Paid Internship at Democracy Reporting International in Germany

Deadline: 15 September 2017
Open to: students able to work in Germany
Benefits: 400 EUR/ month


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

Democracy Reporting International is currently recruiting an intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s work in Asia (Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka) and its GSP+ Global Labour and Human Rights project. The intern will support the Asia Team in the areas of communications and project management/administration.

Tasks include:


  • Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
  • Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
  • Conduct image selection for the website and social media channels;
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;

Project management/administration:

  • Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistics;
  • Support the organization and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
  • Assist in maintaining project files, databases, and other resources;
  • Conduct research on current and political affairs in program countries and the wider Asia region with a particular focus on elections, constitutions and human rights;
  • Other duties as required.


  • Must be able to provide a certificate of matriculation;
  • Academic background in law, political science, (South) Asian studies, journalism, public relations or related fields;
  • Experience in media/communications/social media;
  • Previous office experience;
  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
  • Experience with photo and graphic editing software is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Asian region, with a particular focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, is preferable;
  • Experience in project cycle management, communications, and research is an asset;
  • Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship; must be able to provide a certificate of matriculation;
  • Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).


  • The internship is full time (40 hours/week);
  • Starting 1st or 15th September 2017 (intern may choose which start date) for a duration of three months;
  • A monthly internship allowance of EUR 400 will be provided.

How to apply?

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV) to with “Asia Intern Autumn 2017” as the subject heading and supporting documents in the following format: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENTNAME.

For more information please visit the official website.

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