Title: FES international - Global Policy and Development
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Internships at the FES in Berlin

FES building in Hiroshimastr. 28 (Foto: Schnadwinkel)

Julia Kühne

International Cooperation
Global Policy and Development
Hiroshimastr. 28, 10785 Berlin

Tel. ++49(0)30 / 26935 - 7510



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Internships at the Global Policy and Development Department

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's Global Policy and Development Department in Berlin offers three-month internships to interested students.

Internships are available during these periods:

  • January-March: application deadline on August 31st of the previous year
  • April-June: application deadline: November 30th of the previous year
  • July-August: no internships due to the parliamentary break
  • September-November: application deadline on April 30th

Please note: Internships are only possible during the periods listed here. We do not consider late applications and do not acknowledge receipt of applications.

Please send your email-application to Julia Kühne. We highly appreciate if you send us one single, small-sized PDF document or an download-link to your documents instead of attaching large files to your email. Applicants are informed within two months of the application deadline. An expense allowance is paid for the duration of the internship.

If you are interested in an internship as part of your studies or professional training at one of our regional offices, please get in touch with the respective regional office management. An overview of all FES regional offices, including contact details and information on internships, is available here: www.fes.de/de/standorte/fes-international. Please note that interns at regional offices usually receive a monthly allowance of 450 € and that FES cannot reimburse further expenses, including for travelling, visa and international health insurances.

Application Details
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  • Advanced study in social science, economics or law (from the fifth semester, but studies not yet completed)
  • Interest in our fields of activity and the work of a political foundation
  • Good to excellent English language skills
  • Commitment to political and social issues
  • Ability to work as part of a team, communication skills and self-reliance
  • Fluency in German is mandatory as is the application in German

Tasks and Type of Duties

All interns are supervised individually and receive a training schedule at the beginning of their internship. This includes:

  • Substantive and organisational involvement in current political consultation projects
  • Participation in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of specialist events
  • Internet research
  • Participation in the department's everyday activities

Required Application Documents

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation giving reasons for your interest in an internship at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and in the area of development policy
  • Current certificate of enrolment
  • Your major field of study and desired period of internship
  • Please note that all documents must be filed in German

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