Student Assistant for the CSCP Acquisition Team (m/f/d)

Acquisition/Fundraising/Proposal Support

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international non-profit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards “Investing in a good life”. Read more about us on the website:

The CSCP team is looking for a student assistant for our offices in Wuppertal, Germany.

Working time: 15 to 19 hours/ week

Starting date: 1 June 2023

Main tasks of the student assistant will be:

  • Research on new funding sources for different projects that the CSCP wants to implement
  • Support in gathering administrative information for proposals for different donors, such as European Commission or national ministries. This includes for instance: background research, communications with international partners, contributing to the content, structure and various administrative issues
  • Gathering “lessons learnt” from past acquisition activities. This includes: interviewing colleagues, reviewing past proposals and the feedback of the donors, assessing good and weak points in the proposals
  • Maintenance and follow-up of databases
  • Take care of various administrative tasks

What we offer:

  • Insights into the different research themes and topics at the CSCP, such as sustainable lifestyles, sustainable business models or sustainable products, services and infrastructures
  • Insights into how to turn ideas into successful projects and win the necessary funding for them
  • Insights into how to write good project proposals for different audiences
  • An international, multidisciplinary and young team with many different cultural backgrounds, experiences and knowledge
  • An open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Many possibilities to contribute with your own ideas!

Required background:

  • We are looking for a student who can fill this position for a longer time than only 1 semester. Therefore, we are looking for candidates who will still be enrolled as students for at least 1 year. Longer is preferred.
  • Completed first part of degree (e.g. at least in the second year of Bachelor studies) in a relevant discipline, e.g. NGO management, administration, sustainable development, political science, geography, finance (or related fields)
  • Good academic and analytical skills
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely, very good language skills
  • General understanding of sustainable consumption and production topics
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-reliant and committed
  • Good skills in basic computer usage, in particular good working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel and Power Point
  • First working experiences in acquisition and fundraising are a plus

Language: The first working language is English; therefore fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Additionally, fluency in German (written and spoken) is mandatory.

For any questions, please contact Lena Mai Lietz (coordinator Acquisition Team) at +49 – (0) 202 – 4 59 58 58.

Application procedure

If you are interested in this position, please send your application via Email including

  • motivation letter
    • CV
    • earliest possible starting date
    • certificates and references

To: Lena- Mai Lietz
Subject: “Acquisition Team Student +Your Name”