Smart Cities Content Development & Research Internship

Intern / Student, Full-time · Stuttgart

About the Position
We are looking for a new colleague who would like to join us as a full-time intern for six months and who will support us with content development/curation and research for our global Smart Cities platform and delivery projects.
What you will be doing
As a Content Development & Research Intern for BABLE, activities will include:

BABLE Smart Cities Platform

  • Conducting desk research for curating insightful new content, including City and Project pages as well as market-driven facts and knowledge.
  • Supporting the updating and expansion of the Use Case (best practice) and Solutions databases on the platform. 
  • Having a key role in the quality management process for new content added to the platform.
Additional Activities

  • Supporting BABLE’s advisory services and projects through content- and research-focused activities, e.g. developing and researching content for reports, white papers, market studies, blog posts, resource catalogues and infographics.
  • Updating materials related to content creation, both for internal and external purposes.
  • Assisting with community management to guide and support new and current users in their experiences on the platform.

The exact tasks will be defined together with the student depending on your skills and interests.
What you can bring in
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work in an international and multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality results in independent work.
  • Creativity and ability to think outside the box.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues remotely in different offices.
  • Motivation and drive to make a change and take initiative.
Your profile
  • Several years of study or practical experience in a relevant field with very good results.
  • Experience in smart/sustainable cities/urban planning would be appreciated.
  • English is mandatory. Other European languages are an added value. 
  • Extraordinary research skills.
  • Basic understanding of technology and innovative solutions.
  • Mandatory internship as part of your curricular studies. 
What we offer to you
At BABLE, we strive to simplify innovation. Through our open online platform and advising, we connect cities and companies to drive the Smart City movement. We are a young, motivated, and multicultural team, working in a highly innovative and dynamic field. Fields of colleagues include energy management, environmental governance, transport engineering, design thinking, public health, web and software development, and more.
We also offer the following as part of your internship experience:
  • Dive into a dynamic, global ecosystem at the forefront of Smart Cities innovation, collaborating with over 60 talented colleagues from 20+ nationalities, all in an English-speaking environment full of creativity.
  • Elevate your potential with us through training, and hands-on coaching designed to shape your personal and professional evolution in the Smart Cities landscape.
  • Be part of the change, where your work directly contributes to shaping sustainable, intelligent communities for a brighter, connected future.
  • Flex your work-life balance with adaptable hours and remote work options, ensuring you stay inspired and motivated all the time. 
  • Immerse yourself from day one with our in-depth onboarding experience, supported by a mentor system to help you navigate and thrive in our dynamic environment.
  • Influence and innovate within a flat organisational structure that values your ideas and autonomy, empowering you to shape the future of urban living.
How to apply?
Apply before 28th June via email to with your CV, and a short motivation letter. Tell us about yourself, your experience, ambitions, and expectations. If you have any doubt whether your profile fits what we are looking for, don't hesitate to write to us; sometimes the best candidates are those who break the mould of what is expected! 
BABLE Smart Cities is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, or gender identity.
About us

BABLE was founded in 2017 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Research Society with the goal to create a digital knowledge exchange around smart city topics. This newly created platform was to enable city governments to find the right technologies that can improve the quality of life for their citizens.

The impact of this platform and the following projects BABLE undertook in the years since its foundation increasingly helped to build a missing bridge between the public and private sector. In the last years the expansion from having just a knowledge platform to additionally having a fully distributed team of over 50 experts has enabled BABLE to build a proven track record with impactful projects with key players in the smart city field

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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