Student Assistant – Climate Policy Team

Application Deadline: 30 November 2021
Starting date: 1 January 2022
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: 6 months contract with 20 hours per week, with the perspective of extension based on performance and funding.
Requirements: You have to be a student who is enrolled at a university in Germany for at least another 6 months.

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Job description

We are currently seeking a student assistant for our international and diverse Climate Policy Team. The position is based in Berlin but working remotely is also possible. In this role you will be researching and assessing good practices resulting in reduction in emissions and increase of co-benefits of climate action.

Your Responsibilities

  • Research of good practices resulting in reduction of emissions, with a special focus on sustainable finance, development of low-carbon infrastructure, and innovation.
  • Summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of these good practices and explaining how the weaknesses can be reduced and strengths increased.
  • Assessment of the replicability of these good practices in the European Union, especially taking into consideration already existing EU legislation, and circumstances.
  • Qualitative and whenever possible quantitative assessment of the co-benefits of the policies
  • Support in organizing meetings and notes taking
  • Contribution to the reports published in the framework of the project.

Your profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in environmental or related studies
  • Good understanding of the mitigation option in different sectors
  • Ability to understand and summarize complicated legal texts in English and if possible, at least one more language
  • Ability to skim through lengthy reports to identify and summarize good practices and conduct further research on them
  • Good organizational skills, especially the ability to schedule meetings using doodle and other tools, sending calendar invites, and taking notes during meetings.
  • Our working language is English, therefore excellent English writing and verbal skills are necessary. Basic German skills are welcome, but not required, other language skills are an asset

We offer

  • A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change.
  • A positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team. Our Berlin office is located near Moritzplatz in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic startup scene. Currently most of our staff is working from home due to covid-19 restrictions.
  • Working from home or a mix of office and home office is possible as long as the combined working time is no less than 20 hours a week and the preferred option is communicated in advance.
  • A certain level of flexibility in terms of working time if mentioned in advance and approved by the supervisor.

Conditions

Application Deadline: 30 November 2021
Starting date: 1 January 2022
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: 6 months contract with 20 hours per week, with the perspective of extension based on performance and funding.
Requirements: You have to be a student who is enrolled at a university in Germany for at least another 6 months.

For further information send your questions via email to .

Please, apply with your CV, cover letter explaining how you fulfill the above-mentioned selection criteria. To assess your ability to identify and summarize good practices in climate change mitigation, we also ask you to attach a maximum one-page description of a good practice resulting in emissions reduction in transport, buildings, or industry sector.

All three documents should be uploaded in PDF format exclusively using the application form by 30 November 2021.

Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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