Interested in joining MERICS?  

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) has become one of the most important European institutions for questions about today’s China. With some 20 experts covering various disciplines, MERICS is the world’s largest independent research institute focusing on contemporary China. Experts from seven European countries, China, Singapore, Australia and the United States analyze China’s political, economic and social developments and their consequences for Europe. Working with MERICS provides challenging and intellectually stimulating opportunities.  

MERICS values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive work environment for colleagues of all backgrounds. We are based in Berlin, and our working language is English. Knowledge of Chinese is in most cases a must, (knowledge of German and other languages is an asset).  

There are three ways to join our team: 

  • Apply for an open vacancy 

  • Join our internship program  

  • Apply for our fellowship program

Communications Manager (f/m/d)

MERICS is looking for a Communications Manager (f/m/d) with high proficiency in German and a background in Public Relations, Journalism, or Political Communication.

MERICS Internship Program

MERICS is looking for committed and flexible team players to contribute as full-time interns (40 hours per week) to its research programs.


Mercator Institute for China Studies gGmbH
Klosterstrasse 64
10179 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 3440 999-0

Media enquiries: +49 30 3440 999-10/12/16

Email: info(at)merics.de