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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Internship”.
Visiting Fellow (m/f)
The position of visiting Fellow is offered for a period of 6 months, starting May/June 2018.
- Developing at least one major research project reflecting the interests and competence of the visiting fellow
- Improving the quality of the research and studies of the Centre in accordance with academic standards;
- 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;
- Active involvement and participation in the communication of the results of research projects;
- Assisting in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with the Member Foundations;
- Contributing in the development of the academic policy journal of the Centre “European View”;
- Assisting in the development of the Martens Centre publications;
- Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics;
- Planning and management of the Seminars;
- Contributing to the Martens Centre online initiatives;
- Monitoring political developments in Europe and analysing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre.
- 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 the Martens Centre Research work and/or activities of the Martens Centre with its Member foundations.
Submission of application: applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at email@example.com to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, at latest by 13 May 2018. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visiting fellow”.
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.