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Internship Opportunity at German Institute for International & Security Affairs, Berlin [Monthly Stipend Rs. 25k]: Apply by Sept 30

Internship Opportunity at German Institute for International & Security Affairs, Berlin [Monthly Stipend Rs. 25k]: Apply by Sept 30 - Noticebard


The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), a civil-law foundation, founded by German Institute for International & Security Affairs, Berlin invites applications for three-month full-time internships.

SWP offers a limited number of three-month full-time internships for highly motivated students. They are particularly interested in attracting young academics in political science and related social sciences (economics, law, administration, occasionally also regional studies, ethnology, or journalism).

The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin is a civil-law foundation and the founding institution behind the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. It advises the Bundestag (the German parliament) and the federal government on foreign and security policy issues.

Research Divisions
  • EU/ Europe research division
  • International Security Research Division
  • Americas Research Division
  • Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Division
  • The Middle East and Africa Research Division
  • Asia Research Division
  • Global Issues Research Division
Internship Responsibilities
  1. Assisting with all tasks within the research division, especially research projects, and producing documentation and background reports for research division members,
  2. Preparing reports of conferences and meetings,
  3. Literature research,
  4. Editing academic texts, researching and evaluating materials, helping to prepare meetings and conferences,
  5. General administrative tasks.

Interns at SWP receive €300 (Rs. 25,421.87/- approx) per month. Exceptions are only possible where the internship is already funded by another public or private organization.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students already studying for a master’s degree (also Hauptstudium in the German Magister/Staatsexamen/ Diplom system).
  • Holders of bachelor’s degrees who can demonstrate they are applying for a place on a master’s degree course and who expect to be regular master’s students at the time proposed for the internship.
  • Holders of bachelor’s/ Master’s degrees who are enrolled on an additional bachelor’s or master’s degree course.
  • Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken),
  • Good end-user IT skills (Word, Excel, web browsers),
  • Your own ideas about what you wish to achieve during the internship,
  • Interest in policy consultation and communication,
  • Commitment, ambition, teamwork, and social skills.
How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.

Candidates need to submit the following documents while applying:

  1. Motivational letter (maximum one page),
  2. C.V.,
  3. For a mandatory internship: confirmation that the internship is a formal requirement, including required duration (copy of a relevant passage from degree regulations or letter from university),
  4. Bachelor’s degree certificate (or evidence of completion of Grundstudium for Magister/Diplom/Staatsexamen students),
  5. Interim and leaving certificates,
  6. References, work references (if available) (copies),
  7. Valid confirmation of student status (copy) or university confirmation of application for a place on a master’s degree course (original, must include expected enrolment date),
  8. Residence permit (non-EU/ EEA applicants, copy),
  9. If a public or private body has awarded funding for your internship, please supply documentation (including the amount).

The filled-in application form and all necessary documents in one summarized PDF file should be sent by e-mail to The last date to apply is September 30, 2020.


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Internship Opportunity at German Institute for International & Security Affairs, Berlin



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