Student Assistant for supporting the Equal Opportunity Officer (Fraunhofer IAO)

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Description of Issues and Targets
Most Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) at Fraunhofer are working as EOOs concurrently to their work in a specialist department or in the structural area, hence the time capacities for research are limited and the »business critical« tasks collide with the EOO tasks. Right here a student assistant who takes over certain tasks can help. The care for and collaboration with the student assistant saves time and besides can function as a trigger to actually cope with the topics one has resolved to deal with.

Description of Offer/ Action
At Fraunhofer IAO a budget for a student assistant for 40 hours per month for supporting the EOO is scheduled.

Implementation Approach
A student assistant has been employed. Particularly suitable are students who have a scientific interest besides their personal interest, e.g. social or political science students.

Formal Requirements
A budget for a student assistant salary, as well as time for care and content related work, is required.

Results and Modes of Action
Through regular working hours of the student assistant and professional exchange topics are getting promoted.

This Offer is Part of the Category
Gender-sensitive organization culture
Visibility of women in science