Development and Digital Policy Internship 2024 (Paid)

Deadline: 10th of January, 2024

In a world increasingly driven by technology, where digital advancements are shaping our societies and economies, the Heinrich Böll Foundation Development and Digital Policy Internship 2024 emerges as an exceptional opportunity for aspiring changemakers to gain invaluable experience in the intersection of global development and digital policy. As an intern at the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office, you will immerse yourself in a dynamic environment, collaborating with a team of dedicated professionals working at the forefront of international development and digital policy. The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to promoting democracy, human rights, and green values. With offices in over 30 countries, the foundation provides a platform for dialogue and exchange, supporting initiatives that promote social justice and sustainable development. This internship, offered during the spring of 2024, provides a unique opportunity for students or recent graduates with a background in public policy, international relations, law, economics, development studies, or a related field to gain hands-on experience in the exciting and ever-evolving realm of development and digital policy.

As an intern, you will play an integral role in the foundation’s work, contributing to a range of projects and initiatives. Your responsibilities may include:

  • Researching global development and digital policy issues
  • Preparing reports and briefing materials for foundation staff
  • Assisting with project development and implementation
  • Attending events and workshops on relevant topics
  • Networking with experts and stakeholders in the field

Through this internship, you will gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of using digital technologies to promote sustainable development and social justice. You will also develop your research, writing, and communication skills while gaining practical experience in a professional setting. The Heinrich Böll Foundation Development and Digital Policy Internship 2024 is an ideal opportunity for individuals passionate about using technology to make a positive impact on the world.


  • A monthly stipend of $700 for full-time positions
  • Five paid vacation days per three months of internship
  • For interns not based in the US, the Foundation will sponsor a J-1 US visa and cover the visa costs, if necessary


  • A genuine interest in the values and mission of the Foundation
  • Experience in digital or development policy, including policies relating to the US, EU, and Global South
  • Competent command of English (German is not a requirement)
  • Commitment to working full-time for 3 to 6 months (part-time will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • At least 2 years of university-level experience
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program or are a recent bachelor’s degree recipient. We will not accept applications from students who recently received master’s degrees, are enrolled in a PhD program, or are mid-career



Submit the following materials:

  • A completed application form
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and how your skills and experience would be an asset to the foundation
  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample

Click here to apply

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