Call for Applications

Roll your sleeves up! The European Student Think Tank, a Europe-wide youth network, is establishing a Working Group on Youth Employment and therefore seeks to recruit some outstanding young minds. Whether you are a passionate young researcher, an aspiring policy-maker or just feel the pulse of youth politics, we are offering 4 positions of:



What’s The Prospect?

To give a voice to the youth on issues that matter, the European Student Think Tank (EST) is stepping up its efforts to support, challenge and advance policy-making for the youth in Europe’s labour markets. Through its new Working Group, the EST strives to join the global alliance Decent Jobs for Youth, launched by the International Labour Organization in 2016. This overarching platform brings together various stakeholders, including youth organizations, in the fight for decent work for young people and aims to catalyze action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its research-based strength, the EST endeavours to build sustainable youth capacity and to make a meaningful contribution to the knowledge base on youth employment and respective policies in Europe in the months and years to come.


What’s My Role?

As Policy Research Officer of the Working Group, you will contribute to every stage of the research and dissemination process. This includes helping devise a concept and a strategy with the team, conducting policy-oriented research with a focus on your selected subtopic, engaging with your fellow group members and interacting with policy-makers and the broader public for dissemination. Regularly coordinating with the team of like-minded volunteers online, you will be able to carry out work from your place of residence and to reconcile it with your responsibilities at university or the workplace, respectively. You should expect to commit 4-5 hours per week to the project, though this remains adaptable to both your own schedule and the phase of our project. In addition, we aim to hold a Working Group meeting in person in the academic year of 2018-19.


What’s The EST Looking For?

To best support our team and profit the most from it yourself, you should be equipped with:

  • An academic background in economics, political science, sociology, public policy, or a related field, ideally with some content on labour and social affairs.
  • An interest in social science research and/or policy-making on employment and social affairs, ideally some professional experience in one.
  • A passion for youth involvement.
  • The motivation and time to commit to an ambitious project.


AMAZING – What’s Next?

If we have awoken your interest and you think you are the right fit, please send the following documents to by September 9th:

  • your CV;
  • a cover letter (max. 800 words) outlining your interest in the topic and what you can bring to the team.



Arthur Corazza
European Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science
Grasp this unique opportunity: We are looking forward to receiving your application!