Student Assistants

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Student assistants will work with one or more research staff members in a supporting role on a specific project. The exact tasks differ, depending on the requirements of the projects. Placement is limited and highly competitive.


  • These positions are limited to students (before the completion of their master/diploma studies) enrolled at a university within Germany.
  • Duration: From 19 to 83 hours per month, for up to 4 years.
  • Payment: 10.98 Euro per hour.


How to apply

Interested students are invited to submit an application, preferably electronically, to the address on the right. The application should consist of:

  • a brief letter in English (maximum one page), describing your interests and experience along with your basic qualifications (e.g., programming skills);
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • your high school diploma;
  • transcripts of your current course of study, and, if applicable, certificates of your previous degree(s).


Perke Jacobs
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin

jacobs [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de