Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialogue.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally connected research infrastructure. MfN is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development, and research-based public and educational outreach. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will build up a science campus for nature and society in the centre of Berlin as science hub, together with the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. New laboratories and workplaces for cutting-edge research will be established. One of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in state of the art buildings as well as fully digitized. The implementation of the so-called Zukunftsplan (future plan), funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, strongly relies on interdisciplinary national and international partners.

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Position: student assistant (f/m/d)
Work schedule: 40 hours per month
Duration: Start at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to project duration (31.10.2025)
Salary Level: TV Stud II
Code: 18/2023

Project Description:

IETI (Impactorientierer Einsatz von Transferinstrumenten / Impact-oriented Use of Transfer Instruments), hosted by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) and coordinated by the Public Engagement and Impact Unit in collaboration with the Berlin School of Public Engagement and Open Science (BSoPE), will co-create and apply a combination of participatory approaches, impact planning & assessment methodologies, and tailored public engagement support to maximize the quality, efficiency and impact of transfer instruments, and contribute to the environmental and societal impact of the MfN. Project activities align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land). IETI is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with DLR Projektträger as the project executing agency. Project number 110118.


  • Co-management of project communication tasks (e.g. website, newsletter and social media content).
  • Support with the development and implementation of project activities (e.g. workshops, cafés, participatory and co-creative methodologies).
  • Support with the development and implementation of research tasks (e.g. surveys, focus groups, interviews).
  • Support with report writing.
  • Support with the translation of project content (English to German and German to English).


  • Current Bachelor's or Master's student in a scientific field (e.g. social sciences, education, natural sciences) and/or public engagement (science communication, education, outreach, citizen science, etc.).
  • Strong organisational, communication, collaboration and writing skills.
  • German native speaker and fluent in English (minimum level B2).
  • Confident use of MS Office and Zoom. Experience with Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms), Miro and other survey software (e.g. Question Pro, Mentimeter, LimeSurvey) is considered an advantage.
  • Experience with website backend content management (e.g. WordPress or Webflow) and social media management (e.g. Twitter and LinkedIn) is considered an advantage.

    Special Notes:

    In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Disabled individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

    We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 14.04.2023, preferably via our online application portal.
    For information on the application procedure, please contact

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