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Funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), IJAB fosters activities in the field of youth and professional exchange with the U.S. As of 2022, IJAB coordinates a U.S.-based training program for German social workers and an internship program for young professionals. In addition, the publication "USA Special" provides insights into U.S.-German youth exchange.

USA Special

What could U.S.-German cooperation in the field of youth look like? What characterizes it? Why is it important? The authors and interview partners in the IJAB “USA Special” show that transatlantic exchange benefits everyone involved, especially young people. Let the vast range of exchange possibilities inspire you! The “USA Special” is available online here and for download on the IJAB website (in German).

CIP and DAP: Training and internship in the U.S.

Since January 2022 IJAB coordinates CIP - Council of International Programs, a training program for professionals from the social sector of child and youth services, and the German-American Internship Program (DAP), which offers young graduates, trainees and professionals the opportunity to gain work experience in the USA.

Contact persons
Elena Neu
Project Officer
International Youth Policy Cooperation
Tel.: 0228 9506-105
Natali Petala-Weber
Project Officer
International Youth Policy Cooperation
Tel.: 0228 9506-201
Cathrin Piesche
PR Officer, Online & Print Editor
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9506215
Julia Weber
Project Assistant
Tel.: 0228 9506-165
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Articles on U.S.-German Cooperation

Editorial articles, information and announcements on youth exchange, professional exchange and the advanced training program and internship program with the USA.