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Data Science Interns – Financial Markets and Institutions Unit

  • Centre for European Policy Studies
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 11, 2024
  • Centre for European Policy Studies
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 11, 2024
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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 world’s top 10 best think tanks. One of CEPS’ distinguishing featuresisitsstrong in-house research capacity and an extensive international network of partner institutes. CEPS’ funding comes from a variety of sources, mainly research grants and service contracts, but also from membership and conference fees.

CEPS’ Financial Markets and Institutions (FMI) unit consists of a research team specialised in financial services and their providers. The unit’s main activities consist of policy research and holding events. For the policy research the team uses a combination of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Equally, the FMI unit manages the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI), the European Credit Institute (ECRI) and provides the secretariat for the Network of Independent Fiscal Institutions (IFIs).


  • You will become a member of the CEPS team and contribute to the FMI unit’s work under the supervision of an FMI researcher;

  • You will conduct research activities in the field of financial markets, particularly in the areas of sustainable finance and/or credit markets;

  • You will participate in international research teams that carry out projects for the European Commission and other funding organisations;

  • You will assist in data collection, manipulation, analysis and visualisation which contributes to the preparation of the ECMI and ECRI statistical packages and/or the provision of corporate sustainability data.


  • You are a student who is about to complete a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance or equivalent. Please note that being enrolled in a university is requirement for this position;

  • You are interested in EU financial politics and capital and credit markets;

  • You have a good command of Python. Knowledge of Power BI, Stata and/or Tableau is a plus;

  • You have an excellent command of English, both orally and in writing.


  • You can work in a research team comprising junior and senior colleagues and work under the supervision of a senior colleague;

  • You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback;

  • You have or are willing to develop insights into ongoing legislative and policy debates.


We offer a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months. The selected candidate will receive financial compensation for the internship. We would like the preferred candidates to start in early May or early June. The internship can take place either in-person or remotely.


This position will give you the opportunity to gain the valuable skills, training and experience that would potentially allow you to take on the role of Research Assistant or beyond.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Beatriz Pozo at


CEPS strongly values and actively pursues diversity. We encourage applications especially from female, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates belonging to ethnic groups that are under-represented at CEPS.

Applications should include:

  • A one-page letter of motivation;

  • A detailed curriculum vitae. For the CV, please use the Europass template (

Both documents should be drafted in English and e-mailed to by 11 April 2024. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to produce one or two letters of recommendation.

Even if you do not strictly have all the necessary competences for this role but you believe your experience and skills could be valuable and enable you to fulfil the tasks required, we would still highly recommend that you submit an application.
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to:

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