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Internships in the Political Section

In 2016, the Embassy of Canada in Berlin is offering four internships in the Political Section

Essential qualifications:

  • Completed at least a three-year post-secondary study program (e.g. a Bachelor’s degree) in politics, international relations, journalism, translation studies, or any other related subject
  • Fluency in oral and written German and English
  • Very knowledgeable about the German political system as well as current foreign and domestic policy issues in Germany and a strong interest in Canadian domestic and foreign policy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating adaptability, attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates should be able to multitask effectively
  • Good computer literacy, internet research experience and willingness to familiarize oneself with the Embassy’s internal computer programs.

Asset qualification:

  • Knowledge of written and oral French


  • Support the Political Section by conducting various research tasks (mainly based on internet sources), drafting reports and providing background material concerning current political issues (mostly relating to Germany)
  • Perform a daily media scan of Germany’s political environment according to the priorities of the Political Section and draft summaries in English
  • Support the organization of events taking place at the Embassy, as well as official visits to Germany by Canadian delegations or guest speakers.

The ratio of research to organizational tasks is roughly 50:50.

Internship periods and application procedures:

In 2016, we are offering a total of four internships, each for a period of three months. The internship program is only available on a full-time basis and interns will be paid €450 per month. You can currently apply for the following internships:

January 4 until March 31, 2016 - Deadline for applications: September 23, 2015
April 1 until June 30, 2016 - Deadline for applications: December 4, 2015
July 1 until September 30, 2016 - no longer available
October 3 until December 30, 2016 - Deadline for applications: June 10, 2016

If interested, please send your application, including a cover letter and your CV in English (max. size: 1 MB), to  Do not attach photos or reference letters.

Selected candidates will be invited to a trilingual telephone interview in German, English and French. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, only those applicants called for an interview will be contacted.

There is no possibility of employment at the end of the internship. All jobs available at the Embassy are advertised on our home page and subject to competition.

For further information about the work of the Canadian Embassy and the Political Section, please consult our website:


Updated:  June 10, 2015 



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