Mon 16 May 2022

Student Assistant for the re:constitution programme

For its Berlin office and starting at the earliest possible date, the Forum is looking for a student assistant (f/m/d) (15-20 hours per week, fixed-term contract until max. 31.12.2022) for the research programme re:constitution - Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe.

re:constitution deals with questions of democracy, the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. The programme awards fellowships to academics and practitioners, organises events and publishes current analyses. In this way, a European network is created to address questions about the state of the common European constitution, the tension between pluralistic interpretations of democracy and the rule of law, and cooperation within the European Union. re:constitution is a joint programme of the Forum Transregionale Studien and Democracy Reporting International, funded by Stiftung Mercator. Further information:


The student assistant’s tasks are to support the programme coordination with a focus on:

  • Preparation, follow-up and organisation of events (in various interactive face-to-face, hybrid and online formats), in particular organisational support for international alumni and networking conference in Berlin in September 2022),
  • Supporting public relations work, especially website and Twitter account management,
  • Organisational support for the international Fellows of the programme,
  • Research and proofreading work.



  • Student of law or social sciences and interest in the programme's thematic focus;
  • Strong organisational skills, experience in project management and/or administration (proven by student employment, internships and/or voluntary work);
  • Fluency in German and English (verbal and written);
  • Social media skills welcome;
  • Competency in handling common office software; knowledge of graphic design programmes (Canva, InDesign or similar) and Typo3 would be an advantage;
  • Independent and reliable working method.

In order to be employed, candidates must be enrolled at a university or college. Working conditions and salary are based on the Labour Agreement for Student Employees (Tarifvertrag für studentische Beschäftigte) as of January 1, 2003 (TV Stud II) and on the Minimum Wage Law of the State of Berlin (Landesmindestlohngesetz) in its currently valid version.

Please send your application (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, certificates, including a note on potential weekly working hours) in one PDF file via email to bewerbung(at) until July 11, 2022. Contact person is the programme coordinator Dorit Modersitzki (reconstitution(at)

The diversity of our society should also be reflected in our institution. Therefore, we invite applications from individuals regardless of their cultural and social background, gender, age, religion, worldviews, disabilities, and sexual orientation.

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