The Call for Applications is now open on a Rolling Basis!


The European Student Think Tank (EST) is currently seeking new team members for its Working Group on Youth Employment!

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 Youth Employment in 2022/2023, your main task will be to conduct research on your selected sub-topic of youth employment, which will then be published on the organization’s website in the form of short articles, papers, policy briefs or in collaboration with our media departments (graphics, video and podcast). As a member of this team, you will also have the opportunity of organizing and attending workshops, participate in debates and interact with policy-makers. Being part of the EST Working Group on Youth Employment also means entering a wide network of engaged students while acquiring key professional skills in academic writing, analysis and project management. As a student-run group, our work develops entirely online, granting not only great levels of accessibility, but also allowing our  volunteers to prioritise their primary responsibilities at university and work. You should expect to commit to an average of 3-4 hours per week, with the possibility to 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 social sciences, economics, or humanities (Bachelor, Master or PhD level);
  • professional/C1 level of English;
  • have a strong interest in research and policy, with a particular emphasis in the European Union;
  • ideally contribute with some practical insights in the area of youth employment;
  • 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 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!