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Applications are now open for the “Impactful Policy Careers Workshop Series”. Previously run by “Training for Good”, this free training programme will help you plan for a high-impact career in policy. Through readings, assignments and discussions, you will craft a detailed career plan to test your personal fit and kickstart an effective career in policy. 

We expect participants to spend 16-20 hours completing this programme over the course of 4 weeks. This includes a 2-hour workshop each week along with 2-3 hours of pre-work.

The course will run every Monday evening at 7:30pm (CET) over the period of 4 weeks in November & December 2022. The optional week 5 will take place in January.


  • 21.11.2022
  • 28.11.2022
  • 05.12.2022
  • 12.12.2022
  • 16.01.2023

​By the end of the workshop, you will have:

  • A better understanding of the paths to impact as an EA in policy making
  • Knowledge about the different roles that influence policy.
  • An understanding of your personal fit for different policy roles.
  • Learned and applied one or more career decision-making tools.
  • Spoken to one or more EAs that are currently working in policy
  • 3-5 career options that fit your personal criteria


Thijs Jacobs 

Thijs works as a public sector consultant in the Netherlands where he advises local governments on a large variety of topics. He is also a community builder of the Dutch policy and politics EA-professionals group called Polly. Thijs joined the first cohort of the Impactful policy career workshop by Training for good one year ago. Thijs has gained experience facilitating workshops at a Dutch NGO and facilitated an EA virtual programme before.

Jana Wilke 

Jana has a background in Interactive Media Design and has previously worked as an HR Consultant with a focus on Project Management and UX Design. She joined a political party in 2020, became Lead Candidate for the municipal elections one month later and now holds a seat in city parliament since March 2021. Additionally, she was elected to the regional board in June 2022 and is responsible for Policy, Communication and Partnerships workstreams. Jana also joined the first cohort of the Impactful policy career workshop by Training for good one year ago.

Moritz von Knebel  

Moritz has a background in Political Science and Education, and has worked in the Education Industry for 3 years. He also worked as a research intern for Training for Good, which initially ran this program. He has also worked as a Community-Builder, coach and facilitator for Intro Fellowships for EA Germany and the Virtual Programs. He has worked on a policy-related research project as a Research Fellow with the Cambridge Existential Risk Initiative, during which he was funded by an LTFF grant. He is currently a Coach at Future Academy (which is also designed to equip students and young professionals with the tools to make high-quality career decisions) and a Research Fellow at Charity Entrepreneurship.

Experts working in Policy

Several EAs with expertise and experience in policy will help facilitate aspects of the programme and be available for Q&A sessions with trainees. This group represents a diversity of backgrounds, roles and cause areas.

Who should apply?

This training programme is for aspiring policy makers in Europe (including UK and other non-EU countries) who are familiar with the basic ideas of effective altruism (eg. have completed an Introductory EA Program). Most participants are likely to be students, individuals early in their career or mid-career professionals interested in switching into policy from another career path.

Find all the info in one place.

You can apply here: https://forms.gle/5HRhETSkieXRaDdM9.
Applications close on 07/11/2022, successful applicants will be notified shortly after that. 
If you have any questions about the program, send us an email
You can also give us anonymous feedback here. 

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After receiving more applications than expected, we have decided to open our application form for 6 more days - the new deadline is November 7th. (Applications that have been submitted by the original deadline will be notified of the outcome of their application within the next few days.)

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