An internship will give you an insight into the diversity of GIZ’s work. We offer internships in departments across the company, both in Germany and abroad.

Internships in Germany:

As a GIZ intern in Germany you will be given specific tasks to carry out on your own under the guidance of a mentor. This will give you an insight into the work GIZ does and allow you to complement your theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience of the working world. Internships normally last between three and six months. In individual cases we might agree to a shorter assignment. Our internships are open to matriculated students and applicants who have graduated within the previous six months.

What are the requirements?

  • You are a matriculated student or have graduated not more than six months before beginning your internship. Your degree is preferably in economics, administrative science, politics, law, regional studies, communication studies, environmental studies, social sciences, agriculture/forestry, business studies, IT, geography or vocational education. Alternatively, you are taking a professional development course in international project management, which includes an internship as an integral component.
  • You have a sound command of a world language.
  • You are willing to take on responsibility and work well under pressure. You are a team player and have excellent intercultural skills.
  • You have good IT skills and are familiar with common MS Office programmes.

Applying for an internship:

There are no set deadlines for applying for an internship and you can apply at any time of year. Internship vacancies tend to become available at very short notice, so we recommend that you apply no more than six months before you would be available to start.

At the bottom of the job ad, click on ‘Apply online now’ to access the online application form. Before you can fill in the form, you will have to register as an applicant. If you are applying for an internship, the only section you need to fill in under ‘Qualifications’ on the application form is ‘Other skills’. The other sections are not relevant for internships and are therefore not accessible.

Allow yourself sufficient time to fill in the application form fully. Sending a short, but convincing covering letter is also important.

Please note that we receive a large number of applications and therefore cannot guarantee you an internship.

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