Master degree students are welcome to submit speculative applications for an internship or thesis placement.

Period: Minimum 3 months for internship (flexible start date). Full time – 40 hours per week.

Location: Cologne or Berlin

Deadline: No application deadline

The internship

NewClimate Institute regularly works with motivated Masters degree students, interested in a career in climate change policy and sustainable development, who may join the NewClimate Institute team for an internship of 3 months’ minimum duration. Possible tasks may include, for example:

  • Research tasks related to project work on climate policy analysis
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Administrative support
  • Support for preparation of research proposals
  • Organisation of events

Combination of the internship with a master thesis is generally possible. The internship will be remunerated. Actual conditions depend on the qualification of the candidate.

Candidate profile

The preferred candidate is a highly motivated student with a high degree of responsibility and an independent working style, and a deep interest in the field of climate change policy.

Essential requirements:

  • Current enrolment in a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a related field of study (e.g. environmental policy or engineering, economics, development, international relations etc.) (near-completion)
  • Knowledge of major developments in climate change policy
  • Languages: English essential, German and other languages of advantage
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Eligibility for internships in Germany

Application procedure

If you are interested in an internship or Masters thesis position, as described above, please send us your CV including a short cover letter to Please include the code “R-IN17” in the subject line of your email.