Intern (gn) SEWOH Lab

TMG Research gGmbH


At TMG. Töpfer, Müller, Gassner - ThinkTank for Sustainability, we work to empower sustainability transformations. With partners from science, civil society, politics, and the private sector we develop innovative strategies for the implementation of sustainable development agendas. In our work we focus on topics, such as global governance, natural resource management, agriculture and food systems, as well as energy.

TMG Research gGmbH is currently looking for an

Intern (gn) to support the SEWOH Lab

, a novel applied research project focusing on digital solutions and food security strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa. This project is part of the SEWOH initiative (Sonderinitiative “Eine Welt Ohne Hunger”), financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

With only 28% of individuals in Africa using the internet, and only 19% of individuals in LDCs, it is clear that the opportunities of the digital revolution bypass major parts of the population here.

In fact, risks are that those unconnected or without access to digital means will lose out on economic opportunities and will be further left behind The SEWOH Lab explores which digital solutions positively affect the opportunities of poorer population groups, and what social barriers to their uptake simultaneously need to be addressed.

We explore this question for three concrete cases: Urban Nutrition, Payment for Ecosystem services and Gender and Land Rights. Based on our observations and experiences in these cases, we advise BMZ on transformation paths for achieving SDG2 and how digitalisation can play a role in these.

The Position:

We are looking for a full-time Intern (gn) to support the different work streams of the SEWOH Lab project.

The candidate would:

  • Support the planning and implementation of research activities
  • Support the coordination of meetings of our national stakeholder groups and the preparation of stakeholder workshop (e.g. plan meetings, support feedback processes, provide technical back-stopping)
  • Support the writing processes for blogs, and short positioning pieces (e.g. back-ground research, co-writing with national actors)
  • Support the documentation and reporting of the SEWOH Lab and other TMG’s activities.
  • Support further outreach activities (social media, website, etc.)

What we offer:

  • Working in an applied research organisation with a truly international work programme and the aspiration to enable sustainability transformations
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of activities aiming to make digitalisation work for marginalised and vulnerable populations
  • Flexible working hours

This position is to be filled as soon as possible and will have a duration of six months to one year, with a working week of 39 hours. It will be remunerated according to the most recent minimum wage legislation.

TMG Research gGmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at TMG Research is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We celebrate diversity and inclusion and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is TMG Research’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.


including a cover letter, CV and writing sample in English (e.g. a past university assignment) should be submitted in one PDF document (max. 5 MB) until 30.09.2020.

The position is open until filled. Please upload your application online via the application button and refer in your application to the website where the job ad was published.

For information on the project, plese contact Sarah D’haen via email (

We are looking forward to hearing from you!



  • Master’s degree or post-graduate student in Political Sciences, Tropical Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies, International Governance or related field in sustainable science
  • Knowledge in the areas of sustainable and inclusive development, food systems, land management/rights, and smallholder agriculture, especially in the global south
  • Experience with literature research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Good working knowledge of French is a considerable advantage
  • Experience (working) in Sub-Saharan Africa, or with African partners would be a further advantage
TMG Research gGmbH
EUREF Campus 6-9
10829 Berlin
Sarah D’haen
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