Local recruitment: Student Project Assistant (m/f/d)


Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

Student Project Assistant (m/f/d)

in the field of international climate policy: climate change adaptation, climate risk management, and urban resilience (up to 20h//week), starting 2/2023 / adelphi Research

adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 320 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support decision-makers.

Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.

Your working field

As a Project Assistant, you support our climate policy team in researching current and pressing issues around climate adaptation and urban resilience, as well as consulting various project-specific stakeholders (from municipal planners to government officials). In collaboration with our team, you conduct extensive research, contribute to studies and publications, design and implement events and communication/information products. Depending on the project, you work on a wide range of complex, also international topics – e.g. resilience and adaptation to climate risks, cities and municipalities of the future, urban transformation and international cooperation.

Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

Your tasks

  • Supporting the drafting of scientific and non-scientific texts 
  • Research on various climate policy topics such as climate change adaptation, climate risk management, and urban resilience
  • Support in organising and conducting events and workshops, both online and in person
  • Supporting communication tasks, e.g. writing concise, generally understandable texts on project results, designing infographics and flyers
  • Supporting daily project work, e.g. by setting-up presentations, formatting documents, managing sources (in Citavi), submitting content to the adelphi website

Your qualifications

  • You are a Master’s student with at least one year of studies remaining, majoring in environmental, political or social sciences with a focus on environmental and climate policy, international relations, urban or regional planning or a related field
  • You have proven interest and initial experience in working on issues of (international) climate adaptation or urban resilience. Relevant knowledge of municipal climate action, adaptation, or urban or regional planning is an advantage
  • You work confidently with standard Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), have a good eye for formal aspects, and value clarity and detail
  • You are fluent in German and English and have good writing skills (other languages such as Spanish or French are an advantage)
  • You enjoy exploring new topics and approach your tasks in a structured, careful and independent manner
  • Knowledge of EU procedures or internal functioning

We offer…

  • adelphi_Impact
    You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects.
  • adelphi_Fit
    Free or discounted membership to the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports nationwide and in five European countries.
  • adelphi_Mobile
    A subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers.
  • adelphi_Spirit
    An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment for a future worth living. A team that not only spins ideas together at work, but also celebrates together at various adelphi events.
  • adelphi_DNA
    A dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office.
  • International projects on climate policy and an opportunity to get to know the everyday work of a think-and-do tank
  • International projects on climate policy and an opportunity to get to know the everyday work of a think-and-do tank • The possibility to arrange your weekly working hours of 16-20 hours flexibly, with an option to increase to 40 hours during the semester break

Your application

We therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. Recognised severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

Send us your complete documents as soon as possible (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, salary expectations and information on your availability). Please use only the way via our online application






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