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EU Public Affairs Intern (6 Months)

Introduction

 

Ridens is an EU public affairs and business consultancy practice which takes pride in providing personalised, high-level counsel. Our consultants have extensive experience in a wide range of issues, such as environment, raw materials, health and safety, international trade, information technology, retail, ecommerce, postal services and consumer protection. Our offices are located in Brussels, the home of the European institutions, and just a stone’s throw away from the European Parliament and other EU buildings.

 

We are currently seeking to recruit a full-time motivated Public Affairs Intern to join our dynamic EU public affairs and business consultancy practice, with the successful candidate working under the supervision of our EU Public Affairs Team. The internship, starting in mid-June, will run for a 6-month period and will provide the intern with a unique insight into the ‘Brussels bubble’ and public affairs consultancy work. The internship is remunerated.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our team is currently working remotely. It is likely that an intern will be asked to work from home for the first several months of an internship; please note that therefore access to a computer and internet connection is required for this position. A work laptop will be provided at the first possible opportunity. 

Profile

 

Required:

  • Graduate Degree: European Studies, Public Affairs, Law, International Business, Political Science or equivalent

  • Proven understanding of EU institutions

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

  • Fluency in English required, with other languages considered an asset*

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Organised, with an attention to detail

  • Eligible to work in the EU

*Please note that due to the writing-intensive nature of this position, proficient writing skills in English is of utmost importance. 

Desired:

  • Experience with drafting newsletters or external written communications

  • Knowledge of or experience with using Social Media to disseminate information

  • Experience with organising high-level meetings or events

  • Ability to work as part of an International team, as well as individually on set tasks

  • Interest in developing client relationship and management skills

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Supporting the public affairs team in the delivery of advocacy campaigns, organisation of events and visit programmes

  • Political & Regulatory Monitoring

  • Attending & Reporting on External Events

  • Supporting Business Development Activities

  • Social Media Support

  • Administration

 

How to Apply

 

Please send a one-page CV, with a short covering letter to Maurits Bruggink (info@ridenspa.com) with the subject line “Policy Intern” by 10 June. Interviews for those shortlisted will be held shortly after the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to complete a short written test.

 

If the right candidate comes forward earlier, we may appoint before the closing date.


 

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