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: www.votewatch.eu
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.
Applicants are invited to send their CV and a customised motivation letter that indicates the strengths and interests of the candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 June 2016 with the subject “policy and communications intern”.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.