Jobs & Internships

Modification of the internship programme due to the Covid19 pandemic

RWI is also participating in the current measures to contain the corona virus. For this reason we were unable to offer internships at the institute until the end of June 2020.

As of July 1, 2020, internships at the Institute will again be possible in individual cases by arrangement. These will mainly be done virtually and not on site, as we do not yet fully refill the offices and therefore the supervisors are mostly in the home office.

In your application, please ensure that you have technical equipment that allows virtual supervision, and in particular that you have the opportunity to participate in video conferences.

Internships at RWI

RWI offers internships to work with scientists on various projects in the different research divisions of the institute.

What can you expect?

You are directly involved in a scientific project and gain experiences in implementing a project “from scratch”. You will learn how to prepare data, carry out empirical analysis, and write scientific reports. Working with a friendly and competent team of experienced scientists, you will gain insights into economic consulting.

What we expect?

At least 4 semesters of study in the field of economics at a university; basic knowledge in the division’s field of research; interest in scientific work and in economic questions; experience with literature and internet research; good command of English; working knowledge of MS Office programs; Knowledge of econometrics would be advantageous.

Where will you work?

In Essen or Berlin.

What is the duration of the internship?

We offer internships for the duration of up to three months.

Will I get a payment?

You can either complete a full time internship (39.83 hours/week), for which you will receive an allowance of EUR 300.00 per month. Alternatively – you may complete a part-time internship (19 hours/week), which is compensated with EUR 150.00 per month. Please note, that during the academic terms, only part-time internships are offered.

How should I apply for an internship?

Please send the application form for an internship (rtf-file, dotx-file or pdf-file) together with curriculum vitae, university transcript, and other relevant background information to

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
45128 Essen, Germany


If you send your application by email, please try to copy all documents in one file. Please note that data sent by email will be not encrypted and therefore could be read and falsified by unauthorized persons. We also accept paper applications sent by post.

You are requested at least three months before you plan to start your internship at RWI. Please note that the internal review procedure will last up to 8 weeks, depending on the possible placements and the number of applicants.