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Eric Audras/PhotoAlto/F1online/StrandperleThe Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Global Economic Dynamics project is seeking an intern with a focus on macroeconomics for a period of 3 to 6 months.


What former interns say:


My internship as part of the GED project has been an amazing experience as much for my personal and professional development.  Surrounded by a considerate, encouraging and highly skilled team, I have had the chance to work independently on extremely challenging and exciting issues with a real and significant impact!

William Meignan

An internship at the GED project is no ordinary work experience. Trusted with responsibilities and offered professional prospect, my stay at the Stiftung proved a defining time in my curriculum.

Also, the pay is good and you might get to fly a plane.

Quentin Dumont

Interning with the Global Economic Dynamics Project was an excellent experience. Right from the beginning, I could work independently on very interesting tasks and was supported at all times by the team.

Felix Vemmer

The GED team members take a real interest in your professional development and are highly competent in their respective areas, too. If you want to feel the pulse of the macroeconomic world, work with top people on exciting topics and get entrusted with real work right from the beginning, the GED project might be the right place for you.

Andreas Kern

Working for the GED Project was a fantastic opportunity for me. The team works on the most interesting current issues and you’ll be able to contribute as a full team member right from the start

Fritz Putzhammer

Since day one of my four month internship, I was always charged with challenging and varied activities. Working with the GED team will never get boring!

Nina-Maria Siebke


About us:
The Bertelsmann Stiftung is one of the largest operative foundations in Europe, a non-profit organisation committed to building a sustainable society in the tradition of its founder, Reinhard Mohn. The Foundation’s program work aims to improve opportunities for democratic, social and economic participation.

Our Global Economic Dynamics Project (GED) exists to help make complex economic dynamics transparent and understandable. The project examines the causes and effects of economic trends, as well as the connections linking one trend to another.

Working with latest tools and methods for measuring, forecasting and representing global economic dynamics, we continue to search for new analytical instruments and draft studies on topical issues with leading scientists, and research institutes.

For the support of the assignments of the project we are looking for an

intern (m/f/d)
with a focus on international economics

starting as soon as possible for at least 3 months.
Your Responsibilities:

• supporting our team in all phases of project work, including drafting a new project proposal
• providing support with data analysis and scientific research
• writing entries for our blog in English and German
• helping organize various event formats

Our Requirements:

• B.A. in (international) economics, advanced M.A. studies preferred
• experience in econometrics and/or foreign trade desirable
• strong organizational and analytical skills
• excellent English skills, both verbal and written

We are looking for an independent and creative mind who enjoys tackling challenging tasks in a dynamic and innovative environment. In turn, we offer the full experience of non-profit project work and a compensation in accordance with our high requirements.

Please focus your cover letter on why you are the right candidate to make a difference in our team.

For further questions, please contact Thomas Rausch ( Work location is Gütersloh, Germany.

If you want to push things forward to help us find new answers to the most pressing questions of globalization, then we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please send your application (in English or German) to:
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Mr. Thomas Rausch
Carl-Bertelsmann-Straße 256
33311 Gütersloh, Deutschland

Please use our online application form via or submit your application in one single PDF file to Please let us know where you found our job advertisement.