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

Berlin | Visiting Senior Policy Fellow in Addis Ababa

The Visiting Senior Policy Fellow will liaise with AU, key African NGOs, and African Member States. He/she will also undertake research, develop analysis and formulate recommendations on issues clustered under “geopolitical Africa”. This covers issues that involve important international actors such as multilateral organisations, China and the US. In large part the focus will be Economic, tracing the development trajectory of these African countries and how major international players interact with that vision. But other areas of developing international competition such as in the provision of Security Sector assistance or Energy provision, will also feature. The objective is to map, forecast trajectories, and ultimately identify, based on these factors, areas for improved Africa/Europe partnership.

Applications close: 23/10/2020

Berlin | Intern, Middle East & North Africa Programme

ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programme gathers six policy fellows and four visiting fellows working across Europe and the region. They produce papers providing concrete policy recommendations, and are in constant interaction with high-level officials, policy-makers, and researchers. The programme’s goal is to identify opportunities for European governments to facilitate value-driven political solutions and help stabilize conflict-ridden and fragile states in the Middle East and North Africa.

450,00

Applications close: 26/10/2020

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

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

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:

Berlin | Visiting Senior Policy Fellow in Addis Ababa

The Visiting Senior Policy Fellow will liaise with AU, key African NGOs, and African Member States. He/she will also undertake research, develop analysis and formulate recommendations on issues clustered under “geopolitical Africa”. This covers issues that involve important international actors such as multilateral organisations, China and the US. In large part the focus will be Economic, tracing the development trajectory of these African countries and how major international players interact with that vision. But other areas of developing international competition such as in the provision of Security Sector assistance or Energy provision, will also feature. The objective is to map, forecast trajectories, and ultimately identify, based on these factors, areas for improved Africa/Europe partnership.

Applications close: 23/10/2020

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 | Intern, Middle East & North Africa Programme

ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programme gathers six policy fellows and four visiting fellows working across Europe and the region. They produce papers providing concrete policy recommendations, and are in constant interaction with high-level officials, policy-makers, and researchers. The programme’s goal is to identify opportunities for European governments to facilitate value-driven political solutions and help stabilize conflict-ridden and fragile states in the Middle East and North Africa.

450,00

Applications close: 26/10/2020