoek, produces a comedy show dealing with
current affairs, national and local politics in an entertaining way. It is also working closely with other
partners dealing with national political topics. The South phase will take place in Windhoek where the participants will have access to the Theatre School to work.

63 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Windhoek
Namibia
Tel: +264 81 415 7409
Email: chick.n.haus@gmail.com
Goebenstr. 41
53113 Bonn
Germany
asa@welwitschia.org
www.welwitschia.org

What we want to do

The German-Namibian project-team will engage in this media project dissecting the colonial past and
present of their countries and today’s relation between both, and edit a documentary video or create
a website depending on the participants’ competences. Building on research on the historical, political
and economical background of the relations between both countries, the team will conduct interviews
with experts from different professional backgrounds and with young people asking about their views
on colonialism and the present relationship between Germany and Namibia. The work seeks to
challenge stereotypes, to inform about the colonial past of both countries and to discuss parallels and
differing views on their relationship. Working with own film equipment and laptop is an advantage,
but the material can also be provided.

The North phase will take place between April and June 2017; the South phase between August and
October 2017. Two ASA seminars will take place during the North phase, another in spring 2018. A
prerequisite for taking part in the ASA program is an active participation in the seminars. The program comprises two three-month full-time internships. The North phase will take place in Frankfurt am Main. Working language is English.

Whom we look for:

This project is directed towards people who are interested in media and communication, with a focus
on documentaries or websites as a means for civic education. The partner organizations are looking
for interns with experience in conducting interviews, skills in video editing and/or designing websites,as well as the ability to conduct in-depth research on the project topic. The outcome will be a documentary or a website, depending on the interns’ competences, which focuses on colonialism and the challenges for the present relationship between two countries in a globalized world. In alignment with ASA’s guidelines, we expect participants to be open to better understand and question global interdependencies, sustainability concepts and different forms of discrimination.

Vocational fields / Fields of study: Communication and Media, Art, Culture and Design, Computer
Science, Information and Communications Technology, Human and Social Sciences, Culture and Media Sciences, Linguistics and Literature, Journalism, Media design, Political Science, Sociology, History and Travel and Tourism.

63 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Windhoek
Namibia
Tel: +264 81 415 7409
Email: chick.n.haus@gmail.com
Goebenstr. 41
53113 Bonn
Germany
asa@welwitschia.org
www.welwitschia.org

What we offer

Financial support that covers costs with:

– Accomondation in Germany
– German course in Germany
– Visa costs
– Plane ticket (return)
Important: The 3-month internship phase in Windhoek is NOT paid but pocket money will be
provided.

What is ASA?

The German ASA program is a learning and qualification program dedicated to Global Learning. It is
aimed at young people who want to better understand global interdependencies, who ask critical
questions and who want to strengthen a fair and sustainable world. To meet today’s complex global
challenges, ASA wants to create awareness, provide necessary knowledge and experiences, build
capacities of young people to engage and take responsibility in their society, connect people and give
spaces for exchange and developing new ideas together.

For more information: (some links are only available in German)
https://asa.engagement-global.de/
http://en.asa-programm.de/english/home/

TO APPLY

Send an e-mail with a short motivation letter explaining why you would like to be part of this
internship program and how you can contribute and your CV to asa@welwitschia.org/
chick.n.haus@gmail.com

We are looking forward to hear from you!

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