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German Foundation for International Development
Phone: + 49 30 25433-0
Fax: + 49 30 25433-375
German Foreign Office
D - 11013 Berlin
Werderscher Markt 1
D - 10117 Berlin
Phone + 49 228 / 17-0
Fax + 49 228 / 17-3402
German UNESCO Commission e.V. (DUK)
Phone: + 49 228-604970
Fax: + 49 228-6049730
Pedagogic Exchange Service PAD at the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers for Cultures Affaires
Phone: + 49 0228-501-222
Fax: + 49 0228-501-301
Institute for Relations with Foreign Countries
P.O.Box 10 24 63
Phone + 49 711 22 25-0
Fax + 49 711 22 64 346
The Einwohnermeldeamt will enter your information, such as date of birth, citizenship and address into a computer. Youy need to bring your ID, a passport and a copy of your apartment lease. Better still, submit copies of everything. Once your information is stored, you will get a slip with your address. Save this slip. If you move again, you will need to bring it back to the Einwohnermeldeamt. It is also proof that you have already registered.
German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
Phone: + 49 228 882-0
Fax: + 49 228 882-444
The Einwohnermeldeamt is usually very crowded. Make sure you take something to read to pass the time. Also, make sure that you have a copy of your apartment lease with you.
Phone: + 49 221 389-0
Fax: + 49 221 389-30 00
Oranienburger Straße 13/14
Phone: + 49 30 28 444-773 (for Americans)
+ 49 30 28 444-772 (for Germans)
+ 49 30 28 444-771 (for special programs)
Fax: + 49 30 28 44 43 42
The Colloquium sponsors readings by foreign writers.
Colloquium for Literature Berlin e.V.
Am Sandwerder 5
Phone: + 49 30 8169960
Fax: + 49 30 81699619
Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
Phone: + 49 228 833-0
Fax: + 49 228 833-199
The standard format for CVs and resumes in Germany is A4, but if you submit the US-format (standard BIG unligned sheet) it probably would not matter much. Tip: it is no longer necessary to submit a handwritten CV, unless the company requests it. Computer typing makes a better impression.
Institute for Scientific Films GmbH
Phone: + 49 551 5024-0
Fax: + 49 551 5024-400
Check out the individual addresses in this tip section to apply to individual German institutions. With some of them, you can apply directly, while others may refer you to possible employers. All institutions are based in Germany unless noted otherwise.
Everybody who moves to Germany must register their new address with the Einwohnermeldeamt. It is advisable to do this within 6 days of having moved. Note: you may have to pay a fine if you do not register promptly. Find the Einwohnermeldeamt for your district in your local telephone directory. This will also tell you what the office hours are.
International Youth Exchange and Visitor-Service of Germany e.V.
Phone: + 49 0228 9506-0
Fax: + 49 0228 9506-199
Although you should register with the Einwohnermeldeamt within 6 days of having moved, it is not a big deal if you have a vaild reason (for example, you are a foreigner and you did not know). In that case, be very polite, so they will take pity on you, and you will not get fined.
Association for International Cooperation
Phone: + 49 228 833-0
Fax: + 49 228 833-199
Press Office of the Federal German Government
Phone: + 49 228 208-0
Fax: + 49 228 208-2555
Union of German Teachers in Foreign Countries e.V.
Phone: + 49 561 3160658
Am Staden 17
D - 66121 Saarbrücken
Phone: 06 81 501-1367/68
Fax: 06 81 501-1355
Carl Duisberg Society
P. O. Box 26 01 20
Phone: + 49 221 2098-0
Fax: + 49 221 2098-111
German Music Board e.V. - Office for International Relations
Phone: + 49 228 2091-1 30
Fax: + 49 228 2981-2 30
House of Cultures of the World
Phone: + 49 30 39 78 70
Fax: + 49 30 394 86 79
InterDaF e.V. at Leipzig University
Phone: + 49 341 97 37 500
Fax: + 49 341 97 37 549
So what needs to be in a CV and resume??
1. Information content - in addition to CV and resume:
a) copies of all your school data/reports - special classes, high school grades (photocopies!), college info (photocopies of individual classes taken - if applicable to prospective job), in ANY case a copy of your degree(s). Perhaps: an example of your work.
I used to translate movie scripts, so I would occasionally send them a sample. Worked well.
b) a business card
c) copies of letters of recommendation if you have them
2. ---- CV can be in the form of a data sheet, does not have to be in full sentences. Should be between 1 -2 pages long.
1963 born in such and such
1970-75 school such and such
(and so on)
presently employed at ------ so and so - END.
CV MUST BE SIGNED and DATED!!!
3. -- Resume: as brief as possible, but including 'highlights' (i.e. qualifications) as to why you think you are suitable for the position offered. Does not need to be handwritten, unless stated. Must not exceed a page. Use Times New Roman 12, if not possible 11. State your number of enclosures at the bottom. Clip a recent photo on right upper corner - do not glue, use paper clip. Write your name and address on back of photo. Style: polite, but to the point. Do not grovel. State that you are looking forward to a job interview and thank them for their time. Sign and date. Is your address either in the header or footer? Have you included your phone number/e-mail address?
4. overall: include a big self-addressed envelope with stamps or international money order, so that they will return your documents. Some companies are notoriously bad about returning such things.
Phone: + 49 228 880-0
Fax: + 49 228 880-457
German Culture Board e.V.
Phone: + 49 228 20135-0
Fax: + 49 228 20135-21
Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW)
Rhoendorfer Str. 23
D-53604 Bad Honnef
Phone: + 49 2224 1808-0
Fax: + 49 2224 1808-52
P.O. Box 19 04 19
Phone: + 49 89 15921-0
Fax: + 49 89 15921-450
German Center of the International Theater Institute e.V.
P.O.Box 41 11 28
Phone: + 49 30 791 17 77
Fax: + 49 30 791 18 74
Society for the Promotion of Literature from Africa, Asia and Latin-America e.V.
P.O.Box 10 01 16
Phone: + 49 69 2102-247-250
Fax: + 49 69 2102227-18