For young nature conservationists: Internships, theses, scholarships, volunteering

Nature and climate protection is made possible by committed, competent people - by their cooperation, the exchange of experience and knowledge. The Succow Foundation therefore contributes to education and capacity building, research and networking:


Fellowships at the Succow Foundation

Through the Eva Kleinn Scholarship and Marion Dönhoff Fellowship programmes, the Succow Foundation offers young conservationists, scientists and activists from countries of the post-Soviet region and Central Asia a study or research stay in Germany.


Bachelor and Master theses, internships and research assistent jobs

The projects of the Succow Foundation often offer the opportunity to integrate study-relevant qualifying theses. Whether Bachelor or Master - students of landscape ecology, biology, geography and other subjects are professionally supervised by the foundation's staff. Study-relevant internships can also be completed at the Succow Foundation. At irregular intervals, the Succow Foundation offers positions for research assistents, which give an impression of how research is put into practice. If you are interested, please send an inquiry by e-mail to info[at]


Workshops, conferences, MoUs

The Succow Foundation organizes excursions, conferences, seminars and workshops at home and abroad. The transfer of knowledge and practical skills to the project countries is an integral part of most of the foundation's projects.

Cooperation agreements (Memoranda of understanding) with universities and institutes in Germany and abroad enable the international networking of students and scientists in the field of nature conservation.

Volunteering - Voluntary Ecological Year or Federal Voluntary Service

The Succow Foundation offers two positions per year for a Voluntary Ecological Year and three positions for the Federal Voluntary Service.

The activities include:

  • Supporting the project work of the Succow Foundation in the office and on its premises
  • Management of the foundation house, ecogarden and nature conservation areas
  • Station support as a nature conservationist on the island of Koos

If you have any questions about volunteer services at the foundation, please send an e-mail to info[at] We will gladly answer them.