Research Fellow EU Integration

Part time
36 hours
Job type
Part time
Hours workweek
36 hours

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world.

The Institute has three departments: Research, Academy and Corporate Staff. The Research Department is looking for a:

Research Fellow m/f

24 to 36 hours per week for 1 year with possibility for extension

Purpose of the position

The Clingendael Institute is currently looking for a talented, highly motivated Research Fellow to carry out research activities in the field of European integration and politics (EU inter-institutional relations, coalitions in the EU Council, newly emerging policy issues on the EU's agenda). Depending on projects also other research topics could be part of the assignment (e.g. migration, the EU’s climate policy). The Research Fellow position falls in the EU & Global Affairs Unit, which consists of about 12 (senior, medior and junior) research fellows and several Associate Fellows and interns.


  • Research for research projects relating to European integration, including research projects on new coalitions and Dutch positioning in ongoing political debates in Brussels.
  • Publishing in English or Dutch relevant papers, reports, policy brief and op-eds required as part of the research projects.
  • Coordinating conferences, expert meetings and other events, in particular contributing to content-preparation and practical organisation (i.e. inviting and identifying relevant speakers, participants, etc).
  • Day-to-day project development and coordination, including acquisition, support with financial project management, publications, and marketing.

Qualifications required

  • MA (political science, international relations, EU studies, etc). Familiarity with EU institutions is required.
  • Proven research and writing skills; being in possession of a PhD-degree or being enrolled in a PhD trajectory is considered an advantage.
  • Service minded (towards clients and colleagues) and project management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Dutch.
  • Team player, but also capable of working independently on the basis of instructions.
  • Flexibility, capable of working under pressure and reaching deadlines.
  • Experience in Brussels or other international working environments is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.


  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • This is a position for 24 to 36 hours per week for a period of 1 year with possibility for extension
  • Salary in line with requirements for this position (BBRA salary scale 10 or 11) based on relevant work experience.
  • Start: 1 October or 1 November 2020

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained via e-mail from dr. Louise van Schaik, Head of the Unit EU & Global Affairs ( Further information about the procedure can be obtained from Ms Thera Kosian, HR Advisor (


You can apply via the ‘Apply-now button at the top of this vacancy. Deadline for response is 24 August 2020. Selection will take place in the week of 31 August.

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