Internship Programmes at the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.

The Embassy of New Zealand in Berlin is offering the following two internship programmes for 2018/19. Next intake period for both positions will begin in August 2018. The Embassy welcomes applications from recent graduates and university students

Applications for the programmes close:

• 8 weeks prior to commencement for the graduate programme (on 1 June 2018)

• 5 weeks prior to commencement for the voluntary programme (on 22 June 2018)

Longlisted candidates can expect to hear from the Embassy by the end of June (graduate programme)/by mid-July (voluntary programme). All other applicants who do not progress beyond this stage will be informed at the latest by the end of July (both programmes). If you do not hear from the Embassy during this period, and have concerns over the status of your application, please feel free to contact the Embassy via

Graduate Programme

This 6 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 3 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, 56 KB]  (PDF)

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, 120 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 require 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