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Three years ago it all started with a crazy idea: to grow an algae in the desert to fight hunger and malnutrition. This idea turned into the project Thriving Green!  Now we get to supply people with the superfood spirulina in two locations in Kenya. We have managed to help many people with our algae and we built a large network of valuable partners. Our work has been rewarded with several awards. One of them is the German President’s “Land of Ideas Award”, which declared our project to be one of the best 100 ideas in Germany. Furthermore, we won the GreenTec Award, the largest and most important environmental award in the world.

Now you get the chance to be part of it!



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Status: 24.04.21

Become part of Thriving Green’s success story and apply for the most exciting internship of your life!

Internship abroad

The most exciting internship of your life

You will get the chance to gain leadership experience in an award-winning project by taking over the management of one of our sites. You will take an active role in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Your main tasks will include supervising and optimizing the cultivation of our superfood, organizing for an expansion of the site and building more spriulina tanks. You’ll have the unique opportunity to experience the Kenyan culture firsthand. Also, you’ll develop intercultural skills while expanding existing partnerships and forging important new ones on the ground. You can bring your own strengths and interests to the table and you will be looking for new locations in East Africa. During your internship you will gain unique experiences and surpass yourself.

Jakob Uttenthaler (Economics and Geography student, April-May 2019) is one of four interns who have been on site in Kenya within the last year. He reports that “he was able to build up a number of soft skills such as flexibility, willingness to perform as well as self-responsible and proactive work, in addition to tangible gains in knowledge and professional experience, which definitely extend beyond professional application contexts and consequently have a significant influence on personality development.

Preparation and procedure

Before your trip to Kenya you will meet the team behind Thriving Green in person. We will prepare you for your internship and your tasks. Together we will think about how you can contribute your strengths and interests.

During your time in Africa we will be in close contact with you and support you with our know-how. You will live with our local project partner in your own room with electricity and running water.

After your internship you will have the opportunity to travel through the fascinating nature of East Africa and observe the breathtaking wildlife in national parks or relax on beautiful beaches. Upon your return to Germany, there will be a debriefing of the internship with the Thriving Green board of directors and you will receive an internship certificate. Depending on the course of study, the internship may be recognized as a course credit.

More information

Thriving Green covers both the cost of the flight and the accommodation. The period of the internship is agreed upon individually and must be at least 6 weeks. We will inform you about the required vaccinations in the preliminary conversation.

You want to make the world a better place? You are communicative, open to new cultures and you work independently? You have a good command of English? You have reached the age of 18?

Then take the plunge and apply with us at


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