Extended Deadline: Remote Internship at the Centre for European Policy Studies -"CHACHIPEN Project”

March 11, 2021

Extended Deadline: 5 may 2021

For students, who are enrolled in the CEU RSP's Roma Graduate Preparation Programme or already completed it and enrolled in the CEU Master’s degree.

Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, which has been consistently ranked among the top 10 world’s best think tanks. CEPS’ distinguishing features include its strong in-house research capacity and an extensive international network of partner institutes. CEPS’ funding comes from a variety of sources, mainly research grants, public procurement, but also from membership and conference fees.

The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) unit at CEPS examines the issues and dilemmas related to the construction of an Area of Freedom Security and Justice (AFSJ), its internal and external dimensions and how these impact on the freedom and security of people. The JHA unit has a long-standing and successful experience in cooperating with the European institutions, academia and civil society in the area of fundamental, rights, rule of law and democratic accountability issues. CEPS has been covering Roma-related issues since 2010, and since 2017 has been leading research projects on the topic of addressing antigypsyism across the EU. Currently the JHA unit is leading the CHACHIPEN project. CHACHIPEN means ‘truth’ in Romani and stands for “Paving the way for Truth and Reconciliation Process to address antigypsyism in Europe” (February 2021 – January 2023). CEPS JHA team is responsible for the overall project coordination and research. Thus, CEPS in cooperation with CEU RGPP are looking for:


Main tasks

You will become a member of the JHA unit and contribute to the work of that unit. 

  • You will be contributing to the research project by doing background research on historically rooted antigypsyism. This work mainly entails a qualitative research method.
    • You will assist in the coordination of the project and communication with project partners. 
    • You will assist in performing external communication activities.

Your background and qualifications

  • You are enrolled in the CEU Roma Graduate Preparation Programme or already completed it and enrolled in the CEU Master’s degree. If your studies have been in fields of History, Sociology, Human Rights, Public Policy or similar, it is a plus.
  • You are interested in Roma history and passionate about addressing the historically rooted antigypsyism. 
  • You have experience with desk research and literature review. Other qualitative research methods are a plus (interviews, surveys, focus group discussions).
  • You have an excellent command of English, both orally and in writing. 

Your profile

  • You are able to work in a research team comprising junior and senior colleagues and work under the supervision of a Research Fellow.
  • You are proactive and willing to take up responsibility.
  • You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • You have, or are willing to develop insights into ongoing academic, civil society and policy debate.
  • You are flexible and organised.

What CEPS can offer

We offer a remote part-time internship (20 hours per week) for four months (end of March – end of July) with a possibility of extension. The selected candidate will receive a grant of 250 EUR amount. The CEU Roma Graduate Preparation Programme considers providing an additional support. We would like the preferred candidate to start her/his activities by 26 March 2021. 

Career development prospects

This position will give you the opportunity to gain valuable skills, training and experience in a prestigious and fast-paced environment at a Brussels-based think tank CEPS. It will allow you to contribute and to be acknowledged for your background research.

More information

Further information about the position can be obtained from Ms Lina Vosyliute, Research Fellow, Justice and Home Affairs Unit: lina.vosyliute@ceps.eu

Application and deadline

Applications should include: 

  • a one-page letter of motivation and a CV, both in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/);
  • two examples of your written assignments or publications (could be an essay for one of your classes, preferably on the topic related to the internship); 
  • two names and email addresses of people who could offer you a recommendation (your professors, former employers, traineeship or voluntary work supervisors);


Please send your application in a single PDF file to internship.jha@ceps.eu and CC  miriam.mir@ceps.eu, lina.vosyliute@ceps.eu with “REMOTE INTERNSHIP – CHACHIPEN project” in the subject line by 5 May 2021.