Working Student (m/f/d) for Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan 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 a

Working Student (m/f/d) for Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan Projects

(8 hours or more/week)

(Law and Political Science)

At the core of the Max Planck Foundation’s mission stands the provision of technical legal assistance to developing countries, particularly to those 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.

The Foundation’s Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan team is looking for a working student to facilitate preparations for legal research, conferences and workshops. Main duties will include: legal research, careful editing and formatting of project material and organisational tasks, as well as translations.


Our Requirements

  • enrolled as a full-time student in Germany
  • commitment and flexibility
  • excellent command of English
  • excellent command of Russian
  • experience in proofreading and editing English (legal) documents
  • excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • interest in Central Asia
  • office position based in Heidelberg, Germany – it is not possible to fulfil the tasks remotely


We Offer

  • the opportunity of learning about the Afghan and Kyrgyz legal systems
  • interesting and challenging tasks within an international environment
  • the opportunity of gaining insight into the Foundation’s activities
  • an hourly salary of 14.26 €

The Max Planck Foundation is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck 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 Afghanistan) by
30 September 2022.


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