Student Project Assistant (m/f/d)

in the field of climate adaptation (up to 20h//week), as soon as possible / adelphi research

adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 280 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.



Job summary

As a Project Assistant, you support our team in advising actors from politics and the private sector and in conducting research on current, pressing issues in the field of climate adaptation - in Germany, the EU or in the context of international projects. In collaboration with our team, you contribute to studies, conduct extensive research, design and implement events and communication/information products. Depending on the project, you work on a wide range of complex topics, e.g. resilience and adaptation to climate risks, cities and municipalities of the future, or innovative climate finance approaches.

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 adaptation topics
  • 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 sciences, geography, urban planning, environmental engineering or another field with overlaps to climate adaptation
  • You have proven interest and initial experience in working on issues of climate adaptation. Relevant knowledge of climate risk analyses, local climate adaptation (municipal or regional level), nature-based / ecosystem-based adaptation, adaptation financing or cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in the context of adaptation is an advantage
  • You work confidently with standard Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), have a good eye for formal aspects, value clarity and accuracy. Experience in working with spatial data (GIS, R, Python) can be an advantage
  • You are fluent in German and English and have good writing skills (other languages such as Spanish or Italian are an advantage)
  • You enjoy exploring new topics and approach your tasks in a structured and independent manner

We offer...

  • adelphi Impact:
    You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects.
  • adelphi Fit:
    Free or discounted membership in the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports throughout Germany and in five European countries.
  • adelphi Mobile:
    Subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers and/ or our job bike leasing for your personal bike of choice. Whether for your way to work or for your free time.
  • adelphi Spirit:
    An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment for a future worth living. Not only spinning ideas together at work, but also celebrating together at various adelphi events.
  • adelphi DNA:
    dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office.
  • adelphi Care:
    Individual development through numerous internal and external trainings as well as our buddy program, mentoring and knowledge exchanges.
  • Versatile projects on climate adaptation and an opportunity to get to know the everyday work of a think-and-do tank
  • Flexible working hours of 16-20 weekly, with an option to increase to 40 hours during the semester break
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