Internships in Germany and abroad
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.
What does an internship in Germany offer?
As an intern at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Germany, you will be given specific tasks to carry out on your own under the guidance of your 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 may agree to a shorter assignment. Our internships are open to matriculated students and applicants who have graduated within the previous six-month period.
What does an internship abroad offer?
Our internship programme offers students and graduates the opportunity to work abroad in a GIZ office, project or programme for three to six months. Graduates may only apply within six months of completing their degree. You will be assigned to one of our offices, projects or programmes. Why not take this opportunity to work in an intercultural environment and deepen your understanding of sector-specific and regional issues?
The aim of the programme is to learn about development cooperation in general and GIZ’s work in its partner countries in particular. In terms of content matter, the foreign internship programme takes its lead from the themes covered by development cooperation.
Please note that it is unlikely that we will be able to offer you a full-time post at GIZ after your internship.