Become an Ambassador
Call for EST Ambassadors 2019-2020
Are you interested in the EU and would you like to contribute to narrowing the gap between the EU and its students? Then apply for the position of EST Ambassador in your country!
As one of our Ambassadors, you are a key player in our network: you are the main contact for your country and an important part of our growing success. You will be responsible for promoting the EST in your country, writing papers, organizing your own events and building a network of student contributors! To put it in a nutshell: you are the face of EST in your country. As the EST is a young organisation, there is also plenty of room for your own input, ideas, and challenges.
Being an Ambassador will allow you to acquire first-hand experience working within an international think tank, being involved in the European policy-making process, organizing events on today’s important political issues and entering into a network of like-minded peers.
Ambassadors spend roughly 5 hours a week on participating in and promoting EST and its activities, building a national network of enthusiastic students and professors.
The EST is looking for motivated, proactive candidates who have an excellent command of English and good written, verbal and social skills. In addition, Ambassadors are required to live in the country they represent and to be familiar with the country’s higher education system. We are specifically looking for ambassadors from the following countries: France, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Austria, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.
If you are interested and would like to apply, please send an email with a motivation letter and a CV to our International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Frequent written contributions (either blog posts or more academic articles)
- Contributions to Common Articles on the initiative of the EST Board relating to current campaigns
- Organization of events with students from your country (e.g. trips to EU institutions or other institutions; discussions; working groups to publish a report)
- Engaging updates such as video posts, interviews, fun facts about your country or yourself on a regular basis to keep the content flowing
- Promotion of the EST in your country, region via Social Media, etc. You to get our name out to every university/educational/civil society institution you can reach
- Your own initiative in representing the EST. It is highly valued one’s ability to come up with new and original ideas to develop in the EST
- Updating the International Officer on the activities you are organizing and submitting comprehensive reports on time each month
The workload as an EST ambassador should be, but is not limited to, minimum 5 hours per week on average. Some weeks you may be required to spend more time doing work for the EST, sometimes it may be less.
- Be able to speak and write in English fluently. English proficiency needed.
- Writing articles and blog posts
- Good management of social media
- Good skills on planning and organising events
- Good organizational skills. Submit all the monthly reports on time.
A term is defined from September to September, meaning that even though some Ambassadors join the team later throughout the year, their official term will end the following September.
- Send CV and motivation letter to: email@example.com
- Explain us why are you interested in EST and your ideas!
- You will be contacted for an interview once your application has been processed
‘Becoming EST Ambassador was a great decision and has allowed me to enjoy one of the most pleasant and enriching experiences of my extracurricular life. -‘
Raluca Idor, EST Ambassador to Romania, about her experience with the EST.
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 beginning September 5th 2016 and committing to achieving a 50/50 representation by the first day of 2017.