Intern (m/f/d) – Capacity for Nutrition (C4N) / National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN)

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09 Dec 2021

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

Capacity for Nutrition in Brussels is looking for a trainee to support activities including the strengthening of National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) to support countries in developing and maintaining nutrition information systems for better data analysis and informed strategic decision-making.

You will gain an intensive insight into the structures and working methods of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as well as practical work experience in the direct environment of the European Union with a specific eye on nutrition related topics.

During your internship you will support the following tasks: 

  • Support with drafting, editing, and publishing text for the website and the project’s social media accounts (i.e., Twitter), as well as editing/proof reading of other publications
  • Support with production of public information and awareness-raising material
  • Assist the Administration staff in the compilation of electronic mass communications
  • Assist the team in maintaining the website event calendar
  • Assist Brussel-based team and country teams with general maintenance of websites, adding and archiving content, editing of webpages
  • Support the organization and documentation of meetings, conferences, webinars and workshops
  • Support translation of internal & external communication related to the above listed events in French and/or Spanish
  • Administrative support

Your Profile: 

  • You are studying in the third semester (or higher) in Communications, Development Studies, Public Health, Agriculture, Political Science, or related fields and experience or keen interest to work in international development cooperation.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office tools: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, OneNote
  • Proven experience with website content management and monitoring systems, ideally SPIP or other PHP script programmes / Piwik/Matomo
  • Experience with graphic design and editing tools (i.e., Canva, Microsoft Photo) would be an advantage
  • Experience with other communications technology (video conference calls, webinar and newsletter platforms) would be an advantage
  • Experience in journalism, public relations and/or event management would be an advantage
  • Excellent skills in writing and reporting in English and French are mandatory; good Spanish language skills are an asset
  • Commitment and enthusiasm and interpersonal and intercultural competencies

Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago from the start of your internship.

We pay a monthly stipend of €1.225,- (gross). Please note that the contract will be concluded under Belgian law. 

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please upload your complete application and supporting documents here. We cannot accept applications sent by email. 

For further information, please contact Ms Laura Barrington ( and Mr Sebastian Frisch (


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