Internships at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Palestine & Jordan

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Palestine & Jordan (hbs) offers 3 month internships and welcomes applications from interested students and young researchers who have a special interest in the region with a focus on Palestine and Jordan and hbs’ program areas (Democracy & Human Rights, Environmental Justice and Policy Analysis). The internship program is intended to  provide an opportunity for students and young researchers to get hands-on practical experience in the fields of international development & political work. Interns will learn about hbs’ activities, gain practical work and research experience. At the same time, interns are expected to contribute to hbs’ activities with their knowledge, ideas and creativity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Palestine is an interesting place to experience, yet can be challenging at times. We strongly encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the challenges of an extended stay in such an environment prior to submitting an application. Applicants should highlight any previous similar living experiences.

Who would be the best candidate for an internship with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung?

Advanced students with a study and research interest in hbs’ program areas and a regional focus on the Middle East are the ideal candidates. This includes students of political, social and environmental sciences, economics, law, media, cultural, and regional studies. Applicants should be proficient in English and German, while Arabic is a strong asset.

What types of documentation and information should be included in an application?

The application should consist of the following documents:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)

• Relevant certificates or reference letters, if available.

The cover letter should include summary background information about the applicant. More importantly, it must contain an explanation of the applicant’s motivation for an internship with hbs. Please, do not forget to specify the exact time of your availability. Applications should be written in English.

The CV should be precise and up-to-date, providing an overview of the educational background, previous professional experience, social and political engagement, and publications.

What benefits do we offer?

Hbs offers interns to be part of an exciting and challenging work environment, and provides an opportunity to build a network of contacts with activists, representatives of the civil society, development workers, and artists in Palestine and Jordan. Interns will be in a position to gain first-hand information on development, social, and political issues from the hbs team and our partner organizations.

Unfortunately, hbs does not cover any travel or accommodation expenses, however we do provide interns with a small monthly remuneration during their internship. Hbs can also assist interns in their search for accommodation if needed.

When do you receive an answer?

Applications are welcome throughout the year. An acknowledgment of having received the application will be emailed to the applicant. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Skype interview that would be conducted in English.

Please note that our regular internship periods are always from January through MarchApril through JuneJuly through September, and October through December

How to apply?

Send an email to with the subject “application for an internship”. Make sure to attach the cover letter and CV together in a single PDF file. Applications shall not be directed to or addressed to any particular person at hbs, unless otherwise specified in separate calls for applications.


Kindly note that we welcome application for the year 2022.  

Important Note: hbs is not offering an online internship. Interns has to be present in our office in Ramallah. However, entering the country is affected by the current  COVID-19 situation.

If you choose to apply to intern at our office under the current pandemic, please consider the risk of the internship being cancelled without substitution due to requirements to enter the country.

January through March 2022:             Closed

April through June 2022:                     Open for applications, please apply by 31 January, 2022

July through September 2022:            Open for applications, please apply by 30 April, 2022

October through December 20202:    Open for applications, please apply by 31 July, 2022