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Visiting fellow (m/f)

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is accepting applications on a rolling basis for the position of Visiting Fellow, which a duration of 6 to 12 months (non-renewable).

Key responsibilities:

Participating in the follow-up of the progress and the quality of the research and studies in accordance with the highest academic standards;

Participating in the development of a peer-review procedure and a subsequent expert group related to each individual research project;

Assisting in building relations and enhancing the standing of the Centre within the academic and research community;

Assisting in planning and structuring future research projects as well as the Centre’s in-house research projects;

Complementing the outsourced research and further developing the research activities of the Centre;

Active involvement and participation in research projects and the communication of their results;

Assist in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with member foundations;

Contributing in development of the academic policy journal of the Centre “European View”;

Assist in the development of the Centre’s publications;

Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics;

Planning and management of conferences and other related events;

Contributing to online initiatives;

Monitoring political developments in Europe and analyzing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre.

Candidate requirements:

University degree in political science, social sciences, law, economics or related disciplines;

Post-graduate level fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome;

Excellent analytical as well as organizational skills;

Good knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family;

Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment.

Preference will be given to the applicants familiar with our research work and/or activities with our member foundations;

Experienced Researchers and Policy Drafters will have priority.

Submission of application:

The position is granted depending on demand throughout the year. Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at jobs@thinkingeurope.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visiting Fellow”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Internship (m/f)

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies offers internships of three to six months for university graduates and young researchers from Europe and world-wide. The internship programme is intended to provide the trainees with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European affairs and to have close insights into the daily work of the European institutions in Brussels. Therefore, it constitutes an excellent experience for young graduates aspiring to pursue a career in the area of European politics and related fields. The added value of an internship with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the possibility to be involved in political activities and in the creation of new policy concepts at the European level. As the Centre is a young and evolving organization, the traineeship gives a unique opportunity for the trainees to test their capacities and to see their ideas have a real impact in a dynamic environment.

The internship is focused on immersing the successful candidates in the short-term and long-term policy research and other activities of the Centre: organizing meetings and conferences, preparing reports and analysis, editing publications including the “European View”, updating the website, blog and databases, communicating with the European People’s Party in policy research and other activities, and liaising with officials from the European Institutions. The programme is open to all young graduates with an academic background in European affairs and related fields holding a university degree, fluent in English, fully computer and internet literate and with good knowledge of European politics. Additional educational qualifications, experience in policy research in policy research and adequate knowledge of one or two more languages are considered assets.

Internships are remunerated on a level comparable to the internship programmes offered at the European institutions. There is no application deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and internships are granted depending on demand throughout the year.

Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at jobs@thinkingeurope.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Internship”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.