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ThinkYoung Researcher (Internship)

Functie omschrijving

At ThinkYoung, interns are autonomous and have a distant follow‐up. This requires a strong proactive attitude and sense of initiative. However, interns have the liberty to propose new ways of doing, and to develop ThinkYoung’s projects. At the same time, polyvalence is required as they might be asked to contribute momentaneously to activities that do not necessarily deal with their original position (see below).

The Research Intern will be in charge of a main ThinkYoung’s research project. He/ She will be in charge of the evolution of the project. The research intern will write the final report, and present his/her main findings in public. He/She will be in charge of designing a survey and to spread it to all over Europe. He/She will follow-up and report about the evolution of the project. The research intern will also be in charge of writing the final report of the project. This report will comprise the main findings and a quantitative analysis of the result obtained from the survey.

● Designing a survey that will be a fundamental part of the research work;
● Collaborate with the different members of the team and mobilize the relevant tools in order to spread the survey to all across Europe (media promotion);
● Quantitative analyze of the survey results;
● Write a research report;
● Report regularly of the evolution of the project to the executives;
● Identification and entering in contact with relevant stakeholders that can contribute to the research work (European decision makers, corporates, civil society);
● Attending relevant events and seminars;
● Meeting with partners and stakeholders, presenting the advancements of the project;
● At the end of the project, the research fellow will present his works during a conference, attended by young entrepreneurs and decision makers.
● Being part of the team, the intern might also be asked to contribute to other activities as project execution, external relations, medias, fundraising, and office tasks...

Internship at ThinkYoung: 6 months minimum
Office: Brussels

Functie eisen

● Bachelor degree (or equivalent professional experience) in social sciences, economics, business, or any other academic research background;
● Proven experience and knowledge in research work, using statistical tools (thesis, dissertation,...)
● Good understanding of the EU policy-making processes;
● Fast-learning self-starter comfortable in a fast-paced international environment;
● Ability to work both in a team and independently;
● High level of English written; knowledge of other EU languages is a plus
● Good organization, team player, excellent communication skills, sociable;
● Familiar with Microsoft Office tools, and advanced knowledge of SPSS and Survey Monkey
● Open mind and curiosity


● Possibility to work on an academic work that will be published and taken into consideration within the European Institutions environment;
● Contribution to the debate on young people in Europe;
● Knowledge of the European institutions, including contacts amongst Members European Institutions;
● Knowledge about European programs;
● Project management skills;
● Language skills and intercultural competences due to the multinational environment;
● Work experience in the European civil society environment.


ThinkYoung is a non-profit organization and think-tank focusing on young people. Our main activities are quality research, advocacy and campaign, and projects, events and educational programs.

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