Our members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes. Our corporate members have a wide range of activities: human and animal healthcare, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services. We also represent a number of national biotechnology associations in Europe who in turn represent more than 1800 biotech SMEs. More details about EuropaBio on www.europabio.org
Today, the Healthcare Biotechnology Team of EuropaBio is looking for a motivated intern for a period of 6 months from January to June 2017. You would be working closely with industry experts within a small and dynamic multinational team, based in the EuropaBio office. This internship would provide valuable insights, contacts and experience for candidates interested in policy development, advocacy and implementation in a fast-growing sector, involving the EU institutions and various relevant stakeholders. This internship will allow direct involvement in priority work areas for EuropaBio Healthcare (e.g. Personalised Medicines, Advanced Therapies, R&D policies, Biosimilars, Orphan Medicines and patients’ access to innovative treatments), under the supervision of the other team members.
During the six months period, the intern will be asked to assist with a range of tasks. These may include requests to:
- Assist in updating, researching and drafting Healthcare Biotechnology policy documents and position papers;
- Assist with administrative tasks for the Healthcare Biotechnology team, including for the organisation of events, the management of working group meetings, and drafting of minutes;
- Help with the preparation of internal and external communications materials and correspondence for the team;
- Monitor press, help to review and summarise news on the Healthcare Biotechnology industries and assist with the preparation of the Association’s internal and external newsletters;
- Help with monitoring and mapping developments and activities in and around the European Council, Parliament and Commission on a wide variety of topics;
- Attend and report on external events.
- Must be an EU citizen (with the necessary permits to work throughout the EU);
- Student or graduated in EU affairs and/or public health, political sciences, law or other area relevant to Healthcare Biotechnology;
- Must have an interest in the Healthcare Biotechnology sector;
- Must have a very high standard of both written and spoken English (office language); fluency in other EU languages will be considered an asset;
- Must have strong drafting skills and attention to detail;
- Should be a good team player but also capable of working independently;
- Must be able to present work in a clear and concise manner;
- Must have computer skills such as Word, PowerPoint, WebEx;
- Should possess a good understanding of the European decision-making process;
- Good interpersonal skills and personal presentation;
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
- The ability to produce work of a high standard, to use initiative and to regularly report on progress.
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Catherine De Feyter email@example.com the subject “Internship Healthcare Biotechnology team” at the very latest by Friday, November 11, 2016.