Internship Opportunities

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's primary objective is to support political education both within Germany and abroad, thus promoting democratic involvement, socio-political activism, and cross-cultural understanding. The Foundation also provides support for art and culture, science and research, as well as developmental cooperation. Its activities are guided by the fundamental political values of ecology, democracy, gender, solidarity and non-violence.

The European Union (EU) office in Brussels represents the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in relation to European and international institutions, associations, non-governmental organisations and media in Brussels. The office also serves as the Foundation’s (Western) European regional agency. The EU office provides a forum for European dialogue between stakeholders from the EU institutions, European and international organisations, NGOs, think tanks, media, private sector, diplomatic corps and the academic world. Our activities include organising conferences and seminars, coordinating visitor groupes, leading EU-focused capacity building sessions and preparing topical publications.

Internships at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung are designed for students who are committed, politically interested, and endowed with a creative intellect, openness and flexibility. We offer our interns the opportunity to test their academic knowledge within the context of political education.

During an internship you deal with different topics within the programmes:

  •    EU Policy 
  •    Climate & Energy
  •    Global Transformation
  •    EU Programmes & Democracy
  •    Outreach & Communication 

Interns will assist in the preparation and implementation of events and research, as well as general office and administrative tasks. According to our annual planning, we try to integrate the candidate’s personal and professional interests into the internship. Please note that the internship should be a compulsory part of the candidate’s studies and the length of the internship should be between three and six months.

Required qualifications:

  •     Student of at least two years at an accredited European University (BA or MA)
  •     Very good knowledge of English and ideally another European language
  •     Knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office or equivalent

Internships comprise 32 working hours per week (4 days a week).
We offer an allowance of 255,- Euro per month and an additional rent stipend of maximum 255,- Euro (for interns relocating to Brussels).

Please send an email with an attached letter of motivation and CV in English to Stefanie Fraune pointing out for which of the four programmes and for which period you would like to apply. We look forward to your application.

* There are no open internships in 2019 anymore. Applications are possible in the programme Climate & Energy for 2020. *