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Global Pub­lic Policy Insti­tute

The Global Pub­lic Policy Insti­tute (GPPi) is an inde­pend­ent non-profit think tank based in Ber­lin. Our mis­sion is to improve global gov­ernance through research, policy advice and debate.

GPPi Seeks Part-Time Research Assist­ant

Work­ing field:

The Global Pub­lic Policy Insti­tute (GPPi), an inde­pend­ent, non-profit think tank, seeks a part-time research assist­ant (~8-16 hours) to join our team in Ber­lin.

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will sup­port our research, dia­logue, and con­sult­ing activ­it­ies with a par­tic­u­lar focus on advan­cing our work on author­it­arian-illiberal chal­lenges to demo­cracy, the chan­ging global order as well as data and tech­no­logy polit­ics.

This is a pos­i­tion par­tic­u­larly suited for stu­dents cur­rently enrolled in a pro­gram in the Ber­lin area who can com­mit to work­ing with us for at least a full year. If you already have a gradu­ate degree and are not cur­rently enrolled in a degree pro­gram, you are not eli­gible to apply for this pos­i­tion.


  • An entre­pren­eur­ial spirit and an interest in and famili­ar­ity with GPPi’s main issue areas and fields of work;
  • An out­stand­ing aca­demic back­ground (cur­rently enrolled in a BA or gradu­ate pro­gram, or a com­pleted BA degree) in a rel­ev­ant field such as law, pub­lic policy or polit­ical sci­ence/inter­na­tional rela­tions;
  • An interest in work­ing on author­it­arian-illiberal chal­lenges to demo­cracy, the chan­ging global order, and/or data and tech­no­logy polit­ics;
  • Excel­lent research skills and a pas­sion to develop ideas and argu­ments;
  • Atten­tion to detail as well as excel­lent time man­age­ment and com­mu­nic­a­tions skills;
  • Excel­lent Eng­lish-lan­guage skills in both writ­ing and speak­ing (know­ledge of Ger­man and other European/world lan­guages will be con­sidered a plus);
  • The abil­ity to work inde­pend­ently within a team con­text.

What we of­fer:

  • A dynamic work envir­on­ment in the cen­ter of Ger­many’s cap­ital;
  • An inter­na­tional team work­ing in a strong global net­work;
  • An attract­ive plat­form for self-driven pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment in the think tank world.

Our primary work­ing lan­guage is Eng­lish. Non-EU cit­izens can apply for this pos­i­tion but need to be in pos­ses­sion of a valid visa that allows them to work off cam­pus.

GPPi is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.

How to ap­ply:

Start­ing date:

To be determ­ined, prefer­ably in Feb­ru­ary 2018 but no later than March 15, 2018. Please indic­ate your avail­ab­il­ity.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a single PDF doc­u­ment includ­ing your CV (no Euro­pass and no pic­ture), a brief let­ter of interest, and two Eng­lish writ­ing samples (exist­ing work; one should be aca­demic in nature, the other more policy-ori­ented) to Please make sure to clearly state “Applic­a­tion Part-Time Research Assist­ant” in the sub­ject line since we are cur­rently hir­ing for sev­eral pos­i­tions.

If you have ques­tions on the formal applic­a­tion require­ments, you are wel­come to e-mail us at Please do not call for ques­tions or to enquire about the status of your applic­a­tion. Short­l­is­ted can­did­ates will be con­tac­ted about the next steps in the selec­tion pro­cess.

Clos­ing Date:

Janu­ary 2, 2018. Short­l­is­ted can­did­ates will be inter­viewed in Janu­ary 2018.