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Heinrich Boell Foundation Fall Internships – Washington, DC

Organization: The Heinrich Boell Foundation North America

Position Title: Heinrich Boell Foundation Fall Internships:
Energy and Ecology Intern
International Policy Intern
Economic Governance/G20 and Climate Finance

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $500/month

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 32 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts.

The HBF offers internship opportunities for college students, graduate students and recent graduates focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas.

Interns are recruited year-round on a rolling basis for the Washington, DC office. The internship requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) for the period of at least 3 but no more than 6 months. Part-time internships are also possible for applicants from the DC metro area or part-time students. The HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 500.- for a full-time commitment (proportionally less for a part-time internship).

We currently have three internship opportunities beginning in September 2015. Each intern will support one of the following programmatic areas: Ecology and Energy Policy, International Politics, or Economic Governance/G20 and Climate Finance. For detailed information about these internships and to learn more about our current projects, please visit our website:


Research assistance:
– working together with our program officers
– researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office
– collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops
– monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office’s work
– editing and proof reading of publications
– attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences
– if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article

Administrative duties and responsibilities:
– providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops
– answering telephones
– responding to information inquiries
– updating and managing of the office database
– follow up and event documentation


– at least 2 years of college/university
– proven excellent research, writing and editing skills
– strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail
– creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible
– a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation
– commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months
– experience in the desired project area
– proficiency of English required; German proficiency desirable

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send your resume along with a cover letter indicating which program area you are interested in supporting and describing your motivation for interning with us. Send your application to Lauren Edwards by e-mail at[email protected].

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