Benefits for Interns, Trainees, and FSJ Volunteers
Everything about your job at Welthungerhilfe
As your employer, Welthungerhilfe offers you a wide variety of benefits. This is an overview of all benefits available to you.
We offer new employees a familiarisation period in our head office in Bonn–Bad Godesberg, where you get your first insight into how Welthungerhilfe works at the organisational level and what its various divisions are responsible for.
PAF meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of every month. They are attended by interns, trainees, federal volunteers, and FSJ volunteers working at Welthungerhilfe. The meetings are for making connections and sharing experiences; special topics are discussed as necessary.
After your employment at Welthungerhilfe ends, you will receive an official certificate for the work you performed.
During your time with us, internal and external employees will bring presentations on special topics as well as reports from the field to offer you an interesting look at the daily operations of an aid organisation.
Our internal structure and collaborative atmosphere permit you to make inter-departmental contacts and gain experience in other domains.
We offer you a flexible system that allows you to choose your working hours with a great deal of independence. The contractual working hours can be flexibly fulfilled between 6:00 and 21:00. There is no core time.
Our offices in Bonn–Bad Godesberg and Berlin Mitte offer you ideal connections to the regional commuting network. Each is only a few minutes away from the city centre and local amenities.
In Bonn, you and your colleagues have access to a football table for use during breaks and for an occasional change in pace.
Welthungerhilfe stages annual events for its employees, such as parties in the summer, at Christmas, or for carnival. It is also possible to take part in athletic events as a group (e.g. Zero Hunger Run, Post-Marathon, corporate challenges, ICC Football Cup for NGOs in Bonn).
Welthungerhilfe has its own choir that performs at internal events. The choir is happy for each new voice.
At our Bonn office, you have access to a relaxation room. For a fee, you can make an appointment for a massage with a qualified masseuse.
Voices of Welthungerhilfe
Till Morbach (Expert Human Resources):
I started working for Welthungerhilfe as an intern in 2018 and was inspired from the very beginning by the social aspect and the clear goal of the organization "Zero Hunger by 2030". The opportunity to help people in need with my own work and ideas has a strong motivational character. For me, it’s especially the close networking with my colleagues worldwide that allows me to "think outside the box" and makes this job so valuable. I also appreciate our flexible working hours, which allow me to organize my workdays individually.
Valicha Hoffmann (Assistant, Policy and External Relations):
I started as a temporary worker, became a project administrator, and then started my apprenticeship in office management. After the apprenticeship I took on the position of Assistant Policy and External Relations. Welthungerhilfe’s team spirit has always inspired me the most. Especially in crisis situations you can really feel how everyone is working towards the same goal. We really can change the world through our work. Of course, this can be stressful. Therefore, I greatly appreciate the flexible working hours which allow me to create a healthy work-life balance.
Christopher Korb (Junior Expert MEAL & Data Management)
During my time as a Student Assistant at Welthungerhilfe in 2019, I was particularly inspired by the variety of effective project approaches and the high level of commitment of my colleagues to contribute to the fight against hunger and poverty. Today, I am completing a trainee program at Welthungerhilfe, in which I myself get the opportunity to contribute to the vision of "One Planet - Zero Hunger". What I particularly appreciate is that I get to know the work of the organization both in Germany and in our country offices abroad.