Our board mem­bers serve one-year terms, mean­ing we need new board mem­bers every year. The board is split up in the Dir­ect­ive Board (Pres­id­ent, Treas­urer, Sec­ret­ary) and the Exec­ut­ive Board (Inter­na­tional Officer, Editor in Chief, Director of Communication). All positions give you the chance to experience work in a dynamic, international think tank. As the EST is a student-led organization, we only offer volunteer-based positions.

Equal Opportunities:

The EST Board has an equal policy representation for members of our organization, with 50% women and 50% men in our Board and International Office. The EST Board of 2016 has committed to the progressive implementation of equality quotas in our organization.


Applications for the 2019/2020 Board are OPENED

Candidates should send their application to applications@esthinktank.com.

After inter­view­ing the best can­did­ates, new board mem­bers will be selec­ted between July and August, and will then go through a brief trans­ition period. All pos­i­tions are open to under­gradu­ate and post­gradu­ate European stu­dents with a good com­mand of English.

Call for President 

Are you a firm believer that young people should spearhead the European project? Do you have previous experience managing international teams and projects? Do you consider yourself to be a team player and a problem-solver? And do you have the capacity to speak in public and interact with stakeholders at a European level? You should apply to be our next EST President!

As President of the European Student Think Tank, you are the executive head of the organization, working together with the EST Board to coordinate the backbone and projects of our organization. You are our main representative and project-coordinator for events and projects working with the EU and other International Organizations. You are a creative, team-player who is able to provide a vision of new ways to engage with international organizations and have the capacity to problem-solve.

Requirements
  • Previous leadership experience and ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Organizational skills and analytical capacities
  • Strong diplomatic skills and understanding of how to work with the EU and other international organizations (previous internship or volunteer experience at EU, UN or NGOs is an asset)
  • Great proactivity and creativity in organizing projects
  • Public speaking skills and fluency in English + at least one other EU language
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Why you are a strong candidate to fill this position
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve
    • Optional but an asset: Letter(s) of recommendation from Professors or previous internship/job Supervisors

Call for Secretary

Are you interested in working with a pan-European group of young adults sharing your same vision for the EU? Would you like to help set the framework for this group and beyond to get involved in the EU policy-making process?

As Secretary and Vice President you will be responsible for the internal communication and functioning of the Board, as well as externally for setting up partnerships and collaborating with other organizations (this will be most of your work). The latter requires a vision according to which you want to see the EST’s network expansion and the consciousness to connect EST events or projects with partner organisations. On a day-to-day basis, you will be the primary contact point for third parties or young Europeans interested in the EST, towards whom you represent the organisation. Internally you will also keep minutes and be responsible for part of the administration. The quantities of e-mails and actors you will deal with can get chaotic, so the role will require a lot of coordination skills!

Requirements
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Be knowledgeable about a wide range of European affairs
  • Strong leadership and communication qualities
  • Organizational skills
  • Possess a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with the EST or why you would like to get involved
    • Your experience coordinating teams
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve

Call for Official Partnership Manager / Deputy Secretary

Are you interested in working with a pan-European group of young adults sharing your same vision for the EU? Would you like to help set the framework for this group and beyond to get involved in the EU policy-making process?

As Official Partnership Manager you will be responsible for leading the efforts to make the EST partner with important official institutions (e.g the European Youth Forum), as well as participate in the fundraising efforts of the organisation. This position has been newly created, so you will have the chance to tailor it to yourself and show us how much you can do! As Deputy Secretary, you will also be involved in the internal communication of the organization, as well as participate in the setting up of partnerships and collaboration with other organizations (this will be most of your work). Application processes require respect for deadlines and thus, organization skills are essential for this role!!!

Requirements

  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Be knowledgeable about a wide range of European affairs
  • Organizational skills
  • Be knowledgeable, or willing to learn about  EU institution youth organisation programmes
  • Proactive personality, especially in the context of searching for funding opportunities and partnerships.
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with the EST or why you would like to get involved
    • Your experience in roles that require organization skills
    • Funds or partnerships you would like to achieve.

Call for Treasurer

Is the EU a keyword in your vocabulary? Do you want to gain experience in an international student-led organisation? Then you should apply for the position of Treasurer of the European Student Think Tank.

As the EST Treasurer you are responsible for sound finances for the EST. This includes assessing calls for funds from in and out of the organisation, arranging additional funding and co-organising events. Besides, you will actively participate in a board with members full of ideas to bring the EST to the next level.

Requirements
  • Fundraising abilities
  • Financial understanding
  • Organisational mastermind
  • Communication skills
  • Posses a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience in participating/working in (related) organisations/boards
    • A general idea of your forthcoming achievements in the board

Call for TWO Editors-in-Chief 

Are you passionate about Europe? Do you have a very high command of the English language and an eye for detail? Then you are in luck because the EST is currently looking for a new Editor-in-Chief!

As Editor-in-Chief of the EST you are responsible for organizing the Editorial office as well as the permanent writers’ section. You will be proofreading articles, coordinate the communication between authors and editors, and overall ensure that all publications adhere to EST standards. The Editor-in-Chief is also in charge of publishing the peer-reviewed a European Policy Review journal.

This year the Board has decided to call for TWO Editors-in-Chief, as the EST receives many article submissions and expanding this office will allow for more efficient work. Therefore, close coordination, cooperation, and team-mentality are especially required in this position. 

Requirements
  • Excellent command of editing and writing skills in the English language
  • Be knowledgeable about a wide range of European affairs
  • Strong leadership and communication qualities
  • Organizational skills
  • Possess a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with editing
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve
  • Original writing sample

Call for Director of Communication

Are you interested in the European project and willing to get involved to help make the voice of young Europeans heard at every level? Do you firmly believe linking people together around a common project is essential? Then apply for the position of Director of Communication of the EST!

As the EST Director of Communication you are the voice of our organization. You elaborate the communication strategy of the EST and implement it on the website and social medias through adequate contents. Your mission is to broaden the EST audience so that the work of the organization becomes better known and increasingly recognized.

Requirements
  • Excellent command of English
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creative and imaginative skills
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and social media
  • Possess a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Any relevant experience
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve
  • Optional but an asset: graphic creation(s) you previously made

Call for Social Media Manager

Do you have a knack for creating eye-catching social media posts? Do you enjoy interacting directly with audiences online? Are you passionate about spreading awareness about the EU-related news and opportunities? Then apply for the position of Social Media Manager of the EST!

As the EST Social Media Manager, you will work within the Communication Office to make all of the EST’s most important updates public! This involves creating posts, developing creative online campaign strategies with the board, coordinating event promotion with Ambassadors, audience outreach, and more. The EST maintains a professional yet approachable and active online presence in order to connect with a diverse following base.

Requirements
  • Excellent command of English
  • Ability to plan and coordinate reliably
  • Experience with social media platforms, including but not limited to:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Instragram
  • Creative and imaginative skills
  • Possess a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Any relevant experience
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve

Call for Campaign Manager

Are you interested in a wide range of social, policy and international issues? Do you strongly want to commit to the European project? Do you have previous experience managing international projects? Then apply to be the EST newest Campaigns Manager!

The Campaigns Manager coordinates the annual EST campaign, as decided on at the beginning of the academic year. This position is within the Communication Office, as communication the campaign with the EST’s audience is the most essential aspect. You bring EST campaigns alive as you reach out to interested people and foster projects in the frame of the campaign.

Requirements
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Good command of English
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Project management
  • Great proactivity and creativity in organizing projects
  • Possess a vision for the EST
Application process
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include:
    • Your motivation
    • Previous relevant experience
    • A description of your vision for the EST, including specific objectives you would like to achieve and projects you would like to implement