Student Assistant – Climate and Sustainable Finance


Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin
Terms: 6 months with prospect of extension

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To apply, send your CV and cover letter with the subject “Student Assistant – Climate and Sustainable Finance” by 31 August to

We are currently seeking a Student Assistant to support and expand our unit working on climate finance/ green finance and transformation. The position includes a wide array of tasks, including quantitative and qualitative analysis of climate policy with a focus on the financial transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The successful applicant will mainly assist in the relevant work of the IMPACT project and the EU Horizon2020 COP21 RIPPLES project.

Key responsibilities

•Assist in the climate finance related work under the IMPACT and EU RIPPLES projects
•Contributing to writing reports, briefing papers and blogs on climate and sustainable finance
•Structured literature research and review. Prior knowledge of climate-policy relevant literature is desired.
•Contributing to quantitative and qualitative research assignments and analytical tasks on finance-related climate policy
•Basic administrative support activities (project reporting etc.).

Your Profile

•Enrolled as a student at least until mid 2019
•Academic background in a climate policy related field; good knowledge and background in sustainable finance and/ or climate finance issues desired
•Interest in climate science (social and/or natural sciences)
•Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills
•Excellent analytical and writing skills
•Motivated and with desire to learn and good communication skills
•Experience with inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding major challenges for current climate mitigation and adaptation policy and implementation
•Excellent English writing and verbal skills, German writing and verbal skills desired

What we offer

•Exciting working environment in an international highly motivated team
•Insights in the UN climate change negotiating process and the Green Climate Fund Board process
•Participation in international and policy-relevant reports and research for two high-level climate research projects
•Possibility to write Master’s thesis in collaboration with Climate Analytics (if relevant)