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SD Strategies


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany    

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July 21, 2024

SD Strategies is seeking a highly motivated and advanced student to pursue a 3-month internship starting in September or October 2024. Work hours will be 20 hours per week during the semester – and ideally more during the semester break. The intern will be based at our headquarters in Berlin, Germany, or work remotely.

Please submit your application as early as possibly but no later than 21 July 2024 – by email to sd[at] including:
1) A cover letter indicating your time availability and detailing your motivation to join us as an intern;
2) Your CV; and
3) Two writing samples.

Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. If we do not respond to your application, you can consider it unsuccessful. Please do not call. Further information can be found below.

About us

SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world. Our partners and
clients are governments, international organizations, civil society actors and representatives of the private sector. For more, see

Your tasks and responsibilities

You will assist in one or multiple projects in the areas of:
• New approaches to SDG planning and governance, including analytical foresight
• Advancing innovation toward SDG implementation
• Integrating SDG implementation and sectoral action
• Assessing development impacts of climate action
• “Recover better” and “just transition” strategies
• The role of monitoring & evaluation and learning from best practices
• ESG-SDG linkages
• Sustainable development, energy, and climate finance instruments.
• Deep and long-term transformations to sustainable societies and economies

You will spend approximately:

• One third of your time on a specific research task assigned to you
• One third of your time contributing a specific project currently implemented at SD Strategies
• One third on ad-hoc work as instructed by your supervisor

We offer

• A quickly growing company working on an exciting set of issues and projects
• A fun team and work atmosphere
• Exposure to an outstanding network of partners
• Modest compensation

Your profile

• Advanced student in Policial Science, International Development, Energy Management, Finance, Policy, Economics – or a related field
• Enrolled in a training or study at a legally registered school or university for which it is compulsory to undertake an internship
• Strong research capabilities and analytical skills
• Superb writing skills and excellent oral and written command of English. Foreign language skills can be considered an advantage, depending on the project you will work on
• Capacity to work independently
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Team player
• Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
• Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of additional design/publishing software would be considered an advantage.

Apply online or via email