Policy Fellow in Social Affairs SOLIDAR


Please ask for approval from your teacher/ lecturer before considering to do an internship!


Expiration date: 16th January, 2018

Location: Brussels


Call for a Policy Fellow in Social Affairs

SOLIDAR is looking for a policy fellow in the Social Affairs pillar who can possible start by mid-January 2018 for a duration of 3 – 6 months. This fellowship programme is open to students in the final phase of their Masters and recent graduates looking for an experience in a dynamic and international working environment, a learning experience on the development of EU policies in Brussels and their impact on the national level, as well as insights into how policy advocacy in Brussels is shaped.

Key tasks:
Within the fellowship programme related to Social Affairs, fellows will have an opportunity to analyse the impact of EU social and employment policies and EU migration policies. In particular, in the framework of the Social Progress Watch and the Social Progress Lab, fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new vision for Social Europe. 

During the programme, fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to:

  • Monitoring of EU policy impact with SOLIDAR members and partners;
  • Developing briefing papers and desk studies about the social situation in EU Member States and Western Balkan countries in the framework of the SOLIDAR Social Progress Watch;
  • Organising visibility and advocacy activities presenting the findings of the policy monitoring process (e.g. bilateral meetings with policy makers, conferences, roundtables).

Key skills and competences:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to write briefing papers and monitoring reports as well as news articles
  • Proven familiarity with EU policies (in particular EU employment and social policies, migration policies and fundamental rights)

Preference will be given to scholarship holders (University, EU or other grants). Compensation is foreseen on the basis of the funding available.  

If you are interested in participating in the SOLIDAR policy fellowship programme, please send:

  • your CV in Europass format
  • a one page cover letter (subject: ‘Social Affairs Fellowship’). The cover letter should clearly state: why you think you are suited for this position, and what are your objectives/learning outcomes expected from this experience
  • a writing sample, e.g. a relevant policy/ briefing paper

to Eva-Maria Schneider by Tuesday 16 January 2018.

Please note that due to the high amount of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our sponsors