Vacancies at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.

The Embassy of New Zealand in Berlin is offering an exciting six-month internship to fresh graduates with an interest in New Zealand’s foreign affairs, trade, development policy, and multilateral issues.


  • Applications for the position close on 10 January 2020.
  • Candidates can expect to hear from the Embassy by the end of January 2020 regarding shortlisting.
  • The expected start date is the last week of February 2020 (w/c 24 February).
  • The prospective end date is 28 August 2020.


Background on the graduate internship programme

This six-month programme is aimed at graduates who are looking for an introduction to the New Zealand public sector and international diplomacy.

The aim of the internship is to give interns some exposure to all areas of the Embassy’s activities, including administration, political and economic research and analysis, public diplomacy events and consular issues.

German language skills are a key asset and will considerably enhance your chances and the range of work you will be able to perform. The embassy requires applicants for this role to have at least an advanced level.

As an intern, you will have the chance to attend speaker events on behalf of Embassy staff, assist with policy research as well as ensuring that the Embassy is up to date with its daily news reports. You will have the opportunity to assist in supporting event management, translating documents and regularly supporting those who call the Embassy with queries. If you have questions about the internship, please feel free to contact the Embassy via


Who is eligible?

Internships are open to graduates of all nationalities, however New Zealand connections/interest and German language skills will be taken into account in recruitment decisions.

We do not accept applications from high school students.

We are currently offering one graduate internship, however exceptions can be made in some circumstances.



Interns are paid €1162,13 per month. Travel costs and living arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.



New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Friedrichstraße 60, 10117 Berlin, Germany.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this internship position, please send us a completed application form [DOCX, 96 KB] and current curriculum vitae to the recruitment mailbox with the subject line “Internship”. Please send this in English as this is the working language of the Embassy.


Referees, criminal record check, and credit rating check

Those applicants that are shortlisted will be asked to provide two current referees whom the Embassy can contact for a reference check using this form [DOCX, 103 KB].

Additionally, depending on the location of the successful applicant, they will be required to provide a criminal record and a credit rating check (in German/ SCHUFA) as part of our security requirements.


Further information

If you are interested in other jobs at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, our website carries a list of all vacancies in Wellington and at our overseas posts here.