Internship SBE-Team

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) gGmbH is offering a position as an intern in the Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) team.

Duration: 3 month minimum

Start date: as soon as possible

Location: Wuppertal, Germany

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an independent, non-profit “Think and Do Tank” committed to providing collaborative solutions for a sustainable planet. The Centre was founded in 2005 by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and is headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany. A team of currently 50 multi- disciplinary professionals contributes to the worldwide activities of the Centre.


The major task of the candidate will be research and literature review: S/he will perform internet-based research for possible source material and literature relevant for major activities expected to be carried out by CSCP. Further possible tasks are related to proposal writing and presentation creation.

Qualification requirements:

Good academic and analytical skills. Ability to draft clearly and concisely, very good language skills. Good interpersonal skills, works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals, ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity with respect for diversity.

Working knowledge and familiarity with sustainability in general, and entrepreneurship, business and industry in particular is a plus, though not mandatory.

Other desirable skills: Good skills in basic computer usage, including internet searches. In particular, good working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, Power Point, Intra-Internet, e-mail applications etc.


The first working language of the CSCP is English, however especially in the SBE team there is a requirement to support German projects. Therefore, the succesful candidate should be a native German speaker and possess excellent English language skills.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please send us your complete application (motivation letter in English, your CV, certificates and (a) reference(s)) in one single PDF.

Please consider that due to the high number of applications we receive, it may take up to 4 weeks before you receive an answer.

Contact person:

Patrick Bottermann, Team Leader SBE


Please note: In your application, please indicate if your internship is a compulsory (as part of university study programs) or a voluntary one.

The CSCP as a non-for-profit organization is not in the position to offer any financial support for a compulsory internship.