Jacques Delors Centre

Vacancies and Stipends

Open positions

Associate Administration and Communication - Franco-German Dialogue Series (gn)

We are looking to fill the following position, which is subject to project funding approval:

Associate Administration and Communication (gn) for the Franco-German Dialogue Series

part- or full-time (32-40hrs/week),

Start: from March 2024
The successful candidate will work at the Hertie School's Jacques Delors Centre and support the Centre’s work in the Franco-German Dialogue Series, a project kindly funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The position will initially run until 31 December 2024.

Your tasks:

  • Support in the organisation of the Pariser Platz Dialogue, e.g. guest relations, coordination of event matters, administrative tasks etc.
  • Support the PR and Communications section of the Jacques Delors Centre
  • Organisation of various types of events
  • Maintenance of the Centre websites (Typo3 and WordPress)
  • Content creation for Social Media channels and websites
  • Layouting of publications (InDesign)
  • Budget monitoring and reporting for the project
  • Internal administrative tasks, e.g., timesheet management, support third-party funding processes, obtain offers from external service providers

Your profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as communication, business administration or political science
  • Confident use of MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English, at least one of the two languages on native level, French is an asset
  • Very good organisational skills
  • Structured, pro-active working style and excellent communication skills
  • Precise working methods, commitment and reliability

The Hertie School as employer:

  • A stimulating international working environment and a challenging variety of tasks
  • Flexible working hours within the framework of the legal requirements
  • 30 days paid holiday per year
  • Training opportunities
  • Job ticket for public transport
  • Roof terrace for common team breaks

Please submit your informative application documents (motivation letter and CV), stating your salary expectation via the button below. The deadline for full consideration is 18 February 2024 .

Please direct any questions regarding the tasks and responsibilities of this position to Linda Hewitt, Communication Manager and Project Lead Franco-German Dialogue Series.

Apply here

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Student Research Assistant - Jacques Delors Centre (gn)

We are looking to fill the following positions, which are subject to project funding approval:

Student Research Assistant (gn) at the Jacques Delors Centre
in part-time (10hrs/week)

The successful candidate will work at the Hertie School's Jacques Delors Centre and support the Centre’s think tank work in a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Finance dealing with a broad range of issues, with a focus on EU institutional questions, rule of law and democracy. The contract shall commence as soon as possible and will initially run until December 2024.

Your tasks:

  • Support the Centre’s think tank work on EU institutional questions, rule of law and democracy and other topics as necessary
  • Conduct qualitative research and collect relevant data 
  • Support the writing of the Centre’s policy publications 
  • Support the Centre’s EU to go event series and podcast  

Your profile:

  • Berlin-based and currently enrolled at a German university; 
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in political science, law or public policy or related fields;
  • Good knowledge of EU institutions and policymaking; 
  • Experience in research and data collection is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and German (French is an asset).

We offer you

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Student Research Assistants are paid at an hourly rate of 15 EUR.

Application: Please submit your complete application including a CV, a cover letter, and your earliest day of availability. The deadline for full consideration is 18 February 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Thu Nguyen, Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Centre. Kindly note that we can only consider complete applications.

Apply here

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Student Assistant - Franco-German Dialogue Series (gn)

We are looking to fill the following position, which are subject to project funding approval:

Student Assistant (gn) at the Jacques Delors Centre
in part-time (20 hour/week)

Start: from March 2024
The successful candidate will work at the Hertie School's Jacques Delors Centre and support the Centre’s work in the Franco-German Dialogue Series, a project kindly funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The contract shall commence as soon as possible and will initially run until 31 December 2024.

Your tasks:

  • Assistance in the organisation and supervision of events related to the Pariser Platz Dialogue series;
  • Assistance in administrative tasks for the Pariser Platz Dialogue series;
  • Support the Centre's think tank work on EU policies;
  • Bring in your ideas on Social Media postings.

Your profile:

  • Currently enrolled at a German university and studying a relevant field such as political science, international relations or public policy;
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree is an asset;
  • Very good knowledge of English written and spoken; as well as either French or German or both;
  • Structured working style and good communication skills;
  • Creative, pro-active and hands-on attitude;
  • Experience in event organizing desirable;
  • Interest in European policy issues and Franco-German relations.

We offer:

  • A stimulating international working environment and a challenging variety of tasks
  • As a student employee, you will have the opportunity to enrich your theoretical knowledge with practical experience
  • You will be given increasingly independent tasks and thus also benefit for your further career path
  • You will be paid € 13.52 per hour
  • Roof terrace for common breaks in the team

Please submit your complete application including a CV, a cover letter, and your earliest day of availability. The deadline for full consideration is 25 February 2024.

Please direct any questions regarding the tasks & responsibilities of this position to Linda Hewitt, Communication Manager and Project Lead Franco-German Dialogue Series. Please know that we can only consider complete applications.

Apply here

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Sebastian Mack - Senior Policy Fellow

  • "I am driving forward the Centre’s work on the regulation of European financial markets. Inspired by our founder Jacques Delors, my goal is to contribute to a European Union that serves all citizens. For me, a stable and sustainable financial system as well as fair play between businesses and consumers are indispensable prerequisites for a functioning democracy. At the Centre, we share Jacques Delors’ conviction that Europe can be a wonderful place, and together we want to make it flourish.”

Romy Hansum - PhD candidate

  • "I’m a Doctoral Researcher exploring the political distribution of EU funds across regions and thematic priorities. One of my key reasons for choosing to join the Jacques Delors Centre was the opportunity to exchange ideas with EU scholars from different academic disciplines and areas of expertise. In particular, the close ties between research and think tank activities make the Jacques Delors Centre a truly unique, dynamic, and enriching research environment to work in.”

Linda Hewitt - Manager Communications and Events

  • “My job is to keep the public informed about our latest publications; I also organise events at the Centre. What I appreciate about my work is that it is multifaceted as politics and research go together here. Our work is to be constantly confronted with pressing political issues while being actively involved with it. Always working with its fingers on the pulse of time makes it even greater!”