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 Paris | Communications Officer

The Communications Officer is responsible for managing ECFR’s multimedia content and shares responsibility for the relationship with traditional media outlets, drafting press releases and management of social media accounts. This role is important in shaping the communications strategy of ECFR and the National Office where the Communications Officer is located.

Applications close: 15/03/2020

London | Board and Council Coordinator

We are looking for a talented, dynamic and well-organised self-starter with the ability to think one step ahead and generate collaborative relationships across ECFR. You will be at the centre of the organisation, working with the ECFR Senior Management Team to ensure the Board of Trustees and the ECFR Council receive a high-quality service and experience. The core elements of the role will be to coordinate all Board and Council matters internally and externally, and design and implement strategies for their engagement in advocacy and fundraising activities.

Applications close: 13/03/2020

Berlin | HR Manager

This HR Manager position will be a true HR generalist role in a busy and hands on HR environment. You must be self-reliant, adaptable and willing to deal with the day to day HR activities as and when required while further professionalizing and advancing the HR function. Your role stretches across all entities of the ECFR organisation and is part of the Operations Team centrally located in Berlin.

Applications close: 08/03/2020

Berlin | Office & Advocacy Coordinator

Working closely with both the Head of Office Berlin and Senior Director Advocacy & Campaigns, the Office & Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for managing all Berlin office operational matters, making sure that the office functions can operate effectively and efficiently and for supporting ECFR’s advocacy team and activities, contributing to a successful outreach of ECFR.

Applications close: 29/02/2020

Berlin | Advocacy Intern Berlin

ECFR (The European Council on Foreign Relations) is a pan-European initiative which seeks to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent, effective and values-based European foreign policy. It has offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw. You will support ECFR’s activities in Berlin gaining insight into our advocacy work. We are searching for someone who is passionate about foreign policy and interested in gaining experience with a not for profit organisation within an international environment.

€450 per month

Applications close: 21/02/2020

Jobs

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

Current Opportunities:

London or Paris | Communications Officer

The Communications Officer is responsible for managing ECFR’s multimedia content and shares responsibility for the relationship with traditional media outlets, drafting press releases and management of social media accounts. This role is important in shaping the communications strategy of ECFR and the National Office where the Communications Officer is located.

Applications close: 15/03/2020

London | Board and Council Coordinator

We are looking for a talented, dynamic and well-organised self-starter with the ability to think one step ahead and generate collaborative relationships across ECFR. You will be at the centre of the organisation, working with the ECFR Senior Management Team to ensure the Board of Trustees and the ECFR Council receive a high-quality service and experience. The core elements of the role will be to coordinate all Board and Council matters internally and externally, and design and implement strategies for their engagement in advocacy and fundraising activities.

Applications close: 13/03/2020

Berlin | HR Manager

This HR Manager position will be a true HR generalist role in a busy and hands on HR environment. You must be self-reliant, adaptable and willing to deal with the day to day HR activities as and when required while further professionalizing and advancing the HR function. Your role stretches across all entities of the ECFR organisation and is part of the Operations Team centrally located in Berlin.

Applications close: 08/03/2020

Berlin | Office & Advocacy Coordinator

Working closely with both the Head of Office Berlin and Senior Director Advocacy & Campaigns, the Office & Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for managing all Berlin office operational matters, making sure that the office functions can operate effectively and efficiently and for supporting ECFR’s advocacy team and activities, contributing to a successful outreach of ECFR.

Applications close: 29/02/2020

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:

Berlin | Advocacy Intern Berlin

ECFR (The European Council on Foreign Relations) is a pan-European initiative which seeks to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent, effective and values-based European foreign policy. It has offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw. You will support ECFR’s activities in Berlin gaining insight into our advocacy work. We are searching for someone who is passionate about foreign policy and interested in gaining experience with a not for profit organisation within an international environment.

€450 per month

Applications close: 21/02/2020