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Six-Month Internship at PA Europe

 

PA Europe is part of a government relations and public affairs group active in the EU, Asia (China, Indonesia) and the Middle East, providing political and communication strategy development and implementation, political intelligence and lobbying. It is currently offering an internship position at its office in Brussels, Belgium.

 

Background

PA Europe is specialised in strategic advice and operational assistance on political/societal issues, regulatory issues and media support. Furthermore, the company devises and implements solutions for ongoing management issues and particularly crisis situations. Among over 400 clients successfully served are the European Commission and several Ministries of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Economic Affairs and Finance; multinational enterprises in the food, beverages, banking, construction, pharmaceutical, health care, environment, transport and logistics, energy, automotive and agricultural sectors from mainly the EU, Indonesia, Japan, Russia and the USA.

 

Position

PA Europe is looking for an intern to start mid/end August 2017. The internship will last for six months and is remunerated.

 

The role will involve the support of the junior and senior staff members in the following areas:

  • Support to the development and implementation of client projects;
  • Research for and drafting of policy briefs;
  • Media and policy monitoring and analysis;
  • Participation in the development of strategic client advice;
  • Preparation, research and support on new business development;
  • Support of business administration.

 

The candidate

PA Europe is looking for applicants with a strong interest in public policy, political and EU affairs and lobbying. Knowledge of, and/or experience in the EU institutions and working in an international environment are an advantage.

 

Furthermore, PA Europe has a preference for applicants with a background in European Union Studies/Political Science/International Relations and an interest in health/environmental policy and/or economics and investment policy.


Essential qualities

  • English language skills at native-speaker level with very strong writing abilities;
  • Good knowledge of French and/or knowledge of other languages;
  • Strong writing skills, including experience of writing PowerPoint presentations;
  • Strong research abilities, especially media tracking and political processes;
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised;
  • Proven organisational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Ability to operate in a highly collaborative environment with multiple priorities;
  • A positive “can do” attitude, excellent interpersonal & persuasive skills, and a willingness to take personal responsibility;
  • Advanced IT skills in MS Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint;
  • At least an undergraduate degree is required – a Masters degree is desirable;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa or other means of working in Belgium for six months without work permit sponsorship.

 

Contact details

Interested candidates should send their motivation letter and CV in English before 15 August 2017 to Mr Victor Maertens (+32(0)2 735 83 96). In advance we apologize that only selected candidates will receive a reply.

 

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  PA Europe
Franklinstraat 106-108
1000 Brussels
Belgium

T +32 2 735 83 96
F +32 2 735 84 66
info [at] pa-europe [dot] com
www.pa-europe.com