The Clara Marina O'Donnell fellowship
The Clara Marina O’Donnell fellowship has been established in memory of Clara, who died of cancer at the age of 30 in January 2014. She worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Reform, mainly covering foreign and defence policy, for seven years. For some of that period she was based at the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. She graduated in European Studies from King’s College London, before taking a Masters in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.
This fellowship programme is therefore managed by Brookings (the Centre for the United States and Europe), Cambridge (the Department of Politics and International Studies), Kings (the Department of European & International Studies) and the CER.
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic researcher to work at the CER in London. Applicants should have completed their university education by the start of the fellowship or be in the early years of their career. They should have an interest in foreign, security or defence policy, broadly defined. At the CER they would be expected to write and contribute to articles and reports of various lengths, and to assist colleagues with their work. They might also have to take on some administrative tasks, though that would not be main part of the job. They would spend two or three weeks during the fellowship working in the CER's Brussels office. The fellow would spend an expenses-paid week in Washington DC at the Brookings Institution. They would also be expected to work with Cambridge and Kings, for example by taking part in their seminars.
The fellowship would start on October 1st 2017, last for six months and be non-renewable. The fellow would be paid the 'London Living Wage', currently £9.75 per hour, for a 35-hour week. CER would also pay a 2 per cent contribution into a pension fund
Applicants should submit the below documents by 15th May 2017, interviews will take place in London on Tuesday, 4th July 2017.
1. a covering letter of no more than a page, explaining why they would be suitable for this fellowship;
2. a CV;
3. an article of no more than 1,000 words on " Are the interests of the US and the Europeans diverging significantly?".