EU Policy Internship

As UNITEE’s EU Policy Intern, you will have the great challenge of contributing to the Advocacy and Policy work of UNITEEa dynamic organization active in the heart of Brussels . In particular, you will be in charge of monitoring the daily policy debate inside the EU institutions and maintaining relationships with MEPs and other stakeholders.  You will also help your supervisor by writing speeches and preparing research. You will also have the opportunity to assist the rest of the team in its various tasks (event management, public relations).

Your tasks: 

Policy (70%)

  • Assist our Policy Manager with the daily and weekly monitoring of the EU policy debate inside the European Institutions on the issues of interest to the organisation, such as entrepreneurship, trade and SMEs policy;
  • Write content for our external communication materials, such as writing short articles for our blog or newsletter;
  • Contribute to the drafting of policy papers and speeches;
  • Conduct interviews with stakeholders (post-event interviews, success stories, meet the politicians…)

Other (30%)

  • Help with the organisation of two or three events, such as roundtables or conferences;
  • Assist in the PR towards MEPs and other stakeholders;
  • Undertake research on given topics.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES/ SKILLS

Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a Master’s degree in Political Sciences, EU Studies, Journalism or similar;
  • Proven interest in European Political Affairs;
  • Previous experience in journalism and/or political affairs an asset, but not strictly required.
  • Expertise in Research and analysis;

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team (with people from different cultural background);
  • Ability to take initiatives and autonomy;
  • Open and outgoing personality;

Communication and language skills

  • Clear, concise style;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent English;

Duration: 5 months, full time

Location: Brussels

Expenses: UNITEE offers a monthly allowance of 500 euros/month

Desired starting date: 15/01/18

Deadline for applications: 30/11/2017

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to internship@unitee.eu, with “EU Policy Intern” as the subject of the mail.

THE ORGANISATION

UNITEE plays a crucial role in Europe as it is the only organisation representing entrepreneurs and professionals with a migrant background, whom we refer to as « New Europeans »: people who live in Europe but have connections with more than just the country where they live.

Through its national federations and associations, UNITEE as an umbrella organization that represents entrepreneurs and business professionals across 23 European countries and from all the major sectors of the European economy.

UNITEE’s first objective is to raise awareness of our members’ unique contributions to Europe’s economic growth, which have so far been insufficiently acknowledged. The office in Brussels is involved in strategic communication and advocacy activities. We also launched a blog dedicated to EU affairs and we have developed our own magazine, The New European. In addition, UNITEE organises conferences and roundtables on issues that are relevant to our members.

 

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