Internship Student Experience

Start: October 2019 or later

Office: Berlin – full-time

Kiron Open Higher Education (gGmbH) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to enable access to higher education and successful learning for refugees through digital solutions. As part of an innovative educational model Kiron offers coherent curricula using MOOCs (Massive Open OnlineCourses) from partner platforms like Coursera and edX so that refugees can start studying regardless of their status. Courses are mostly provided in English, completely free of charge for the students and all accessible via our learning platform Kiron Campus.

Through strong partnerships with accredited universities worldwide, students have the opportunity to finish their program with a regular bachelor’s degree. We are a team of 80 education experts, techies, student supporters, project managers, communicators, grant writers, business people, organizers, analysts, coffee-drinkers, dreamers and doers, who work together on this mission everyday.

Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the implementation of our long-term student communication strategy and with internal knowledge management to keep all sources of information aligned
  • Answering student questions through our ticketing system and conceptualizing informational material such as videos and help articles
  • Reaching out to students to inform them about our services, courses, events, etc
  • Reviewing the applications of potential new students to Kiron
  • Helping with other tasks within the Student Support team

Your set of skills

  • You are officially enrolled at a university and are fluent in English (Arabic is a big plus)
  • You already have first professional experience, ideally in a NGO or in the social sector
  • You are able to work independently and have a hands-on mentality
  • You have a proactive attitude and the ability to juggle several tasks at once
  • You share the vision of free education worldwide for refugees

Our offer

  • The opportunity to shape a social enterprise with your creative input
  • An insight into the “heart” of Kiron by working in Student Support
  • The atmosphere of an innovative and fast-growing social startup and the chance to be part of a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team
  • Great team spirit at our office in Berlin
  • High level of autonomy

Ready to join our mission? Apply now!

We are looking forward to your application via e-mail with the subject
“Internship StuServ Legal Research”. Include your cover letter, CV and availability in English or German in a single PDF file.

Please note that due to our limited budget as an nonprofit organization we are unfortunately unable to pay salaries. Therefore we are only offering mandatory internships/ educational program (“Pflichtpraktikum”) or study orientation internships (“Orientierungspraktikum”) to enrolled students.

If you want to support Kiron but none of the above mentioned internship types fit your current status, please get in touch with us and we can tell you more about volunteering options.

Camila Sarmanho