Working at the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Opportunities for University Students

As a Student, You Have a Wealth of Options

Are you a university student looking to get some practical experience for your future career? If so, you can join us as a student intern, complete your mandatory internship here, or write your thesis. Whatever route you choose, we offer you various methods of getting valuable experience under your belt.

Students of the humanities, social sciences, or economics have the opportunity to gain their first professional experience with us, whether at our Stuttgart headquarters or our Representative Office in Berlin. In total, we offer two to three student internship placements (with a commitment of ten hours a week) in each area of the Foundation (central area, specialist areas, communication, Berlin Representative Office). The positions will be advertised on an ad hoc basis.

 

The Most Important Information for Student Internships at a Glance

  • Weekly working hours: Approx. 10 to 12 hours; may be increased (during semester breaks)
  • Shift pattern: Flexible, depending on your study timetable

 

What We Are Looking For

Up-to-date matriculation certificate from your university
Proficiency with MS Office plus good German and English
Ideally prior work experience in the form of internships
Team spirit, diligence, a structured working style, and flexible thinking

 

What to Expect

Handling organizational tasks such as

  • Updating addresses
  • Logging requests and inquiries
  • Sending out publications
  • Involvement in event organization
  • Appointment monitoring
  • Producing and sending circulars

 

What We Offer

  • Meaningful and interesting work with a long-term purpose at one of Germany’s largest foundations
  • Valuable insight into the work of the Foundation
  • Flexible working hours and an appropriate level of remuneration

Are you interested in a student internship at the Robert Bosch Stiftung? If so, find out what vacancies are currently available.

If you have any questions about completing a student internship with us, please contact Ms. Barbara Schneider.

Are you a student of the humanities, social sciences, or economics who is planning a thesis? If so, you have the opportunity to write a practice-oriented thesis (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree) at our headquarters in Stuttgart, either in the central area or on a specific project.

You must have previously completed a six-month internship or a one-year student internship at the Foundation, and the subject of your thesis must have a clear link to the work of the Foundation.


What We Are Looking For

  • Commitment and flexible thinking
  • Team spirit and excellent social skills
  • An interest in social and (inter)cultural issues


What We Offer

  • Targeted exploration of the topic with us and your university
  • Qualified support with a personal supervisor
  • Valuable opportunities to obtain career guidance and establish a professional network
  • If all necessary criteria are met, you may be offered a permanent position following the completion of your thesis

Would you like to write your thesis at the Robert Bosch Stiftung? If so, find out what vacancies are currently available.

If you have any questions about completing a placement with us, please contact Ms. Josefina Franco-Pérez.

An internship at our Stuttgart headquarters enables you to take the first key steps toward a successful career. If you study humanities, social sciences, business, or economics, you can supplement your knowledge with practical work in an exciting area of our Foundation. Whether in our central area or in HR, we would be delighted for you to add your skills and ideas to the team.
 

The Most Important Information for Student Internships at a Glance

Duration: Six months

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a regular basis, depending on the vacancy concerned
Weekly working hours: 40 hours/week
Certification: Official reference concerning your placement at the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Remuneration: €800 per month (gross)


What We Are Looking For

  • You are studying humanities, social sciences, business, or economics and are required to complete a compulsory internship (please include with your application the relevant section of your program regulations stating the required duration of your compulsory internship and also a valid certificate of matriculation)
  • Six months’ availability for your compulsory internship
  • An interest in foundation and/or HR work
  • Ideally, initial professional experience such as in the form of trainee programs/internships
  • Professional-level proficiency with MS Office and good German and English
  • Diligent and structured working style, flexibility, initiative, and team spirit


As an intern, you can expect: A six-month minimum internship. Countless experiences. Unique insights.

During your internship, you will get a detailed picture of the functioning and funding profile of a private foundation operating in the public domain.

Depending on the field of activity in which you complete your internship, you will work on smaller, independent projects. In all areas, however, your responsibilities will include writing letters, memoranda, reports, and other correspondence. During your internship, you will also complete administrative work such as data collection and entry, the organization of appointments, file directories, and archiving. Organizational tasks such as research, telephone calls, mailing campaigns, and preparing meetings all form part of the intern’s remit.

In an internship in HR, you will be involved in recruitment processes, learn about operational HR work, and work on projects. In an internship in our central area, you will, for example, gain insight into the controlling tasks of a foundation and also into the assessment of financial theses. You will also learn about the Foundation’s accounting processes.
 

What We Offer

  • Insight into the work of the Foundation
  • Individual support and structuring of your internship
  • The chance to take on challenging tasks in your area and work on them independently
  • An open and considerate atmosphere within the team
  • Appropriate monthly pay and training opportunities

Would you like to complete an internship at the Robert Bosch Stiftung? If so, find out what vacancies are currently available.
If you have any questions about completing an internship with us, please contact Ms. Barbara Schneider.

German Publication

Roland Bender: "Ein praktisch unerfahrbares Berufsfeld? Praktikanten und Hospitanten im Stiftungsmanagement", in: Stiftung & Sponsoring, 1/2007, S. 20-22