Please Note

Please note that due to Covid-19 no internships at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) are currently possible.
There is also no possibility of completing virtual / digital internships.
If this is possible again, we will inform you about it at this point.


The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has about 130 employees in Research, Policy Advice, Training and Service Facilities. Two-thirds of them work as researchers. DIE pursues an interdisciplinary approach.

On a regular basis, DIE offers job positions within its research programmes, at irregular intervals also within the service facilities. DIE has been involved in vocational training since 2003. The Institute trains young people to become Office Communication Managers (Kaufleute für Bürokommunikation).

DIE also provides opportunities to do internships for German or international university students. Please directly apply with the respective research programme you are interested in. You can choose between the following programmes: Inter- and transnational cooperation, Transformation of Economic and Social Systems, Environmental Governance, Transformation of political (dis-)order.
Students must be in a master's programme for the duration of the internship. In the communications team, applications from students from bachelor's programmes are also taken into account.

DIE promotes equal opportunities for women and men, and the reconciliation of work and family life. Since 2012, DIE has been awarded the certificate berufundfamilie for its family-friendly personnel policy on a regular basis. Respective offers include special flexi-days for employees with small children, flexible workplace solutions and additional services such as family-related allowances for childcare costs.

Internships in DIE's Research programmes

Internships in Training

Internships in the Communications Team

Application Procedure