Internship (SIPS-Team)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) gGmbH is offering a position as an intern in the Sustainable Infrastructure, Products and Services (SIPS) team.

Timeframe: as soon as possible

Duration: 3 month

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.


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 is English, therefore fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. Since there is the current need to also support in German projects, a native German speaker (or similar language level) is welcome.

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.

Contact person:

Janpeter Beckmann


Please note: Since the CSCP as non-for-profit organisation, we are unfortunately not in the position to offer any financial support.