The Darb project provides internship opportunities for undergraduates within public, private sectors and NGOs.
Implemented in partnership with LOYAC, Darb aims at improving the employability and competitiveness of young Jordanians through practical experience.
Darb offers internships for nearly 1,200 undergraduates in all universities, with an internship period of 6 to 8 weeks during summer. Participants are paid around JOD 30 for each week as a transportation allowance, paid mostly by the hosting company at the end of the internship. Participating undergraduates are required to do 16 voluntary hours of community service.
Believing in the importance and value of the practical training for undergraduates and its impact on improving their employability, and due to the lack of experience and knowledge of the labor market among fresh graduates, companies face difficulty in finding fresh graduates with basic work skills. Internship plays a key role in bridging this gap between education and the labor market.
- Improve employability and competitiveness among undergraduates through providing practical training opportunities
- introduce undergraduates into the basic work environment and ethics, time management and the reality of the labor market.
- Promote the culture of internship and the concept of active citizenship amongst both undergraduates and the private sector.
- Increase the number of opportunities for internships in companies, especially in governorates that face limited opportunities.
- Promote a culture of voluntary work and crystallize the role of young people in initiatives aimed at community development
- Enhance undergraduates' self-confidence when facing difficulties and obstacles they may encounter in their future practical and professional lives
Who can apply
The project targets undergraduates and fresh graduates who meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be of Jordanian nationality.
- Applicant must be a university student for the first degree.
- Applicant must have a passing GPA.
- Internship period must not be considered as university credit hours.
- Applicant must not be registered in the summer term.
- Applicant must hold full commitment and responsibility during the internship period.
- Applicant must complete the registration form for the project completely and accurately.
Work on project implementation takes nine months, as follows:
- Announcing the accepted applicants and paying subscription fees
- Preparatory workshops
- Internship within companies
- Community service and volunteering
Nine courses from the "Darb" project were organized, benefiting (6802) male and female undergraduates, and (795) of them obtained permanent job opportunities after the end of their internship, as follows:
• (388) undergraduates in 2011.
• (824) undergraduates in 2012.
• (861) undergraduates in 2013.
• (731) undergraduates in 2014.
• (787) undergraduates in 2015.
• (705) undergraduates in 2016.
• (772) undergraduates in 2017.
• (870) undergraduates in 2018.
• (864) undergraduates in 2019.
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For inquiries, please call the KAFD phone number (+962) 6 5822820
To participate, please click on the website link below to fill out the registration form