Jacques Delors Centre

Vacancies, Visits and Stipends


Policy Fellow  - Franco-German Dialogue Series (f/m/div) in full-time (40 hours/week). The contract shall commence as soon as possible and is subject to an initial limitation until 31 December 2020. A renewal is depending on approval by the funder.

Your tasks:

  • Participation in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of a German-French dialogue series (conceptual and organisational)
  • Multilingual communication with participants and partner institutions
  • Content development of analyses and editing of opinion articles and reports
  • Independent processing of a part of the project

Your profile:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in political and/or social sciences and/or European studies
  • Very good knowledge of Franco-German relations and European policy
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Very good experience in project management and event organisation
  • Excellent communication and language skills in German, French and English
  • High motivation and independent work

Please submit your application including a CV and a cover letter here. The deadline for full consideration is 20 September 2020. For further information you can contact Henriette Heimbach


Assistant Administration (f/m/div) on full-time (40 hours/week) basis. The contract shall commence as soon as possible and is limited until 31 December 2020. A possible extension is subject to approval by the funder.

Your tasks:

  • Administrative support in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of a Franco-German dialogue series
  • Support in the administration of third party funded projects (including budget monitoring and project accounting)
  • Office management and general correspondence
  • Maintenance of the database

Your profile:

  • Completion of a commercial apprenticeship (as a secretary or equivalent) or bachelor's degree
  • Safe handling of MS-Office applications
  • Very good spoken and written knowledge of German. Proficiency in English and French are an advantage
  • Prior administration experience, in particular in organising events or in higher education
  • Great organisational skills and ability to work independently
  • High motivation, proactive, efficient, detail-oriented

Please submit your application including a CV and a cover letter here. The deadline for full consideration is 20 September 2020. Please contact Gabriele Brühl, Centre Manager - Jacques Delors Centre, for further questions about the position



The Jacques Delors Centre regularly hosts visiting researchers working on issues of European law and politics. The Centre welcomes visitors at all career stages, from PhD researchers over postdocs to tenured faculty. Additionally, the Jacques Delors Centre hosts the annual Michael Endres Visiting Professorship. During the academic year 2020/2021, the Endres professorship is held by Frank Schimmelfennig.

The Jacques Delors Centre provides its visitors with plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in a vibrant, supportive, and diverse community of more than 30 researchers. Research interests at the Centre cut across disciplinary boundaries and encompass the law, politics, and political economy of European integration. Situated in the heart of Berlin and combining both academic research and policy work, the Jacques Delors Centre also strives to build a bridge into the practice of European politics. Visitors are expected to particpate and present their work in the Centre's weekly European Governance Colloquium .

We offer our visitors an individual workplace and access to the Hertie School’s library and research services. For PhD researchers, we additionally have a limited amount of travel funding available. Beyond that, the Centre expects visitors to bring their own funding.

Are you interested in visiting the Centre? Please send an outline of your research project, a CV, and a brief letter of motivation indicating the proposed dates of your visit to freudlsperger[at]delorscentre[dot]eu.

Applications for the Fall term (September through January) should be submitted before 1 June. For the Spring term (February through August), we expect you to apply before 1 November.



PhD stipends


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." 

Jörg Haas - Affiliate Policy Fellow

  • „I spend most of my time writing a PhD thesis on economic policy coordination in the euro area, but I also analyse EU budget negotiations. One of the big advantages of working at the Centre is that it allows me to focus on issues that are politically relevant as well interesting from an academic perspective. Even more importantly, I get to work with a truly excellent team of colleagues who are committed, kind, and fun.”

Daniëlle Flonk - Research Associate and PhD Candidate

  • “I am a research associate working on how governments try to control and regulate internet content. I started  in September 2019 and was immediately involved in its activities. It is a socially engaging workplace with a cohesive team and great opportunities for research collaborations.  I especially like that we contribute to dynamic policy debates, for instance in the internet governance field.”

Vladimir Bogoeski - Research Fellow and PhD Candidate

  • "Being part of the Jacques Delors Centre has been an absolutely rewarding experience. As I study developments in EU labour law, the Centre offered me an interdisciplinary environment that gives a better understanding on theoretical insights and methods from other disciplines. This disciplinary diversity made me aware of various possibilities to explore a single issue which improved my own research approach immensely." 

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!”