The Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) is looking for an intern (full-time or part-time) from March/April 2018, for a period of three to six months.

The role will include work on research projects as well as the possibility to contribute to the communications department. The organisation's external communication focuses on the public image of ZOiS and the dissemination of research findings to the public. The most important medium is our website, together with the social media channels Twitter and Facebook.
In addition, the communication department maintains the publications ZOiS Spotlight, ZOiS Report, Meet the Author, Work-in-Progress, and ZOiS Info. This in particular includes editorial revision and translation of texts, interviews with authors of new research publications, and research of images and background information. The communications team also organises all ZOiS events, including conferences, workshops, press meetings, and lectures, and is responsible for general press work.

The tasks of the intern, depending on the field of activity, will be:

  • Assistance in research projects: literature research, data analysis, visualisation and presentation of data and research findings, and support in conceiving new projects
  • Background research for project- and event-related publications or lectures by ZOiS staff or for media requests
  • Assistance in the communications department: editorial support for ZOiS publications, translations of texts for the website, assistance in the organisation of events, management of a contact database

Microsoft Office skills and very good knowledge of German and English are necessary. Knowledge of Russian or other East European languages is desirable. We primarily encourage applications from students who want to complete a qualification internship in the framework of their studies.

At the end of the internship, the intern will receive a certificate. The internship is paid at €300 per month.

If you are interested, please send your motivation letter, CV, and, if applicable, relevant internship certificates (in PDF form only) to by 1 February 2018. Please let us know if yours is an obligatory internship, and if so, what the context is.

For further information, please contact Lejly Agamuradova ( or visit our website: