Paid internships in Brussels at Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies offers internships of three to six months for university graduates and young researchers from Europe and world-wide. What are you waiting for?


Organization: The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the official think tank of the European People’s Party. Through its work, it inspires ideas for action and shape responses to European challenges. During testing times for Europe, they believe these challenges deserve the best of their intellectual efforts and that is why they aim to be a leading and innovative catalyst of centre-right ideas and thinking


Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium


Open to: University graduates and young researchers


Timeframe: 3-6 months. Internships are granted depending on demand throughout the year.


Deadline: None – Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Job description: The internship programme is intended to provide the trainees with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European affairs and to have close insights into the daily work of the European institutions in Brussels. Therefore, it constitutes an excellent experience for young graduates aspiring to pursue a career in the area of European politics and related fields. The added value of an internship with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the possibility to be involved in political activities and in the creation of new policy concepts at the European level. As the Centre is a young and evolving organization, the traineeship gives a unique opportunity for the trainees to test their capacities and to see their ideas have a real impact in a dynamic environment.

The internship is focused on immersing the successful candidates in the short-term and long-term policy research and other activities of the Centre: organizing meetings and conferences, preparing reports and analysis, editing publications including the “European View”, updating the website, blog and databases, communicating with the European People’s Party in policy research and other activities, and liaising with officials from the European Institutions



- University degree

- Academic background in European affairs and related fields and good knowledge of European politics

- Fluency in English

- Computer and internet literate

- Additional educational qualifications, experience in policy research and adequate knowledge of one or two more languages are considered assets


Wage/fees: Internships are remunerated on a level comparable to the internship programmes offered at the European institutions


Application process: Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Internship”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted


Useful links:


Martens Centre


Contact information:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

0032 (0) 2 300 80 04

20 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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