Call for Applications is now OPEN!

Deadline: 12 September 2022 at 23:59 CET 

The European Student Think Tank (EST), a Pan-European youth organisation, is currently seeking to recruit new team members to form the Working Group on Environment! Interested in environmental policy, climate change and sustainability? This might be for you…

What’s the prospect?

As a think tank for youth, by youth, EST occupies a unique position: it informs its young audience about European affairs and represents their voices at the European Union level. Moreover, the Working Group is in close contact with the European Institutions and regularly participates in the bi-annual European Youth Event.

What’s my role?

As a member of the Working Group on Environment in 2022/2023, your main task will be to conduct research on your selected subtopic of environmental policy as well as to produce short papers. This platform will allow you to hold student workshops, participate in debates and interact with policy-makers. Becoming part of the EST Working Group on Environment also means entering a wide-ranging network of engaged students, as well as the acquisition of key professional skills in academic writing, analysis and project management. As a student-run group, we coordinate online and put great emphasis on granting volunteers space for their primary responsibilities at university and work. You should expect to commit an average of 3-4 hours per week to this extra-curricular project, which will adapt to your own schedule.

What’s EST looking for?

To best support our Working Group and benefit most from the experience yourself, you should:

  • be enrolled in a degree in environmental sciences, economics, political science, environmental management, international relations and related courses  (Bachelor, Master or PhD level) or graduated;
  • proven interest in the field of sustainability and environment (published articles, research projects, volunteering programs, etc);
  • previous experience in the field, including internships, volunteering work, fellowships, etc. desired but not required;
  • extensive experience with writing, editing and independent research. Professional experience and previous publications are a bonus;
  • have a strong interest in research and policy, with a particular emphasis in the European Union;
  • professional/C1 level of English; 
  • working or conversational knowledge of French and/or other European languages such as Spanish, German or Italian is a plus; 
  • bring the motivation and time to stay committed for the full project cycle (September 2022-August 2023).

What’s next?

If we sparked your interest and you believe that you would be a good fit, please apply by 12 September 2022 at 23:59 CET by sending:

  • your CV;
  • a cover letter of max. 800 words, outlining your relevant experiences, skills, and interests;
  • recommended but not mandatory: a short writing sample of your choice.

Please send your applications to

We look forward to receiving your application!