CEPA

The James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellowship

Strengthening transatlantic links through engagement opportunities and dialogue between the US and the Central and Eastern European policy communities.

About the Fellowship

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellowship Program. The program brings a select group of rising professionals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to Washington, DC for a three-week fellowship to engage and work with American experts on addressing major policy issues facing the transatlantic partnership.

The program is expected to run from late April through mid-May 2023. The program participants will be selected through a competitive process.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM (EDT) on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

The main goal of the fellowship program is to develop and support a network of next-generation transatlantic leaders and develop strategies and opportunities for cooperation that will meaningfully strengthen the US-CEE relationship. The program is designed to facilitate collaboration between the CEE and US policy professionals and help address and offer innovative solutions to mounting threats to the wider transatlantic partnership. Through this fellowship, those selected will substantially increase their expertise and be presented with career opportunities that will enable them to produce relevant and timely analysis for the policy community and help them advance professionally. The program is generously supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellows will:

  • Participate in meetings and roundtable discussions with experts from the Washington, DC policy community. 
  • Conduct independent research and analysis on a specific policy issue critical to the transatlantic policy community. 
  • Engage with CEPA experts as part of the professional development training and have access to CEPA’s network of fellows. 
  • Publish short articles for CEPA’s flagship publication, Europe’s Edge. 

Requirements

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered: 

  • Be a citizen of and reside in Central and Eastern Europe from the following countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
  • Presently be a rising professional and/or be employed by the national government, think tank, or media outlet (editorial or correspondent) whose work relates to issues of immediate concern to the transatlantic community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening the transatlantic partnership and cooperation in a meaningful way in their personal career.
  • Exceptional research and critical thinking skills with the ability to conceptualize and share insights clearly with a group.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English language).
  • Clear leadership potential and the ability to work independently and in a group.
  • Proficiency with technology tools and applications, including MS Office, Zoom, Webex, etc., as well as a willingness to learn new systems.

How to Apply

To be considered for the fellowship program, applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed Application Form;
  • Resume/CV and Brief Statement of Purpose;
  • List of References (Please provide contact information – email address and phone number – for two professional references). We recommend (but do not require) that one of these references be your current or recent supervisor.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM (EDT) on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Please contact careers@cepa.org for more information.

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