Careers at ICLEI

ICLEI is a team of urban sustainability professionals.

ICLEI has nearly 500 staff in more than 20 offices around the world, offering expertise that positions local and regional governments to advance sustainable urban development along our five pathways.

Why you should work for ICLEI?

  • To work with an internationally diverse team
  • To live your passion for sustainable development
  • To share best practices with other regions
  • To experience a supportive work culture

Current openings at the ICLEI World Secretariat

  • Mitarbeiter:in Finanzbuchhaltung/Projektabrechnung (m,w,d)

    Application deadline:

  • Global Events & Data and Knowledge Management Internship

    The successful candidate will be part of the Global Events Team and will support the planning, coordination, organization, and marketing of virtual and in-person events, especially Daring Cities 2022 and COP27.

    Application deadline:

  • Internship, Urban Research

    The position is open to eligible and qualified Master’s students and Ph.D. candidates. An internship with ICLEI offers the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience on sustainability knowledge under the supervision of experienced staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments as well as the needs and capacity of the team to receive and supervise interns.

    Application deadline:

  • Senior Officer, Sustainable Energy

    The position is attractive for experienced professionals interested in a dynamic working environment, working in a dedicated team. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in project management and the ability to keep a detailed overview of multiple complex projects. The successful candidate will be a part of the Sustainable Energy team at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

    Application deadline:

  • Stakeholder events organizer and developer of policy documents

    ICLEI seeks to appoint an expert to organize stakeholder events in China and support the development of policy documents for the SWITCH Asia project: Transitions to circular economy practices in textile and apparel MSMEs along the lifecycle in Huzhou and Shaoxing .

    Proposals due at

  • Call for proposals: EcoLogistics Handbook design

    As part of the project, an EcoLogistics Handbook will be designed to capture the process undergone in project cities and serve as a guideline for local governments to plan, develop and implement urban freight action plans. This Handbook, available in English and Spanish, will be disseminated globally to other local governments through the existing ICLEI network and networks of ICLEI EcoMobility partners.

    Proposals due at

  • Online Platform Training Services

    ICLEI is seeking for a trainer(s) to conduct training on the Low Emissions Analysis Platform for local government officials in Argentina, Indonesia and Kenya, as part of the elaboration of local strategies for the renewable energy transition through the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project.

    Proposals due at


We always accept unsolicited internships funded through scholarships. Please email us at

Any questions?

Petra Heinevetter
Sr. Officer, HR and Administration
+49 228 97629900

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