Federal Volunteer Service or Internship in the Project Action Plant-Power (m/f/d)

Intern / Student, Full-time · Germany, Berlin

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation with the mission to reduce global animal consumption by 50% by the year 2040. We are active in eight countries across four continents and are growing rapidly. We work with governments, private companies, public institutions, medical professionals, and the public to help the world transition to a more plant-based society and economy that is sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary

Would you like to contribute to the success of the initiative Action Plant-Power in institutional catering, with a focus on school catering? Are you very communicative and can put yourself in other people’s shoes? Do you find it easy to organise events and motivate people? Do you already have a basic knowledge of nutritional values and ingredients and would like to expand that knowledge, designing balanced menu plans for young and old? Then apply for a Federal Voluntary Service or an internship for Action Plant-Power!


The campaign

Whether at school, in hospital, or in the canteen – nobody likes to settle for boring side dishes. Plant-based cuisine offers tasty, healthy, and varied options that are suitable for all demographics. Last year, ProVeg launched a new campaign with BKK ProVita to optimise the range of plant-based meals available in public facilities. Practical implementation is facilitated by action days, training for caterers, and counselling. Further insights can be found on the campaign website www.aktion-pflanzenpower.de.

Responsibilities
  • Collaboration with regional groups and partners.

  • Answering written and telephone enquiries.

  • Provide support for event planning and execution.

  • Provide support for websites and information material, with texts as well as research work.

  • Monthly evaluation of the campaign.

Qualifications
  • Identification with the goals of ProVeg.

  • Very good communication and team skills.

  • Fluent in written and spoken German, with good English skills.

  • Efficient and reliable.

  • Highly flexible.

  • Experience as a volunteer and/or familiar with the working methods of NGOs.

Benefits of working with us
What we offer
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills, acquire new competences and gain valuable experience
  • Freedom to contribute your own ideas
  • Flexibility in the structuring of employment relationships
  • Daily tasty and healthy vegan lunch in our Berlin office
  • Continuous support and individual encouragement by a superior
  • Become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses tasty and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet.
Advantages of a BFD
  • Receipt of a monthly allowance
  • Benefits through an exclusive volunteer pass, including a discount on the BVG ticket and discounts on admission to museums, cinemas and much more
  • Extensive further training opportunities in the form of seminar participation (daily and weekly seminars), which can be selected according to personal interests
  • Guarantee of social security and accident insurance
  • Continued support and individual encouragement by the supervisor
  • The opportunity to develop one's own skills, gain new competences and gain valuable experience.
  • Become not only part of a great team, but also part of a movement that drives decisive social change!
When?

Start: as soon as possible (please indicate available period)
Period: BFD min. 6 to max. 18 months, voluntary internships 3 months, compulsory internships up to 6 months
Location: Berlin

Further information

Our application procedure

If you would like to apply, please submit your application documents (including cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) using the application form and ensure that you answer all of the questions.


Should you be shortlisted for the job, the following steps will apply:


  • An online-based sample task.

  • An initial interview with you.

  • An office trial day, which will consist of undertaking a set of tasks that would be typical of the work that you would do with us. Depending on the location, this day can either take place in our office or can be done from home. In this way, we want to get to know you and your way of working even better, as well as give you the opportunity to get a good idea of the work entailed.

  • Subsequently, the final decision will be made (if necessary an additional final discussion may be required).

Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
In order to upload multiple files, please select them in one go by using the CTRL key on Windows or the CMD key on Mac.