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

Acquisition / Fundraising / Proposal Writing Support

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Produc- tion (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: 12 to 19 hours/ week

Starting date: As soon as possible

Main tasks:

  • 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, including: 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 secure the necessary funding for them
  • Insights into how to write good project proposals for different audiences
  • An international, multidisciplinary and young team with many diferent 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 one 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 2nd year of Bachelor study) in relevant discipline, e.g. NGO management, ad- ministration, 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

Our Values:

The CSCP is an equal opportunity workplace. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion and strive to achieve them internally as an organisation but also in our projects with external partners. We invite new team members based on their skills to contribute to our team. We respect all team members and partners equally, no matter their age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or anything else that appears to set us apart. Anyone is welcome to contribute with their skills and work to achieve our mission and vision.


Fluency in German (written and spoken) is mandatory. Fluency in written and spoken English is an advantage.

For any questions, please contact Ms 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: Ms Lietz
Subject: “Acquisition Team Student +Your Name”