Heinrich Böll Foundation Internship 2024 in USA (Partially Funded)

An excellent opportunity for all the international students and recent graduates from all over the world to attend the Heinrich Boll Foundation Internship 2024. The program will last for 3 months and include very good experience for the interns in different fields.

Heinrich Böll Foundation Internship 2024 in Washington, USA (Partially Funded)

About Heinrich Boll Foundation

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a non-profit organization that is part of the global green movement. The foundation is based in Berlin, Germany, and has a network of over 30 offices around the world. It advances political and socioeconomic transformations through civic engagement and political dialogue.

The Washington, DC office, in line with the foundation’s guiding principles and values, works to strengthen civil liberties, human rights, and democratic institutions. We promote gender equality, social justice, and equity. We strive to preserve a habitable planet for current and future generations. For more details about the organization check this website: https://us.boell.org/en

About Heinrich Boll Foundation Internship

Heinrich Boll Foundation Internship provides a chance how politics in Washington function. you will have the opportunity to work directly on the foundation's programs, to learn what the day to day work of an office is like, and to see a broad spectrum of political work in the United States. The internships are divided into three program-related fields. 

- Climate and Energy Intern contributes to our International Climate Finance Policy and Energy & Environmental Policy programs. 

- Foreign & Security Policy and Democracy programs is our Foreign Policy and Democracy Intern.

- Global Transition Intern contributes to our Digital Policy and Global Development Policy initiatives. 

Interns are encouraged to take active roles in the office work, brining their experiences to bear. Heinrich Boll Foundation also works to make sure all interns are able to attend events across DC, including think tanks, advocacy organizations, and grassroots events.

In addition to routine tasks, interns are required to complete a capstone project on a topic of their choosing. Capstones can be one extensive piece or a combination of the following:

  • 5-10 page policy paper (see an example paper here). 
  • interview with a policy expert (either article or video)
  • script for a 2-3 min explanatory video

Administrative Responsibilities 

- Provide logistical support for preparation and implementation of visitor programs and events 

- Manage front desk duties (i.e. answer telephones, respond to information inquiries)

- Manage contact and program-specific databases

Eligibility | Requirements for Heinrich Boll Foundation Internship

- All students and recent graduates from all the countries are eligible to apply

- You must be enrolled currently in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program OR recent Bachelor's degree recipients (less than one year from the graduation date)

- Have at least 2 years of university-level experience

- A full-time commitment of 40 hours per week for 3 to 6 months (part-time only on a case-by-case basis)

- Have a competent command of English language (German is not a requirement)

Have an experience in at least one of our program areas and a real interest in the values and mission of the foundation.

Applications from mid-career professionals or applicants who have already completed a Master's or Ph.D. will not be accepted.

Financial Conditions and Benefits

- A monthly stipend 700 US Dollars for full-time positions and proportionally less for part time positions.

- 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​;

- Heinrich Boll Foundation internship doesn't cover the accommodation or travel expenses.

Note: The city of Washington, DC, is expensive. We encourage you to apply for outside financing and scholarships.


Application deadline: 10 January 2024

Earliest start date: February 2024

Note: Applications evaluation is on a rolling basis and therefore recommend submitting an application as early as possible. Applications will not be accepted after January 10th.

Application Requirements

- Resume (CV)

- Cover letter (Motivation letter)

How to apply

There are two different internships available by Heinrich Boll Foundation:

- Foreign Policy and Democracy, to apply for this internship fill out this form

- Development and Digital Policy, to apply for this internship fill out this form 

More details

for more details about internship, check the opportunity website from HERE

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