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

London or Berlin | Creative Communications Officer

The Creative Communications Officer is responsible for managing ECFR’s graphic and multimedia content to make our brand more accessible and attractive and to sharpen the organisation’s graphic profile. This role is important in shaping the communications strategy of ECFR and the National Office where the Creative Communications Officer is located..

Applications close: 25/10/2020

London | Executive Assistant to the Director & Office Coordinator

This is a great opportunity for a first-class, resourceful and unflappable Executive Assistant to provide senior level support to the founder and director of ECFR in his leadership role as well as coordinating the activities of our office in central London, with an international team of 17 staff.  ECFR is an international, exciting and fast-paced working environment where flexibility and problem-solving are required.

As Executive Assistant to the Director, you will be responsible for providing professional pro-active and confidential support on a day-to-day basis. Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, you will become a key member of the ECFR Senior Management Team. You will be able to act autonomously and use your initiative to prioritize workload with ever changing needs. Efficient organizational skills are a must, as you will be managing high level diaries an d inbox, preparing for important meetings, taking minutes and arranging travel. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work with a range of stakeholders. 

Applications close: 28/09/2020

Jobs

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

Current Opportunities:

London or Berlin | Creative Communications Officer

The Creative Communications Officer is responsible for managing ECFR’s graphic and multimedia content to make our brand more accessible and attractive and to sharpen the organisation’s graphic profile. This role is important in shaping the communications strategy of ECFR and the National Office where the Creative Communications Officer is located..

Applications close: 25/10/2020

London | Executive Assistant to the Director & Office Coordinator

This is a great opportunity for a first-class, resourceful and unflappable Executive Assistant to provide senior level support to the founder and director of ECFR in his leadership role as well as coordinating the activities of our office in central London, with an international team of 17 staff.  ECFR is an international, exciting and fast-paced working environment where flexibility and problem-solving are required.

As Executive Assistant to the Director, you will be responsible for providing professional pro-active and confidential support on a day-to-day basis. Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, you will become a key member of the ECFR Senior Management Team. You will be able to act autonomously and use your initiative to prioritize workload with ever changing needs. Efficient organizational skills are a must, as you will be managing high level diaries an d inbox, preparing for important meetings, taking minutes and arranging travel. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work with a range of stakeholders. 

Applications close: 28/09/2020

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:

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