Internship at BORDA: Proposal Development & Resource Mobilization

Bremen, Germany
31 January 2019

Start date 
mid-February 2019

BORDA is looking for a motivated student/intern (m/f) to support our proposal writing and resource mobilization activities at our headquarters in Bremen as of mid-February 2019 (time period: 3-4 months).

Reimbursement depending on monthly availability or on 450€/month basis.

Your tasks

  • Inventorying BORDA’s past and current project proposals & calls for proposals as submitted during national and international tender & application processes.
  • Identification of relevant (internal) selection criteria during the initial screening for calls & applications
  • Elaboration of a modular repository (administrative and content specific components) to optimize application procedures during tendering processes and proposal writing phases
  • Mapping and categorization of potential funding sources
  • Elaboration of project specific modules for upcoming calls/proposals in the field of climate change adaptation, energy recovery, circular economy and urban sanitation development

Your profile

  • Completed BSc in environmental, engineering or natural science studies, or in international relations
  • Experience in project acquisition (tender preparation for development banks, European and or German Funding lines)
  • Good German and English language skills, knowledge of French and/or Spanish are an asset.
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Structured and independent working approach
  • Experience in international development cooperation as well as successful EU call grant application contribution are desirable.

How to Apply
Please send your CV and a motivation letter in .docx or .pdf format to our Human Resources department at gro.a1550650814drob@1550650814sboj1550650814 with the email subject stating “Intern – Proposal Development & Resource Mobilization” / [+your surname in the subject line].


Who we are
The Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA e.V.) is an expert NGO specialising in sanitation. For over 40 years, our award-winning solutions have empowered people and set new standards in 20+ countries.

What we do
BORDA provides game-changing sanitation solutions worldwide through facilitating knowledge transfer, providing sanitation solutions & management, and facilitating partnerships.

How we do it

  • Staying close to people – “from mason to minister”
  • Testing our solutions in reality
  • Adapting & innovating
  • Acting as a trusted advisor

Our impact: increased liveability, lasting structural change, empowered players

BORDA empowers people to make their communities more liveable.

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