Internships At German Institute For International And Security Affairs (SWP)


SWP offers a number of three-month full-time internships for highly motivated students. The organization is interested in attracting young academics in political science and related social sciences (economics, law, administration, occasionally also regional studies, ethnology, or journalism). The deadline is on 30 September 2017 for an internship starting no earlier than December 2017 and on 31 December 2017 for an internship starting no earlier than March 2018.

Interns are based at offices in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. There are several research divisions that are available for the internship. These are EU/Europe, International Security, Americas, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Global Issues  research divisions.

The work undertaken by the interns includes assisting with all tasks within the research division, preparing reports of conferences and meetings, editing academic texts, researching and evaluating materials, and helping to prepare meetings and conferences. Interns at SWP receive €300 per month.

Main criteria

  • Applicants should be already for a Master’s degree or be holders of Bachelor’s degree who can demonstrate enrollment in Master’s degree program at the time proposed for the internship;
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • IT skills (Word, Excel, web browsers) and social skills are required;
  • Candidates should demonstrate an idea of what they wish to achieve during the internship;
  • Application must also include motivational letter (maximum one page), Bachelor’s degree certificate, and references.

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