Intern * in the project „ Support of the ‚ Global Health Protection Program – Trainees At German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)


Intern * in the project „ Support of the ‚ Global Health Protection Program ‘ “

A better life for everyone and meaningful tasks for our employees – is our successful model. For more than 50 years, the German Society for International Cooperation ( GIZ ) has been supporting the federal government as a company in the global implementation of development policy goals. Together with partner organizations in 120 countries, we are involved in a wide variety of projects. If you want to move something around the world and develop yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Job ID: V000059090
  • Place of use: Berlin
  • Period of use: 07/01/2024 – 12/31/2024
  • Subject: Young talent
  • Type of employment: full time
  • Application deadline: June 18, 2024

Area of activity

The project „ Support of the ‚ Global Health Protection Program ‘ “ (GHPP) has been commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). As a contribution by the federal government to coping with international health crises, the GHPP helps prepare countries for health threats so that they can better fight outbreaks and epidemics. Around 40 projects with a focus on Africa are currently being funded and implemented by seven German specialist institutions worldwide. The second phase of the GHPP has been running until December 2025 since January 2023; a third phase is planned from 2026.

The GIZ project supports and advises the BMG on the implementation and further development of the funding program. For this purpose, the project takes over the function of the GHPP office in Berlin with the following services: support for the control of the program, management of the funding program, program monitoring, capacity development and networking as well as communication and public relations. You can expect to work in a small, agile, interdisciplinary team in which you contribute to the functioning of the office.


Your tasks

As part of your internship, you have following tasks:

  • Support in the day-to-day business of the office, e.g. Postal maintenance, creation of presentations, research work
  • Support for public relations, especially creation of editorial articles for the website and other communication and PR products
  • Supporting the organization and implementation of online training for the projects involved, e.g. Participant management
  • Support for the conception and implementation of networking offers for the institutes, including. Maintenance of the GHPP exchange platform and technical support for the participants
  • Support for monitoring the program, e.g. by checking data entries

your profile

  • University studies from the fourth semester, in the areas of health sciences, global health, public health or political or social sciences with a focus on health
  • Previous experience in the field of international cooperation, cooperation with ministries as well as in the area of public relations and / or event management are an advantage
  • Initial experiences in countries in the Global South are an advantage
  • Strategic, analytical and interdisciplinary thinking
  • Proven organizational skills and initiative
  • Very good oral and written expression in scientific and generally understandable language
  • Good knowledge of common Microsoft applications
  • Previous experience with MS teams and initial experience with WordPress or other CMS systems are an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of German and English; Knowledge of French is an advantage


GIZ is a signatory to the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees should be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation.

The internship is only possible if you are currently enrolled, are in further training, whose integral part is the completion of an internship or the degree at the beginning of the internship was no longer than 6 months ago.

The monthly internship allowance is € 2,134.52 ( gross ).

GIZ wants to increase the proportion of people with disabilities in the company. We are therefore happy to receive appropriate applications.

Ms. Hogrebe ([email protected]) is available to answer any questions regarding the content.

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