The programme was established in 2003, following the assassination of Zoran Djindjic, Serbia’s Prime Minister, when the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations initiated the development of the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The goal then was to preserve the legacy of Prime Minister Djindjic and to bring the region, Serbia and its people closer to the European Union. Following three successful years, the Internship Programme was extended to encompass all the countries of the Western Balkans in 2007 and 2009.
The interns receive an allowance that is financed from the funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Only students who have already completed at least 3 semesters can apply.
Graduates and young people with their first work experience can apply. The age limit is 30 years of age. At the time of starting the internship (1st of July of each year), the applicant must have graduated within the last 18 months.
The call for applications will be open from 1st October until 10th November.