Working Students /Student Assistants (f/m/d) for Lebanon Projects

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 Students (f/m/d)

(8 hours or more/week)

Lebanon Projects


At the core of the Max Planck Foundation’s mission stands the provision of technical legal assistance to our partner countries (see: Through legal consulting and 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 Max Planck Foundation is looking for student assistants to facilitate the ongoing preparations for legal seminars, conferences and workshops for projects based in Lebanon. Main duties will include: legal research as well as research on political developments within the project country, organisational tasks, preparation and formatting of workshop materials, as well as review of seminar evaluations.

Our Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in Germany;
  • Studying Law OR Political Science, Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Ethnology or comparable;
  • Very good English skills;
  • Knowledge of Arabic beneficial;
  • Knowledge of Public International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law desirable;
  • Practical experience and interest in the Middle East desirable;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Commitment and flexibility;
  • Office position based in Heidelberg, Germany – it is not possible to fulfil the tasks remotely.

We Offer:

  • Interesting and challenging tasks within an international environment;
  • The opportunity to gain an insight into the Foundation’s activities;
  • Hourly salary of 16.35 Euros;
  • Regular salary adjustments;
  • Annual special payment;
  • 30 vacation days (based on a five-day workweek) and 24 December + 31 December additional paid days off.

The Max Planck Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages qualified applicants including those with disabilities, to apply.


Please apply through our online application portal ( stating your earliest possible starting date and preferred weekly hours of employment by 29 July 2024.