Call for Student Assistant – SBE Team (m/f/d)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an independent, non-profit “Think and Do Tank” committed to providing collaborative solutions for a sustainable planet.

A team of currently approx. 60 multi-disciplinary professionals contributes to the worldwide activities of the Centre. The CSCP offers a dynamic and stimulating working team, diverse assignments and international development opportunities, the chance to work on present and future-oriented sustainability topics and the opportunity to make a true difference with your work at a reputable organisation. Read more about us on the website: .

To strengthen our team in 2024 we are offering a position as a student assistant for up to 19 hours per week. We are seeking a motivated and inquisitive student assistant to join our Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) project team.


The major task of the candidate will be to support the SBE team in activities such as:

  • Support ongoing projects through activities like internet-based research of source material and literature and content creation
  • Content development for presentations, reports, publications
  • Research on new funding sources for different projects that the CSCP wants to implement and support in gathering administrative information for proposals for different funders
  • Support of workshop preparation and facilitation
  • Interaction with other CSCP activities in cross-team collaboration


  • Good academic and analytical skills. Ability to draft clearly and concisely, very good language skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, capable of working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals, ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity with respect for diversity.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with sustainability in general is a plus, though not mandatory.
  • Other desirable skills: Good skills in basic computer usage, including internet searches. In particular, good working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, Power Point, Intra-Internet, E-mail applications etc.

What we offer:

  • Valuable hands-on experience and insights into different research themes and topics in the SBE team
  • 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

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.


The CSCP’s general working language is English, therefore fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. Ideally, the candidate also brings fluency in written and spoken German, as many of the project activities take place in German.

Starting date: As early as possible

Location: Wuppertal, Germany, working remotely is possible for some of the time.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your complete application – motivation letter, CV, certificates, and reference(s) – in one single PDF.

Contact person:

Annika Stein


Subject: “student application + your name + SBE Team”