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2024 Foreign Policy and Democracy Internship
In a world increasingly interconnected yet still grappling with complex global challenges, the Heinrich Böll Foundation Foreign Policy and Democracy Internship 2024 emerges as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring global leaders and policy enthusiasts.
This immersive three-month internship provides a unique platform for interns to delve into the intricacies of international relations, foreign policy, and democratic governance, fostering their understanding of the interconnectedness of these critical domains.
The internship, hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, invites undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for international affairs to immerse themselves in the vibrant political landscape of Washington, D.C., the heart of global diplomacy and policymaking. Interns will gain hands-on experience working alongside experienced professionals in the foundation’s Transatlantic Democracy and Foreign and Security Policy programs, contributing to a range of projects and initiatives that address pressing global issues.
The Transatlantic Democracy program brings together US and German policymakers, activists, experts, civil society organizations, and community leaders to explore issues that challenge democracies in the 21st century. Interns working in this program will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities facing democracies in the transatlantic region, contributing to research and policy analysis on topics such as civil rights, domestic policy issues, democratic resilience, and reconciliation with the past. The Foreign and Security Policy program addresses issues of global peace and security, democracy, and human rights from a global perspective. Interns working in this program will gain a broader understanding of the complex dynamics shaping the international order, contributing to research and policy analysis on topics such as the transatlantic relationship, the war in Ukraine, and the future of the multilateral order. Beyond the structured program components, interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, workshops, and seminars, engaging with experts, policymakers, and thought leaders from across the globe. This exposure to diverse perspectives and insights will further enrich their understanding of the interconnectedness of global issues and the role of policy in shaping a more just and equitable world. The Heinrich Böll Foundation Foreign Policy and Democracy Internship 2024 stands as a testament to the foundation’s commitment to fostering the next generation of global leaders and policy experts.
Through this internship, the foundation empowers interns to develop their critical thinking, research, and analytical skills while gaining invaluable insights into the complexities of international relations and foreign policy. By nurturing the next generation of global citizens, the internship plays a crucial role in shaping a more informed and engaged citizenry capable of navigating the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Location: United States
Benefits for 2024 Foreign Policy and Democracy Internship
A monthly stipend of $700 for full-time positions and proportionally less for part-time
5 paid vacation days per 3 month period for full-time internships
Most of the costs associated with a visa application can be covered by the foundation
Experience in at least one of our program areas
A genuine interest in the values and mission of the foundation
Competent command of English (German is not a requirement)
A full-time commitment of 40 hours per week for 3 to 6 months (part-time only on a case-by-case basis)
At least 2 years of university-level experience
Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program OR recent (< 1 year) Bachelor’s degree recipients
Complete the Online Application Form: The online application form will require you to provide your personal information, academic background, work experience, and volunteer experience. You will also need to upload your resume and cover letter.
Submit Two Letters of Recommendation: Request two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, or other individuals who can speak to your qualifications for the internship. The letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to the Heinrich Böll Foundation by the deadline.
Writing Sample: You will be asked to submit a writing sample that demonstrates your research and analytical skills. The writing sample should be 5-7 pages long and should address a topic related to foreign policy or democracy.