Jobs& Career

It's the people who work for us that make the Wuppertal Institute one of the leading think tanks in the research field of sustainability. We are looking for people who look beyond the scope and contribute to a transformation towards sustainability with both their knowledge and skills.

If you are interested in being added to our pool of applicants for a period of up to six months, please feel free to send us an unsolicited application to Please note our privacy statement. Below you can find additional information about internships and further entry opportunities.

Heike Dick

You can see yourself working for the Wuppertal Institute but still have questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Heike Dick
Team Leader Human Resources Management and Development

Jobs& Internships

We are constantly looking for people who think outside the box and want to dedicate their knowledge and skills to the transformation towards sustainability. For more job advertisements, please see our German website.


Privacy statement for online application

Data protection is of particularly high priority for us. Therefore, we inform you below about the collection, processing and use of your data in the context of the online application, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data collection
In the course of your online application, we will collect and process the personal application data listed below:

  • Surname, first name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-Mail
  • Application documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, certificates, etc.)

Purpose of data collection / disclosure
Your personal application data is collected and processed exclusively for the purpose of filling positions within our company. Your data will only be disclosed to the internal recruiting team and the works council (§ 99 Works Constitution Act) responsible for the specific application procedure.
Your application data will not be used or passed on to third parties beyond this.

Retention period for application data
Your personal application data will be deleted automatically six months after completion of the application process. This does not apply if legal provisions prevent deletion, if further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or if you have expressly agreed to longer storage.

Storage for future job postings
If we are unable to offer you a current position, but believe that your application may be interesting for future vacancies based on your profile, we will store your personal application data for 6 months (3 months in case of internship positions), provided that you expressly agree to such storage and use.

Data integrity
We have taken various technical and organisational precautions to protect the data collected in the context of your application against manipulation and unauthorised access. In particular, the transmission of your online application is encrypted in accordance with the current state of the art.

Right of information and revocation
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or in cases of information, correction or deletion of data, or revocation of consents given, please contact our data protection officer:

Christian Radtke
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH
Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Tel.: +49 202 2492-307

Please also note our general privacy policy.

Students & Internships

There are lots of entry-level career opportunities for students at Wuppertal Institute. Be it as a research or student assistant, as intern or in the context of the institute supervising your final thesis – you are part of a (project) team immediately and can gain important practical experiences.

Please include information on the duration and your availability as well as your preferred division into your application for an internship and send the complete application to:

Application for an Internship

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