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Last updated: 12 October 2023

Career opportunities

Early career opportunities

  • EU Tech Policy Fellowship. A 7-month programme for kickstarting a European policy career focused on artificial intelligence. There are two cohorts per year, a winter cohort (Jan → July) and a summer cohort (June → Dec). Placement track fellows complete a paid 4-6 month placement at a relevant think, while training track fellows participate part-time in an AI governance & policy training programme.
  • Blue Book traineeship programme.paid, five-month internship programme with the European Commission, the executive body of the EU. There are two Blue Book sessions each year, with applications opening in January for the session starting in October and in August for a start in March of the following year. More information can be found here.
  • AlgorithmWatch’s algorithmic accountability reporting fellowship
  • Member state traineeships
  • Junior Accredited Parliamentary Assistant position in the European Parliament (following the upcoming 2024 elections)
  • Junior think tank positions
    • Broader focus
      • Centre for European Policy Studies
      • European Policy Centre
      • German Marshall Fund
      • RAND
    • Brussels tech focus
      • Ada Lovelace
      • Lisbon Council
      • The Future Society (TFS)
      • The Future of Life Institute
      • International Centre for Future Generations
    • German-based relevant think tanks
      • Mercator (also offers a Fellowship!)
      • European Council for Foreign Relations
      • Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV), also based in Brussels
      • Agora Digitale Transformation (new) 
    • Nordics-based relevant (security) think tanks
      • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 
      • Danish Institute for International Affairs (DIIA)
      • Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
      • Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
    • Civil society organisations and associations (less GCR focused, but very influential in the public debate)
      • Digital SME 
      • Centre for Democracy and Technology
      • Access Now
      • Eticas

Mid career opportunities

Upskilling & learning opportunities


AI governance

  • BlueDot’s AI Safety Fundamentals courses in alignment & governance are an excellent starting point.
  • EU Tech Policy Fellowship’s training track provides a deeper dive into European AI governance through an 8-week online programme and a 10-day policymaking summit in Brussels.

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Thanks for the list! I will look at some more opportunities then.

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