The Kosovo Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung regularly offers internships. They are foreseen as an opportunity for Albanian and German students in the fields of political science, law, economy, sociology, but also others interested in the field of social democratic values are welcome to apply.
An important requirement for the internship is an excellent knowledge of the Albanian and English languages. Knowledge of German or Serbian language is an advantage but not mandatory.
Usually the internship should last 8 – 12 weeks. In some cases, if necessary, another timeframe can be discussed.
The working tasks are not strictly established and are assigned in accordance to current workload in the office. The tasks generally apply to the following areas:
Applicants are asked to supply the following information in English or German and
by e-mail to:info(at)fes-kosovo.org
In the time between July – August we cannot offer any internship.
If you are interested in an internship in one of the offices of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Germany or abroad, please have a look at the Departments and contact the one that interests you directly.
Visit the FES websites of:
Please not that German Language knowledge is required for any internship in any of the offices in Germany.
During my 3,5 month internship at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Prishtina, I was able to experience different fields of political work, participate in various projects and supported the team. I was involved in planning and organizing events as well as seminars and what was most important for me, the activities kept me busy and I never left the office bored. Each team member took the time to answer my questions and introduced me to his or her projects. Aside from the great support relating to work, socializing such as having lunch or coffee together and discussing about politics or every day life issues was a very natural part of the team and resulted in a pleasant atmosphere. I really enjoyed my time in the office and in general in Kosovo, even or especially because I got to know the real life problems, the people have to face every day.
Despite my short stay of only two months, my time at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Prishtina will be a memorable one. I was able to learn more about how the foundation operates on a daily basis and what it takes to prepare events/activities and how to keep a project going with all its obstacles. Not speaking Albanian made some aspects more challenging but not impossible. The team welcomed me with open arms and helped me with all my questions, both work and non-work related, which made it easy to feel as a full team-member. Having lunch and coffee together as a team made the work environment a very pleasant one. Finally, not only did I obtain useful skills for my future professional endeavors, but I also learned a lot about Kosovo and the Western Balkans with all the struggles and beauty the region has to offer.
During my 2-month internship at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Prishtina, I was able to gain knowledge and skills in various fields. From the beginning I was entrusted with various planning and study tasks and was also allowed to contribute my own ideas and suggestions. Thanks to the office-members I had the chance to tend also meetings outside the office with local and foreign partners, whereby my Albanian skills were very useful to me. By assuming various tasks in events organized by the FES, such as the first National Youth Congress, I was also able to experience the social problems that the people of Kosovo must deal with and learned more about possible ways to solve them. All of this was possible because of the professional and warm-hearted team, who made me familiar with his work and made the time fly.