Student Assistant – IT Team

Up to 19 hours/week

Start Date
April 2023

Wuppertal, Germany (remote work possible)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international nonprofit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good Life.

At the CSCP we are looking for solutions to mainstream sustainability in new ways and creative formats, including the hot topics of today, tomorrow and beyond. We strive to have real impact with our work which calls for putting ourselves in the shoes (and minds and goals) of those we work with. Read more about us on the website

Are you an IT student interested in working to support mainstreaming sustainability? Are you interested in how a sustainable IT is developed based on Linux and other open-source systems? Are you curious to work with Nextcloud, our team’s collaboration platform that is based on high data privacy standards and open-source components? Then you should apply to the student assistant (SA) position in our IT team.

Your Tasks

The IT SA will support with helpdesk support, maintenance of the network and the client machines as well as ongoing maintenance, testing and development of the Nextcloud system and its add-ons.

We offer a friendly and open work environment with opportunities to develop new IT solutions and approaches. Our aim is to provide progressive, resilient and cost-effective solutions for our team and partners in the face of increasing security and data protection requirements.

Task List

  • Mac computer setup and maintenance
  • IT Helpdesk for around 55 people (on-site and remote)
  • Data administration, data recovery
  • Process documentation and identification of improvement opportunities
  • Research and evaluate open-source software tools and applications that could be used to enhance our IT infrastructure and services
  • Provide training and support to team members on how to use software tools and applications effectively


  • Completed first part of degree (“Grundstudium“ or at least in the 2nd year of your Bachelor study)
  • Good communication and teamwork skills, and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to all kind of software and tools
  • Good written and spoken English skills are preferred
  • Familiarity with open-source software and tools a plus, and a willingness to explore and learn new open-source as well as proprietary technologies
  • Knowledge of shells, e.g. Zsh, Bash or PowerShell a plus but not required
  • Experience with Apple computers a plus but not required
  • Independent execution of tasks
  • Previous work experience (e.g. internships, assistant jobs) are advantageous

Application procedure

If you are interested in this position, please send us your complete application (motivation letter in English, your CV, certificates, earliest possible starting date and (a) reference(s)) in one single PDF.

To: Annika Stein