career orien­tation

As an important part of our work, we would like to provide interesting information on further training opportunities, courses of study, scholarships, etc. in the field of disaster risk management, especially for the young colleagues among you.  We have therefore created a brief overview on this page.

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Young Profes­sionals

At the DKKV’s Young Professionals, young professionals can also network in the field of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management.

 

Study programs

Here we would like to inform you about study opportunities that you can complete in at German universities.


Bachelor´s degree programmes
Hazard Control

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

  • – Place of study: Hamburg
  • – Subject areas: Life sciences, medical technology
  • – Admission restriction: Yes
  • – Language of instruction: German
  • – Standard period of study: 7 semesters
  • – Start: WS
  • – Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s website.

 

International emergency and disaster relief

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

  • Place of study: Berlin
  • Study field: Social and political sciences, medicine
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters
  • Start: WS
  • Fees: Yes, 510€ per month

 

Further information on the programme’s website.

 

Management in hazard prevention

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Place of study: Berlin
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 8 semesters (part-time)
  • Start: WS
  • Fees: Yes, 510 € per month

Further information on the programme’s website.

 

Rescue- and Crisis Management

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Study locations: Essen and Simmerath
  • Subject area: Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Places: n/a
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters (part-time)
  • Start: WS and SoSe
  • Fees: 12,500 €
  • Study locations: Essen and Simmerath
  • Subject area: Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Places: n/a
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters (part-time)
  • Start: WS and SoSe
  • Fees: 12,500 € 

Further information on the programme’s website.

 

Risik- und Securitymanagement

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Subject areas: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Admission restriction: No
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters
  • Start of programme: WS
  • Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s website.

 

Securitymanagement

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

  • Place of study: Berlin
  • Subject areas: Law, Business Administration, Risk Management
  • Admission restriction: No
  • Language of instruction: German / English
  • Standard period of study: 7 semesters
  • Start of programme: WS
  • Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s website.

 

Safety and Security

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Place of study: Magdeburg
  • Fields of study: e.g. technology, law, psychology
  • Places: n/a
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 7 semesters
  • Start of programme: WS
  • Tuition fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s website.

 

Safety Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

  • Place of study: Wuppertal
  • Subject area: Engineering sciences
  • Admission restriction: No
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters
  • Start: WS
  • Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s website.

 

 

Master's degree programmes
Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

Degree: Master of Science

  • Subjects: Geography, Natural Sciences, Risk Management
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Start: WS
  • Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

International Humanitarian Action

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

  • Place of study: Bochum
  • Subject areas: International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Aid Management, International Relations, Public Health, International Institutions, Anthropology
  • Admission restriction: No
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Start: WS
  • Fees: 12.000€

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (KaVoMa)

Degree: Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance

  • Subject areas: Biology, Humanities, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Standard period of study: 5-6 semesters
  • Part-time study
  • Start: WS

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

Natural Resources Management and Development

  

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Place of study: Cologne
  • Admission restriction: No
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Start of programme: WS
  • Fees: Semester fee

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Place of study: Weimar
  • Subject areas: Earthquake engineering and structural design, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering, stochastics and risk assessment
  • Admission restriction: Yes
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Start of programme: WS

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

Strategy, Global Risk & Security Management (MBA)

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Place of study: Ingolstadt
  • Admission requirements: University degree (B.Sc.), 1 year relevant work experience
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters (depending on previous credits)
  • Part-time degree programme
  • Start: WS and SS
  • Fees: 13,900 €

Further information can be found on the programme’s webseite.

 

Internships, scholarships and online courses

Here we would like to inform you about internships, fellowships and online courses you can take in the field of disaster risk reduction.


Internships

Here we would like to point out various internship opportunities which you can complete both at our office and with our institutional members.

Internship at DKKV

Internships with our institutional members:

A description of each institution can be found here.

Internship at the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship or practical semester at the BBK. The aim is to deepen theoretically acquired knowledge with the help of practical experience. Preference is given to courses of study with a clear connection to civil protection. Further information on internships can be found here.

 

Internship with the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

In addition to internships for pupils, THW also offers internships for students for six weeks to a maximum of six months. These can complete an internship at the THW headquarters (Bonn), a THW regional association or a THW regional office. In addition, it is possible to complete an internship for writing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or diploma thesis. For this, the internship must be prescribed in the study or examination regulations. Information on corresponding positions can be found here.

 

Internship at the German Weather Service (DWD)  

The DWD offers students from various disciplines the opportunity to complete compulsory internships. The locations depend on your major field of study and the business area you wish to work in. It is also possible to complete the internship part-time. Further details can be found on the website.

 

Internship at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)   

At GIZ, there is the possibility of an internship at the various locations as well as the regional offices in Germany and abroad. The aim of the internship is to get to know the work of GIZ and development cooperation at home or abroad. The focus of the work may vary depending on the location and the field of expertise.

Current advertisements for internships

 

Internship at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)

The GFZ offers the opportunity for an internship. The focus of the work may vary depending on the location and the main topic. The various internship opportunities are published on the GFZ homepage. For further information click here.

Internship at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)  

The DRL offers various internships for students. In addition, there are opportunities for pupils to take part in pupil laboratories or pupil programmes. You can find current job advertisements on the  job portal.

 

Internship at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Pupils, school leavers and students have the opportunity to gain professional orientation at the UFZ. Internships are possible in the fields of research, administration and service. The duration and organisation of the internship is determined individually in consultation with the interested parties. Further information here.

 

Internship at Stadtentwässerungsbetrieben Köln, AöR, (StEB)

Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln offers school and university students the opportunity to complete internships for career orientation purposes. Bachelor’s or Master’s theses can also be written in cooperation with the StEB. There is an overview of open positions on the website.

 

Internships at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Students and trainees have the opportunity to do an internship at the Federal Environment Agency. Places are available for internships in a wide variety of areas at UBA, including scientific departments, administration, press relations and environmental information. The placement options depend on the focus of your studies as well as the projects and capacities of the Federal Environment Agency. Please apply at least four months before the desired start of the internship. Further information here.

 

Internship at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)   

Interested students can complete an internship at UNU-EHS and UNU-ViE. The aim is for students to put what they have learned into practice and develop new skills and knowledge during their internship. There is a thematic focus on practical training, counselling, networking and multicultural cooperation. The vacancies are published on the homepage.

scholarships

There are a variety of foundations which award scholarships. For example:

  • regional foundations (including the Max Weber Programme, Cologne Grammar School and Foundation Fund),
  • political foundations (e.g. Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation),
  • religious foundations (e.g. Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerkhttp://www.avicenna-studienwerk.de/foerderung/) or
  • Trade union and employer foundations (e.g. Hans Böckler Foundation, Klaus Murmann Foundation for the Promotion of Studies).

In addition, we would like to refer you to the Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship), with which the Federal Government has been supporting gifted students since 2011. Further information here.

online courses
Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) refers to courses that are offered online free of charge. Most offers and MOOC platforms come from the English-speaking world and help to impart knowledge worldwide by means of videos, tasks and online material. Tests and quizzes are used to test and consolidate what has been learned. In the following, we will introduce you to three different MOOC platforms:

  1. Coursera is an international platform founded by two professors from Stanford University. The platform does not create its own courses, but manages and streams the content it receives in cooperation with various universities. Participation in the more than 600 courses is free of charge, but a fee is charged for official certificates. Some courses on the topic of disaster risk management:Disaster Preparedness

 

  1. The edX. platform comprises around 126 courses dealing with different topics. Among others, online courses on biology, nutrition, literature, philosophy and economics are offered. The language of instruction is mostly English. Official certificates are also subject to a fee here. Course examples:

 

  1. The iversity platform offers MOOCs from various subject areas. In addition to basic courses in business administration, marketing or the natural sciences, courses are also offered in medicine and computer science. The courses are free and open to the public, but some courses may require knowledge. As a conclusion, you can receive a certificate of attendance or a certificate if you have viewed and worked on 80 percent of the material. There is a fee for face-to-face exams. Possible courses on disaster risk reduction:

 

Other courses from other providers:

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (unisar)

In collaboration with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), SDP offers a series of online training courses that strengthen the capacity of government officials, particularly at the local level, and disaster management professionals. These courses help develop and implement plans and programs to reduce disaster risk and strengthen resilience.

Available courses:

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF)

FNF offers a modern online course portfolio with a wide range of offerings for political engagement. Here, experienced political trainers teach basic impulses on social media, rhetoric, campaign management and many other exciting topics for political work on the ground. The learning content of the online courses can be individually controlled learning units and work at your own pace.

Available courses:

 

Do you know of other exciting courses of study or opportunities for further education? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you at info@dkkv.org.

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