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Internship at Centre for European Studies Location: Brussels DL: 4 July 2011


The Centre for European Studies - the official political foundation/think-tank of the European People’s Party, has launched its activities on a wide-range of political themes, with particular emphasis on European policy-oriented studies. The Centre for European Studies is looking for a dynamic, motivated and innovative individual with academic credentials to fill a position of 1 year as CES Visiting Fellow, based in Brussels. The contract is not renewable.
Established under the revised EU Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding, the Centre is a growing organisation that offers the unique opportunity of being part of a new and energetic team, which will lay the groundwork for the organization’s ambitious plan of action.

The position of visiting Fellow is offered for a period of 6-12 months.
Key responsibilities:
  • Participating in 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;
And/Or
  • Assist in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with CES Member foundations;
  • Contributing in development of the academic policy journal of the Centre “European View”;
  • Assist in the development of the CES publications;
  • Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics;
  • Planning and management of the Seminars;
  • Contributing to CES 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 the CES Research work and/or activities of the CES with its Member foundations;
  • Experienced Researchers and Policy Drafters will have priority.
Submission of application:
The position is granted depending on demand throughout the year. Applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at jobs@thinkingeurope.eu to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, CES Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visiting fellow”.