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Internship in the ICLEI Global Events Team



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Join the global sustainability movement with ICLEI and shape the future of urban development as an intern in our dynamic Global Events Team


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Bonn, Germany - Hybrid

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98% Remote- Europe

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an influential global network that empowers local and regional governments in over 125 countries to advance sustainable urban development. As a beacon for low emission, nature-based, and resilient urban transformation, ICLEI offers a unique platform for professionals to drive meaningful change.

Role Summary:

  • Assist in organizing the ICLEI World Congress 2024 and Daring Cities 2024.
  • Support both in-person and virtual event preparation and execution.
  • Contribute to program development and speaker management.
  • Manage event websites, email accounts, and track logistical details.
  • Create content for newsletters, promotional materials, and social media.

Role Requirements:

  • Enrollment in relevant vocational training or university program.
  • Proficiency in web editing (WordPress), desktop publishing (InDesign), and virtual platform management (e.g., Zoom, Whova).
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience with MailChimp, social media, and events promotion is a plus.
  • Understanding of non-profit or membership organizations, and local/regional governments is beneficial.


  • 6-month internship based at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany with remote work options.
  • Supervision by the Global Events Officer.
  • Monthly remuneration of 1000 Euros (full-time) before taxes and social insurance.
  • 40-hour workweek with 2 days of leave per full month.
  • Potential for international travel and engagement in high-level sustainability events.

Application Details:

  • Email applications to careers (dot) bonn (at) iclei (dot) org by 12 April 2024.
  • Include a letter of motivation, enrolment certificate, visa/work permit for non-EU citizens, proof of mandatory internship, and CV in a single pdf.
  • Indicate your possible start date.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. We are active in 125+ countries, influencing sustainability policy and driving local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient, and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships, and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

The Role: As an intern in the ICLEI Global Events Team, you will be expected to support the planning and implementation of the ICLEI World Congress 2024 and Daring Cities 2024. Your main tasks will include supporting the preparation and execution of both in-person and virtual events, program development, speaker management, maintenance of event websites, management of event email accounts, editing of videos, management of the app and virtual platform, tracking of logistical information for event participants, speakers, partners, and staff, development of content for newsletters, promotional material, and social media channels.

Job Requirements: You should be enrolled in a vocational training or university in a relevant subject, such as Event Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, or similar. Experience with web editing (WordPress preferably) and desktop publishing software (preferably InDesign), management of virtual platforms (Zoom, Whova…), and fluency in written and spoken English are required. Familiarity with desktop publishing software (preferably InDesign) and experience using MailChimp, social media management and events promotion, working with non-for-profit and/or membership organizations, and working with local and/or regional governments would be advantageous.

Benefits: The position is available to start as soon as possible at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany for a period of 6 months. Working from home practice is available, with the number of days to be determined by the team lead. The assistant will be supervised by and report to the Global Events Officer. Remuneration is 1000 Euros per month (full time) before taxes and social insurance fees. Working hours are 40 per week (full time), with 2 days of leave per full month. The working language is English. International travel may be required. The contract will be based on German laws.

Application Details: Please email your application to careers (dot) bonn (at) iclei (dot) org. Include relevant documents such as a letter of motivation, enrolment certificate, visa/work permit if a non-EU citizen (Aufenthaltstitel), proof of mandatory internship and CV merged into one single pdf. of up to 5 MB size. Indicate the possible start date in your application. The application deadline is 12. April 2024.


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