Embassy of Canada Paid Internships for Political Section in Berlin

Application Deadlines: 04 December 2015

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin is offering a total of four internships, each for a period of three months in Political Section. The internship program is only available on a full-time basis.


  • 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.


  • 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;
  • Knowledge of written and oral French is an asset.


The internship program is only available on a full-time basis and interns will be paid EUR 450 per month.

How to apply?

You can currently apply for three following internships:

  • April 1 until June 30, 2016 – Deadline for applications: December 4, 2015
  • July 1 until September 30, 2016 – Deadline for applications: March 11, 2016
  • October 3 until December 30, 2016 – Deadline for applications: June 10, 2016

Interested candidates should send the application, including a cover letter and your CV in English (max. size: 1 MB), to brlin-gr@international.gc.ca. Selected candidates will be invited to a trilingual telephone interview in German, English and French.

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