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Join EADI as an intern!

We seek highly motivated, pro active and experienced candidates for an:

Internship in the EADI Secretariat

The candidate will be expected to support the planning and implementation of a series of scientific events and activities in 2024 and 2025 on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the organisation. These are virtual and in person events, smaller conferences, and communication activities dedicated to topics in development studies.

Main Tasks:

  • Support the preparation and execution of both in-person and virtual events
  • Support the team in terms of program development and speaker management
  • Support the maintenance of websites
  • Support the editing of videos and podcasts
  • Support the development of content for, and technical setup of, newsletters and promotional material
  • Support the development of content about EADI for social media channels
  • Support other tasks and functions of the EADI Secretariat as needed such as participation in meetings, writing reports, literature search etc.

We aim to frame the tasks in such a way that the intern has own responsibilities within a team, and can bring in own experiences and ideas. We offer the possibility create links and to network with researchers and institutions active in political sciences, development economy, geography and other development related disciplines worldwide.

Main Requirements

  • Enrolled in a university in a relevant subject (political science, communication science, geography, public relations etc.)
  • Strong interest in development (studies) and sustainability issues
  • Creative, proactive, and reliable in teamwork
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Confident user of Microsoft Office and possibly design and publishing software

Terms and conditions:

  • The position is available as of 1 September 2024 and on a rolling basis in 2024/2025 at the EADI Secretariat in Bonn, Germany
  • The intern will be supervised by and report to the EADI Executive Director
  • Working language: English
  • International travel may be required
  • The contract will be based on German laws
  • Workings hours: 32 per week


By email to Susanne von Itter, itter(at) Please write “Internship at EADI” in the subject line and send us:

  • Relevant documents such as a letter of motivation, CV, enrolment certificate, visa/work permit for Germany if non-EU citizen (Aufenthaltstitel), proof of mandatory internship (if applicable) and CV merged into one single pdf. of up to 5 MB size
  • Indication of the possible start date
  • Indication of envisaged duration of internship: minimum three to a maximum of six months (if mandatory).

Kindly note, that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable.

Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy

The EADI Secretariat’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation. EADI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely based on their relevant qualifications and competencies.

About EADI

EADI - the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes - is the leading professional association for development studies in Europe and forms a European-wide network of institutes, researchers, and students of various disciplines in the field of development studies. The association was founded in 1975 and is an independent and non-profit making international non-governmental organisation. Its Secretariat is based in Bonn, Germany. For further details see our website: We are part of an international community of the UN City of Bonn.

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