Student Assistant: Support climate litigation work

Application Deadline: 24 January 2021
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: Fixed term contract until 31 January 2022 with 15 hours/week, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.
Requirements: Student enrolment at a German university with existing student work permit for Germany until January 2022.

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Job Description

We are currently looking for a student assistant (15 hours/week) to support our scientific background work for climate litigation cases. Climate Analytics provides independent scientific reports both for climate impacts of plaintiffs, as well as for emission profiles, policy analysis and equitable fair share levels based on the Climate Action Tracker for countries that are taken to court. To provide relevant information, we closely liaise with groups of lawyers and NGOs to provide relevant input, and to provide capacity building on the interpretation of the provided results. One example of our work can be found online for the Children vs. Climate Crisis case that was submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Your Tasks
You will support the climate litigation work at Climate Analytics which includes:

  • Small content tasks based on interest and experience. These could include research on existing policies and targets, writing of policy updates, and support of the development of climate impact profiles;
  • Calls with lawyers and drafting of offers;
  • Layouting and proof-reading of final reports.

Your Profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • You are enrolled as a student at least until end winter semester 2022 and have a background in environmental law or climate policy.
  • You ideally already have experience with climate litigation.
  • A good understanding of energy-specific policies and climate impacts is an asset.
  • Our working language is English. Therefore, fluency in English is necessary. German skills are an asset, but not required.
  • You have strong organisational skills.
  • You can show your layouting and writing skills with attention to details.
  • Basic programming skills in Python are an asset.

We can offer a positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team as well as insights into the work that Climate Analytics does on climate mitigation and adaptation.

Conditions

Application Deadline: 24 January 2021
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: Fixed term contract until 31 January 2022 with 15 hours/week, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.
Requirements: Student enrolment at a German university with existing student work permit for Germany until January 2022.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter in PDF format by 24 January. Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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