Intern (m/f/d) at the GIZ Representation Brussels - Trainees

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Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fรผr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

Job-ID: V000058639 Location: Bruxelles Assignment period: 08/01/2024 - 01/31/2025 Field: Trainees Type of employment: full-time Application deadline: 05/12/2024

Job description

At the GIZ Representation Brussels our primary role is to observe and assess the EU and Brussels-based international development landscape and to coherently represent GIZ within this sphere. By hosting events and delegation visits and enabling networking through dialogue we connect the EU to GIZ and vice versa. Moreover, it is our task to promote good cooperation between the various GIZ projects and units represented in Brussels. We support them with HR, accounting and administrative services and thus ensure administrative coherence within GIZ in Brussels.

We are looking for 2 interns that bring the necessary background as described below but that are also approachable and friendly, proactive, and eager to learn, to join our team for a period of 6 months. A shorter internship period is not possible.

We offer you an exciting and varied internship in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere, where team spirit plays a vital role in motivating the team.

You will gain insights into the structures and working methods of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fรผr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as well as practical work experience in the direct environment of the European Union. You will develop your knowledge of EU development cooperation actors in Brussels, as well as their priorities and instruments. You will also gain an understanding of the different organisational units of GIZ in Brussels.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Your tasks

Support the observation and analysis of the activities of the European institutions in particular European Commission departments such as DG INTPA, DG NEAR, DG ECHO, as well as the European Parliament and the EEAS. Written contributions to our bi-weekly newsletter, policy briefs, background material, analysis and reports on a multitude of subjects relevant to GIZ and EU development cooperation. Support of the organisation and execution of events. This includes both the more strategic aspects such as framing, audience, outreach, but also all kinds of logistical aspects necessary to the execution of the event. Participation in and reporting on events. You will also be able to take part in delegations of GIZ colleagues who visit Brussels for outreach on their project or topic. Preparation and moderation of our team meetings. Research tasks for the staff and the Director of the Representation. Providing support to the administration team if requested.

Your profile

* * * Please note that we assess your profile throughout our selection process (written test and interview). We therefore encourage you to prepare accordingly. * * *

You are studying in the third semester or higher (or are no longer than 6 months exmatriculated prior to the start of the internship) in international relations, development cooperation, social/economic sciences, law, political science, or regional sciences (particularly European Studies); or a comparable degree programme. Fluent in spoken and written German and English or native English speaker with good knowledge of German, knowledge of French is an advantage. Solid understanding of the functioning of the European institutions, first practical experience in a European institution and basic knowledge of development and international cooperation issues in the European context is desirable.


Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago from the start of your internship.

We also welcome non-EU applicants provided that a work permit for Belgium is available which must be uploaded when applying together with a letter of motivation, CV and certificates in English or German. Only complete applications will be considered.

We offer 2 internships with different starting times. If you are flexible in terms of time, please apply for only one of the positions and simply mention this in your letter of motivation.

We pay a monthly stipend of โ‚ฌ1.350,- (gross). Please note that the contract (Convention dโ€™Immersion Professionelle) will be concluded under Belgian law.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

For further information, please contact Ms Linn Hilbert ( and Mr Alexander Tempel (

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