Here comes a traineeship for everyone who would like to learn more about culture, civil society, climate action, work in a foundation and experience Europe while contributing to shape its future.
The Allianz Foundation in Berlin and the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam are delighted to collaborate on a new Traineeship program focused on promoting and diversifying philanthropy with a European purpose. Throughout the 8-month pilot program, the Trainees will gain hands-on experience in one of the two Foundations that place Europe, its present and its future, at the core of their work. Building on new insights and experiences that the future Trainees will bring to our teams, Allianz Foundation and ECF hope to foster a richer and more inclusive perspective within the public role as foundations.
Foundations in Europe account for approximately € 60 billion annually, therefore exerting great influence on societal developments. Yet, this sector remains slow to take on the diversity that makes up Europe today. This is especially notable when it comes to leadership positions. The Traineeship therefore seeks to provide an entry point to philanthropy that places mutual learning at its core, that is political, action-oriented and inclusive.
Trainees will spend eight months in either the Allianz Foundation or the European Cultural Foundation. Alongside daily responsibilities, they will have the chance to pursue their own project with continuous support from the respective Foundation's staff. Throughout the Traineeship, frequent exchanges with the other Trainee, working visits and training modules will contribute to their European work experience. Mentors and experts from civil society and philanthropy will further contribute to increase theoretical knowledge about philanthropic practices and their role in promoting diversity and equity.
Starting from November 2023, ECF and Allianz Foundation are now seeking two Trainees to be a part of the inaugural year of the Talents for Tomorrow Traineeship.