Join the Team.

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the political foundation/think tank of the European People’s Party (EPP, the largest European-level political party of the centre-right), conducts activities on a wide range of policy-oriented, EU-related issues. The Martens Centre is an organisation that offers the unique opportunity to join an energetic team which lays the groundwork for the foundation’s ambitious plan of action. Currently, the following openings are available: 

Visual communications assistant (Graphic designer)

The Martens Centre is currently looking for a dynamic, motivated and talented individual to fill the position of Visual communications assistant (Graphic Designer) (m/f), based in Brussels. This is a temporary position with one-year contract under Belgian law. Starting date is January 2019.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the conception of visual communications campaigns, strategies and products related to Martens Centre research, publications and events
  • Create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inform, educate and inspire the Centre’s target audiences
  • Develop designs assets, incorporating photography and a clean design aesthetic, for digital (website, social media, marketing emails and others) and print (publications, brochures, leaflets, programmes, activity reports, infographics, etc.)
  • Collaborate and oversee with external service providers the delivery of all graphic products
  • Oversee the consistency of the Centre’s branding and corporate image across all design products and platforms
  • Assist in photoshoots and manage the photo library of the Centre
  • Contribute to producing the yearly activity report of the Centre
  • Execute any other organisational and administrative tasks connected to graphic design tasks as needed

Candidate requirements:

  • BSc/BA or higher in graphic design or a related field
  • Demonstrate creativity and originality through a professional portfolio featuring the candidate’s best designs
  • Possession of analytical, artistic, communication and computer skills; problem-solving aptitude and a keen eye for detail
  • Experience with design software and graphics editing tools
  • Up to date with industry trends, software and technologies
  • Some knowledge of and willingness to work for an organisation at the middle of European politics and policy-making; previous experience working for a think tank or similar organisation a plus
  • Event photography and photo editing skills (desirable)
  • Good general knowledge of social media (desirable)
  • Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment, to deliver on short notice and to multitask
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is welcome

Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and portofolio by e-mail at jobs@martenscentre.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, by 30 November 2018. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visual communications assistant (Graphic designer)”.

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

 

European View research and editor internship (m/f)

For this position, the successful candidate is expected to assist the European View Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor-in-Chief. The European View is the policy journal of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. It is an intellectual platform for politicians, opinion makers and academics that tackles contemporary themes of European politics, focusing on one specific theme in each issue. The journal contributes to the debate on the most important fields of European and international politics.

Tasks of the position include:  

  • Identifying article contributors and drafting invitations
  • Editing of the articles
  • Liaising and communicating with the article authors throughout the editing and proofreading process; ensuring the authors meet the agreed deadlines to submit their contributions
  • Liaising and communicating with Springer, the external publisher of the European View
  • Being proactive in communicating and promoting the European View to external audiences
  • Preparing and managing the launch event(s) of new European View issues
  • Performing other tasks related to the general activities of the Centre (research, publications, events)

The position 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 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. Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by email at jobs@martenscentre.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message ’European View Internship’. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2018. The shortlisted candidate will start in January 2019.

Internship (m/f)

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies offers internships of three to six months for university graduates and early-stage 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 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 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@martenscentre.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Internship”.

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