Intern (m/f/d) Project management - CATAL1.5°T Initiative - Trainees

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  • Added Date: Monday, 02 October 2023
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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 für 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: V000056766 Location: Eschborn Assignment period: 12/04/2023 - 06/02/2024 Field: Trainees Type of employment: full-time Application deadline: 10/03/2023

Job description

In mid-2023, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH launched the \"CATAL1.5°T Initiative\" ( to promote the uptake and scaling of innovative climate technologies (‘climate tech’) in young companies and startups in the Global South, with an initial focus on West Africa and Latin America. The initiative is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the international Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a total of EUR 37 million. Its objective is to trigger venture capital investments in start-ups and young businesses with decarbonization products and solutions which have the potential of rapid business growth and a real transformational climate impact in the energy, food & agriculture, manufacturing, buildings and other sectors. The initiative will encompass activities such as acceleration and pre-acceleration programmes aimed at early-stage ventures, ideation workshops (known as 'climathons') for founders interested in climate tech, and training sessions on climate, ESG, and diversity for start-up incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms.

Your tasks

We are pleased to announce an exciting internship opportunity with the CATAL1.5°T (pronounced “catalyst”) Initiative. As a project management intern, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals in a fast-paced and challenging environment. You will contribute to the success of the initiative through a variety of tasks, which may include research, data analysis, communications, and administrative support.Your responsibilities will include:

Conduct research on climate technologies, venture capital firms, and start-up accelerators/ incubators in the Global South Help to operate a monitoring framework for the CATAL1.5°T Initiative’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Gender Action plan (GAP) Assist with impact measurement and reporting of the CATAL1.5°T Initiative Support communication and outreach activities;• Assist with supervising the development and delivery of a training programme for start-up incubators/accelerators and venture capital firms on ESG Provide administrative support, such as scheduling meetings, preparing events, drafting communications, and maintaining records and databases

Your profile

Current enrollment (second year) in business, finance, environmental studies, engineering, or in a related field Cumulative 6 months of work experience (e.g. through previous internships) in start-ups, venture capital or climate tech Strong analytical and research skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, German is an asset Ability to work independently and as part of a team


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 pay a monthly stipend of €2.064,- (gross).

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 Stolz (

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