Young professionals’ exchanges: First steps after agreement signed in June 2013 between LOJIQ and the Bavarian Chancellery


Several candidates are already taking advantage of the new program : Anne Isabelle Tremblay is completing an internship at Munich’s all new Librairie française – a bookstore specialized in French-language books –, while Karla Bustamante and Sacha Radcliffe both are undertaking an internship with D-Facto Motion GmbH, a company specialized in post-production and 2D- and 3D-visual effects for cinema and television films. Furthermore, Alix Bosnière-Vézina, a Sherbrooke (Quebec) geomatics student, is working with a Bavarian organisation specialized in renewable energy sources, Dii GmbH, and learning how to build web-applications for solar and wind energy based on AcrGIS API.

The cooperation between the State of Bavaria and Quebec in the field of young professionals’ exchanges has been officialised in June 2013 with the signature of a two-year agreement between LOJIQ (Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec) and the Chancellery of the State of Bavaria. Based on this agreement, both governments now officially support young adults in their professional projects in the partner region. Thus new opportunities are offered to 18-35 year-olds from Quebec, as Bavaria is now considered one of the priority regions in the grant application process at LOJIQ. Bavarian cinema students and young professionals on their side are offered the opportunity to complete internships with renowned Quebec-based companies of that field, as is the case already for video games students and young professionals.

The Bavarian interns in Quebec in 2013 were Katharina Kremer, who completed her internship with Catbird Productions, and Malte Hennig, who worked at Picture This. In 2014, two new grants will be handed out to Bavarian young professionals for an internship in the field of cinema in Québec – the applications deadline is April 30, 2014.

Sources: www.lojiq.org,