The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn is an international research institute with two departments and several research groups.

Internships in Science

The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods is offering a limited number of internships for students of law, economics, psychology, sociology and neighbouring courses of study, as well as voluntary internships. 


  • Interest in our areas of research
  • Capacity to work on projects independently and an above-average academic track record
  • Enrollment as a student

Application deadlines are December 31 for the summer semester and June 30 for the winter semester.

Please indicate on the application form which research group you would like to apply for and the period of time for your internship. Our interns will be given an insight into research projects and may participate in presentations and seminars, as well as in internal courses. The duration of the internship shall be a maximum of twelve weeks for voluntary internships. In the case of mandatory internships, please specify the required duration and include a document proving that you are required to complete a mandatory internship. Remuneration shall be in line with the federal guidelines for internships.

We look forward to receiving your full application, including a motivation letter, a CV, a copy of your transcript of records and copies of all relevant certificates.

The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women with the requisite qualifications and interests are particularly welcome. The Max Planck Society is also seeking to increase the number of employees with severe disabilities. Applications from such candidates will be given special consideration.

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