Applications for writers for 2020/2021 are CLOSED

Would you like to make a real impact on the discussions shaping the future of Europe? Are you keen to work with a diverse international team as part of a multinational thinktank? Do you have experience writing or editing, or are you looking to gain some?

The European Student Thinktank is an international forum for student-led discussions on European policy and practice, bringing together like-minded individuals from across Europe and beyond. Through our regular articles, issue-specific papers, columns, and our international peer-review journal European Policy Review (EPR), our broad team of editors and writers lead commentary, analysis, and recommendations on behalf of young people across the Continent.

All positions are UNPAID and open to students with a good command of English 




  1. As a writer you are responsible for:  
  • Writing articles for the EST website regularly (at least 1 article every 2 months)
  • Following the article requirements: academic writing style, 500-1000 words
  • Working with Editors to revise the articles to make sure they’re in line with EST standards and reach their full potential
  1. As a columnist you are responsible for: 
  • Write articles for EST website in accordance with your subtheme regularly (at least 1 article every three weeks) 
  • Follow the article requirements: journalistic and/or opinionated writing style, 200-500 words
  • Working with Editors to revise the articles to make sure they’re in line with EST standards and reach their full potential


  • Produce high-quality articles: Have your work published on our website and social media channels to a wide-ranging audience
  • Our Journal: Writing for the EST provides the opportunity to be featured in our peer-reviewed European Policy Review Journal
  • Network: Build a network of students and young professionals across Europe’ ‘Skills: Improve your writing skills, organisational skills, and communications skills as you work in a multicultural team
  • CV and Recommendation Letter: The EST will look great to an employer, demonstrating a passionate interest in shaping policy and the world around it, and a sustained understanding of international and European affairs! We are more than happy to provide a recommendation letter for our editors once they finish their terms with us.


·       An excellent command of editing and writing skills in the English language

·       An interest in, and knowledge of, a wide range of European affairs

·       Strong Communication and Teamwork skills

·       Fantastic organisational skills, especially when it comes to time management

·       Commitment throughout the 2020-2021 academic year

Application Process

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation which should include: 
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with writing (if applicable) 
  • An original writing sample

Please send your application with the subject line “EST Editor Application” to editorinchief@esthinktank.com by 4 September 2020.