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International Fellow with Focus on Health, Climate and Nature-based Solutions

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International Fellow with Focus on Health, Climate and Nature-based Solutions

Application deadline
Starting date
Term contract for one year
Working time
Part time 32 h/week

In the context of our International Fellowship Program in Berlin, we are looking for an

International Fellow with Focus on Health, Climate and Nature-based Solutions

Start date: Flexible between 1 May and 1 September 2022
Duration: 1 year
Location: Berlin, Germany

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we are happy to invite an aspiring researcher to join Ecologic Institute for a year to work on pressing topics in the nexus area of health and climate and/or nature-based solutions. The Ecologic Institute is looking forward to receiving applications from professionals with an international background and expertise in this field. Our anniversary fellow will join our team and get involved in our ongoing projects, as well as pursue his or her own research in this field of topics.

Your Tasks:

  • Develop and pursue your own research ideas under the guidance of your Ecologic Institute mentor
  • Support ongoing projects with a focus on topics at the nexus of health, climate and/or nature-based solutions
  • Research, policy analysis, conducting interviews, planning and realizing webinars or events, elaborating texts, creating podcasts
  • Participation in relevant events, webinars, and conferences
  • Presentation of research results and findings to diverse audiences
  • Follow relevant global and European policy developments, major research publications, and relevant scientific debates
  • Broaden your understanding of key policy issues relating to your field of work through exchange and networking with other (policy) scientists

To qualify for the International Fellowship Program at the Ecologic Institute, you should meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Relevant master's degree and/or several years of work experience in one or more of the listed fields
  • Relevant work experience outside of Germany
  • Experience living outside of Germany
  • A relevant network within or outside of Germany

To qualify for the advertised position in the context of the International Fellowship Program, we expect:

  • Knowledge in the field of health and climate, health and nature-based solutions (including climate relevant aspects e.g., climate mitigation), or the intersect of all three topic areas (e.g., nature-based solutions for climate protection and healthy urban adaptation)
  • Creative thinker with a high motivation for designing and implementing independent research
  • Team orientation, with the ability to also work independently and interdisciplinarily
  • Very good knowledge of English to understand complex scientific literature and be able to write and hold presentations; additional language expertise is beneficial
  • Ideally, experience with working in international teams
  • Ideally, experience cooperating with research institutes, civil society organizations and / or governmental representatives

Our Offer:

  • Part-time (32 h/week) fellowship (employment contract) as international fellow for one year
  • Ambitious and exciting projects with high political relevance in an international context
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in international and interdisciplinary teams
  • Opportunities for further training and room to deepen your own expertise
  • An opportunity to get to know the workings of a German Think Tank and the beautiful city of Berlin
  • The international fellowship will receive an allowance of 2000 Euro (gross) a month.

Check out the experiences of former International Fellows!

Does that sound interesting for you?

Then please apply online with the following documents:

  • Letter of Motivation, including an indication of your own research ideas
  • CV
  • Writing samples (in English, max. 20 pages each)
  • Certificates
  • References

We look forward to receiving your application!

The application period ends on 31 March 2022.

Verena Stange will be happy to answer any questions you may have by phone (+49-30-86880-122) or by e-mail (

Diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, and experiences strengthens research and society. We therefore welcome all applications. Selection criteria are solely the job requirements and the qualifications of the applicants. We therefore also ask you to refrain from sending photos as part of the application.

By the way: Ecologic has been voted the Top Environment Policy Think Tank.

This Fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Stiftung Mercator, many people from all over the world donating in the context of our first ever crowdfunding initiative and Ecologic Institute. We thank everybody who contributed for helping us to make this happen!


Application deadline
Starting date
Term contract for one year
Working time
Part time 32 h/week
Prospective Team