Opportunities for Graduates

Have you successfully completed your degree and are now looking to start your professional life? If so, apply to the Robert Bosch Stiftung and take your first career steps with us.

Guest Student Placements

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Verena Müller

Guest Student Placements

As a graduate of a master’s, bachelor’s, or Diplom degree in a humanities, social sciences, or economics subject, we can offer you an interesting transition from student life to working life in the form of a guest student placement at the Foundation. You can complete your guest student placement in one of our specialist areas, the communication or HR divisions, the corporate department, or our Berlin Representative Office.

Information for Guest Students at a Glance

  • Length: Six months
  • Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a regular basis, depending on the vacancy concerned
  • Weekly working hours: 40 hours a week; vacation entitlement of ten days per half year
  • Certification: Detailed reference concerning your placement at the Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Remuneration: €1,750 (gross) per month

During your placement, you will get a detailed picture of the functioning and funding profile of a private foundation operating in the public domain. Your future role is dependent on the funding priorities and instruments in the area concerned.
Your Duties (Depending on the Specialist Area in Question)

  • Processing project inquiries/applications including budget planning/monitoring, and the monitoring of project conclusions
  • Database maintenance/data entry and archiving, as well as producing documentation/research on partner institutions and project topics
  • Involvement in the planning, organization, and implementation of events/mailing campaigns
  • Drawing up presentations, memoranda, and logs, as well as appointment coordination, telephone communication, and written correspondence
  • Attending events, preparing meetings, and looking after fellows and guests
  • Excellent bachelor’s, Diplom, or master’s degree in a humanities, social sciences, or economics subject
  • Significant interest in the work of a foundation and issues/projects in the fields of public heath care, intercultural understanding, public welfare, education and childcare, and arts and culture, as well as the topics covered by our departments
  • Proficiency with MS Office and excellent German and English
  • Ability to work independently, team spirit, initiative, a willingness to accept responsibility, and good communication skills

If you are applying for a guest student placement in communication, you should also be able to demonstrate initial experience in this field (e.g. freelance work at a newspaper). If you are applying for a guest student placement in HR, you will require a degree in a business, economics, or social sciences subject or in a comparable subject with a focus on HR, as well as initial experience in the field of HR such as in the form of internships.

  • In-depth induction, assistance, and support, e.g. in introductory, feedback, and final meetings with your personal mentor and/or head of department
  • Appropriate monthly remuneration and access to our training programs
  • Individual structuring of the placement and active involvement in day-to-day work

Depending on suitability and availability, you may be offered a permanent position at the end of your placement.

Contact person

Iuliia Palko
Phone+49 711 46084 467
e-mail to Iuliia Palko