Working at ECFR

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas. We build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world. Today, ECFR remains uniquely placed to continue providing a pan-European perspective on some of the biggest strategic challenges and choices Europeans need to confront, with a network of offices in seven European capitals. About ECFR

As a registered charity employing over 60 employees across Europe we continue to strive to be innovative and at the forefront of policy discussion. We  seek to enhance our development and contribution to the ECFR vision by continuing to invest in staff that offer a strong blend of skills, experience and strong belief in the aims of the organisation.

"As a career diplomat, what I appreciate in my working at ECFR is the time spent on forward thinking and creativity. The pan-European nature of our network and the effort to reach out to various constituencies and interlocutors also definitely help in making ECFR such a stimulating workplace."

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil — Former Head of Paris Office

 

"Working with ECFR is like working in seven European capitals all at once. You feel connected and able to have an impact even with the simplest of tasks performed every day."

Denica Yotova — Programme Coordinator, Sofia Office

ECFR is committed to ensuring that we follow an equal opportunities recruitment process.

Jobs at ECFR

Paris | European Power Programme Intern

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and highly organised intern with interest in the EU affairs and foreign policy. As part of the European Power programme’s team, you will gain first-hand experience in assisting in the rollout of a pan-European research, advocacy and outreach strategy at an important juncture for Europe’s role in the world – right at the moment when the EU’s new institutional cycle starts and the UK prepares itself to leave the EU. The successful candidate will be capable and adaptable to organise a range of research, advocacy, communications and events tasks. You will have strong interpersonal and effective communications skills, as well as the ability to manage a broad caseload and work on your own initiative.

€577.50 per month

Applications close: 12/08/2019

Berlin | Communications Manager - Fixed-Term (Placement for Parental Leave)

ECFR is seeking a dynamic Communications Manager for a fixed-term parental leave placement to oversee its strategic communications strategy. In particular, you would develop media strategies and campaigns for ECFR projects, write press releases and media advisories, oversee outreach with contacts with print, broadcast and multimedia journalists, oversee the organisation’s branding, and seek to place content by ECFR policy fellows in the European media. We are looking for someone with a good grasp of the changing media landscape and the ability to exploit it proactively for ECFR’s purposes.

Applications close: 01/08/2019

Berlin | Project Intern Rethink: Europe

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is seeking an intern to support one of its flagship European research and advocacy projects, starting at the beginning of September 2019. You will join the project team at ECFR’s Berlin office and support the preparation and implementation of advocacy events as well as assist in the collection and processing of quantitative data. We are looking for a candidate with a hand for organization and stubborn attention to detail who is keen to develop his or her research skills in European affairs and policy.

€ 450,00 per month

Applications close: 22/07/2019

Jobs

Applications to ECFR should include a one page cover letter and a CV not exceeding two pages.

Current Opportunities:

Berlin | Communications Manager - Fixed-Term (Placement for Parental Leave)

ECFR is seeking a dynamic Communications Manager for a fixed-term parental leave placement to oversee its strategic communications strategy. In particular, you would develop media strategies and campaigns for ECFR projects, write press releases and media advisories, oversee outreach with contacts with print, broadcast and multimedia journalists, oversee the organisation’s branding, and seek to place content by ECFR policy fellows in the European media. We are looking for someone with a good grasp of the changing media landscape and the ability to exploit it proactively for ECFR’s purposes.

Applications close: 01/08/2019

Fellowships

ECFR runs an Fellowship prospects in its various offices across Europe.

Candidates should possess a sound knowledge of International Relations, Politics, European Studies or other related disciplines, preferably with a proven understanding of EU institutions.

Current Fellowship Opportunities:

At present ECFR do not have any Fellowship opportunities, please continue to view our website for any updates.

Internships

The European Council on Foreign Relations offers internships on an ongoing basis and is searching for candidates who are passionate about foreign policy and interested in gaining experience within a not for profit organisation and international environment. The duration of the internships varies from 3 to 6 months, and is based on location. Candidates should be students in international relations, politics, European studies or other related disciplines, preferably with a proven understanding of EU institutions, office skills and languages. They should be fluent in English and preferably the national language of the office to which they are applying.

All internship opportunities will be advertised on this website and interested candidates can apply directly via the apply link.

Current Intern Opportunities:

Paris | European Power Programme Intern

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and highly organised intern with interest in the EU affairs and foreign policy. As part of the European Power programme’s team, you will gain first-hand experience in assisting in the rollout of a pan-European research, advocacy and outreach strategy at an important juncture for Europe’s role in the world – right at the moment when the EU’s new institutional cycle starts and the UK prepares itself to leave the EU. The successful candidate will be capable and adaptable to organise a range of research, advocacy, communications and events tasks. You will have strong interpersonal and effective communications skills, as well as the ability to manage a broad caseload and work on your own initiative.

€577.50 per month

Applications close: 12/08/2019

Berlin | Project Intern Rethink: Europe

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is seeking an intern to support one of its flagship European research and advocacy projects, starting at the beginning of September 2019. You will join the project team at ECFR’s Berlin office and support the preparation and implementation of advocacy events as well as assist in the collection and processing of quantitative data. We are looking for a candidate with a hand for organization and stubborn attention to detail who is keen to develop his or her research skills in European affairs and policy.

€ 450,00 per month

Applications close: 22/07/2019