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 [email protected] 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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