Intern (m/f/d) Natural Resources Stewardship Programme

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Eschborn, Germany
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Job description

Climate change will have a significant impact on the supply, availability and demand of natural resources – especially water – in Africa and other parts of the world. Coupled with population growth, economic development, urbanisation, land-use change and ageing infrastructure, communities, businesses and governments will face many challenges when developing more sustainable ways to use available water and other natural resources.

The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS) enables partnerships between the private, the public, and the civil society sector to improve natural resource management, creating synergies for all stakeholders.
NatuReS is currently active in Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It supports these partnerships with local expert teams in each country and a coordinating team in Germany.

Your tasks

The main responsibilities of the intern will be to support the NatuReS team on a range of functions, including: 

  • Support the conceptual development of key water and natural resources-related themes relevant for stewardship partnerships
  • Act as connecting link between the four newly established NatuReS working groups (cities, catchments, green economy and special economic zones)
  • Maintain an overview of the work produced in the four working groups and document the produced deliverables
  • Follow internal GIZ forums relevant to the working groups’ topics and facilitate the transfer of essential information
  • Support of international communications – in the English language, and possibly in Spanish
  • Support to the organisation and management of events and workshops
  • Website content management – intern, with the support of teammates in Germany, will act as the website contact person among overseas NatuReS colleagues
  • Support of the development of new partnerships (international and local) 
  • Support to the preparation of project proposals in cooperation with internal and external experts and partners 
  • Translation of conceptual work into succinct text, easily understood by non-technical audiences 
  • Support of monitoring and evaluation of project achievements 
  • Help with preparation of project reports
  • Support of internal project documentation – includes reviewing texts in German, and possibly draft rough-translations in English

Your profile

The NatuReS team is looking for a highly proactive, creative and organised person, able to work independently and in a team as well as under pressure. Being good natured and confident, and not afraid of having fun or learning from mistakes, is a must. The candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, economics, politics, engineering, social sciences, journalism or communications, or experiences and interests in similar fields. The intern must have excellent communication and writing skills, especially in spoken and written English, as the majority of the team is English-speaking, and based outside of Germany. Fluency in German is also required. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.

Experience in developing countries is desirable, as is knowledge of key issues surrounding water and natural resource management policy across the world. Experience in large private sector companies is definitely welcome, as well as skills in organising professional events. Please note that in order to work as an intern at GIZ, you must be currently enrolled in classes, or have had graduated within the last 6 months.


Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago from the start of your internship.

 We pay a monthly stipend of €1.608,- (gross).

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

For further information, please contact Ms. Gilani ( ).