DARB provides university students with an opportunity to receive training in various fields related to their scope of studies and helps them make a decision about which career they want to have in future.
It focuses on developing participants’ skills through several well-prepared workshops that concentrate on strengthen professional and personal skills.
The concept behind DARB
Out of its belief in the importance of providing university students with training opportunities, which enhances their employability and changes their perception towards the work culture, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) and the LOYAC Jordan Foundation implemented the DARB – The Summer Internship Project.
The programme offers local job training opportunities during the summer semester for the students of the Jordanian public universities in both the private and public sector.
The training programme spans over two months, in which, interns receive a weekly salary in exchange of 18 hours of volunteer work or community service throughout the duration of the program.
Prior to the start of the programme, students are given a two-day Pre-Internship Training on communication skills, work ethics, life skills and practical advice in the field of human resources (decent dress, personal hygiene, dealing with managers and colleagues.
The KAFD further developed the project and implemented a third phase in partnership with the Prince of Wales' Charitable Foundation, LOYAC Jordan Foundation, the Business Development Center and Injaz that included training university students in sectors of insurance, tourism and retail.
- Preparing students to penetrate the labor market through providing them with training before graduation.
- Refining and enhancing students' skills.
- Promoting the culture of work and training among students.
- Increasing the number of training opportunities in various companies, especially in governorates facing limitations with such opportunities.
- Promoting volunteerism and community service among students.
- Enhancing students' self-confidence to face the difficulties and obstacles which they may encounter as they progress through their careers.
The programme implemented five training sessions that benefited 3,591 students as follows
- 388 students - in 2011
- 824 students - 2012
- 861 students - 2013
- 731 students – 2014
- 787 students-2015
- (324) students got permanent jobs at the end of the project
Who can participate in DARB ?
- Applicant must be a Jordanian student.
- Applicant must be a student at the time of applying
- Applicant must have a passing GPA
- Working hours and school time must not interfere at all.
- Applicant must not be enrolled in the summer semester.
- Applicant must commit to the programme.