Period: 3 months; full time – 40 hours per week.

Start date: 01 August, 01 September or 01 October 2019

Location: Berlin

Deadline: 30 June 2019

The internship

NewClimate Institute is a small, independent think-tank in the field of climate policy. To support our outreach activities, we are seeking a candidate to join us for an internship of 3 months duration. The focus of the position lies on supporting our digital channels, mainly including our websites and our social media accounts. Contributing to our other outreach activities and supporting internal communication processes will be another vital part of the work. This will allow the candidate to gain in-depth and comprehensive insight into the communication activities of NewClimate Institute.

Possible tasks may include, for example:

  • Updating our websites with new posts and website improvements through CMS (WordPress, Wagtail) and html-coding
  • Supporting our Social Media activities, including researching current news/trends and relevant accounts, publishing posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, monitoring and replying to reactions
  • Working on our products, including layouting reports and presentations, but also further developing the respective templates in Microsoft Office
  • Supporting the conceptualisation and implementation of graphical outputs to communicate our research results
  • Supporting our media outreach, public relation management, and other outreach activities
  • Administrative tasks like internal coordination, updating the communications agenda and editorial plan, research tasks, contact database management etc.
  • Supporting further development of NewClimate communications structures & processes

The internship will be remunerated. An internship duration of more than 3 months or writing a thesis during the internship can be granted in exceptional cases. Actual conditions depend on qualification of the candidate.

Candidate profile

The preferred candidate is a highly motivated Master’s degree student with a high degree of responsibility, an independent working style and a deep interest in the field of communications. Experience in the broader field of sustainability and development is preferred.

Essential requirements:

  • Current enrolment in a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a field of study with a focus on communication (e.g. marketing, communication studies, PR, graphic design, online marketing etc.)
  • Applied knowledge of website CMS (WordPress, Wagtail etc.) and Social Media services (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), potentially including Social Media management tools (Crowdfire, Tweetdeck etc.)
  • Applied knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Applied knowledge of graphical design software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) desired
  • Good aesthetic sense: You have an eye for design and layouts, and can contribute your own creative ideas
  • Enthusiasm for all aspects of communications – from developing a comprehensive outreach strategy, to meticulously implementing it through all channels
  • Interest in global climate policy, and in working in a scientific institution; knowledge / experience in both fields of advantage
  • Languages: Fluent English (spoken and in writing) essential, advanced German and/or other languages of advantage
  • Eligibility for internships in Germany (EU Citizen or non-EU citizen studying in Germany).

Application procedure

If you are interested in an internship as described above, please send us your CV including a short cover letter to recruitment@newclimate.org. Please include the code “R-IN1901” in the subject line of your email.