Paid Internship as Policy and Communication Assistant

Votewatch-EuropePaid internship – Policy and Communication Assistant
at VoteWatch Europe

VoteWatch Europe is an international non-governmental organisation tracking the votes of European politicians and electoral developments across the EU.

About the job

To support their team they are looking for a young motivated public affairs professional as an intern in Brussels to start from mid-July 2016. The internship will last for 6 months and is remunerated.

If you are eager to learn, proactive, passionate about EU affairs and able to work collaboratively in a small and dynamic organisation, this opportunity might be for you.

Under the guidance of the director, your tasks will include:

Monitoring the latest developments in the European Institutions (European Parliament, Commission and Council) and the Member states;

Producing research, articles, background notes and/or presentations on relevant subjects;

Assisting in the organisation of meetings and events;

On line (social media) and off line community management;

Media monitoring;

Participate in conferences and seminars in Brussels;

Assisting with business administration.

Qualifications and skills required:

Masters degree in political science, European affairs/studies, communication or related field;

Strong analytical skills;

Fast learner;

Understanding of the EU institutions and policies;

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French is required;

First-class computer skills with good knowledge of Word and Excel;

Strong collaboration skills and a positive, can-do attitude;

High motivation and flexibility; willingness to go the extra-mile;

Strong organisational skills and a proven ability to keep deadlines;

Previous experience in a consultancy/in-house, EU institutions, trade associations or other relevant professional environment would be an asset.

Application deadline: 15 June 2016

Read more and apply here.

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