Internship in EU Affairs
START: Mid October 2017- Early November 2017
FuelsEurope is looking for a 12-month intern for its advocacy division.
Purpose of the Role and specific responsibilities
1. Analyse EU policy and legislation on energy, transport and climate issues (e.g. Marine Fuels, Effort-sharing decision, decarbonization of the EU economy, ETS, Fuel Quality Directive, 2030 energy and climate policy, Refining competitiveness…)
- interact with Flemish, Dutch and German harbour authorities
- compile data/statistics
- prepare presentation charts or briefing notes
- participate in internal working group meetings and discussions
2. Provide analytical and material preparation support to FuelsEurope staff in their advocacy role by
- analysing official reports and documents from the EU institutions
- preparing synthesis and advocacy plans
- attending meetings with EU officials & EP public hearings and reporting back internally (summaries, presentations)
3. Extend and check the accuracy of the actual database of relevant information for use in FuelsEurope presentation and publications.
4. Attend and report on commission, council, parliament and stakeholder events.
5. Manage minor issues from various association issue groups: analyse, synthesize, propose solutions and conduct consensus building amongst association members.
FuelsEurope: Background Information
FuelsEurope represents, with the EU institutions, the interest of 41 Companies operating refineries in the EU. Members account for almost 100% of EU petroleum refining capacity and more than 75% of EU motor fuel retail sales.
FuelsEurope aims to promote economically and environmentally sustainable refining, supply and use of petroleum products in the EU, by providing input and expert advice to the EU Institutions, Member State Governments and the wider community, thus contributing in a constructive and pro-active way to the development and implementation of EU policies and regulations.
Education & Experience
- Graduate higher education (Master in Economics/Politics, …)
- Previous experience within EU institutions or organisations working in close relationship with EU institutions
- Strong interest in EU institutions /policy making
Skills & Competencies
- Very good command of English (oral and written) is a pre-requisite
- Working knowledge of Dutch is a valuable asset
- Demonstrated strong analytical skills in data collection & interpretation
- Computer literate
- Self-starter and autonomous in his/her work
- Well organised
- Flexible and team oriented
- Permit to work in the EU
Organisational Fit: Reports to the Policy Director
The internship is remunerated.
For application, please send your CV and motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
mentioning “FuelsEurope internship in EU Affairs” in the subject of your e-mail.