Start: Early January/February 2018 (2 interns)
Candidates must know that we would require an intern to have a "convention de stage" (or internship agreement) between the intern, the University and BusinessEurope.
As the internship would be part of the curriculum, it would be unpaid (usually it is possible to be eligible for University or European funds), and would be for a period between 4 and 6 months, to be discussed. It is a full-time internship (35 hours per week) in Brussels. Belgium.
- Monitoring relevant negotiations and initiatives in the EU institutions. Profiles we look for are in the areas of:
- Profile 1: Energy policy, industrial innovation, and renewable energy.
- Profile 2: Circular economy [including managing the European Circular Economy Industry Platform (www.circulary.eu)], and possibly the EU-ETS reform, waste, the implementation of the Paris Agreement (COP21 etc.), and low-carbon mobility.
- Attending meetings with members, policy makers, other stakeholders and organisations, and report back on events attended.
- Researching the areas that are of interest for the department and conducting policy analysis.
- Contributing to drafting position papers, briefings, speeches and presentations.
- Helping in the organisation of high-standard international events.
- Supporting the team according to their needs.
Candidates for this post should have the following profile:
- Master or Bachelor student that is pursuing a relevant university degree in business, economics, energy, finance or political science.
- A high interest in the functioning of the EU institutions and the EU legislative process.
- Good analytical skills and ability to assimilate the various aspects of an issue rapidly. This ideally includes the ability to perform data analyses and interpreting analytical reports.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- An excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written). Additional languages are a plus.
- Ability to use IT tools (MS Office including Excel) professionally.
- Quick learner with a positive attitude and pro-active approach.
The internship offers the opportunity to be exposed to a large variety of policy issues, and be closely involved in all the activities of the advisers in the department. It may also involve contacts with BusinessEurope's member federations and partners, as well as a deep insight of the EU institutions.
Closing date for applications (rolling admissions): End of October 2017
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of motivation and full curriculum vitae to:
Jessica Britte, BusinessEurope, Avenue de Cortenbergh, 168, 1000 Brussels
Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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