Applications for writers for 2022 – 2023 (CLOSED)

Calling all students! The European Student Think Tank (EST) is looking to recruit new Writers to become an integral part of our Editorial Office. As a Writer, you will work in an online space alongside our talented editors to produce insightful and engaging articles about all things Europe-related.

The EST was established in 2010 to provide a platform for young academics to critically explore European affairs, engage with contemporary issues, and develop strong connections with like-minded people. The EST has now accrued a mass following (14,000 Facebook followers and 25,000 LinkedIn followers), so your work will be consumed and appreciated by a wide audience.

As a Writer, you will be tasked with writing short articles, academic papers, and/or policy memos on subject matters relating to European affairs. You will also be afforded the opportunity to enter into our highly acclaimed European Policy Prize (EPP).


  • You should have, or be in the process of getting, a Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor, Master, and PhD students are welcome, as well as young professionals.
  • You should have an excellent command of the English language.
  • You should have a strong understanding of and interest for European affairs.
  • You should have a working knowledge of APA style referencing.
  • You should be ready to commit to the EST for the year 2022-23 (one article required every 2-3 months).
  • You should submit a writing sample (this can be a university paper or a previously published article).

Along with publications, the EST runs a podcast that goes hand in hand with our publications. We would love to hear your thoughts on contemporary European issues. As a Writer, you will be invited to be a guest speaker on our podcast. You can listen to the EST podcast on the following platforms: Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Anchor. 


  • Produce high-quality articles: As a Writer in the EST, you have the opportunity to write regular articles while benefiting from the guidance of our Managing Editors and Editors on your writing and argumentation.
  • Get published in a variety of outlets: In addition to having your work published on our website and social media channels, writing for the EST provides you with the opportunity to be featured in our peer-reviewed journal, the European Policy Review, and read by a wide-ranging audience.
  • Build a global network: The EST is your chance to work closely with an international team of students and young professionals from both European and non-European countries, and to form connections based on your common interests.
  • Strengthen your skills: As a Writer in the EST, you have access to a range of trainings and opportunities to develop your soft skills, including academic writing, policy-writing, public speaking, teamwork, and communication.
  • Boost your CV and receive a recommendation letter: Being a Writer in the EST looks great to employers, as it demonstrates a sustained understanding of international and European affairs, and a great interest in and commitment to shaping policy! In addition, we are more than happy to provide a recommendation letter for our Writers once they finish their term with us.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please fill in this Google Form

We look forward to reading your application and if you have further questions please send an email to