The Think Tank School is a programme that empowers young think tankers to further develop their skills and expand their network in the German and international policy community. You have been working in the science department of a think tank for 2 to 5 years and are interested in participating in this exciting learning experience? Then apply now until 27 March!

What awaits you as a participant?

The Think Tank School consists of four training modules with the topics:

  • Think tanks & human-centered policy design
  • Think tank services & products
  • Study trip to Brussels to network with EU policymakers
  • Public speaking & evaluation

In between training sessions you will receive peer coaching and participate in community calls to work on your own policy project.

Who can participate?

The programme is aimed at employees of think tanks based in Germany who have been working in the research department for 2 to 4 years. Career changers are also welcome.

How can you apply?

To apply, you need to fill out an online application form and submit supporting documents by March 27, 2022.

At a glance.

Duration: 6 months, from April 26 to October 20, 2022'
Location: Berlin, Brussels, and Online
Language: English
Application Deadline: March 27, 2022
Tuition Fee: Regular €950; early bird: €700 available until March 13, 2022

All further information can be found below in the attached document and via this link.

The Think Tank School is an offer of the Think Tank Lab, a project of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). It is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Stiftung Mercator.