Internship Programmes at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.

The Embassy of New Zealand in Berlin is offering the following two internship programmes for 2019. Next intake period for the Graduate Programme will begin in September 2019 and for the voluntary programme in May 2019. The Embassy welcomes applications from recent graduates and university students.

Applications for the programmes close:

• For the graduate programme on 21 June 2019

• For the voluntary programme - closed

Candidates can expect to hear from the Embassy in July 2019/March 2019, respectively. Applicants who do not progress will be informed at the latest by the end of July 2019/March 2019. If you do not hear from the Embassy and have concerns over the status of your application, please feel free to contact the Embassy via


Graduate Programme

This six-month programme is aimed at graduates who are looking for an introduction into public sector employment.  Along with working at the Embassy, you will gain experience with  Education New Zealand (external link) which is located in our office. Applicants for this role are required to have an advanced level of German.

For more information check out the Position description and frequently asked questions - graduates [PDF, 72 KB] (PDF).


Voluntary Programme for Students

This three-month programme is available for students currently completing their university studies. Applicants for this role require an upper intermediate level of German.

For more information check out the Position description and frequently asked questions - students (PDF) [PDF, 56 KB].


How to Apply

By sending an email, in the subject line “Internship” to the recruitment mailbox .  All the documents listed below must be in English as this is the working language of the Embassy: 

• your CV

• a covering letter

• completed Personal particulars graduates form [PDF, 119 KB] (PDF) or the Personal particulars students form [PDF, 119 KB]

• a completed Referee form  [PDF, 33 KB](PDF).

We only accept electronic submissions.


Criminal Record Check, Credit Rating Check and a recent Biometric Photo

Before commencing work, successful applicants will be required to provide a biometric photo, criminal record and a credit rating check (in German/ SCHUFA) as part of our security requirements.

We encourage applicants to apply for these documents when submitting their application. The processing time in Germany for a criminal record check is 2-3 weeks.  For New Zealand (external link) it is 20 to 25 working days.  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website carries a list of all job vacancies in Wellington and at its overseas posts available here