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Staff Vacancies

There are no current staff vacancies

Internship Positions

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send your application, including your CV, motivation letter, a 2-page writing sample in English on an EU-Asia Relations related topic and an indication of your availability to Candidates with a background and expertise in international relations, finance, migration, international business, economics & trade are particularly encouraged to apply. The duration of the internship should be between 3 and 6 months. Due to the recruiting volume, we kindly ask you not to contact the office to follow-up on your application. Should your application move forward in the hiring process, we will contact you directly.

Please note that our internships are non-remunerated since the vast majority of our applicants are eligible to receive scholarships or grants through the Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme or other organisations or funding agencies through their home institutions. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis and are subject to availability. Please note that at present the earliest starting date for internship positions is August 2024.

Tasks for interns

An internship at EIAS is organised around three main pillars, (1) conducting research on EU-Asia Affairs, (2) the organisation of events, and a smaller third pillar involving (3) minor administrative tasks. Interns are expected to undertake research on EU-Asia Relations and Asian Affairs, resulting in articles including Op-eds, Policy Briefs, Brieifing papers, news reports and other types of EIAS publications. They will also assist the EIAS Team with preliminary research on commissioned research projects. Interns are also expected to assist in the organisation and follow-up of EIAS conferences, seminars and other events and activities, including reporting on these. In addition, the interns contribute to the daily work of the institute, administration, newsletter and updating of the institute’s website and social media channels.

They also have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the EU Institutions, to attend meetings of partner organisations in Brussels and to become acquainted with relevant stakeholders in the field of EU-Asia Relations. We strongly encourage applications from proactive and independent students and recent graduates, who have a strong and manifest interest in EU-Asia Relations, and who are willing to work on a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to, politics, trade, economics, finance, CSR, culture, energy, climate change and security.

Visiting Fellows

EIAS hosts self-funded Visiting Fellows on a regular basis. Based on their respective expertise, Visiting Fellows actively participate and contribute to one (or a number) of our projects. Moreover, they are strongly encouraged to work on their own research and make use of our extensive network within the EU Institutions and Brussels-based organisations, leading to a number of EIAS and other publications.

If you are interested in a position at EIAS as a Visiting Fellow, please contact us via, providing us with your CV, motivation letter and research project, as well as an indication of the preferred starting date and duration of your potential Visiting Fellowship at EIAS.