Donor Tracker advocacy & communications intern

About SEEK and the Donor Tracker


We are driven by the aspiration to strengthen the system of global development as a whole, as well as the key actors shaping it, so that they are best positioned to collectively tackle the world’s toughest problems. We work mainly in the fields of global health, education,
development finance, global financing architecture for development, humanitarian assistance, and donor analytics. SEEK’s portfolio of services includes strategy and policy development, organizational effectiveness and change management, leadership and governance, programmatic evaluations, and strategic advocacy.

As part of our work, we run the Donor Tracker platform. The Donor Tracker, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to unlock advocacy potential in 14 major OECD DAC donor countries by providing advocates for global development with free access to high-quality strategic information to support their work. Covering about over 80% of the world’s ODA, it provides insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision-making, budgeting, and an outlook into future spending priorities.

To strengthen our Donor Tracker editorial & communications team, and our strategic advocacy team focused on Germany we are looking for a Donor Tracker advocacy & communications intern.


By combining your research and writing skills with a passion for impact, you will support the Donor Tracker team with the regular updates of the Donor Profile Germany, incl. through writing weekly policy updates. As a core member of SEEK’s team that focuses on advocacy-related work in Germany, you will support the advocacy efforts of international and national clients working in the development space in Germany, you will apply your sound knowledge of the German political landscape and development policy to support the development and execution of cutting-edge advocacy strategies for our clients.

Furthermore, you will play a key role in supporting the Donor Tracker editorial and communications team in editing incoming policy update submissions from a network of consultants on latest development in the 14 major donor countries covered by the Donor Tracker. The policy updates are published on the Donor Tracker website and disseminated to a wide audience
of civil society advocacy organizations, international organizations, government agencies, think tanks, and researchers, among others.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Report on German political developments and their implications for development policy
  • Support project work planning, organization and management
  • On a weekly basis identify and write Donor Tracker policy updates related to Germany’s funding and policies for global development
  • Support the Donor Tracker editorial team by bringing policy update submissions into compliance with internal regulations (editing for spelling, grammar, content, clarity, style)
  • Support the communications team in publicizing Donor Tracker’s weekly policy updates and the firm’s publications and milestones over social media including Twitter and LinkedIn


About You

You are passionate about global development and social impact and believe in the power of cutting-edge analysis to support winning advocacy strategies. You enjoy working in teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions and are a committed self-starter, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong qualifications:

  • Fluency in written and oral German and English
  • At a minimum Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, economics, or related fields
  • Excellent research and writing skills, proven ability to communicate complex ideas and findings effectively and in a concise manner to an informed audience with objective, journalistic voice
  • Understanding of current global development issues and indepth knowledge of German development landscape
  • Sound understanding of political dynamics and key actors in German politics
  • Team player with a strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated to client service in fast-paced environment
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail and very good knowledge of MS-office tools
  • Sectoral expertise on global health, education, climate finance, gender equality, nutrition or agriculture is an asset
  • Work experience (including internships) in advocacy, development policy in a political organization, non-governmental organization, leading think tank, or consulting firm is an asset.


What We Offer


  • Unique chance to drive social impact in a fast-growing global development consultancy with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • International work environment and clients
  • Passionate, dynamic, and values-driven team of colleagues in constant search of excellence
  • Hands-on mentorship and training to develop your potential and see you thrive
  • Career development opportunities


Piqued your interest? To apply, please submit your application (cover letter, resume, writing sample, references) to stating SEEK- Donor Tracker intern/+your surname in the subject line before January 12, 2020. We will screen applications on a rolling basis - selected
candidates will be invited for a multistage interview process.

Length of internship: 3-4 months, with the potential for further career opportunities, based on performance and organizational demand. The internship is paid.

For further information about the role or application process, please contact Cora Lüdemann via