Working Student (f/m/d) for the Nicaragua Project

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law is looking for:

Working Student (f/m/d) for the Nicaragua Project

(Law, Political Science, Social Sciences and History)

(8 hours or more/week)

At the core of the Max Planck Foundation’s mission stands the provision of technical legal assistance to developing countries, particularly to countries in transition or conflict (see: Through legal consulting and legal capacity building activities, the Foundation assists States endeavouring to develop their legal systems and strengthen their institutions. The Foundation also provides legal expertise to the responsible institutions and legal professionals with the aim of enabling them to autonomously carry out necessary changes.

In this context, the Nicaragua team is looking for a working student to facilitate the ongoing preparations for seminars, conferences and workshops. Main duties will include careful editing of materials, formatting of workshop material, desk research and organisational tasks, as well as translations from English to Spanish (and vice versa).

Our Requirements

  • enrolled as a full-time student in Germany at least until the end of 2021
  • commitment and flexibility
  • excellent command of English
  • excellent command of Spanish
  • excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • interest in Central America
  • office position based in Heidelberg, Germany – it is not possible to fulfil the tasks remotely

We Offer

  • the opportunity of learning about peace-building and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  • interesting and challenging tasks within an international environment
  • the opportunity of gaining an insight into the Foundation’s activities
  • hourly salary of 14.01 Euro

The Foundation is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Foundation also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


Please apply through our online application portal stating your earliest possible starting date and preferred weekly hours of employment (Reference: Student Nicaragua) by 20 April 2021.

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