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Internship in 2018/19

Call for applications: Team VII (September 2018 – January 2019 or longer): 

  • deadline for applications: 15 April 2018
  • interviews: 2-3 May (notifications about placements within a week)
  • further details here

NEXT seminar “Global English: Teaching English in Asia” (Prof. Martin):

  • Summer semester (9 April – 16 July)
  • Monday 4-6 p.m.
  • Please note: Participation in this seminar is also relevant for Team VIII, i.e. students who wish to apply for the spring of 2019 (Team VIII)

Students enrolled at the University of Education Karlsruhe in one of the teaching degrees (PO 2011 and PO 2015, all subjects) as well as our graduates can apply for an internship within the project “Teaching English in Laos”.

Within this project, students can also earn credit towards the following internships required in the Bachelor and Master programmes: “PPP” (PO 2011), “ASP” (PO 2015), and, newly, the “BFP” (PO 2015).

Regarding credit for the “Individual Profile Studies” (15 CP), please follow the university’s news & updates on StudIP. Any changes to the PO 2015 that are to be made regarding the Profile Studies in 2018 are not to affect students already enrolled in the “Profil” or those who already earned credit in a “Profil”, e.g. by enrolling in Prof. Martin’s “Global English” class last summer. We are working on an “Übergangsregelung” for this group of students.
(Please come to the info session on 31 January with your questions.)


“Teaching English in Laos” – information for applicants: About_the_project

Description of our four partner institutions:


Internship places for teaching English/German at other Lao institutions

There is great interest in hosting PH volunteers also in other institutions of education, which are not part of the AfC/PH cooperation. Should you wish to teach in one of those places, we would establish the contact for you. Partial funding may be made available from the institution.

More information in Prof. Martin’s office hour.

1. Several places open for teaching English at the Universities as well as the Teacher Training Colleges and Technical Colleges in

  • Vientiane
  • Savannakhet
  • Pakxe
  • Luang Prabang
  • Champasak

Accommodation & lunches are provided (not the flight) by the University or College, and we are currently investigating possible new sources of funding.

2. Private school (Vientiane) and kindergarten (village in the jungle)
with focus on ecology and meditation
4 places
at the private pre-, primary and secondary Sunshine School, Vientiane,
accommodation & vegetarian lunches covered (not the flight) – read the report of our 2 volunteers who taught there in 2016/17 and check out Sunshine school on Facebook
2 places  at the Sunshine kindergarten in the village of Veuntaen in Xaythany District on the (Nam) Ngum River (40 km away from Vientiane), accommodation & vegetarian lunches covered (not the flight)

3. The German Department of the NUOL (National University of Laos) in Vientiane and the Lao-German Friendship Society would also welcome volunteers, for teaching German to future teachers and also to other students training in the tourism or hotel sectors. Accommodation would be provided (not the flight).

4. Village school near elephant retirement camp 30 km northeast of Luang Prabang
Pick-up from Luang Prabang, private accommodation & food provided (not the flight).
In return, learn and help in the elephant camp during the day and teach English to the children in the local village school after 4 p.m.


For more general information on Laos visit the websites of the Auswaertiges Amt and the German Embassy in Vientiane.

Important note: Interns need to register for their stay in Laos within the Elefand System (Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland), as requested by the German Federal Foreign Office.

17 February 2018

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