Q: Is this opportunity for me?
If you believe that every person has dignity and are committed to promoting this message to other people then this is for you.
Q: What kind of interns are we looking for?
Our internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity. We seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills. Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others and love to bring people together.
Q: Do I have to be a WYA member in order to eligible for the internship?
Yes, you have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.
Q: Are interns required to finish the Track A Training?
Yes, interns are required to finish the Track A Training before the beginning of the internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA's history and mission as they represent the organization in various activities both regional and international.
Q: Who can apply and how many interns do you accept for each batch?
The European Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the European region with the ages of 18 to 30 years old. Internships are voluntary and are done on a full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks (once renewable, subject for approval). We usually accept about 4-5 interns, depending on the needs of the projects at that moment.
Q: Do interns get compensated?
This is an unpaid internship. However, we do provide an accomodation for interns. Applicants accepted into the internship program may apply for limited scholarships for a monthly stipend but approval is granted on an individual case basis.
Q: Can I choose my own timing for the internship?
Interns need to choose from the three internship batches that are offered each year (Batch 1, 2, 3). Please see the internship section on WYA’s website for details on which dates are included in Batch 1, 2, and 3, including application deadlines.
Q: Who do I ask for my letter of references?
We ask for recommendation letters to help us assess your character when it comes to working professionally. Your letters should come from people who can attest your skills and work experience. It can come from your professor, team leader, coach, and organization head. It should not come from any of your family members.