German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) Since 2003, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has trained young people to become Office Communication Managers (Kaufleute für Büromanagement). The tasks of the Service Facilities at our research institute are manifold. During the three years of training, our apprentices learn to use modern communication technology as well as general word processing. Furthermore, they get to know secretarial responsibilities, financial accounting, human resource management and the internal travel department. In addition, they learn about other general administrative tasks. After having completed their training at DIE, our apprentices are able to work in any private enterprise or business, public administration, association or with our employers. DIE offers a total of three apprenticeship training positions.