Paid Internships at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung US | Diplomacy Opportunities

The application deadline for spring 2017 internships has passed. Please check back for more information about summer and fall internship opportunities. 


1.) Sustainable Development (Start: September 2017)

Application deadline: April 1st, 2017 

Sustainable development interns will work with supervisors from our Economic Governance and Climate Policy and Finance programs. The Economic Governance Program focuses on democratizing governance structures to ensure that the international financial institutions and bodies (e.g. G20 and BRICS), are representative and accountable. The Climate Policy and Finance program analyses and monitors the emerging global climate finance architecture, especially public climate funds and helps coordinate civil society participation and input into the new Green Climate Fund (GCF), with a focus on ensuring that climate financing is fully gender-responsive.

Both programs strive to democratize international financial and political entities at the intersection of climate change and economic development with a justice and human-rights based approach that safeguards in particular the rights of the earth, vulnerable groups, and women. This internship is most fitting for students interested in sustainable development and economic justice (particularly in the global south). Applicants should be self-motivated, independent workers.


2.) Transatlantic Dialogue (Start: September 2017) 

Application deadline: April 1st, 2017

Transatlantic Dialogue interns will work with supervisors from our Democracy & Social Policy and Foreign & Security Policy programs. The Democracy and Social Policy program brings US and German policymakers and civil society organizations together to explore issues that challenge our democracies and the transatlantic relationship. The program’s current activities focus on digital policy and immigration and integration policy. The Foreign and Security PolicyProgram explores contemporary issues in the foreign and security policy realm with a specific focus on transatlantic cooperation in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Typical program formats for both programs include panel discussions, publication of policy briefs and articles, study tours, and delegation visits.

This internship is best suited for students with a background in international relations, public policy, or German and European politics. Applicants should have a good understanding of both the US and German political scenes and an interest in pressing policy challenges for both program areas. We are especially seeking applicants with an interest in preparing commentaries and analyses on topical issues of both program areas.

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3.) Climate and Energy (Start: tbd)

Application deadline: tbd

The Climate and Energy intern works closely with the Program Director for our Climate & Energy program. The Climate and Energy program focuses on facilitating an energy transition away from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, to a system largely based on renewable energies, such as wind and solar. This intern will also help develop social media content and assist in the supervision of office-wide communications projects (e.g. blogs, social media campaigns etc.).

This internship category best fits students who have a demonstrated interest in the energy and environmental fields and wish to tie these issues in with the communication strategy of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Applicants should be creative, social media savvy and excited about experimenting with new means of digital communication.

*Start dates and application deadlines vary and are subject to change. Please check back for updates


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