VoteWatch Europe – Policy and Communication Assistant


VoteWatch Europe is the leading international non-governmental organisation tracking the votes of European politicians and electoral developments across the EU. Since our launch in early 2009, we have achieved outstanding results and have quickly built a very solid reputation. Our analyses are used on a daily basis by thousands of EU decision-makers, stakeholders, researchers and citizens. We are also being quoted by the media world-wide (e.g. CNN, Euronews, Financial Times, Le Monde, DW, La Stampa, El Pais, etc). For more information:

About the job

To support our team we 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 process

Applicants are invited to send their CV and a customised motivation letter that indicates the strengths and interests of the candidate to before 15 June 2016 with the subject “policy and communications intern”.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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