adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 200-strong team of experts and specialists plays a key role in generating and promoting new ideas, shaping debates, building new strategies and setting agendas. We help to forge new paths towards a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and by working in dialogue with political and civil society actors and decision-makers.

Join us and you can expect to work on topical issues that connect the worlds of science and politics, in collaboration with policymakers and practitioners around the world. Contribute your ideas and expertise as part of our interdisciplinary, international project teams, and benefit from a collaborative working and learning environment with flat organisational structures.

Student Assistant (m/f/d)

in the field of climate diplomacy (20h/week) - Berlin


Your working field

In the project “Global Responses, Regional Initatives: Climate Diplomacy 2019-2020”, adelphi, in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office, is working on innovative approaches to climate foreign policy. As a part of this project adelphi provides engaging communication products in order to build public diplomacy instruments, disseminating knowledge on climate and foreign policy to German and international political actors, as well as the wider public. As a Project Assistant, you will support our team in various areas, ranging from designing international dialogues to setting new thematic impulses.

Your tasks

  • Contribute to research, writing, and editing for text templates, policy papers, factsheets and studies on climate diplomacy
  • Prepare and follow up on events and support the implementation of dialogues with UN and EU policy makers as well as German, European and international civil society and research institutions
  • Editorial work, such as proofreading, of English texts
  • Prepare and revise project results in text and graphics for public sector clients, diplomats and partner institutions
  • Advance the interactive learning platforms of the project, including the ECC Factbook

Your qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Masters programmme in politics, communication, or similar and related fields
  • Academic work and studies relating to the environment and climate and/or first experiences working in relevant fields
  • Excellent knowledge of English or native skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Affinity with, interest in and experiences with one or more of the following areas: layouting; journalism; online communication
  • Structured, precise, independent and flexible approach to work
  • Very good command of Office applications, particularly MS Word and Outlook
  • Good command of Photoshop and/or InDesign, as well as web based software/content management systems are an assent

We offer

  • The opportunity to join a stimulating, informal, flexible, and multicultural working environment.
  • An attractive and centrally located workplace next to the river in Berlin Mitte, easily reachable by bike or public transport, offering great surroundings for creative thinking
  • Sponsored sport and team-activities
  • An environment living flat hierarchies, valuing a collegial work environment
  • The chance to work on a wide range of interesting and challenging issues and international projects in sustainability and political consultancy, as well as the opportunity to gain experience working in a growing think-tank and consultancy firm


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