Internship | Economic Consulting (f/m/d) | Mid-September 2024

About DIW Econ

DIW Econ is the consulting company of DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research). We work at the interface between science, business and politics and support national and international clients in answering economic questions based on applied economic research.

We offer

  • A comprehensive insight into the activities of a scientifically based economic consulting firm
  • The opportunity to apply economic theory and quantitative skills in research and consulting projects on the entire range of socially relevant topics in economics and politics
  • Close connection to DIW Berlin’s scientific network as well as participation in in-house events on current topics in economics
  • A central work location in Berlin or the possibility of completing the internship remotely

Your tasks

  • Support in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of economic issues
  • Familiarisation with complex issues with the help of literature research and supporting activities in the preparation, processing and analysis of primary and secondary data sets
  • Collaboration in project acquisition and communication of project results to the appropriate audience

Our requirements

  • Strong interest and understanding of microeconomic and/or macroeconomic topics
  • First experience in writing scientific papers, especially literature research, as well as first knowledge in statistics, econometrics and data analysis (basic knowledge in statistical software (Stata, R) is an advantage)
  • Ability to work independently and a high degree of reliability and accuracy
  • Experienced handling of MS Office
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • In the master’s program or near the end of the bachelor’s program in economics, business administration or a related field
  • Enrollment at a (technical) university
  • Internship required by the study or examination regulations or voluntary internship for career orientation purposes

Your application

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts and certificates of all university degrees and, if applicable, job references
  • If possible, reading sample of a seminar paper or thesis (German or English)
  • Possible starting date

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents, preferably as one document in PDF format, by e-mail to praktikum[at] If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at +49 30-20 60 972-0. Your contact person is Ms Clarissa Behr.

The conclusion of an internship agreement requires that you are a registered student and that the study or examination regulations of your course of study provide compulsory or (voluntary) internships for career orientation that last a maximum of 3 months. We cannot consider applicants with a completed Master’s degree for an internship.