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Paid Internship in Germany

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Paid Internship in Germany

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For our operations in Germany/Eschborn, we are looking for a/an Intern (m/f) in Financial Systems Development and Insurance. Climate change has a negative impact on human habitat and nature. In this context the need for integrated management strategies for the prevention and mitigation of climate risks in order to reduce the financial consequences of extreme weather events increases.

The lack of adequate risk transfer mechanisms is a major reason for societies not being able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and maintain achieved Millennium Development Goals. Climate change induced catastrophes, or even increased weather variability can undo progress reached in poverty reduction, threaten food security and often require liquidating investments; they reduce employment, force migration of wage earners as well as dis-enrollment of school going children. Large-scale events such as severe droughts or floods can affect entire societies, thereby posing an extra-budgetary strain, quasi-fiscal liabilities and reduced macro-economic performance, in addition to the social impacts. Therefore, better and widely accessible indirect and direct insurance and risk transfer products on that respond to the needs and capacities of developing country populace as well as governments are key for stable economic development and poverty reduction.

The interns will receive a remuneration of EUR 1.520,- (gross) per month.

Task of Intern

  • assist in preparing and carrying out analyses and projects.
  • prepare presentation materials and concept papers on various topics
  • support your team at the substantive and logistical preparation of events and workshops.
  • perform research on various topics in the area of climate risk management.
  • support the team in knowledge management and information exchange.
  • assist in the general day to day business and take on administrative tasks.


  • just completed your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics or Disaster Risk Management or related fields or are nearing completion of your Master’s program.
  • demonstrate some experience in financial sector development, especially insurance from internships or university works
  • gained experience through internships or exchange semesters in developing countries.
  • have a very good command of spoken and written English
  • have good knowledge of the standard Microsoft Office applications.
  • have above-average organisational skills, structured thinking, efficient and self-organized and can be quickly and dive comprehensively into new topics.
  • Mutual interest and availability were given, the internship can be extended to six months.



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.

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

Official Link

Deadline: 31st May 2017


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline31 May,2017



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