Jacques Delors Centre

Vacancies and Stipends


We are looking for a

Student Research Assistant - EU Institutions, Migration, Security Policy (f/m/div)

on a part-time (10 hours per week) basis.

The contract shall commence as soon as possible and is limited until 31 December 2012. 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, notably EU institutional questions, migration and security policy.

Your tasks:

  • Support the Centre’s think tank work on institutional questions, migration and security policy
  • 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)

Please submit your application here. The deadline for full consideration is 22 May 2022.


The Jacques Delors Centre at the Hertie School in Berlin offers postdoctoral researchers support in their application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship or Humboldt Research Fellowship.

Expressions of interest for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship should be directed to vandenbrink[at]delorscentre[dot]eu by 4 July 2022. Expressions of interest for a Humboldt Research Fellowship may be submitted on a rolling basis.

As a research fellow, you will be fully integrated into the research activities of the Jacques Delors Centre and be offered an individual workplace, access to the Hertie School’s library and research services, and partnerships with leading international institutions in the field. The Delors Centre is among the leading research institutes on the law, politics, and political economy of European integration. The Centre’s community consists of around twenty researchers at all career stages. Situated in the heart of Berlin and integrating one of the country’s most renowned think tanks on European affairs, the Centre also strives to build a bridge to the practice of EU politics.

The European Commission offers Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows a living and mobility allowance (plus family, special needs and long-term leave allowances if applicable). For detailed information on the scheme and its eligibility criteria, please consult the website of the European Commission. The deadline for submission of applications is expected to be September 2022.

The Humboldt Foundation offers postdoctoral researchers a monthly stipend of €2.670 (plus family allowances and subsidies toward research costs and language training where applicable). For detailed information on the scheme and its eligibility criteria, please consult the website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis.

Potential supervisors at the Jacques Delors Centre are professors Mark Dawson (research focus: law and politics of the EU) and Markus Jachtenfuchs (research focus: multilevel governance and integration of core state powers).

Please consult their research profiles and the research projects hosted at the Jacques Delors Centre before applying.

The Jacques Delors Centre will provide support in the development of promising proposals. To evaluate the potential of your application, your expression of interest should include a two-page research proposal, an academic CV, and the names and contact details of two academic references. For further enquires please contact Martijn van den Brink, research coordinator at the Jacques Delors Centre.

Nicole Koenig - Deputy Director

  • "I am leading the Centre’s think tank work on EU foreign and security policy, migration and institutional matters. It’s great to work at the interface between academia, the policy world and the media. A strong Franco-German dimension and clear international outlook makes it even more interesting." 

Sebastian Mack - 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 is a wonderful place, and together we want to make it even better.”

Adina Maricut-Akbik - Research Fellow

  • “I am a postdoc at the Jacques Delors Centre researching accountability in EU economic governance. I liked working here from the beginning because of the Centre’s wide-ranging expertise in European politics, the active support of senior scholars in developing one’s research agenda, and the close-knit community of early career researchers studying similar topics. The Centre is a great place for anyone who seeks to build an academic or policy-focused career in European affairs.”

Rónán Riordan - PhD candidate

  • "I’m a Doctoral Researcher exploring the influence of the Court of Justice of the European Union on EU level law-making. One of my key reasons for choosing to join Hertie was the presence of Jacques Delors Centre. In particular I value the interdisciplinary nature of the work done here and our diverse membership which includes legal scholars, political scientists, economists, and even philosophers! This makes the Jacques Delors Centre a truly unique, dynamic, and enriching research environment to work in."


Linda Hewitt - Press and Public Relations Officer

  • “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!”