The Global Bridges Student Internship

Global Bridges is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Berlin. Founded in 2010 by Young Leaders alumni and members of Atlantik-Brücke, Global Bridges has developed its own identity looking to all four corners of the world. As a result, China, Russia, Central Asia and Africa have emerged as focal points. Global Bridges aims to connect young and experienced leaders from the fields of politics, business, science and culture across the world. With its headquarters at the Brandenburg Gate, Global Bridges organizes Young Leaders Conferences, study trips, and Global Forums.

Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program and the internship must be a compulsory/integrated part of the study program. It is essential that applicants possess excellent writing skills in English, have very good organizational skills, and are able to successfully thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Strong preference will be given to applicants:

  • whose past internship work has been in communications and/or office/event/project management;
  • whose academic work concentrates on political science, international relations, public policy, or international security;
  • who possess basic German skills, although this is not a requirement.
Internship The student intern at Global Bridges is an integral member of the team and contributes greatly to the overall success of Global Bridges’ projects throughout the world.  Working in Global Bridges’ small office provides invaluable exposure to its network of international professionals, the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of a German office, and the unique chance to witness international relations first hand. The student intern provides administrative support to the team.  His or her main responsibilities include helping to organize Global Bridges’ events. The skill set acquired at Global Bridges gives the intern the tools to contribute greatly to any job in the international community.

The student intern should preferable be able to work part time (20h/week) and will receive health benefits in addition to a BVG public transport ticket. The internship would ideally begin as soon as possible.

Procedure Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Resumé;
  • A letter explaining the interest in the internship and relevant qualifications (please limit to one page);
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor or past employer;
  • Excerpt from study program specifying the compulsory nature of the internship.
Please collect all application materials and send them together in one e-mail to Mr. Malte Hohlfeld (
Deadline All application materials must be received as soon as possible, or at the very latest by December 31, 2021.

Global Bridges will contact the applicants it wishes to interview. All applicants will be notified by mail once a decision has been made.

The vacancy can be downloaded as a PDF-file here.