Applications for Writers
Call for Applications is now CLOSED!
Deadline: 20th December, 2019
The European Student Think Tank, a pan-European youth organization, is currently seeking to recruit new team members to write articles for our publications:
What’s The Prospect?
As a think tank for youth, by youth, the European Student Think Tank (EST) occupies a unique position: It informs its young audience about European affairs and represents the youth at the European Union level.
What’s My Role?
As a Writer in the Editorial Office, your main task will be to help write, articles columns, and essays that our editing staff will put through the editorial process.. This may writing short (250-500 word) posts for your own thematic column once every 3-4 weeks, or more in depth academic articles once per 6-8 weeks depending on your level of commitment. Being a writer for our department is quite flexible as we understand that being a successful student is also a priority. Through your work as a writer you will be able to put voice to your thoughts about the EU and be given a platform to articulate yourself to your peers. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about your writing style, expand your skill set in professional writing, and experience the editorial and publication process. Many of our writers have used the lessons they have learned from their time with us to further their writing career, academic or otherwise. Moreover, this platform will also allow you to engage with other elements of the EST and means that you will be entering a wide-ranging network of engaged students that will help lay the foundations of a trans-European professional network that will help you throughout your career. As a student-run group, we coordinate online and put great emphasis on granting volunteers space for their primary responsibilities at university and work. You should expect to commit an average of 2-3 hours per week to this extra-curricular project, which will adapt to your own schedule and how many articles you are willing to take on.
What’s EST Looking For?
To best support our Editorial Department and benefit most from the experience yourself, you should:
- be enrolled in a university degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD level);
- have a strong interest in research and policy, with a particular emphasis on the European Union;
- have creative ideas on new written content for the EST blogs or articles;
- be proficient enough in written English to write engaging academic or opinion articles;
- interested in the writing process and very eager to learn more and develop the professional skillset for academic writing;
- bring the motivation and time to stay committed for the full project cycle (10/2019 to 09/2020).
If we have sparked your interest and you’d be a good fit, please apply by 20 December 2019 by sending:
- your CV;
- a brief motivation Letter of max. 300 words, outlining your relevant experiences, skills, and interests or what you hope to gain by participating in this experience.
- A writing sample or pitch of ideas for future writing.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application!