Call for Applications is now OPENED!

Deadline: 20 September, 2019

The European Student Think Tank, a pan-European youth organization, is currently seeking to recruit 2 new team members to join its Working Group on Youth Employment in the capacity of: 


What’s The Prospect?

As a think tank for youth, by youth, the European Student Think Tank (EST) occupies a unique position: It informs its young audience about European affairs and represents the youth at the European Union level. Through its dedicated Working Group, the think tank acts as European students’ official voice at the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, led by the International Labour Organization since 2016. This United Nations platform brings together various stakeholders, including youth organizations, in the fight for quality work for the young and aims to catalyze action towards the 2030 Agenda. For that purpose, the EST Working Group liaises with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and a number of platforms and organizations. In 2018/19, the project mobilized students from the London School of Economics, Bonn, Cambridge, Bologna, Leiden, and Oxford. In October 2019, the project enters a new cycle, running until September 2020. 

What’s My Role?

As member of the Working Group in 2019/20, your main task will be to conduct research on your selected subtopic of decent jobs for youth and to create low-threshold knowledge products, as previously in 2018/19. Additionally, a range of opportunities to support youth workshops, participate in debates, interact with policy-makers, and attend conferences will open up from this platform. In particular, attending the European Youth Event in May 2020 to support EST’s planned workshops will be a unique way to get involved and is key to your contribution. On top of your substantive insights into employment and social affairs in Europe, this offers you a chance to enter a wide-ranging network of engaged students and to acquire key professional skills in drafting/editing/publishing, 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 2-3 hours per week to this extra-curricular project, which will adapt to your own schedule and the specific phase of the project. 

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 or humanities (Bachelor, Master or PhD level);
  • have a strong interest in research and policy, with a particular emphasis on the European Union;
  • ideally contribute with some practical insights from areas of employment and social affairs;
  • bring the motivation and time to stay committed for the full project cycle (10/2019 to 09/2020). 

What’s Next?

If we have sparked your interest and you’d be a good fit, apply by 20 September 2019 with: 

  • your CV;
  • a Cover Letter of max. 800 words, outlining your relevant experiences, skills, and interests. 

Please write to Arthur Corazza, our Head of Working Group, at

We look forward to receiving your application!