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Internships at the KAS India Office

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At one glance:


Your background:

  • You are a student of Political Science, Social Science, Economics, Law, Media or Communication Sciences or of a comparable
    background and have completed your basic degree 
    (preferably from the third semester onwards)
    • You have a high proficiency in the English language
      (German skills are of advantage)
    • You are interested in political affairs
    • You are creative and ready to work in a team-oriented manner

We offer:

  • An insight into the activities of our foreign office
    • An opportunity to participate in the organisation of events  and  potentially in the preparation of short political reports
    • An introduction to project management processes 
    • An insight into the political situation of India and Indo-German relations
    • An internship certificate

The work of political foundations abroad is an integral element of the German foreign and development policy. An internship at the foreign office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in New Delhi, which is covering the whole of India in its work, will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the organisation and the essential fields of activities of an internationally active non-governmental organization. However, the internship cannot replace a regular job, as it primarily serves the acquisition of professional knowledge, skills and abilities. At the end of the internship,   an internship certificate will be issued.

Loyalty, commitment, team orientation and identification with the Christian democratic values represented by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung are essential prerequisites for interns to work in the foreign office in New Delhi. Interns from the fields of political and social science, law, economics and journalism will be given preference in the selection process. A familiarity with the politics, society and economy of South Asia would be an advantage. The work in our small team requires a high degree of commitment, ensuring that the tasks - especially in the context of event preparation and implementation - are diverse and varied.


Information on the internship duration and renumeration:

In general, the duration of the internship equals a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months. Exceptions and extensions can be granted and require the approval of the head of the international office. The KAS office in Delhi does not provide any remuneration for the internship, and all incurred costs of living including rent as well as the travel to and from the internship must be paid by the applicant. Applicants should make timely efforts to secure funding. The project office will assist in finding accomodation.

Range of tasks:

  1. Providing organisational assistance for the day-to-day activities of the branch office
    • Evaluation of the daily South Asian press (newspapers, internet) and a brief presentation of the news coverage in either verbal or written form
    • Organisational and thematic assistance in KAS events
    • Participation in lectures and compilation of outcome reports
    • Drafting of KAS reports in coordination with the KAS headquarters in Berlin 
    • Assistance in the drafting of articles and essays.  



We recommend a thorough preparation prior to the beginning of the internship. For further information, the staff at the KAS office in New Delhi, but also the country department at the KAS headquarters in Berlin are at your disposal.  The choice of topics and focal points will be made in individual consultation, but applicants should inform themselves in advance about the work of the office on the homepage and should indicate corresponding thematic interests in their letter of application. The following websites offer in-depth information about Indian politics and should be consulted by you before starting the internship:


Also useful in this regard are the websites of the various daily newspapers such as: 


The application documents should include a tabular CV  and a detailed letter of motivation for the internship, which also addresses potential focal points of work.

Owing to high demand, the application documents  should be submitted by e-mail no less than 6 months prior to the desired internship period.


Kindly address your application to Elias Marini Schäfer and Alicia Pommer


With kind regards,


Your KAS India Team, New Delhi

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Elias Marini Schäfer

Elias Schaefer

Head of Publications and Communications at our office in india +91 11 24113520 / +91 11 45506834 +91 11 45506836

Alicia Pommer

Ms. Alicia Pommer

Programme Officer +91-11-24113520 +91 11 45506836
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