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Oportunități de carieră în Uniunea Europeană DECEMBRIE 2013

 

Corporate Governance Research Internship

MSCI Inc.

Brussels, Belgium


ABOUT MSCI Inc.

 

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. 

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with approximately USD 7.5 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS corporate governance research, data and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. 

*As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

ISS' Brussels office is seeking a number of research interns for the winter/spring of 2014. Research interns will assist ISS' corporate governance analysts in the authoring and preparation of proxy analyses of the annual general meetings of publicly traded companies. Specific tasks include drafting vote recommendations, collecting data, and contacting corporate issuers with information enquiries. Interns will in the first instance be assigned to individual regional research teams based on language skills and other qualifications.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency (both spoken and written) in English AND German/French/Dutch/Italian/Turkish/Portuguese/Polish/Russian/Croatian/Serbian/Swedish/Norwegian/Danish/Finnish;
  • A bachelor degree in law, finance, and/or economics, or in the process of obtaining such a degree;
  • A good eye for detail, strong analytical ability, numeracy, strong oral and written communication skills, a basic understanding of capital markets, the ability to work independently while cooperating with other team members.

This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + lunch vouchers + bonus if appropriate), will start inJanuary/February 2014, and the assignments run for 3 to 6 months. Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in Englishto  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis. 

To all recruitment agencies:MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

 

 

Internship for the International Development Unit – Business Development Assistant

MWH

La Hulpe, Belgium


Description

Founded over 160 years ago, MWH has grown to become one of the world’s leading environmental engineering firms. There are now approximately 8000 employees working around the globe on some of the biggest projects around. Over the decades, we have expanded our core competencies from water and wastewater into a wide range of environmental and business services. Today, we provide consulting services to our clients all over the world.

MWH International Development, based in La Hulpe, is the MWH unit that provides consulting services to international institutions, such as the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank, the United Nations, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, governments and government agencies. Our services include design, procurement and construction supervision for water and wastewater, energy and climate change projects as well as management support and monitoring and evaluation of large investment programmes. Our main geographical focus lies on Europe, Africa and other developing countries.

Your role

You will be supporting the team in all the various tasks related to preparation of commercial offers and in the tasks related to the recruitment of consultants. You will be required to demonstrate a combination of discipline, flexibility, and precision in all tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Support MWH Bid manager during the expression of interest and bid preparation processes for international projects, including administrative support following strict EU procurement procedures;
  • Researching and analyzing project background information; undertake business intelligence researches;
  • Identifying and recruiting consultants;
  • Identifying and recruiting potential partners.

Requirements

  • Academic background: university degree (or equivalent);
  • Professional experience in the preparation of expression of interest and proposals for EU-funded contract;
  • Knowledge of the European Commission external assistance policies would be considered as an advantage;
  • Professional experience in the field environment/energy/climate change or in a similar technical assistance environment would be considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of ACP/ENPI south region would be considered as an asset;
  • IT-skills: advanced use of MS Office, particularly Excel;
  • Rigorous, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Creative, communicative, open-minded and results-oriented;
  • Languages: solid written and spoken English and French;
  • Work ethics, dynamism and ability to cope with multiple tasks.

The internship will take place in our office in La Hulpe, Belgium and will start in January 2014. Compensation will be provided. If you are ready to work in a fast-moving, international environment, please send your detailed CV (in English only) in electronic format quoting Intern/12-2013 not later than 31st December 2013 to: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Communications Internship

FEPS - Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Brussels, Belgium


The Foundation for European Progressive Studies is now recruiting for a Communications Internship. The focus of the work will be in assisting in the development of the social media communication towards illustrating FEPS work in the European elections debate in 2014. It will also provide an opportunity to see the European elections up close from within the progressive family.

About FEPS:

FEPS is the progressive think tank at European level, with almost 50 member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. FEPS embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and labour scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for ideas and aims to tackle the challenges that Europe faces today by putting fresh thinking at the core of its action.

The Foundation carries out regular projects with its members and holds special close working relationships with renowned European and international partners. FEPS is well recognised in European progressive political circles and has established a strong network, which plays a key role in the publications, research and analysis carried out.

The candidate:

  • Would have just graduated or be in the final stage of studies in Journalism or Communication or equivalent;
  • Should possess experience with social media and website management;
  • Will be assisting in the fortnightly newsletter and helping to manage the databases, mailing lists and website for this;
  • Will be assisting the Communications adviser in the search for up-to-date, innovative and efficient communication tools;
  • Will be helping to organise events and conferences on a regular basis;
  • Needs to have excellent command of English which will be the principle working language;
  • A good level of another official EU working language is highly desirable;
  • Any other languages are always an additional asset.

The contract will start mid-January 2014 and end 28th June 2014.

Remuneration will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. As FEPS is registered in Belgium as an AISBL, the contract will be under Belgian law.

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 5th January 2014 at the latest.

 

 

Trainee

FIPRA - Finsbury International Policy & Regulatory Advisers

Brussels, Belgium


Fipra, a leading independent public affairs company, is looking for a Trainee to join their team in Brussels.

Prospective candidates should have:

  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Experience of working in one of the EU institutions;
  • A thorough knowledge of EU legislative and regulatory processes;
  • Knowledge of at least one other EU language in addition to native English;
  • Creativity and good networking skills;
  • Candidates are specially welcome from DG ENTR, SANCO, MARKT, SG, RTD, ECFIN.

Candidates should send a CV together with an accompanying letter to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

 

 

Internship in the Conventions Unit

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Conventions Unit.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 

The Conventions Unit works with international anti-corruption conventions and other instruments which form the international legal framework for combating corruption, particularly the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It is also the secretariat for the UNCAC Coalition (www.uncaccoalition.org).

Main function: Assisting the Conventions Unit in work relating to international anti-corruption instruments, especially the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention against Corruption.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: 6 months
Unit: Conventions
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)

Key tasks:

  • Assisting in preparing fundraising proposals;
  • Follow-up work from the Conference of States Parties to the UNCAC (25-30 November 2013, Panama);
  • Collecting bribery cases for database;
  • Correspondence with national groups regarding the UN Convention against Corruption and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention;
  • Assisting with communication work, including updating web pages and writing/editing blogs (UNCAC Coalition and Transparency International websites, UNCAC Coalition Facebook page and Twitter account);
  • Research on conventions-related issues and preparation of draft papers;
  • Providing general administrative assistance in day-to-day operations (processing of invoices, budget tracking, etc);
  • Provide assistance in the organisation of events (workshops, meetings, training, etc).

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • Excellent English language skills (working language at TI Secretariat);
  • Background in law preferred; also considering candidates with degrees in international and comparative politics, international (and development) economics or related social sciences;
  • Experience in online communications, budget preparation and/or event organisation highly desirable;
  • Some prior office experience, good knowledge of MS Word applications;
  • Some knowledge of and considerable interest in the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption.

Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Persons already registered as residents in Germany must submit a new Tax Identification Number. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.

 

 

Project Assistant Internship

Inova Consultancy

Sheffield, United Kingdom


Job Details:

An excellent development opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to join a small team of consultants in the UK as a Project Assistant for European projects.

This post offers a varied and interesting workload, and the chance to develop key skills in a supportive and stimulating environment.

You will be responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and administration of the various European projects undertaken by Inova Consultancy covering areas such as mentoring, research projects and training programmes.

The role of Project Assistant will involve supporting project activities such as practical reseach, evaluation, writing reports and assisting with marketing and dissemination of projects. You will be expected to assist in the preparation of project management and financial reports for the Director and to help maintain the neccessary documentation for audit requirements and funding bodies across all projects. You will be willing to attend and contribute to relevant events and meetings in various locations in the UK and in Europe. It would be helpful if you have experience in liaising with a wide range of people across different organisations from different cultures. Experience of working on a busy, diverse workload with some flexibility is desirable.

You should be studying for a degree and are preferably in your final year of a degree in business, social sciences, marketing/communication studies or English language. Excellent organisational and communication skills are needed for this post along with the ability to work well on you own initiative and as part of a small team.

Inova will contribute 100 Euros per month to the candidate's subsistence costs. This opportunity is especially ideal for candidates who have access to a Leonardo da Vinci or Erasmus mobility grant. Self-funded candidates are also welcome. A 12 month placement is preferable.

 

 

Traineeship: EU Funding Consultant

Octopux Consulting

Brussels, Belgium


DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINEESHIP

  • Monitoring of European Commission’s press releases on funding opportunities for SMEs, universities, research centres, business organisations and international clusters;
  • Preparation of project proposals and tenders + managing internal reports and documentation;
  • Representation of the company in lobbying and business events;
  • Advising and reporting to the CEO & CFO all daily tasks (incl. management of company’s agenda and social media);
  • Updating the company’s business partners and clients on current and upcoming EU funding opportunities and programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020, COSME, Creative Europe, LIFE Programme, etc.);
  • Assisting the CEO in managing room reservations, catering services and logistic matters in events and training courses;
  • Assisting the CEO in the preparation of EU funding briefings and training material for clients.

The traineeship intends to provide a sound practical knowledge of EU funding and lobbying as the main engine of the Brussels EU market. This is a great opportunity for the trainee to embrace entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship in a start-up company as a mandatory working methodology, and receive coaching from two entrepreneurs coming from different levels of experience and backgrounds who run the business.

REQUESTED COMPETENCES

  • Mandatory: candidates must already have a first experience (academic or work) in EU funding and preparation of EU project proposals or tenders
  • Bachelor or Master degree in EU Project Planning, European Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Business Administration, Economics or similar
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Very pro-active, with outstanding entrepreneurial and networking skills (no fear in approaching and starting a conversation w/ ‘strangers’)
  • Excellent e-mail etiquette and business-driven mindset
  • “Can do” attitude and preparedness to embrace daily tough challenges

REQUESTED LANGUAGES

  • Perfect written and spoken English (native or almost native level)
  • Excellent knowledge of French
  • A good knowledge of Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese or Russian would be an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We support the trainee ensuring that his/her experience is a real learning experience. Prior to be established in Belgium and join our team, we would like to establish a connection with the trainee to assure a good professional relationship during the traineeship period. Daily professional coaching will be provided to the trainee.

BENEFITS WE OFFER

  • Monthly financial allowance to cover lunch/meals expenses.
  • Monthly Brussels public transportation pass (bus + tram + metro).
  • The trainee receives a monthly mobile subscription + SIM card, to be used during the traineeship period.

NOTE: Insurance for the training period should be covered by the trainees or by the university/sending institution.

Please do not apply if you do not possess a first experience (academic or work) in EU funding!

 

 

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Corporate Governance Data Research Internship (French Market)

MSCI Inc.

Brussels, Belgium


ABOUT MSCI Inc.

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. 

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with approximately USD 7.5 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis (1); Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS corporate governance research, data and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.

(1) As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg.

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We offer in-depth training and introduction to the field of corporate governance in France and Europe. You will work in a truly international environment. As an intern, your job will be to help our team in assessing the corporate governance practices of French listed companies by screening their public documents (general meeting's agenda, annual report, etc.) and analyzing key governance indicators. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analysis and coding of resolutions proposed at the general meetings of listed companies into a standardized format;
  • Gathering information from the companies' public documents;
  • Update internal database with the collected information;
  • Analysis of the companies' boards of directors and shareholding structures;
  • In case of satisfactory performance, possibility to contribute to the drafting of research reports and ISS vote recommendations.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluent (both spoken and written) in English AND French;
  • Interested in corporate governance as well as capital markets, data collection and research;
  • A relevant bachelor degree (law, economics, finance, business, or political science), or in the process of obtaining such a degree;
  • A very good eye for detail;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while also being a team player;
  • An organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines.

This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + lunch vouchers + bonus if appropriate), will start at the beginning of February 2014, and the assignment runs for 4 months. Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in English to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis. 

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

Junior Project Manager - Paid Internship

Emcnet

Brussels, Belgium


“emcnet” is the one of the top organisers of high-level conferences in Brussels and around Europe. We are looking for a hard working intern to assist us for a period of 4 to 6 months in organising several major conferences, organised in association with EU Presidencies, in Athens & Milan for our clients in 2014.

PROFILE – A MUST

  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Fluent in written and spoken French;
  • Minimum of one year work experience in EU affairs.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Confident telephone manner in English and French;
  • Organised and capable of delivering superior quality, accurate work;
  • Consistently meet deadlines under pressure; this is not a 9 to 5 job;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-ordination of the project administration;
  • Managing the registrations database and secretariat;
  • Preparing mailing campaigns;
  • Handling telephone requests from delegates, sponsors, etc.;
  • This position requires travelling to the conference for onsite delivery.

APPLICATIONS:

 

 

Project Assistant

APCO Worldwide

Brussels, Belgium


APCO Worldwide is currently seeking a Project Assistant to join its team in Brussels for a period of 6 months starting from January 2014.

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm, headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

The Brussels office consists of multilingual consultants with policy expertise in several areas, e.g. healthcare, financial services, ICT, trade, energy and transport. By operating in a collaborative environment, employees are encouraged to work across practice groups, offices and regions.

Responsibilities:

The project assistants gain a wealth of experience by supporting the consultants team with tasks including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring EU media, institutional calendar, regulation&legislation updates;
  • Supporting client work and new business opportunities;
  • Conducting industry and/or client research;
  • Conducting policy and stakeholder mappings;
  • Drafting, editing and refining written documents for clients;
  • Supporting organization of events.

Requirements:

  • Degree and/or post-graduate degree in European studies, law, politics, economics, media/communication or equivalent;
  • Language skills: Fluent in spoken and written English, excellent command of another EU Member State's language desirable (knowledge of Eastern European and/or Nordic language is considered as a plus);
  • Previous work experience: internship/stage at the European Institutions or in a public affairs/public relations/communication environment;
  • Extensive knowledge of EU policymaking process required and understanding of healthcare and food&consumer products policy area desirable;
  • Knowledge of social media tools;
  • Good team player, keen to learn, proactive attitude excellent research and organizational skills;
  • Computer skills: MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Eligible to work in the EU.

 

 

Internship in the Resource Development Department

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


he TI Secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Resource Development Department.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 

Main function: Supporting the Resource Development Department
Starting date: Monday 3 February (a few days flexibility is possible)
Duration: Six months, full time
Department: Resource Development
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)

Key tasks:

  • Preparation of substantial pre-award documentation for grants;
  • Assisting in the management of donor relations (email and written correspondence, including donor newsletters and individual donations) and updating the donor database;
  • Assisting in internal reporting and preparation of publications;
  • Identifying and researching new funding opportunities;
  • Support towards specific funding approaches to bilateral, foundation and corporate donors on a case by case basis;
  • General administrative and logistical support (includes setting up team meetings, drafting minutes, organise travel, etc.).

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • University student or recent graduate, preferably in Communications, International Relations, Political, Economic or Social Science Disciplines or other relevant fields;
  • Strong interest in resource development, donors and anti-corruption;
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Further language skills are an asset;
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong research capacities;
  • Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Other Microsoft Office applications an asset. Good internet skills;
  • Very good people skills, dedication, flexibility, and the ability to contribute fully to the workings of the department and the secretariat;
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is an asset.

Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Persons already registered as residents in Germany must submit a new Tax Identification Number. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this internship. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Application Closing Date - 04 Dec 2013
Job Start Date - Monday 3 February (a few days flexibility is possible)
Duration - Six months
Pay Scale - 450€/month 
Location - Berlin, Germany - See more at: http://www.transparency.org/whoweare/work/internship_in_the_resource_development_department2/1/#sthash.1kiGpbgz.dpuf

 

Internship - EU Affairs and Networking

ECRN - European Chemical Regions Network

Brussels, Belgium


The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) e.V. is looking for an intern to the ECRN Secretariat in Brussels for 6 months (starting in mid-January 2014). 

The ECRN seeks to facilitate inter-regional cooperation and enhance the competitiveness of the European chemical regions. We also works together with chemical associations, the chemical industry, and the EU institutions. 

The ECRN Secretariat in Brussels coordinates the activities of the network, provides technical and administrative support to the bodies of the association, cooperates with the ECRN members, and acts as a contact point for other institutions and organisations.

Tasks of the Intern:

  • Organising and attending ECRN events, meetings and activities;
  • Monitoring news and media and reporting on relevant EU policies and other initiatives;
  • Compiling content and updates on EU policy developments for newsletters;
  • Preparing internal and external publications and assisting in other communication activities;
  • Participating in conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Conducting research and writing reports (possibility e.g. for working on Master's Thesis);
  • Supporting office administration (managing contact directories and databases, other administrative tasks);
  • Undertaking other tasks and assignments as required.

Profile and qualifications:

  • University studies in political science, EU studies, business/administration, social sciences or related fields (preferably in the final stages of studies or a recent graduate);
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), knowledge of other languages, particularly French, German or Dutch (or any other language of ECRN members) would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of/strong interest in EU affairs and functioning of the European Union;
  • Excellent IT skills, good communication and organisation skills, ability to synthesize information and communicate clearly and concisely, good analytical and drafting skills;
  • Self-starter; ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute proactively to the operations of a small team;
  • Proven capacity to work in an international and multilingual environment;
  • Possibly some work experience in public institutions on European, national or regional level.

 

For further information about the ECRN e.V. or this position please contact the ECRN Secretariat,
Tel.: +32-2-7410-947 
Fax: +32-2-7410-927 
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Social Media Analyst Intern

Greenpeace International

Amsterdam, Netherlands


We are looking for University students or recent graduates who can join our communications department for six months, starting February 1st 2014.

What we need:

  • an analytical mind;
  • the ability to turn lots of data into small chunks of information lots of people can understand;
  • a solid proven understanding of social media, in particular facebook, twitter, pinterest and google +;
  • the capacity to react quickly and work in a fast paced environment
  • and if you are fluent in written and spoken English and at least one other language.

What will you do?

The social media analyst intern will look at Greenpeace International's social media output and help determine what content performs best. They will also monitor how Greenpeace's campaigns are being talked about on social media and help reach out to supporters. This internship is done in close cooperation with the social media output internship.

To apply, please send an email with the subject line "Application for Social Media Analyst Internship" to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza with:

  • your CV;
  • a cover letter;
  • links to your public social media profiles or blogs if you have any, or alternatively a sample of your writing (maximum 300 words

 

Internship

UNIC - International Union of Cinemas

Brussels, Belgium


UNIC’s internship scheme enables students and recent graduates to gain experience in a media industry-related advocacy organisation. We are looking for responsible and dynamic interns, capable of self-initiative, to support UNIC staff in carrying out its new partnership programme.

Tasks:

  • Monitoring of activities of EU institutions that are of relevance to the cinema industry;
  • Assist in the implementation of UNIC’s new partnership programme (organisation of workshops, market research on cinema exhibition and film industry trends, etc.);
  • Assist in the preparation of industry updates and briefings for UNIC members;
  • Assist in the preparation of UNIC’s annual convention CineEurope;
  • Office management and administration;
  • Assist in implementing UNIC’s communications strategy (social media campaign, press relations, outreach to UNIC members and partners).

 

Send us your CV and Motivation Letter to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 30 of November 2013

 

Research Assistant Position

Europe Research Center

Paris, France


You are invited to work in close cooperation with and reporting to the Executive Director of the Europe Research Center of a major US Business School. You will participate in research projects and company case studies in all disciplines of management and throughout Europe. 

This position is based in Paris with frequent travel throughout Europe.

Profile:

You hold a degree of a European based management school or in economics. You have some professional experience, preferably international, and are curious to conduct research on business and management issues in several European countries and industries. You are fully fluent in English, our main language of communication and the language used in our publications. You have excellent English writing skills and you can synthesize and think analytically. Good knowledge of French language is required and a third language is a plus. You will be part of a small highly integrated European research team and hence must demonstrate efficient initiative, flexibility, strong interpersonal skills and professionalism.

Please send your CV and motivation letter, in both English and French by post to:

Europe Research Center, 62 rue François 1er, F-75008 Paris, France or by email to:

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Research Assistant

Mission of Japan to the EU

Brussels, Belgium


Main Duties:

  • Liaising with the European Parliament to support the Mission’s activities;
  • Compilation of clear and informative reports of events in the EU institutions (e.g. committees, delegations and plenaries at the European Parliament), think tank events, conferences, etc., in Brussels;
  • Following policy debate developments in Brussels, and researching and compiling reports on Japanese and EU issues of relevance to the Mission.

Other Tasks:

  • Researching, drafting, editing and writing official correspondence for the Mission;
  • English check of the Mission’s external English language output;
  • Overall support to the Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section e.g. conducting general administrative tasks, making reservations, writing/sending letters and emails, drafting lists of participants with Excel, etc.;
  • Other general administrative duties and any other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields;
  • A sound knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the decision-making process at EU level;
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of research, analysis, and documentation; professional experience in EU institutions, particularly the European Parliament, would be an asset;
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English (Native or Excellent English language ability);
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Knowledge/experience of web site management and web page creation using Dreamweaver, HTML and Photoshop would be an asset;
  • Work Permit for non-EU citizens.

This is a full time position. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

 

Project Manager (EU Affairs)

College of Europe

Bruges, Belgium


The College of Europe is looking for a Project Manager to join its Development Office in Bruges, Belgium. The Development Office is the College of Europe’s main link for developing training courses, projects and other professional services for and with individuals, universities, public bodies, companies and organisations worldwide.

Description of the position:

The Project Manager will be responsible for initiating, negotiating and managing projects with international partners of the College of Europe. He/she will work in close cooperation with the other Project Managers and Assistants and will directly report to the Deputy Director of the Development Office. Main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Writing tenders and project applications in English;
  • Liaising with experts, professors, trainers, participants and partners worldwide;
  • Implementing and coordinating projects and training seminars;
  • Finding new initiatives and opportunities for business development;
  • Attending meetings and events including travel;
  • Budgeting and reporting.

Required profile:

  • University degree (in European studies, law, economics, political sciences or international relations) and a postgraduate degree in EU affairs;
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in project management proving a very good understanding of the EU and its institutions;
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience with tendering procedures and EU terminology;
  • Excellent English and French writing skills (candidates not complying with the requested level will not be considered), other languages are considered as an asset;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Good analytical and organisational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Able to work both autonomously and as a team player in a multicultural environment;
  • Result-oriented approach and a proactive and cooperative outlook;
  • Open personality with strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills and a flexible and dynamic attitude.

The College of Europe is looking for a Project Manager to join its Development Office in Bruges, Belgium. The Development Office is the College of Europe’s main link for developing training courses, projects and other professional services for and with individuals, universities, public bodies, companies and organisations worldwide. For more information visit: www.coleurope.eu/development


Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana OCTOMBRIE 2013

 

Corporate Governance Research Internship MSCI Inc.

Brussels, Belgium


ABOUT MSCI Inc.

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. 

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with approximately USD 7.5 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis*; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS corporate governance research, data and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. 

*As of March 31, 2013, as reported on July 31, 2013 by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg.

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

ISS' Brussels office is seeking a number of research interns for the winter/spring of 2014. Research interns will assist ISS' corporate governance analysts in the authoring and preparation of proxy analyses of the annual general meetings of publicly traded companies. Specific tasks include drafting vote recommendations, collecting data, and contacting corporate issuers with information enquiries. Interns will in the first instance be assigned to individual regional research teams based on language skills and other qualifications.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency (both spoken and written) in English AND German / French / Dutch / Italian / Turkish / Portuguese / Polish / Russian / Croatian / Serbian / Swedish  / Norwegian / Danish / Finnish;
  • A bachelor degree in law, finance, and/or economics, or in the process of obtaining such a degree;
  • A good eye for detail, strong analytical ability, numeracy, strong oral and written communication skills, a basic understanding of capital markets, the ability to work independently while cooperating with other team members.

This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + lunch vouchers + bonus if appropriate), will start inJanuary/February 2014, and the assignments run for 3 to 6 months. Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in Englishto  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis. 

To all recruitment agencies:MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes. 

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Intern - Digital Economy Policy DIGITALEUROPE

Brussels, Belgium


DIGITALEUROPE is the Brussels-based trade association representing the digital technology industry in Europe. Our members include some of the world’s largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe. DIGITALEUROPE wants European businesses and citizens to benefit from digital technologies and for Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world's best digital technology companies. 
DIGITALEUROPE ensures industry participation in the development and implementation of EU policies. DIGITALEUROPE’s members include around 60 global corporations and 40 national trade associations from across Europe. In total, 10,000 companies employing two million citizens and generating €1 trillion in revenues.

Position description

We are looking for an intern for a period of 6 months to support the Digital Economy Policy Group within DIGITALEUROPE.

Profile

  • Knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions;
  • Strong interest in digital technologies and digital economy issues (Data protection, cybersecurity, copyright, CSR, etc.) in particular;
  • Interest in policy and advocacy work;
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of other European languages a plus;
  • Previous experience in an EU institution and/or the ICT industry a definite advantage;
  • Accurate and organised with an eye for details;
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

Function

  • Support the advocacy work (conducting research, drafting position papers, participating to meetings);
  • Assist in the daily administrative work (writing reports, organising meetings, etc.);
  • Policy monitoring on a wide range of digital economy issues;
  • Attend institutional and industry events.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter electronically before 15 November.

ICT CAREERS

A non exhaustive list of websites which specialise in recruiting ICT professionals.

For ICT online recruiters wishing to be added to the list, please contact DIGITALEUROPE on  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza or + 32 (0)2 609 5310

 

 

Traineeship in EU Public Affairs

MSLGroup Brussels

Brussels, Belgium


MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,500 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest PR network in fast-growing China and India. The group offers strategic planning and counsel, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas – followed by thorough execution. 

The Brussels office has a track record of successful strategic advice cases across the whole spectrum of European affairs: Mergers, Legislation and Corporate Communications.

We are now looking for a trainee to support the rest of the team for an initial 6 month period, starting in December 2013. The position is remunerated.

The trainee will support the MSLGROUP team's daily activities on a broad range of projects in European affairs. He/she will conduct research on a variety of client-related issues and will provide administrative support to the staff. Furthermore, the trainee should have strong strategic awareness and good written and oral communication skills.

Therefore, we are looking at people with:

  • Work (or internship) experience from at least one EU institution and a good understanding of the EU decision making process;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, good knowledge of French or other language;
  • Intellectual capacity – analytical and creative;
  • Inspiring confidence and trust;
  • Commercial – a sense for business;
  • Flexible and service-minded;
  • Knowledge of the financial service sector is an advantage;
  • Motivation to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Industry specific experience from pharma, transport or energy is an advantage.

We will start interviewing continuously and hope to receive your application as soon as possible, but no later than 3rd of November 2013.

JKL looking for employees

JKL Group is always looking for qualified employees for its offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels and Helsinki.

JKL rarely advertises specific job vacancies – we hire people who have interesting backgrounds in terms of JKL Group’s skill needs. For each recruitment, we assess the candidate’s long-term potential in several roles within JKL Group. We recruit people who we believe have intellectual, communicative and creative capacity, who inspire confidence and are business- and relationship-oriented. For our senior recruitments, we require proven expertise in a  field relevant to JKL Group.

If you are interested in working or doing an internship at JKL, please submit your application by registering your profile below. We will get in touch with you within a few weeks.

If you have any questions about JKL or your application for employment, please contact Malin Stridh at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza or +46(8) 696 12 00.

Communications and Social Media Assistant UNPO - Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Brussels, Belgium


Duration: 6 months (minimum)
Start: November 2013
Deadline for applications: 4 November 2013

Job Description:

The intern will assist the Communications Director in implementing the organization’s social media strategy and brand management, which includes conducting online advocacy, developing and expanding community outreach efforts and designing social media campaigns.

Intern requirements:

  • Excellent working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, blogs;
  • Excellent command of oral and written English. Working knowledge of other EU/UN languages;
  • Genuine interest in International Politics, European Union and United Nations mechanisms;
  • Basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous peoples and human rights;
  • Knowledge of website management;
  • Basic knowledge of office management and/or teamworking.

Applications not meeting the criteria above risk being disqualified from the outset.

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership organization working in the field of human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and non-violence. UNPO represents over 40 nations, minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and was established in 1991 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. UNPO’s worldwide activities are coordinated and implemented from the organization’s headquarters in The Hague and a regional advocacy office in Brussels.

Students and young professionals from all over the world, with degrees in international relations, political science, international law, development and political/social geography and a range of work experience have undertaken internships at the UNPO. Interns are offered a unique work experience, with a wide range of responsibilities in a multicultural environment that uses English as the main working language. Each intern is given the opportunity to develop and implement their academic, organizational, political, administrative and research skills.

Interns are expected to undertake tasks that include the organization of conferences, seminars and other events, the monitoring of United Nations and European Parliament events (with possible attendance depending on the period of engagement), the conducting of research on UNPO Members; website management; advocacy and lobbying, project planning and implementation.

Interns are expected to have a mature and flexible attitude, display good time management skills, be able to undertake work independently and conduct accurate research. The intern should enjoy working in an internationally oriented office where a multitude of tasks will be assigned.

The internship requires a high degree of responsibility and autonomy from the intern, but in turn promises an equally rewarding experience.

Internship/Volunteering Opportunity: UNPO Secretariat - The Hague

 

Start: 2 positions for November-December 2013, 2 positions for January-February 2014

Deadline for applications: 20 October 2013

Intern requirements:

Essential:

 

Internship Communications Division HRW - Human Rights Watch

Brussels, Belgium


Winter 2013/Spring 2014
Apply Immediately

Internship Description:

The Communications division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) in the Brussels office is seeking candidates to intern with the team and engage in various tasks including, but not limited to, monitoring media in European countries; pitching and distributing HRW press releases and reports; responding to press inquiries; planning meetings and events; and database management. This internship will start in early December and last four to six months.

This internship is unpaid. However, interns may be reimbursed for some lunch and local travel costs as pre-approved by HRW and in accordance with HRW policy. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in international human rights, news media, and social media. They must possess an excellent verbal and written command of English and professional-level proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Polish, Spanish, or Portuguese. Candidates should be sharp, analytical, quick-thinking, and sensible with a thorough command of internet research tools.

: Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, resume or CV, names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited pitch note for a recent HRW report to: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Please use “Europe Communications Internship” as the subject of your mail. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only selected candidates will be notified. No calls or email inquiries, please.

 

UE Affairs ConsultantSchuttelaar & Partners Brussels, Belgium


Schuttelaar & Partners is a leading communications consultancy that strives to promote greater health and sustainability. To do so, we rely on a combination of science, social dialogue and good sense to help our clients build public support for sustainable innovations in nutrition, agriculture and human health. Just like our clients, our 80+ consultants come from all walks of life: government, industry, research and NGOs. Schuttelaar & Partners has offices in Brussels, The Hague and Wageningen and is part of an international network of PR/PA agencies.

The Brussels office of Schuttelaar & Partners is looking for a committed consultant with (substantial) public affairs experience in one or more of the following fields: agriculture, food & nutrition, innovation & technology, pharmaceuticals, the environment and consumer policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Acquisition of new business and building new networks;
  • Day-to-day handling of client accounts from leading food and agri businesses, trade associations and multi-stakeholder initiatives;
  • Develop lobby and communication strategies and concrete action plans. Coordinate and execute activities within a project team;
  • Monitor legislative developments, identify decision makers and procedures, lobby, meet officials and draft position papers;
  • Develop deeper knowledge in several of the agency’s key sectors.

Qualifications and experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in public affairs and communications, either within an agency, a company or relevant institution - or a mix of these;
  • Candidates with an agency background are preferred;
  • A client driven attitude in acquisition and execution of projects;
  • Proven public affairs experience in one or more of the following sectors: innovation and technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food & nutrition, the environment and consumer policy. Experience in innovation and technology within the agrifood or pharmaceutical sectors is preferred;
  • A strong and mature network in Brussels and proven business development skills;
  • Ability to translate analytical insight into professional advice;
  • A high level of written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent);
  • Knowledge of either Dutch, French or German is desirable, knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
  • Based on the composition of the existing team, we prefer a new team member from British or Belgium origin;
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written);
  • Good social skills and a hands-on, flexible and solution-oriented work mentality;
  • Support of the mission and philosophy of Schuttelaar & Partners.

Schuttelaar & Partners offers:

  • Challenging and varied work for a commercial agency with a social mission;
  • A professional, dynamic, and ambitious working environment;
  • Room for self development and initiative;
  • A competitive remuneration package.

Closing date: 4 November 2013.

Job contact: Send your CV and cover letter to Karin van Dooren at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Please refer to the vacancy EU affairs consultant in the e-mail subject line.

Website: www.schuttelaar-partners.com

Paid Traineeship

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

Brussels, Belgium


The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is offering a paid traineeship (starting date ASAP) for a duration of 6 months.

Profile:

  • Native English speaker, other languages an asset;
  • Background in Economics, Law or International Relations desirable;
  • Previous experience of editing and/or proofreading work a definite advantage.

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Internship Programme Interface Europe Brussels, Belgium


The internship programme is focused on immersing the successful candidates in the activities of Interface Europe.

The mission assigned to the interns mainly consists in supporting the activities carried out by Interface Europe's consultants:

  • monitoring EU current affairs in Research and innovation,
  • defining strategies,
  • drafting proposals,
  • managing projects,
  • giving lectures,
  • managing communities and social networks,
  • developing communication and exploitation activities in Research and innovation.

The specific tasks assigned to the interns are typically:

  • gathering information on the internet,
  • preparation of the communication tools (newsletters, updating the website and the project platform, databases, etc.),
  • organizing meetings and conferences,
  • preparing missions, minutes and reports and
  • any other support activities.

The programme is open to all young graduates with an academic background in one of the Interface Europe related fields (sciences, engineering, project management, community management, innovation management, business development, legal/IPR, etc.) holding a university degree, fluent in English, fully computer and internet literate and with good knowledge of European Affairs and in particular European Programmes for Research and Innovation (FP7, CIP, Horizon 2020, COSME, etc.).

Additional educational qualifications, experience in the European Institutions and adequate knowledge of one or two more languages are considered assets.

 

 

 

Internship - Event Management and Public Relations

UNITEE - European-Turkish Business Confederation

Strasbourg, France

UNITEE is a unique organisation in Brussels as it brings the interests of an «under-represented» group of entrepreneurs and business professionals to light, namely those with a migrant background.

Founded in 2010, UNITEE already comprises 6 national federations, 77 business associations and more than 15 000 entrepreneurs and business professionals, located in 23 European countries.

UNITEE's first objective is to raise awareness of its members' unique contributions to Europe's economic growth, which have so far been insufficiently acknowledged. The entire organisation chain in the confederation is involved with international relations, advocacy and strategic communication activities. In addition, UNITEE provides a range of services and events that enable its members to have a deeper understanding of their institutional environment, become more efficient and better exploit international trade opportunities.

Based in Brussels, our team is also supported by an office in Strasbourg, France, which it shares with one of our French associations, the MEDEST (Mouvement des entrepreneurs de l’Est). In view of the 2014 EU elections, UNITEE wishes to intensify its relations with the European Institutions through its various activities (conferences, round-tables, series of interviews with MEPs and a European platform dedicated to the elections…).

This is the reason why UNITEE recruits two interns for its office in Strasbourg, for a period of 3 months.

The given tasks will include:

  • liaising with MEPs during the plenary sessions;
  • conducting interviews and write articles on the basis of these interviews;
  • organise round-tables and other activities in Strasbourg;
  • contribute to the Newsletter, UNITEE Blog as well as to UNITEE’s quarterly magazine;
  • supporting the activities of our association, MEDEST (30%).

This internship will provide you with the opportunity to meet high-level European and local stakeholders, as well as to organise innovative activities and to write articles in our Blog and/or magazine.

Required competencies:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Political Sciences, Communication, Event Management, or similar;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team (with people from different cultural background);
  • Ability to take initiatives and be creative (used to work with a lot of freedom and thus able to efficiently use it, namely to come with new ideas and proposals);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (used to meet or get in touch with people at all levels and to feel at ease during such activities, physically or on the phone);
  • Fully independent in expressing oneself in English and ability to take position on given topics (no need to correct gross mistakes); French would be an asset;
  • Possessing advanced knowledge of computerised office tools (especially MS Office applications such as Word and Power Point).

For more information regarding our internship programme, do not hesitate to visit the

“Internship” section of our website: http://www.unitee.eu/internship-programme. There you

will find testimonies of our previous interns.

 

Stage - Affaires Culturelles et Européennes

Les Rencontres - Association of European Cities and Region for Culture

Paris, France


Le/la stagiaire participera à l'organisation de deux conférences:

  • La Rencontre de Bruxelles, à l’occasion des vingt ans de la création de notre réseau. Février 2014
  • Les Rencontres d’Umea - Suède, Capitale européenne de la culture. Juin 2014

Missions

  • Recherches sur le thème des conférences, les intervenants, les partenariats et les financements;
  • Travail logistique en partenariat avec les collectivités qui accueillent nos réunions;
  • Elaboration d’outils de communication;
  • Préparation de dossiers, rédaction de notes et traduction de documents;
  • Participation aux tâches quotidiennes de l’équipe.

Profil recherché

  • Bac + 4/5 dans le domaine des affaires européennes et/ou culturelles, sciences politiques, relations internationales, communication;
  • Anglais, français : excellent niveau;
  • Connaissances en informatique;
  • Rigueur, autonomie, capacités rédactionnelles.

 

Lieu : Paris, 14ème arrondissement  Convention de stage obligatoire, Indemnités légales : 436,05 euros par mois pour un temps plein Candidature à adresser à :

Roger Tropeano, Président

Les Rencontres, 8 villa d’Alésia, 75014 PARIS  A envoyer par email à : stage@lesrencontres.e

 

Intern - Regional Security EWI - EastWest Institute

Brussels, Belgium


Date: September 15, 2013 – December, 2013

The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions.

Job Summary:

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates (only if you are planning to continue your education within the next six months) with a four- month (or longer) training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. As a think and do tank, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives. 

As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department. Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of programmatic activities under the framework of EWI’s Regional Security Program, including researching and writing briefing notes on discreet issue areas and key actors based on literature searches, document reviews, and key informant interviews;
  • Provide Administrative and logistical support for meetings and conferences;
  • Assisting in drafting project-related correspondence and other documents;
  • Complete research on topics, institutions, and individuals relevant to the Initiative;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualification:

  • University degree in a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree program;
  • Background and interest in international relations and the MENA region;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and working level in Arabic are must. Other languages is an advantage
  • Ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks;
  • The EastWest Institute reserves the right to change this description at any time.

 

 

 

Assistant to the Secretary-General

YFJ - European Youth Forum

Brussels, Belgium


The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. Independent, democratic and youth-led, it represents 99 National Youth Councils and international youth organisations from across the Continent. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. 

The Forum is recruiting an Assistant to the Secretary-General. The successful candidate will support the daily work of the Secretary-General in the organisation of the platform’s statutory meetings, in policy and advocacy research, in maintaining the Secretary-General’s agenda, and by ensuring the effective external communication of the office.

TASKS

  • Prepare and facilitate Board meetings, including drafting the agenda, minute-taking, document management, logistical preparations, and follow-up;
  • Support the organisation of other Youth Forum statutory meetings, namely the Council of Members and General Assembly, including drafting the agenda, taking minutes, logistical preparations, and follow-up, and of other meetings under the direct responsibility of the Secretary-General’s office;
  • Manage the correspondence and agenda of the Secretary-General’s office, and the invitations system of the European Youth Forum;
  • Support the Secretary-General, President and members of the Board, particularly with respect to external representation;
  • Editorial assistance and proofreading of publications and documents;
  • Support the Secretary-General with policy and advocacy research and in related political campaigns when needed;
  • Any other diverse daily administrative and support work, as may be needed;
  • The employee accepts that, in accordance with the work rules and without prejudice to the legal provisions and regulations, the duties and responsibilities can be adapted in accordance with the needs and the organisation of the employer.

PROFILE OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Up to 1 - 2 years experience as Executive /Personal Assistant;
  • Background and experience in NGO work, particularly in a NGO network/platform, is preferable;
  • Experience of organising political meetings, with a sensitivity to their confidentiality, and experience in their logistical preparation (including document management and other follow up);
  • Capacity to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously, demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills;
  • Sensitivity to youth policy issues and a good knowledge of the European institutions;
  • Experience in proofreading is welcomed;
  • Able to research, collate, analyse and summarise information;
  • Able to live in Brussels or the surrounding area;
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours and on weekends, when required;
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent English and French (being a native speaker is an asset);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy, with good working knowledge of word processing, e-mail and internet applications.

TERMS OF THE CONTRACT

The duration of the contract is five years. The contract is full time (35 hours per week) and the gross monthly salary (for a P1 position according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently applied at the European Youth Forum) is 2.754 euro. A relocation package, hospitalisation insurance and other benefits are available. Travel expenses within the Brussels region are covered by the European Youth Forum.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To submit your application for this vacancy, please use the new European Youth Forum online recruitment system:http://recruitment.youthforum.org

 


Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana SEPTEMBRIE 2013

 

Project Assistant B&S Europe

Brussels, Belgium


B&S Europe BUSINESS & STRATEGIES IN EUROPE S.A. is an international consulting firm which has been based in Brussels since 1991. We provide advice for technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries, particularly to Public and Governmental Institutions. Our main fields of expertise are Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, in areas such as Justice and Home Affairs, Regional and Local Development and Support to Social Services and Employment. B&S has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. B&S has a long standing involvement with clients including international donor agencies, particularly with the European Commission, National Governments and their agencies. B&S also has permanent offices in Romania, Kosovo, the Philippines and Senegal with representative offices in more than 20 countries. The company employs more than 30 full time staff and relies on a trustworthy and well experienced network of inhouse and external experts to carry out the implementation of projects. B&S has been substantially increasing its turnover over these years and will reach 10 M Euros in 2011.

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and working closely with local expertise to better tackle local problems and existent needs.

JOB PURPOSE

In order to contribute to its International Expansion, B&S Europe is seeking two Junior Project Assistants. The duration of the internship will be six months.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work on EuropeAid requests for FWC projects;
  • Assist Project Managers in daily tasks including:
    • Searching for experts through the B&S Europe database and/or local partners to participate in projects;
    • Preparation of the offer (constitution of the expert team; support in the writing of technical offer);
    • Follow-up and daily management of current projects: mobilization of short term expertise, administrative management etc;
  • Updating and improving IT system, database;
  • Researching and expanding our network of local partners and experts;
  • Secure a positive image and reputation of B&S Europe;
  • Participate in the development of creative and efficient project management.

Proposal: 

  • Field missions in some of the countries where Projects are implemented;
  • Possibility to join a very motivated and professional Team;
  • Very good work atmosphere and company culture;
  • High level of responsibilities integrated within a highly horizontal management style;
  • Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company with long-standing experience in working for EU Institutions all over the world;
  • Possibility to develop professional consultancy skills, with a focus on the public sector.

Skills required

Qualifications and profile: 

Please note that an internship agreement with University or other institutions providing grants (Leonardo, Erasmus placement, etc.) is required.

  • Recent graduate or advanced student in Economics, Law, Public Administration, Social or Political Sciences or similar, etc…;
  • Proved interest in the cooperation and development field, in particular in consultancy assignments;
  • Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships;
  • Perfect oral and drafting skills in English and French;
  • Capacity to work within a team;
  • Capacity for independent decision-making and taking initiative;
  • Computer skills MS Office (Excel Word Power Point), Internet, and database;
  • Dynamic, good capacity of relationship and interaction with people, motivated, high level of commitment and integrity, honest and demonstrating a willingness to work in Brussels for long term.

Contact Details: 

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Mr Maxime Hugeux ( Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ) under the heading “Junior Project Assistant”.

Only candidates with an internship agreement will be considered. Due to high number of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

 

Internship/Junior Advocacy Officer

EPF - European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

Brussels, Belgium


EPF is a network of members of parliaments from across Europe who are committed to protecting the sexual and reproductive health of the world’s most vulnerable people, both at home and overseas. A internship as a Junior Advocacy Officer has become available. 

Interested candidates meeting the profile below can send their CVs with cover letter to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 4 October 2013. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in early October.

Profile:

  • educated to degree level, preferably Masters, in politics, economics, international relations, development or related field;
  • languages: English and French, additional languages an asset;
  • experience required: at least 2 years relevant professional experience in EU affairs, international relations, development, public health, UN system;
  • Other skills: quick-learner, independent, availability to travel, creative, diplomatic, flexible, organized.

Tasks to include:

  • drafting briefing material, speeches, presentations, reports, notes;
  • assist with event organization (logistics);
  • assist with organization of major conferences;
  • will be involved in and provide support to a range of EPF advocacy activities;
  • other tasks as may become required.

Other:

  • Given nature of work, candidates should feel comfortable with working with a wide range of political views and have an affinity with the issues, particularly sexual and reproductive health and rights, population and pro-choice;
  • Must be flexible in working with a small but hard-working team of colleagues;
  • Travel may be required;
  • Remuneration: yes;
  • Fixed-term contract for 6 months;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
  • Possibility of internship leading to extension or permanent employment;
  • Must be already able to legally work in Belgium.

For more information, visit: www.epfweb.org.

 

Internship in the Policy, Outreach and Campaigns Department

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Policy, Outreach and Campaigns Department.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 

Main function: Assist the work of the Policy, Outreach and Campaigns
Starting date: 1 November 2013
Duration: Six months
Department: Global Outreach and Campaigns
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key tasks:

  • Assist with training on specific advocacy skill building projects, including with regional programmes or specific international projects;
  • Support cooperation with National Chapter networks on various issues, including internal and external communication, e.g. maintenance of departments’ site on internal website, drafting and editing of texts and assistance with multimedia as well as research on related issues;
  • Assist the global institutions advocacy work conducting outreach and advocacy to international institutions such as the G20 with a focus on financial integrity issues;
  • Assist in outreach to mass membership organisations with the aim to reach new audiences with our global advocacy work;
  • Assist the SAFE (Safeguarding Anti-Corruption Fighters Efforts) work, which advocates for the protection of anti-corruption advocates worldwide;
  • Overall support to the department, including various administrative and budget management tasks.

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • Communications, journalism or social science related degree;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is a requirement; a working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a strong asset;
  • Experience in campaigning, activism and/or journalism;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint;
  • Considerable interest in the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption (required);
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders in the fight against corruption at international level would be an advantage (e.g. international institutions and networks, civil society organisations).

 

INTERNSHIP IN THE POLICY, OUTREACH AND CAMPAIGNS DEPARTMENT

Application Closing Date - 07 Oct 2013
Job Start Date - 01 Nov, 2013
Duration - 6 months
Pay Scale - 450€ / month
Location - Berlin, Germany

 

Internship - Policy Assistant

Net European Consulting Sprl

Brussels, Belgium


Net European Consulting is looking for a 3/6 months unpaid internship to join our small team, assisting the General Manager for administrative tasks and collaborating with the Policy officer on policy monitoring & analysis. The internship will be based in Brussels and will provide a policy support to the Net European Consulting, a Belgian society representing private enterprises and professional associations, with a focus on fishery and aquaculture, as well as providing technical assistance on European projects. 
Net European Consulting is member of Enterprise Europe Network.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Researches of European Funds, grants and calls;
  • Monitoring and Reporting on European Parliament activities and other relevant events in the following field: Fish and Maritime Affairs, Industry, Research and Technology, Energy and Environment;
  • General administrative tasks, assisting in the coordination/drafting of project proposals;
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the General Manager, including participation in European Parliament Committees and other relevant workshop/conference/meeting and drafting reports;
  • General support to the activities of NETEC.

Skills required

  • Good knowledge of current EU affairs/EU programs;
  • Good Knowledge of social platform application, internet, Microsoft tools;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Knowledge of Italian and good command of English and French;
  • Knowledge of European Union Institutions;
  • Study and/or training experiences in an international environment.

Preferred start:

1 October 2013

Please send a cover letter and CV by 27/09/2013.

Application

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Priority for: Candidates supported by a Leonardo or Erasmus internship program or by an internship agreement with Universities.

 

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Stage - Affaires Culturelles et Européennes

Les Rencontres - Association of European Cities and Region for Culture

Paris, France


Le/la stagiaire participera à l'organisation de deux conférences:

  • La Rencontre de Bruxelles, à l’occasion des vingt ans de la création de notre réseau. Février 2014
  • Les Rencontres d’Umea - Suède, Capitale européenne de la culture. Juin 2014

Missions

  • Recherches sur le thème des conférences, les intervenants, les partenariats et les financements;
  • Travail logistique en partenariat avec les collectivités qui accueillent nos réunions;
  • Elaboration d’outils de communication;
  • Préparation de dossiers, rédaction de notes et traduction de documents;
  • Participation aux tâches quotidiennes de l’équipe.

Profil recherché

  • Bac + 4/5 dans le domaine des affaires européennes et/ou culturelles, sciences politiques, relations internationales, communication;
  • Anglais, français : excellent niveau;
  • Connaissances en informatique;
  • Rigueur, autonomie, capacités rédactionnelles.

Description du profil recherché

• Bac + 4/5 dans le domaine des affaires européennes et/ou culturelles, sciences

politiques, relations internationales, communication

• Anglais, français : excellent niveau

• Connaissances en informatique

• Rigueur, autonomie, capacités rédactionnelles

Lieu : Paris, 14ème arrondissement

Convention de stage obligatoire

Indemnités légales : 436,05 euros par mois pour un temps plein

Candidature à adresser à :

Roger Tropeano, Président

Les Rencontres, 8 villa d’Alésia, 75014 PARIS

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Internship with NEF- Communication Officer

NEF - Network of European Foundations

Brussels , Belgium


NEF is looking for an Intern to assist the Secretariat in its projects as of November 2013 for 6 months. NEF is an operational platform that seeks to develop joint initiatives between foundations and other actors. NEF supports projects in several fields – socio-economic, educational and in international development – in Europe and globally.

Responsibilities

The NEF Intern will support the Secretariat team in the development and implementation of all NEF and project-related activities, under the supervision of the European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia Project Officer and of the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund Programme Manager.
His/her duties will include:

  • Assisting with the websites (wordpress) (NEF and evaluation challenge), regular update of the NEF mailing lists;
  • Supporting the development of a portal for the Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund;
  • Assisting in editing the NEF Newsletter - winter edition 2014 (mailchimp);
  • Proof reading of the internal documents of the organisation;
  • Responding to queries from NEF’s partners and grantees;
  • Organising meetings and helping in the organisation of the EFID ceremony in March 2014;
  • Writing the minutes for meetings;
  • Drafting emails, briefings & reports;
  • Representing the organisation at conferences and meetings;
  • Helping with regular office administration (orders and supplies; collect mail; post office).

Requirements and qualifications

  • Native English speaker;
  • Excellent academic record;
  • Good knowledge of communication tools (mailchimp, social networks) and experience with website maintenance;
  • Excellent IT skills: experience using Excel;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Very good organisational skills;
  • Ability to work as a member of a small team.

Conditions

  • The internship will last 6 months;
  • This is a paid internship (net € 700/month);
  • Occasional travel within Europe;
  • As per Belgian legislation, candidates will need to sign a “Convention d’Immersion Professionelle”;
  • An ‘accidents on the job’ insurance is provided by NEF on behalf of the Intern;
  • The Intern will be required to ensure his/her own medical coverage.

Please send your CV and cover letter by 9th October. Note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to the following address:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 9th October. 

Desired start date: November 2013

Internship in the Middle East and North Africa Programme

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 

Main function: Assist the work of the Middle East and North Africa team
Starting date: Monday 2 December 2013 (preferred); alternatively Monday 6 January 2014
Duration: Six months (full time)
Department: Middle East and North Africa
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)

Key tasks:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Transparency International Middle East and North Africa Programme (TIMP) and other regional projects, mainly focussing on regional outreach tasks in cooperation with Regional Coordinators and the Regional Outreach Manager;
  • Assist in the preparation of workshops, conferences and trainings;
  • Liaise with contact groups and National Chapters on various issues;
  • Assist with the preparation of TI presentations and other documents to external interlocutors;
  • Undertake desk research in support of programme activities;
  • Overall support to all members of the department, including various administrative and budget management tasks.

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is a requirement; a working knowledge of French is highly desired; knowledge of Arabic (standard and/or colloquial) would be a strong asset;
  • Some knowledge of, and considerable interest in, the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption (required);
  • Knowledge of, or proven interest in the Middle East and North Africa (required);
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel (required);
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Interest in advocacy actions;
  • Meticulous and detail oriented;
  • Ability to conduct research autonomously;
  • Some prior office experience very desirable.

The closing date for applications is 11 October 2013

How to apply

To apply for this internship please send a maximum one page cover letter and a maximum two page CV, preferably by email, to

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The closing date for applications is 11 October 2013.

EU Issue Tracker Internship

EU Issue Tracker

Brussels, Belgium


The EU Issue Tracker internship is a demanding and challenging opportunity for candidates having completed a Masters in EU Studies or a Masters in EU Law.

While an appropriate academic background is necessary for any professional career, much can only be understood through real work experience. With this in mind, the EU Issue Tracker Internship introduces suitably trained and educated starters to the real world of EU policy in Brussels and allows them to gain professional experience.

Under the supervision of the senior members of the Policy Team, the intern will be involved in a supporting role in research, monitoring, the preparation of policy-related material, and other work in support of the permanent team, feeding into the rigorous process that produces the consistent quality, timeliness and reliability of EU Issue Tracker.

Who can apply?

We accept applications only from candidates with a Masters in EU Law or a Masters in EU Affairs/EU Politics. Candidacies that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to Nadia Antoniou at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by or before 17 September 2013. After submitting your CV, please do not follow up by phone or email. If your candidacy meets the minimum requirements set out in this announcement, then you will hear from us regardless of the outcome. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

 

Start Date, Duration, Conditions:

Starting Date: Early October

Duration: Six Months

Pay: Legal Belgian internship pay plus meal vouchers

Medical: Public Belgian national health coverage

 

Offre de Stage/d’apprentissage Communication-Multimédia

Public Impact

Paris, France


3 à 6 mois temps partiel/alternance/temps plein en fonction des disponibilités
A partir de septembre 2013 (centre de Paris 75009)

Le cabinet (10 personnes): Formations et Conseil auprès des collectivités publiques françaises et européennes

Mission:

  • Vous travaillerez principalement avec le pole Europe du Cabinet (2 personnes: Associé et responsable communication); conseil et formation sur les fonds européens.

Vous serez impliqué dans la communication d’une conférence internationale organisée au mois d’Octobre à Munich sur le thème « New Instruments of Cohesion Policy 2014+ »

  • Développement des supports de communication, multimédia et réseaux sociaux lors de la conférence (vidéo, facebook etc..)

Autres fonctions:

  • Participation à la refonte des sites web ETCP et Public Impact
  • Participation à la gestion des sites webs (actualisation, mise en ligne de news etc..)
  • Participation à l’organisation et la diffusion des autres formations (inscriptions, recherche de salle)
  • Langues de travail : anglais et français

Compétences:

  • Formation: Communication/Multimédia/Marketing
  • Un intérêt pour les enjeux européens serait un plus
  • Français, Anglais: Lu, Ecrit et Parlé indispensable
  • Autonomie, Créativité
  • Excellente maîtrise des outils informatiques Pack OFFICE (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point), internet, des réseaux sociaux, des logiciels de graphisme (photoshop, indesign) et de video editing

Condition: Convention de stage (ou contrat d’apprentissage) obligatoire

Condition : Convention de stage (ou contrat d’apprentissage) obligatoire

Merci d’envoyer cv et lettre de motivation par mail à l’attention de Jenifer TODISCO

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Trainee in the Communication and Research

EACB - European Association of Co-operative Banks

Brussels, Belgium


Job Details:

The Stagiaire will work under the supervision of the Communication and Research Head of Department and will report to her directly. His portfolio will comprise the following tasks:

  • Assisting in the organisation of EACB’s public events;
  • Assisting in collecting and elaborating the key statistics of the EACB’s member organisations
  • Assisting in research projects on the sector by external parties (in liaison with the European Think Tank of Co-operative banks and /or ad-hoc task forces).
  • Assist in the projects related to the academic prize for young researchers.
  • Assisting in production of leaflets, annual report, newsletter and other promotional or communication material of the EACB;
  • Monitoring of European initiatives related to SMEs financing and support in animating the EACB related task force. In particular the stagiare will be requested to assist in monitoring the EU initiatives, organise meetings, draft documents, gather and monitor information, inform the EACB Task force accordingly.
  • Support in the coordination and animation of the working group social affairs
  • Maintaining a network of contacts both within the association and outside (EACB Member organisations, EU policy-makers, other trade associations, think tanks , etc.)

 

Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer WVI - World Vision International

Brussels, Belgium


Due to the departure of the current role holder, World Vision Brussels & EU Representation aisbl (WV EUREP) is recruiting a Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer (m/f), full time.

Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the optimal functioning of WV EUREP – a leading ‘Global Capital’ office of World Vision International – and to the achievement of two of its key strategic objectives:

  • Facilitation of the development of sustained and increasing EU revenue by European offices and their partners;
  • Shaping and influencing EU humanitarian programs and policies, and to linking this to the global humanitarian policy work of World Vision.

Job Context

WV EUREP is an international non-profit association registered in Belgium. The membership of the association consists of World Vision fundraising organisations (called Support Offices) in 10 EU member states and World Vision International, the latter representing the global World Vision partnership, which is present and active in implementing development and humanitarian programs and projects in close to 100 countries in the world through Regional and National offices. 

WV EUREP is also one of the key ‘Global Capitals’ offices of World Vision international, which have been established in key places in the world where issues are discussed and decisions are taken that are of global significance and importance to World Vision and may have a global impact. 
The office works to support the international partnership of World Vision. It specifically endeavours to enable its member organisations, and the partnership as a whole, to work more effectively with the EU institutions in terms of resource development and in terms of influencing policies that reduce poverty and promote justice in the developing world. WV EUREP has the mandate to be the primary interface for World Vision with the EU institutions and thus the association is required to foster a consistent and uniform position of World Vision in relation to the European Union. 

As one of its core activities, WV EUREP assists World Vision organisations in the broadest sense of the word in their efforts to successfully apply for grants from the European Union and to successfully implement the programs for which these grants are awarded. WV EUREP initiates policy dialogue, and policy lobbying with EU institutions on behalf of and in consultation with members on issues relevant to WV's operations and facilitates contacts between World Vision entities and the EU institutions. 

In this context, WV EUREP also coordinates the work of two representative groups of WV`s offices in the EU: a European Programmes Reference Group (EPRG) dealing with programme partnership and grants with the EU; and a European Advocacy Working Group (EAG) covering joint work towards pro-poor EU policy and policy implementation, with a focus on preventative child health and nutrition. In addition, the office is increasingly playing a global role for World Vision, with a particular focus on innovative funding opportunities, information sharing and research, and responses to crises. 

Vital to the success of this position, the office and the wider organisation is wholehearted support for World Vision’s core values and Christian identity.

Principle areas of responsibility/activities:

1. Programming and funding;
2. Communications;
3. Advocacy;
4. Administrative assistance to staff of WV EUREP.

Supervision and coordination/consultation:

The Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer reports directly to and is supervised by the Director for Programming & Resource Acquisition. 

In conducting his/her activities with regard to Communications and Advocacy (see sections 2 and 3 below), the Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer will need to liaise and consult closely with the Director for Advocacy & Justice for Children and colleagues in the Policy & Advocacy team of WV EUREP, in order to ensure that communications and advocacy activities by the Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer are carried out in coordination, coherence and compliance with advocacy and communications processes and protocols of World Vision globally and of WV EUREP internally.

Specific responsibilities, tasks and activities:

1. Programming and funding (estimated to take 70% of capacity on average)

  • Keep track of current EU and EC policy and regulatory documents and information regarding programming of interest to achievement of WV EUREP`s objectives. Monitor EU changes as related to programming for Development and Humanitarian Aid with a specific focus on ECHO and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR);
  • Attend relevant working groups and meetings taking place in Brussels or beyond that are related to Development and Humanitarian Aid with a specific focus on ECHO and DRR;
  • Search and analyse EU and other European funding opportunities for EUREP Programme & Resource Acquisition Department, World Vision’s field and European offices;
  • Contribute to WV EUREP capacity-building activities with regard to EU funding, in particular on developing ECHO grant applications;
  • Provide training, support and guidance on ECHO funding opportunities and ECHO grant compliance;
  • Prepare and organise meetings of the EPRG (European Program Reference Group);
  • Contribute to WV EUREP capacity-building activities on working with EU and on EU grant management;
  • Support any other activities contributing to the achievement of WV EUREP objectives in terms of facilitation of funding acquisition for WV offices as set in WV EUREP strategy.

2. Communications (estimated to take 10% of capacity on average)

  • Disseminate ECHO funding related information to World Vision EUREP, World Vision Support Offices and other relevant World Vision constituencies;
  • Give individual advice and backstopping to Support Offices, Regional Offices and National Offices of World Vision on EC funding opportunities and requirements;
  • Liaise and coordinate within World Vision on news features, in particular in CAT III humanitarian events; send copies of external communications and summaries of meetings on Cat III events or other on-going crises to internal stakeholders, including WV EUREP advocacy team, relevant staff in European support offices, in Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA), in Advocacy & Justice for Children (A&JC) and in Advocacy Response Groups (ARG);
  • Respond to requests for EC and WV information and publications;
  • Contribute to World Vision Central and HORIZON (World Vision online databases) updates and improvements.

3. Advocacy (estimated to take 15% of capacity on average)

  • Participate in network or stakeholder meetings regarding HEA funding and advocacy policies and positions, representing and promoting positions agreed within WV EUREP and the wider partnership;
  • Participate in virtual meetings of ARGs formed around CAT III and other major on-going humanitarian crises;
  • Give individual advice to relevant point persons within the WV EUREP Advocacy team, the global Advocacy & Justice for Children department and global HEA department regarding general elements of EU institutions and structures, network positions, intelligence gathered from the EU about other stakeholders, and EU considerations;
  • Contribute to the analysis and formulation of general Humanitarian Policy;
  • Contribute to publications and events.

4. Administrative tasks and General Office Administration (estimated to take 5% of capacity on average)

  • Support maintenance of an efficient filing system;
  • Provide support to logistical arrangements for meetings, seminars, hearings, training sessions or workshops conducted by World Vision and assist in coordination with other NGOs for joint NGO events (in peak periods) as necessary.

Essential knowledge, experience and attributes:

  • An essential requirement is a minimum of one to two year(s) concrete experience of working within international development cooperation and/or humanitarian relief, including experience in and knowledge of working with ECHO and the issue of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). - Demonstrated strong ability with regard to relief proposal writing and/or relief project grants management, including project design, log frame, budget preparation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, audits etc.;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in economics, politics, international relations or a field relevant to World Vision’s mission;
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English is essential, a good command of either French or Spanish would be highly desirable, and knowledge of additional European languages will be an asset;
  • To be a either a citizen of an EU member state or already possess a valid residence and work permit for Belgium (unfortunately WV EUREP is unable to assist candidates in obtaining the required residence and work permits).

Additional Information:

The Humanitarian Programs & Policy Officer will represent World Vision at all times with integrity, acting according to World Vision’s core values to all audiences. 

S/He will work at all times in accordance with policy and advocacy protocols, child protection policy, and other standard policies, and act within defined parameters of projects. 

S/He may be occasionally asked to carry out other duties that may be required and related to the job. Personal objectives will be set after discussion on a six-monthly basis. Any amendments to this Job Description will be made after discussion and put in writing. 

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter by e-mail as soon as possible to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Closing date for applications is Friday 11 October 2013. Interviews will be planned for the week of 21 October 2013.

 

Junior Campaign Manager

DI - Democracy International

Berlin, Germany


Democracy International (DI)
is a young, dynamic, internationally operating non-governmental organisation fighting for more democracy on the regional, national and especially on the transnational level. We are convinced that empowering citizens is essential to solve the big challenges of the 21st century. Therefore we campaign and lobby for better electoral laws, for participatory and direct democracy. Furthermore we conduct research together with partners to find ways to make transnational institutions more democratic and we advise activists in different countries.

Short Description:

For our campaign team in Berlin we search a young junior campaign manager who loves to work with us in the stimulating and inspiring atmosphere of a high performance core team. Developing strategies, organising campaigns, communicating internally and externally in order to fight for more democracy (particularly participatory forms) by raising awareness and conducting irritating, astonishing high-impact publicity actions. Do you have creative ideas, endurance and a passion for democracy? Apply! We are waiting for you!

Background Information:

The campaign unit of Democracy International has a new structure and will be expanded in the coming months and years into a team, which is able to run campaigns in Europe and other continents. We cooperate very closely with national member organisations and other partners for planning and execution of campaign across countries. In the past, DI ran successful campaigns for the implementation of the European Citizen's Initiative (ECI), for referenda about the outcome of the last convention and others. In the future we continue to lay a particular focus on democracy in the EU, while at the same time running campaigns on other continents.

Currently we are planning a Europe-wide campaign for a more democratic EU by demanding a new European convention according to Art. 48 of the Lisbon Treaty. This campaign will be conducted together with many partner organisations in all EU member states.

For more details about the current campaign planning please visit: www.democracy-international.org/campaign-documents.

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

Strategy Development: Together with the chief campaigner and in collaboration with member-organisations you will develop campaign strategies to reach our organisational objective. You will plan out the strategic, communicative and operative goals for each campaign, together with marketing firms. In doing so, you will come up with creative ideas to maximize the impact of the campaign.

Campaign Management:

  • Operative execution of the campaign;
  • Development, coordination and organisation of mass-publicity actions/events/lobbying/press conferences etc.;
  • Building Alliances for special Campaigns;
  • Internal (other member organisations) and external (media, public, politics) communication;
  • Recruitment, coordination and motivation of new volunteers and campaign staff.

Network Building: Maintaining and developing a long-term network of co-operation partners, communication on a regular basis with the member organisations.

Team capacity: Together with the campaign-leader: building development and inspiration of a high performance core-team for the campaign unit of DI.

What we expect:

Since we are searching for a Junior Campaign Manager we do not require previous campaigning experience (although it would certainly be helpful). You just need to demonstrate, that you have the potential, passion, interest and power to campaign for (direct) democracy.

What is important to us:

  • You have a proven track record which shows your organisational skills: e.g. experience in citizen's actions, campaigns or start-ups;
  • You have communicational skills which allow you - after a short training period - to communicate with press, politicians, partners;
  • Fluency in English is necessary and in other languages desirable (especially German, French, Spanish);
  • You have a good understanding of EU politics;
  • You are flexible, able to cope with pressure, venturous and ready for action;
  • You enjoy travelling trough Europe and don't mind being away from home for some weeks.

Additional Information:

Full time Job, Office is in Berlin (Germany), salary is on NGO level.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

Apply:

Please send your CV, motivational letter and complementing materials by email to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . For further questions you can contact us via the same email address or by phone: 0177-9737748 (Armin Steuernagel).

If possible please submit your application by 30 September 2013 12:00 pm.

 

 

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Coordonator general de practica

Dr Bogdan Lucian jora

 


 

 

 

Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana AUGUST 2013

 

Communications Intern (Paid)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Brussels, Belgium


Carnegie Europe, the Brussels-based center for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, seeks an energetic and motivated individual to join the Carnegie Europe communications team for a six-month internship on a full-time basis. The position is paid.The position requires fluent English (including good drafting and proofreading skills); proficient French or any other EU language; excellent oral communication and research skills; good knowledge of and interest in international affairs; thorough understanding of and interest in European institutions; ability to work independently and as part of a team; flexibility; excellent Microsoft Office skills; and experience in political event management a plus. Proficiency in Dreamweaver a plus. University degree or equivalent required. Responsibilities include assisting with website maintenance; assisting with the production of mass mailings and other marketing materials; managing the Carnegie Europe publication stock; managing communications equipment in Carnegie Europe’s event space; performing administrative and logistical duties for a variety of events; assisting in the production of Carnegie Europe event deliverables; maintaining Carnegie Europe’s media contacts database; and assisting with media outreach. Due to the expected large volume of applicants, the Center will only contact those candidates it plans to interview.

 

Policy Communications Trainee

Inclusion Europe

Brussels, Belgium


At Inclusion Europe, we offer graduates with a relevant qualification six months work experience in Brussels.

 

Main tasks

To produce and edit features for Inclusion Europe’s information tools (online Journal, website, newsletter, specific publications) Supervise the production and dissemination of ‘Europe for us’ and e-Include newsletter. Participate in the preparation of various publications and events of Inclusion Europe, Participate in external meetings with different European institutions and international organisations, Conduct research for policy support. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria: Degree in journalism, political sciences, European affairs or equivalent, Knowledge of EU affairs and demonstrated interest in human rights advocacy, Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional languages are an asset, Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally, excellent drafting skills, Ability to assimilate and process information on a wide variety of issues and for a wide variety of audiences, Appropriate computer skills (Microsoft Office package. Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and/or other relevant software and programs including audio and video is an asset, Motivated learner with a good eye for detail.

At Inclusion Europe, we offer graduates with a relevant qualification six months work experience in Brussels.

Main tasks:

  • To produce and edit features for Inclusion Europe’s information tools (online Journal, website, newsletter, specific publications)
  • Supervise the production and dissemination of ‘Europe for us’ and e-Include newsletter
  • Participate in the preparation of various publications and events of Inclusion Europe
  • Participate in external meetings with different European institutions and international organisations
  • Conduct research for policy support.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in journalism, political sciences, European affairs or equivalent
  • Knowledge of EU affairs and demonstrated interest in human rights advocacy
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional languages are an asset
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally, excellent drafting skills
  • Ability to assimilate and process information on a wide variety of issues and for a wide variety of audiences
  • Appropriate computer skills (Microsoft Office package. Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and/or other relevant software and programs including audio and video is an asset.
  • Motivated learner with a good eye for detail.

The contract will be governed by the Belgian law on “professional immersion” and will provide the successful candidate with a net income of up to 800 € per month.

The successful candidate is expected to start on 16 September and the experience shall last for six months. Interested candidates are asked to apply by submitting a detailed CV and a cover letter to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 31 August.

Due to the number of applications, please, note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About us

Founded in 1988, Inclusion Europe has an outstanding record of representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families organised in member societies in almost all European countries. Inclusion Europe works in close contact with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, European disability organisations, national governments, service providers and researchers. Inclusion Europe works with a small multinational team whose working language is English. More information is available at www.inclusion-europe.org.

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Work Experience Placement - Knowledge Society

EUROCITIES

Belgium, Belgium


The placement will cover the following tasks:

  • monitoring ICT policy initiatives and developments on the EU level
  • analysing ICT policy documents and preparing policy papers
  • drafting articles for the EUROCITIES newsletter, updating the EUROCITIES web pages on ICT issues and other communications-related tasks
  • organising forum and working group meetings
  • general administrative tasks

We are looking for a person with:

  • university degree
  • basic knowledge about ICT policies in the EU, the role of local authorities and the EU institutions
  • excellent English; other European languages are an asset
  • good command of MS Office
  • proactive, organised, team player

 

This area includes topics such as smart cities, Horizon 2020 and research and innovation, e-inclusion, open data, cyber-security, broadband infrastructure in cities and more.

 

The placement will cover the following tasks:

 

  • monitoring ICT policy initiatives and developments on the EU level
  • analysing ICT policy documents and preparing policy papers
  • drafting articles for the EUROCITIES newsletter, updating the EUROCITIES web pages on ICT issues and other communications-related tasks
  • organising forum and working group meetings
  • general administrative tasks

We are looking for a person with:

 

  • university degree
  • basic knowledge about ICT policies in the EU, the role of local authorities and the EU institutions
  • excellent English; other European languages are an asset
  • good command of MS Office
  • proactive, organised, team player

EUROCITIES offers:

 

  • Insights into the daily work of a policy team
  • A dynamic and international working environment
  • Assistance with living expenses up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation
  • Assistance with local public transport expenses

Please send your motivation letter and CV until 02 September to:

Patricia de Wouters

HR Officer

EUROCITIES

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Intern - Communications

EWI - EastWest Institute

Brussels, Belgium


The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions.

Job Summary:

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates with a four- month (or longer) training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. As a think and do tank, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives. As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department. Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Take part in the development of the brand new EWI website and mobile apps;
  • Contribute to the introduction of new EWI branding and visual identity;
  • Support the design and production of communications material for EWI events;
  • Assist in the publishing process of several EWI policy reports;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualification:

  • Student enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program or a recent graduate;
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Design Suite;
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and website CMS;
  • Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable;
  • Excellent writing ability: considerable social media experience is a plus;
  • Fluency in English a must;
  • The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks

Job Summary:

The Internship Program at the EastWest Institute provides talented students and recent graduates  with a four- month (or longer) training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development.  As a think and do tank, we encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives.

As part of the on the job training process interns will work closely with their supervisor on research projects, administrative and logistical support, and other necessary tasks specific to their respective department.  Additionally, interns will add to their skill sets by attending informal and formal learning sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Take part in the development of the brand new EWI website and mobile apps
  • Contribute to the introduction of new EWI branding and visual identity
  • Support the design and production of communications material for EWI events
  • Assist in the publishing process of several EWI policy reports
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualification:

  • Student enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program or a recent graduate;
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe Design Suite
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and website CMS
  • Background and interest in international relations or security studies desirable;
  • Excellent writing ability: considerable social media experience is a plus;
  • Fluency in English a must.
  • The ability and drive to perform in a fast-paced international environment;
  • PC literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Internet-research savvy;
  • Team player, highly motivated, flexible, and able to efficiently handle multiple tasks.

The EWI hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability

 

Research Assistant

Policy Action

Brussels, Belgium


As a Research Assistant, you will be assigned to a certain practice area and will work in close collaboration with both the account manager and partners of the company.

As a Research Assistant at Policy Action you will not only be given an indepth knowledge of different industry areas, but you will also learn a great deal about how EU institutions work. You will find yourself part of the decision making process in Brussels and better understand the mechanism behind it. You will be liaising with the European Parliament and be in regular contact with the Council, the European Commission and various EU stakeholders. The position will give you a broad knowledge of working in the public affairs sector through practical experience and formal training seminars.

 

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring of the latest developments in the European Institutions (European Parliament, Commission and Council), member states and the media;
  • Attending committee meetings in the European Parliament, following the issues relevant to your practice area;
  • Attending Commission hearings, various conferences and seminars on related topics;
  • Assisting in the organisation of conferences and meetings with clients;
  • Researching projects on a variety of issues;
  • Assisting in formulating policy and position papers;
  • Assisting the account manager on the various other services Policy Action provides, such as drafting press releases, updating websites and liaising with trade associations.

Policy Action has a young and dynamic team that works in a stimulating and challenging environment. It pro-vides an ideal stepping stone for a career in public affairs and European politics. Not only will you find past Policy Action Research Assistants in the European Parliament and the Commission but some have gone to on to become successful policy advisors in the private sector.

Fluency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of Spanish and/or German will be an advantage.

 

As a Research Assistant, you will be assigned to a certain practice area and will work in close collaboration with both the account manager and partners of the company.  As a Research Assistant at Policy Action you will not only be given an in-depth knowledge of different  industry areas, but you will also learn a great deal about how EU institutions work. You will find yourself part of the decision making process in Brussels and better understand the mechanism behind it. You will be liaising with the European Parliament and be in regular contact with the Council, the European Commission and various EU stakeholders. The position will give you a broad knowledge of working in the public affairs sector through practical experience and formal training seminars.Your primary responsibilities will include: Monitoring of the latest developments in the European Institutions (European Parliament, Commission and Council), member states and the media ; Attending committee meetings in the European ; Parliament, following the issues relevant to your  practice area; Attending Commission hearings, various conferences and seminars on related topics; Assisting in the organisation of conferences and meetings with clients; Researching projects on a variety of issues; Assisting in formulating policy and position papers; Assisting the account manager on the various  other services Policy Action provides, such as drafting press releases, updating websites and  liaising with trade associations. Policy Action has a young and dynamic team that works in a stimulating and challenging environment. It provides an ideal stepping stone for a career in public affairs and European politics. Not only will you find pasts. Policy Action Research Assistants in the European Parliament and the Commission but some have gone to on to become successful policy advisors in the private sector. Fluency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of Spanish and/or German will be an advantage.If you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do then please visit our website at:

www.policyaction.com.

If you are interested in doing a 6 months paid research assistant internship please send your CV and a covering letter in English to Monica Aldea at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

 

Work Experience Placement - Environment

EUROCITIES

Brussels, Belgium


EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is looking for a work experience placement under the supervision of the policy advisor in the area of environment.

Duration: 6 months
Start:
30 September 2013

Responsibilities:

  • monitoring environmental policy initiatives and developments on the EU level;
  • analysing environmental policy documents and preparing policy papers;
  • drafting articles for the EUROCITIES newsletter, updating the EUROCITIES web pages on environmental issues and other communications-related tasks;
  • supporting environment-related projects;
  • organising forum and working group meetings;
  • general administrative tasks.

Profile:

  • university degree;
  • basic knowledge about environmental policies in the EU, the role of local authorities and the EU institutions;
  • excellent English;
  • good command of MS Office;
  • proactive, organised, team player.

We offer:

  • Insights into the daily work of a policy and projects team;
  • A dynamic, international and pleasant working environment;
  • Assistance with living expenses up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation.

 

EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is looking for a work experience placement under the supervision of the policy advisor in the area of: environment



  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start: 30 September 2013

Responsibilities:

  • monitoring environmental policy initiatives and developments on the EU level
  • analysing environmental policy documents and preparing policy papers
  • drafting articles for the EUROCITIES newsletter, updating the EUROCITIES web pages on environmental issues and other communications-related tasks
  • supporting environment-related projects
  • organising forum and working group meetings
  • general administrative tasks

Profile:

  • university degree
  • basic knowledge about environmental policies in the EU, the role of local authorities and the EU institutions
  • excellent English
  • good command of MS Office
  • proactive, organised, team player

We offer:

  • Insights into the daily work of a policy and projects team
  • A dynamic, international and pleasant working environment
  • Assistance with living expenses up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation
  • Please send your motivation letter and CV until 30 August 2013 at noon to: Patricia de Wouters
    HR Officer EUROCITIES
    Square de Meeûs 1, BE-1000 Brussels
    Fax +32 2 552.08.89
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International Development Opportunities in Warsaw

Coffey International Development

Warsaw, Poland


Reference Number: COFF-3687

 

Coffey International Development Sp. z o.o., based in Warsaw, is a part of the world’s most experienced and trusted international development consulting companies working alongside governments and agencies to strengthen local communities. Coffey International Limited has around 4,000 people working on projects in more than 80 developing and developed countries, and has permanent offices throughout Oceania, the Americas, Africa, Asia, The Middle East and Europe.

Collectively, Coffey aims to improve the lives of communities throughout the world. We apply specialist knowledge and experience to solve the toughest development challenges facing communities worldwide. We are leaders and members of international consortia implementing framework contracts for the public sector clients incl. the UK Department for International Development and the European Commission. The frameworks funded within aid programs mobilise and coordinate specialists and technical experts globally, including in hostile and post-conflict environments To support our framework contracts team we seek Expression of Interest from candidates interested to join Governance, Justice and Security Practice in Coffey Poland (Warsaw) and work on global development aid projects.

Governance, Justice and Security Practice Team Member

The candidates are expected to possess most or all of the following attributes:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g development studies, economics, politics, international relations);
  • General knowledge of development assistance programs;
  • Working experience in the development/corporate sector is desirable;
  • Previous experience of coordinating and/or managing framework contracts projects is an advantage;
  • Good communication skills, ability to work not only as a team member but also under limited supervision;
  • Focus on quality and timeliness;
  • Excellent computer skills;

Applications close: 30 October 2013

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Senior EU Funding Advisor

CARE International

Brussels, Belgium


Deadline for applications: 30 August 2013

Summary:

CARE International is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Non-political and non-sectarian, we operate each year in more than 80 countries around the world, implementing long-term programmes to fight poverty, responding to humanitarian emergencies and advocating for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest people, reaching more than 122 million people. The Senior EU Funding Advisor will be based at CARE International’s Representation to the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium. She/he will work on behalf CARE International members and Country Offices (COs) in their efforts to optimise level of funding from the European Commission (EC), to improve their relations with the EU institutions and to strengthen their representation to the EU. He/she will also assist in the organisational development of CARE International in Europe. The Senior EU Funding Advisor is supervised by the EU Representative and works in close relation with her/him for the fulfilment of their respective objectives.

Position summary:

The Senior EU Funding Advisor will be based at CARE International’s Representation to the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium. She/he will work on behalf CARE International members and Country Offices (COs) in their efforts to optimise level of funding from the European Commission (EC), to improve their relations with the EU institutions and to strengthen their representation to the EU. He/she will also assist in the organisational development of CARE International in Europe. The Senior EU Funding Advisor is supervised by the EU Representative and works in close relation with her/him for the fulfilment of their respective objectives.

Specific Tasks percentages are indicative and may vary depending on the workload)

1. Resources mobilisation strategy: Support CI Members and COs to improve CI’s strategic approach and coordination on EC funding (50%)

  • Through an active presence in European networks/fora, provide CI Members and COs with intelligence and information on policies, programming, funding opportunities and regulatory framework;
  • Facilitate, develop and support Country Offices (COs) and CI Members’ relations with the EC with regard to contractual, funding and relevant policy-related issues;
  • Lead the development of analysis on EC funding trends and policies ,and CARE’s performance; provide strategic guidance and contribute to discussions on CI long-term strategic development on EC funding;
  • Lead the development of co-ordination mechanisms on funding opportunities and donor relations;
  • Monitor and negotiate CARE’s contractual framework with the EU on behalf of CI Members;
  • Represent CI and support the EU Representative in ensuring that CARE has a voice regarding relevant EU policy processes and dialogues;
  • Lead the development of the ‘Funding theme team’ and other relevant parts of the CI Brussels Annual Operating Plan (AOP).

2. Training and capacity building: Support CI members in strengthening their capacities in accessing and managing EC funding and in influencing the regulatory environment; (10%)

  • Provide guidance and support to the EU Funding Officer in the development and roll-out of a CI training strategy on EC funding;
  • Lead the development of capacity building tools on accessing EC funding including oversight of mechanisms and tools to best support information sharing;
  • Provide training/webinars and support to CI Members on EC funding issues as needed;
  • Consult Members and COs on regulatory bottlenecks impeding operations and advocate for improving the framework before the EC (in coalition with other NGOs or as CARE.

3. Support CI Members and Secretariat in the organisational development of CARE International in Europe (10%)

  • Assist in the analysis of problems and opportunities at internal and external levels;
  • Through an active presence in European for a, exchange on strategies and modus operandi with peer organisations to feed into the internal reflection;
  • Support the EU Representative and members to the formulation of strategies that will promote greater efficiency and sustainability within the European context; and in the wider organisation;
  • Participate in and support design and coordination of CI coordination meetings and regional for a: European Programme Directors, European Humanitarian Directors, Regional Management Units (RMUs) meetings.

4. Undertake representational liaison with EU institutions and other Brussels-based NGOs and NGO networks to advance CARE’s objectives in Europe, to strengthen and expand donor relationships and to showcase CARE International achievements and key areas of expertise (25%)

  • Attend relevant meetings with the EU institutions;
  • Explore relations and funding opportunities beyond DG DEVCO and ECHO;
  • Attend relevant meetings with Brussels-based NGOs;
  • Represent CARE International and engage in relevant Brussels-based NGO networks, including: CONCORD Funding for Development and Relief (FDR) and CONCORD Enlargement, Pre-accession and Neighbourhood (EPAN) working groups; and VOICE (Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) Watch Group), and in other advocacy processes and networks relevant to CARE priority themes, and meetings.

5. Other responsibilities (5%)

  • Support the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the CI Brussels Office Annual Operating Plan;
  • Supervise interns’ work on funding;
  • Support CI Secretariat colleagues in their efforts to raise CARE’s profile towards multilateral institutions;
  • Ensure CI Secretariat colleagues have adequate access to EU institutions;
  • Assist with general office administration and any other tasks as required.

Working conditions

The position is based in CARE International Representation to the EU, Brussels, Belgium and is a job at 100 %. The position is reporting directly to the EU Representative.

Knowledge, experience and skills

  • Educated to degree level ideally in social sciences, such as political sciences, international relations, development studies, economics or law;
  • At least 5 years professional related experience : Knowledge and experience of EU Institutions, external relations policies and EC funding procedures, either with an institution or an NGO;
  • Experience of managing EC contracts would be an asset;
  • Good understanding of European Commission regulations/legal experience would be an asset;
  • Demonstrable team-working skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues working in many different locations;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to think and operate innovatively, creatively and strategically;
  • Fluent in oral and written English and excellent working knowledge of French. Further language skills would be an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal and presentation skills; including facilitation and networking;
  • Very good negotiation, representational and lobbying skills;
  • Previous experience in training/capacity-building would be an asset;
  • The ability to work under pressure, flexible and able to travel;
  • Very good knowledge and experience of working with internet and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel);
  • Interest in development and relief issues and commitment to working with CARE;
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post, your suitability for this role, as well as yourself assessment against the requirements and competencies along with your CV/resume (no photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to Margherita Leone: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

 

Programme Officer

Development Initiatives

Bristol, United Kingdom


Job overview

Help us to ensure that the emerging data revolution works for the poor by supporting southern-led open development initiatives, translating international commitments into meaningful action and understand more about the conditions for accessing and using data for inclusive, sustainable development.

Globally over $120 billion in development assistance is allocated to poverty reduction and international development annually. In addition, tens of billions from NGOs, foundations, private giving, remittances and other sources are added to the resources developing country governments themselves devote to reducing poverty. But information on exactly how this large flow of resources is allocated to different priorities and the extent to which funds reach the poor is often difficult for many people to access and understand.

Our aidinfo programme works to enable people at all levels to gain access to and use information about aid and other poverty reduction resources. We believe that supporting efforts to hold governments, donors and service providers to account, and improving the availability of information to support intelligent planning, will increase the effectiveness of aid, and so accelerate poverty reduction. Our vision is that resource information should be available easily to people across developing and developed countries. It should be presented in an easy to understand, comparable, and accessible format, in ways that are relevant to users’ unique perspectives. To realise this vision, aidinfo is working internationally and in three focus countries (Nepal, Kenya and Uganda) to understand, stimulate and support the effective use of such information and to support those working to empower citizens, and to promote accountability and the effective use of resources. We have ambitious plans over the coming year and are looking for a Programme Officer who can lead and deliver these plans as part of a multi-skilled team. You will be working with a core UK-based team, but engaging with a wide network of practitioners across the world, including plenty of opportunities to travel.

Person specification

 

You will be data-savvy and community connected: equally happy selling the ‘open development’ vision to senior policy staff, and writing blog posts. You must be ready to coordinate training and peer-to-peer workshops, as well as getting stuck into the admin tasks we all have to do. You will bring a user-centred perspective to designing and delivering products. You must be flexible and willing to learn on the job, working at the forefront of one of the highest profile global open data initiatives.

 

Education/qualifications

  • Educated to degree level; a Masters in a relevant subject is desirable;
  • At least four years experience of working in international development, with in-country experience essential; experience in East Africa or Nepal would be an advantage.

Knowledge/technical skills

  • Experience of working with and supporting a wide range of organisations and individuals, preferably at an international level and in a developing country context. Experience of facilitating capacity development would be an advantage;
  • Good interpretation and research skills are essential, experience of conducting research in developing countries is desirable;
  • Strong and demonstrable written communication skills, with an ability to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging way;
  • A good understanding of the aid system is essential and a demonstrable interest in transparency and social accountability are desirable;
  • Experience and skills in monitoring and evaluation and data analysis are desirable;
  • Good written and spoken English are essential. Additional language skills would be an advantage.

Personal skills/qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills coupled with the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with partners and colleagues;
  • A creative self-starter who can work independently with minimal support but can also work in a team environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects yet deliver on time with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to recognise, create and seize opportunities to put ideas into practice;
  • Approaches projects methodically, with rigour and attention to detail;
  • Good people management skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner;
  • Flexibility and willingness/ability to travel to East Africa and Nepal is essential.

Duties/responsibilities

  • Coordinate aidinfo’s focus country work, including:
    • Day to day support to colleagues and partners in Nepal to develop and deliver a programme of work and to build capacity of partners
    • Develop and manage relationships with relevant organisations and identify and develop opportunities for new work and partnerships
    • Work with colleagues in DI’s Africa Office to develop and support links between work in East Africa and Nepal
    • Provide inputs to support the development of aidinfo’s focus country methodology, including monitoring, outreach and building links to transparency and accountability projects in other countries;
    • Provide support to gather evidence on the demand, use and impact of data in focus countries and internationally. Work with colleagues to provide content for communications materials and support other communications work as necessary.

Personal development and general responsibilities

  • Prepare for and engage in 1:1 meetings and performance management appraisals;
  • Maintain personal professional development and maintain personal development plans;
  • Input into own objectives, linking to organisational strategy;
  • Take personal responsibility for any health and safety issues and obligations;
  • Be aware of and comply with relevant legislation and policies;
  • Uphold all aspects of Company policies and procedures and legal requirements in relation to personal conduct

 

Programme Officer – Bristol, UK

£25,000 to £30,000 (subject to experience)

We are looking for a great person who is passionate about promoting transparency and accountability of resources for poverty eradication. Ideally, you will be excited by the potential of open data to provide a platform for greater accountability and citizen empowerment. You will lead and deliver on our ambitious plans as part of a multi-skilled team. Data-savvy and community connected, you will be equally happy selling the ‘open development’ vision to senior policy staff, and writing blog posts. You must be ready to coordinate training and peer-to-peer workshops, as well as getting stuck into the admin tasks we all have to do. You’ll also bring a user-centred perspective to designing and delivering products.

Job description – Programme officer

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Work Experience Placement - Economy/Urban

EUROCITIES

Brussels, Belgium


EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, offers a work experience placement to work under the supervision of the policy advisor in the area: economy/urban development.This area of work covers wide topics such as economic development, employment, public services and public procurement, entrepreneurship and SMEs, integrated urban development, metropolitan areas, and structural funds (EU Regional policy).

Duration: 6 months
Start: Monday 16 September 2013

Responsibilities:

 

The placement will cover the following tasks:

  • monitoring policy initiatives and developments at EU level;
  • analysing policy documents, drafting briefing notes and help drafting policy papers;
  • communication (e.g. drafting articles for EUROCITIES newsletters, updating EUROCITIES web pages);
  • supporting organisation of Forum and working group meetings;
  • general administrative tasks.

Profile:

  • university degree;
  • knowledge of the EU institutions, of relevant EU-policy areas such as regional policy, enterprise policy, internal market policy (knowledge of the role of local authorities and urban affairs an asset);
  • excellent English (other European languages are assets);
  • good social and organisational skills, such as proactivity, team work and time management.

We offer:

  • dynamic and international working environment;
  • possibility of working on policy and potentially on projects;
  • assistance with living expenses of up to €200 per month;
  • assistance with local public transport expenses.

 

Please send your motivation letter and CV until 16 August to:

Patricia De Wouters
HR Officer

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EU Funding Officer

Plan EU Office

Brussels, Belgium


Plan is one of the largest international children’s development organisations in the world. Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is active in 68 countries around the world. We work covering 28.2 million children and more than 3,500,000 families and their communities each year in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.We are recruiting an EU Funding Officer to join our Plan EU Office, 5 days/week. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our EU funding team to support the EU Funding Manager in implementing the Plan Europe funding strategy, and ensuring EU development and humanitarian aid pays particular attention to children.

Job Description

Job Title: EU Funding Officer
Reports to: EU Funding Manager
Responsible for: Supporting the EU Funding Manager in ensuring EU development and humanitarian aid pays particular attention to children and increased grants for quality projects for Plan
Based in: Brussels, Plan EU Office
Salary range: Competitive
Status: 5 days per week

Overall Purpose of the Job

To support the EU Funding Manager in implementing the Plan Europe funding strategy, by leading on the internal coordination process for funding opportunities across the organisation and acting as a reference desk for EU project implementation and management. To coordinate Humanitarian Aid related work with ECHO and FPA holders.

Your responsibilities:

A. Strategy

  1. To support EU Funding Manager in development of strategies and annual work plans.
  2. To engage in strategic work around humanitarian aid and provide strategic advice to FPA holders and Plan International Headquarters for EU humanitarian aid policies.

B. Operation and implementation

  1. To lead on the monitoring of upcoming EU funding opportunities and Thematic Programmes in general.
  2. To lead on the internal coordination work between Plan National Offices (NOs) and with Country Offices (COs) for EU funding.
  3. To lead on the internal coordination work between FPA holders.
  4. To lead on the monitoring of ECHO funding opportunities.
  5. To support NOs applying for a Framework Partnership Agreement with ECHO.
  6. To support NOs and COs applying for and implementing EU grants, including ECHO grants.
  7. To conduct EU grants trainings covering the entire project cycle in the Regions and in Europe.
  8. To conduct EU grants start up workshops in the Regions.
  9. To conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of EU grants in Plan.
  10. To coordinate monthly EU grants updates and newsletters articles to inform NOs and COs about funding opportunities, EU grants in Plan, humanitarian aid and other news from the EU.
  11. Responsible for developing tools to support NOs and COs in the different phases of the project cycle/ in the proposal phase.
  12. Responsible for maintaining and developing new tables and tools on status of application and successful proposals up to date.
  13. Occasionally, review project proposals.

C. Outreach and Networking

  1. To represent Plan at meetings with the European Institutions as well as within civil society network.
  2. To represent Plan in the Funding for Democracy and Human Rights working group of the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN).
  3. To represent Plan in the FPA watch group of VOICE.

D. Management

  1. To support and guide work of EU Funding assistant.

Your profile:

1. Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 3 years of working experience, of which 1 year EU grants related;
  • Excellent knowledge of EU funding mechanisms and EU project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of child rights and/or human rights;
  • MA or equivalent in a relevant field (Development, European Studies, Human Rights, Political Science, etc.);
  • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication;
  • Experience in conducting trainings or workshops desirable.

Are you interested?

If so, please send a single page letter outlining your motivation for this position as well as your CV to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 16 August 2013 with the title “EU Funding Officer”.

Interviews will take place on 29 and 30 August, 2013.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Project Assistant, ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Department

B&S Europe

Brussels, Belgium


B&S Europe BUSINESS & STRATEGIES IN EUROPE S.A. is an international consulting firm which has been based in Brussels since 1991. We provide advice for technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries, particularly to Public and Governmental Institutions. Our main fields of expertise are Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, in areas such as Justice and Home Affairs, Regional and Local Development and Support to Social Services and Employment. B&S has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. B&S has a long standing involvement with clients including international donor agencies, particularly with the European Commission, National Governments and their agencies. B&S also has permanent offices in Romania, Kosovo, the Philippines and Senegal with representative offices in more than 20 countries. The company employs more than 30 full time staff and relies on a trustworthy and well experienced network of in-house and external experts to carry out the implementation of projects. B&S has been substantially increasing its turnover over these years and will reach 10 M Euros in 2010.

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and working closely with local expertise to better tackle local problems and existent needs.

 

JOB PURPOSE

In order to contribute to its International Expansion, B&S Europe is seeking two Junior Project Assistants to join our ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Department. The duration of the internship will be six months.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on EuropeAid requests for FWC projects;
  • Assist Project Managers in daily tasks including:
    • Searching for experts through the B&S Europe database and/or local partners to participate in projects;
    • Preparation of the offer (constitution of the expert team; support in the writing of technical offer);
    • Follow-up and daily management of current projects: mobilization of short term expertise, administrative management etc;
  • Updating and improving IT system, database;
  • Researching and expanding our network of local partners and experts;
  • Secure a positive image and reputation of B&S Europe;
  • Participate in the development of creative and efficient project management.

Qualifications and profile:

  • Please note that an internship agreement with University or other institutions providing grants (Leonardo, Erasmus placement, etc.) is required.
  • Recent graduate or advanced student in Economics, Law, Public Administration, Social or Political Sciences or similar, etc…
  • Proved interest in the cooperation and development field, in particular in consultancy assignments;
  • Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships;
  • Perfect oral and drafting skills in English and French;
  • Capacity to work within a team;
  • Capacity for independent decision-making and taking initiative;
  • Computer skills MS Office (Excel Word Power Point), Internet, and database;
  • Dynamic, good capacity of relationship and interaction with people, motivated, high level of commitment and integrity, honest and demonstrating a willingness to work in Brussels for long term.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Mr Maxime Hugeux ( Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ) under the heading “Junior Project Assistant: ACP Department” Only candidates with an internship agreement will be considered. Due to high number of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

AidWatch Junior Policy Officer, Paid Traineeship

CONCORD - European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development

Brussels, Belgium


CONCORD is seeking a ‘Junior policy officer’ to join its Brussels-based secretariat for 6 months starting 1 September 2013. S/he should be dynamic, a dedicated team player and fluent in English. In addition, the candidate should have a clear understanding of the EU development policy. CONCORD is the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development. Its 27 national associations, 18 international networks and 2 associate member represent 1,800 NGOs which are supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD leads reflection and political actions and regularly engages in dialogue with the European institutions and other civil society organisations. At global level, CONCORD is actively involved in the Open Forum for CSO Development effectiveness, the Beyond 2015 campaign, BetterAid and the International Forum of NGO platforms.

1. Main tasks

Under the supervision of the Aidwatch coordinator to:

  • Support the Aidwatch working structure (approximately 50%)
  • Facilitate the work of the Aidwatch working group; support the work of the Aidwatch coordinator, chairs and the advocacy group;
  • Ensure the organisation, preparation and facilitation of meetings, workshops, events and teleconferences;
  • Support the work around CONCORD/Aidwatch positions and recommendations;
  • Monitor institutional developments; assist in organizing advocacy meetings with EU institution representatives.
  • Help preparing and organising the Annual Aidwatch Seminar and other AW meetings (logistical support including preparation of the agenda and background documents);
  • Support the launch of 2013 AW Report including preparation of the advocacy activities with the EU Institutions of 2013;
  • Draft analysis of the EU documents related to aid quantity and quality;
  • Help to prepare documents for Aidwatch donors.

Under the supervision of the head of policy to:

  • Support CONCORD’s Gender equality work (approximately 30%)
  • Support CONCORD’s gender working group;
  • Support the Head of Policy in developing tailored in-house trainings on gender mainstreaming in communication, Human resources& organizational culture as well as in policy & advocacy.

General tasks and responsibilities

  • Support CONCORD’s presence at the European Development Days 2013;
  • Support the organisation of CONCORD’s second semester event;
  • Keep abreast of the current development issues and trends;
  • Work cooperatively and supportively with the Concord secretariat team and Concord members;
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken on behalf of Concord, externally or internally, are executed in accordance with the overall aims of the confederation and in line with Concord’s policies and procedures;
  • Support CONCORD’s engagement in EU decision-making and consultation processes and to represent Concord at meetings with EU institutions and other external stakeholders as well as at conferences, seminars and other media or policy events;
  • Provide events and business support to the supervisors when needed;
  • Contribute to the functioning of the policy team within CONCORD secretariat;
  • Liaise, if needed, with external consultants supporting the work in this area;
  • Support the communication work of the policy team.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience with EU policy with excellent knowledge of EC development policy;
  • Good knowledge of human rights based approach and gender mainstreaming in development;
  • Experience in international work environments and working in intercultural teams;
  • Capacity to synthesize and analyze information;
  • Internet search and documentation capacity, abilities to work in Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Creativity and good eye for details.

Skills

  • Very good writing and editing skills in English; an additional EU language an asset;
  • Excellent communication, networking, and inter-personal skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Flexible, willing to share information and to take decisions;
  • Independent and self-motivated;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Some willingness to travel.

 

To apply, please send your CV and letter of motivation to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza , mentioning in the subject line ‘Application for Junior Policy Officer position’. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


 

 

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Intern Policy Monitoring and Communication

YFJ - European Youth Forum

Brussels, Belgium


Duration: 6 months
Deadline for applications: 23 June 2013, 23h59 CET

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is recruiting an intern for 6 months, starting in mid-July 2013, in the Communications Team within the Secretary-General’s Office of the organisation.

The internship is full time based at the European Youth Forum secretariat in Brussels. The successful candidate will work in close coordination with the Communications Team and the Policy Development and Advocacy Department. The European Youth Forum believes in quality on-the-job learning opportunities and this internship is in line with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (www.qualityinternships.eu). 

The European Youth Forum is the representative Platform of 99 National Youth Councils and International Non Governmental Youth Organisations from across Europe and works for the benefit of all young people in Europe.

TASKS

Policy Monitoring: support the monitoring of the institutional development of youth policy already done within the European Youth Forum, according to its strategic priorities: Education, Participation, and Youth Mainstreaming, Human Rights, Youth Work Development, Employment and Social Affairs. The monitoring will be done through the screening of institutional communication channels (EU institutions, Council of Europe, United Nations) and major European media;

Communication: Drafting of a periodical public bulletin, the European 'Youth Policy Watch’, which includes the results of the institutional monitoring. Writing articles and news items for the publications of the Youth Forum and any other needs within the communication team to support the general advocacy of the Forum.

PROFILE OF APPLICANTS

Academic background in political science, social sciences, journalism, communication, law or equivalent;

Interest in youth policy and knowledge of some basis of the European and global landscape of youth policy;

Available for six months, full-time, starting in mid-July 2013;

The selected candidate will preferably be at her/his first internship experience or not have more than one previous internship experience outside of studies.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Drafting and editing skills for texts targeting external audiences;

Able to research, collate, analyse and summarise information;

Policy analysis skills;

Capacity to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds;

Excellent written and oral skills in English, and preferably in French;

Computer literate (European Youth Forum uses Mac OS and Open Source softwares); knowledge of graphic software is a plus.

WHAT THE EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM OFFERS

An interesting and challenging period of work experience in a major Brussels-based NGO, with the opportunity to gain specific knowledge on communication and advocacy related to youth policy, education, social affairs, sustainable development, etc.;

An internship regulated under the conditions of the Belgium internship contract called “Convention d’immersion professionnelle” (see more information at: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=3460) and in line with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (www.qualityinternships.eu);

An internship with a compensation of 1.563,80 euro gross paid under the European Youth Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement;

Coverage of 100% of the public transport travel costs within the Brussels region and of 60% of the public transport travel costs outside the Brussels region.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To submit your application for this vacancy, please use the new European Youth Forum online recruitment system:http://recruitment.youthforum.org (see instructions below).

Deadline for applications: 23 June 2013, 23h59 CET


 

 

Internship in the Conventions Unit

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Conventions Unit.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. 

The Conventions Unit works with international anti-corruption conventions and other instruments which form the international legal framework for combating corruption, particularly the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It is also the secretariat for the UNCAC Coalition.

Main function:

Assisting the Conventions Unit in work relating to international anti-corruption instruments, especially the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention against Corruption.

Key tasks:

Assisting in compiling national reports on the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) review process;

Assisting with the preparatory work ahead of the Conference of States Parties to the UNCAC (25-30 November 2013, Panama);

Collecting bribery cases for database;

Correspondence with national groups regarding the UN Convention against Corruption and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention;

Assisting with communication work, including updating web pages and writing/editing blogs (UNCAC Coalition and Transparency International websites, UNCAC Coalition Facebook page and Twitter account);

Research on conventions-related issues and preparation of draft papers;

Providing general administrative assistance in day-to-day operations (processing of invoices, budget tracking, etc);

Provide assistance in the organisation of events (workshops, meetings, training, etc).

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

Excellent English language skills (working language at TI Secretariat);

Spanish language skills would be a great advantage;

Background in law preferred; also considering candidates with degrees in international and comparative politics, international (and development) economics or related social sciences;

Experience in on-line communications and event organisation highly desirable;

Some prior office experience, good knowledge of MS Word applications;

Some knowledge of and considerable interest in the work of TI and the field of anti-corruption.

How to apply

To apply for this internship please send a maximum one page cover letter and a maximum two page CV, preferably by email, to

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The closing date for applications is 25 June 2013.

Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Persons already registered as residents in Germany must submit a new Tax Identification Number. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this internship. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Internship

EIA - European Intermodal Association

Brussels, Belgium


The European Intermodal Association (EIA) is the first European association open to all transport modes: rail, road, waterborne, air. Its aim is to improve the co-operation of the different modes of transport as the logistics’ chain still has lots of shortcomings in infrastructural, technical, organisational and legal respect. Therefore, this neutral organisation with more than 90 members is suitably qualified to discuss controversial subjects and to propose well balanced solutions in line with and to improve the EU transport policy. In this sense EIA offers its services to the EU Institutions and its members in order to help shaping the appropriate measures.

Profile

ability to work in a small, international and committed team;

initiative taking and able to work independently;

accurate and an eye for details;

organisational and coordinative skills;

communication skills;

working knowledge of one or two EU working languages (English and French or German);

computer literate (MS Office, WordPress).

Function

assist in the daily administrative work of the Secretary General and Project Manager (for instance writing briefings and reports);

assist in operational office management incl. EU research projects and EIA promotional initiatives;

drafting and delivering input for the EIA Info newsletters;

organisation of events;

writing of EIA publications;

updating the EIA websites.

 

Contact

Send your cover letter and your curriculum vitae to   Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call us at +32/2/5145654.

 

 

 

 

Research Assistant

Europe Analytica

Brussels, Belgium


Europe Analytica, a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy, is looking for an Intern to assist with day-to-day monitoring tasks and general support for the team of consultants.

Role will involve

Monitoring websites and EU policy developments;

Writing reports on relevant items debated in the European Parliament;

Following public debates in the Council and Commission;

Conducting ad hoc research;

General administrative work and office tasks;

Opportunities for increased responsibility.

Requirements

English native speaker, knowledge of French;

University degree;

Interest in and familiarity with EU legislative procedures;

Interest in policies related to audiovisual, media, copyright and advertisement;

Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills;

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;

Computer literacy: knowledge of Microsoft Office;

Positive attitude, flexible, team player, sense of humour.

 

Apply:

Please Send your CV and a cover letter to:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

Due to the expected high number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No calls please.

Internship on European Policy: Social Affairs and Employment

PES - Party of European Socialists

Brussels, Belgium

 

Job description:

Support the work of the PES EU Policy Unit in the policy fields of Social Affairs and Employment

Provide research and briefings on EU policy issues

Support the drafting of political documents, for example policy papers

Assistance in organizing meetings and events

Attending conference and preparing reports for the PES

Contribute to other duties as assigned

Your profile:

A commitment to the core values of the PES and a strong interest in politics. Being a member ( or close to ) a socialist or social democratic party would be an asset

Very good understanding of EU institutions, policies and politics

Academic background in a field relevant to the duties

Experience in organizing meetings and events would be an asset

Excellent spoken and written English and at least one other EU language.

High motivation and pro-activeness

Excellent research and writing skills

Practical information:

Location: PES Headquarters, 98 rue du Trône, Brussels

Duration: 5 months - September 2013 – January 2014

Remuneration: + /-1200 EUR net + meal vouchers

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men

 

Practical information :

- Location: PES Headquarters, 98 rue du Trône, Brussels

-Duration: 5 months - September 2013 – January 2014

- Remuneration: + /-1200 EUR net + meal vouchers

Please send your application letter, accompanied by a detailed CV, to Achim Post, PES Secretary

General, before 24 June 2013. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

with the subject: INTERN POLICY

Candidates whose profiles best match the job description will be invited for interviews by the end of

June / beginning July.

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men.

 

 

 

Internship on European Policy: Economic & Financial Regulation

PES - Party of European Socialists

Brussels, Belgium


Job description:

Support the work of the PES EU Policy Unit on economic policy and financial regulation

Provide research and briefings on EU policy issues

Support the drafting of political papers, for example policy papers

Assistance in organizing meetings and events

Attending conferences and preparing reports for the PES

Contribute to other duties as assigned

Your profile:

A commitment to the core values of the PES and strong interest in politics. Being a member (or close to) a socialist or social democratic party would be an asset.

Very good understanding of EU institutions and politics

Academic background in economy and/or finance

Experience in organizing meetings and events would be an asset

Excellent spoken and written English and at least one other EU language.

High motivation and pro-activeness

Excellent research and writing skills

Practical information :

Location: PES Headquarters, 98 rue du Trône, Brussels

Duration: 5 months – September 2013 – January 2014

Remuneration: + /-1200 EUR net + meal vouchers

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men.

Practical information :

- Location: PES Headquarters, 98 rue du Trône, Brussels

- Duration: 5 months – September 2013 – January 2014

- Remuneration: + /-1200 EUR net + meal vouchers

Please send your application letter, accompanied by a detailed CV, to Achim Post, PES Secretary

General, before 28 June. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

with the subject: INTERN ECONOMIC POLICY

The selection process will begin as application are submitted before the deadline of 28 June 2013

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men.

 

 

 

Policy and Public Relations Intern

UNITEE - European-Turkish Business Confederation

Brussels, Belgium


As UNITEE's Policy and Public Relations Intern, you will have to monitor developments in UNITEE’s key advocacy areas as well as develop strategies and tools to better advocate for our members. You will also have the opportunity to assist the rest of the team in its various tasks (event management, writing articles, communication).

Public relations (60%)

Monitor legislative developments in key policy areas of interest to UNITEE;

Provide the team with background research;

Prepare and attend meetings with stakeholders and decision makers;

Draft minutes of meetings and prepare follow up.

Other (40%)

Undertake research on a given topic;

Contribute to our review and Newsletter;

Conduct interviews (post-­‐event interviews, success stories…);

Assist our Event Manager with event production (template, reports, logistics);

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES/ SKILLS

Interpersonal skills

Ability to work both independently and in a team (with people from different cultural backgrounds);

Ability to take initiatives and be creative (used to working with a lot of freedom and thus able to efficiently use it, namely to come with new ideas and proposals);

Communication and language skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills (used to meeting or getting in touch with people at all levels and to feel at ease during such activities, physically or on the phone);

Fully independent in expressing oneself in English and the ability to take position on given topics (no need to correct large mistakes); other languages a plus

Other

Possessing advanced knowledge of computer programs (especially MS Office applications such as Word and Power Point).

Our current positions are:

(click on the links to find the job descriptions)

- Event Management
- Policy and Public Relations
- Communications and Social Media

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Project Executive – Studies and Evaluations Division

Landell Mills

Trowbridge, United Kingdom



The Organisation and the Role

Landell Mills is one of the world's leading international development consulting firms. We have been in business for over 35 years and have been active in all continents. Our mission is to assist our clients to participate actively in the global economy whilst protecting their fragile environments and vulnerable communities in the process. We work with private and public sector clients on assignments lasting from a few days to several years. Our work is usually financed by international development agencies. 
Landell Mills leads two EU Framework Contracts (FWC): Lot 1 – Rural Development; and Lot 12 – Humanitarian aid, Crisis management & Post-Crisis Assistance.
Landell Mills is a member also of two other EU FWC consortia: Lot 10 - Trade Standards and Private Sector; and Lot 11 - Macro Economy, Statistics and Public Financial Management.
The FWC is a facility that enables the EU to mobilise expertise quickly for short to medium-term development consulting assignments around the world.

The Candidate

In anticipation of the award of a number of EU Framework Contracts (sectors as above plus Lot 6 - Environment), Landell Mills is seeking to recruit a full-time Project Executive. 
The Project Executive will report to the SED Manager. 
The tasks to be delivered will be as follows (non-exhaustive):

Managing specific requests within one or more of the above Lots, which will include liaising with consortium partners on each request (including updating information on an intranet site), and responding to the Client with complete offers;

Sourcing experts (using the company database, the internet, networking, headhunting...etc) for assignments for the above Lots;

Helping to evaluate CVs for the consortium as a whole for Lots where Landell Mills is the leader;

Negotiating competitive budgets for each FWC assignment and preparing the financial offer;

Managing the implementation of projects that are not implemented by other (geographical) divisions. This will include organising logistics (flights, visas, contracts) for projects, as well as the finances (invoicing...etc), budget control, implementation follow-up and report quality assurance.


This description is a brief synopsis of the role and is not designed to be restrictive. 
We are looking for candidates who meet the following profile:

A university degree in international development cooperation, rural development, environment, economics or related fields;

Demonstrate knowledge of or interest in the field of international development cooperation. Other sector / thematic expertise is an asset;

No prior professional experience is required although it is an asset if in the international development sector or the recruitment sector;

Fluency in written and spoken English;

French and/or Spanish language ability will be an advantage;

Excellent attention to detail and capacity to present high quality work;

Capacity to develop financial proposals;

Ability to communicate and negotiate with consultants, clients and partners and to work and liaise with them and senior project staff;

Excellent organisational and planning skills;

Be comfortable in working in a busy, environment;

Ability to handle multiple projects within time constraints;

Computer literacy (especially Excel and Word);

Previous experience with FWCs will be an advantage;

Have the right to live and work in the UK.

Location

The Project Executive will work from the head office of Landell Mills in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK. Trowbridge is 12 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath. The office has car parking facilities and is adjacent to the railway station with regular trains to both Bath and Bristol.

We offer:

A challenging job in an international environment and within a company with highly-developed expertise and experience;

The possibility of developing your skills and applying them to a range of different sectors, throughout emerging economies;

Salary package commensurate with experience;

Full-time position.

 

Please send your updated CV and a short covering e-mail to the following address:

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Deadline for applications: 15th July 2013

 

 

 

Relationship Management Intern

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

London, United Kingdom


This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in relationship management and communication within the UN system as part of UNHCR's Division of External Relations, specifically working within the Goodwill Ambassador Team. It will provide insight and experience in communications, marketing and relationship management functions within the context of an international humanitarian organisation.

NHCR regularly recruits voluntary interns to support teams within UNHCR UK and UNHCR’s global fundraising team. These internships are usually for six months and are a great way to help make a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and abroad. The internships offered are in four different areas of work: legal protection, external relations, fundraising and admin/ finance. More general opportunities for training and developing knowledge of the sector will be available to all interns.

Legal Protection Internships

There are currently four Legal Protection internship positions, each lasting for a period of six months and with different start dates throughout the year. We are looking for talented graduates with a legal background and a commitment to refugee issues.

Next vacancy: Monday 29th July 2013, Deadline for applications: Friday 28th June 2013

Communications and Campaigns (Global Fundraising) Internship

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in communications, campaigns and fundraising as part of UNHCR's Global Private Sector Fundraising team. We are looking for a graduate with a strong interest in refugee issues and excellent English writing skills. Read about the experience of one of our former interns here.

Next vacancy: Monday 22nd July 2013, Deadline for applications: Sunday 16th June 2013

External Relations Internship

This role is ideally suited to graduates with a strong interest in refugee issues who would like to pursue a career in media, communications (including web-based and social media) or parliamentary affairs. Read about the experiences of one of our former interns here.

Next vacancy: Monday 28th October 2013, Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd September 2013

Administration and Finance Internship

The role of the Admin/Finance intern will be to assist the Admin & Finance team in its daily tasks. We are looking for a graduate who has a commitment to refugee issues and a desire to develop their skills in general administration, finance and human resources.

Next vacancy: Monday 30th September 2013, Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd September 2013

Relationship Management Internship

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in relationship management and communication within the UN system as part of UNHCR's Division of External Relations, specifically working within the Goodwill Ambassador Team. It will provide insight and experience in communications, marketing and relationship management functions within the context of an international humanitarian organisation. Read about the experience of one of our former interns here.

Next vacancy: Monday 5th August 2013, Deadline for applications: June 21st 2013

Fundraising Internship

The role of the Fundraising intern will be to assist the UK Private Sector Fundraising Officer in their daily tasks. We are looking for a graduate who has a commitment to refugee issues and a desire to develop their skills in fundraising and fundraising administration. Read about the experience of one our former interns here.

Next Vacancy: TBC

How to apply

Interested applicants should return their CV and covering letter to the relevant unit in the London office. Applications may be submitted by email or by post - see contact details below.

Please state clearly within the covering letter (and if applying by email, subject line) which internship programme you are interested in (public information, legal protection or human resources and administration) and details of your availability.
Please note that due to the small size of our team we are regrettably unable to confirm receipt of applications, inform unsuccessful applicants or offer feedback on individual applications.

If you are interested in an internship starting at a later date, please note vacancies usually arise every six months in public information and human resources and administration, and every three months in legal protection. Please keep an eye on this webpage for future vacancies.

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Internship

Hanover Communications

Brussels, Belgium


Hanover Communications is recruiting an Intern to join the Brussels team for 6 months (paid internship).

The ideal candidate will have previous internship experience in one of the EU institutions or Brussels-based advocacy organisations. Good knowledge of ICT policies, especially telecommunications policies would be an advantage.

The Intern will support the Brussels consulting team through the monitoring of relevant EU policy developments, targeted research and policy analysis, as well as event support.

The deadline to submit applications is June 21.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact our Brussels office at: +32 2 791 75 63.

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Internship within the AER Social Policy and Public Health Committee

AER - Assembly of European Regions

Brussels, Belgium


AER is looking for an intern to work for a minimum of 5 months in the AER Social Policy and Public Health Committee. The selected person will be under the lead and responsibility of the Coordinator of the Social Policy and Public Health Committee.

Starting date: mid-September 2013, early October 2013 at the latest

Key Tasks:

Contribution to the preparation of Committee events (conferences, seminar);

Monitoring and analysis of ongoing developments in policy areas of key interest to the Committee's work (special focus on healthcare management, e-health, social inclusion, people with disabilities, demographic change, health inequalities);

Contribution to the preparation of working documents and political positions;

Liaising with AER member regions on a regular basis and assist them in actively participating to our work;

Participating in external events on behalf of AER and report back as relevant;

Updating the relevant webpages of the Committee on the AER website and writing short articles for the AER newsletter;

Assisting AER staff with daily office management task.

Requirements:

An understanding of EU institutions and policy-making processes

An understanding of the role of the regions in Europe

Proven analytical and research skills

Experience in organising events and meetings would be an advantage

Fluent English required, French a strong asset

Knowledge of other languages would be an advantage

Paying attention to details, positive work attitude

AER internships are only open to candidates registered in a university/school/institute or equivalent body, as an agreement must be signed between the AER and the student's university. Please note that this is a compulsory condition; applications that do not match this criteria will automatically be disregarded.
Students that are not citizens of the EU must also make sure that they fulfil all legal requirements (residence permit, visa etc.) as specified by French law.

If you are interested, please send CV and a cover letter in English to:

Camille Bullot, c.bullot(a)aer.eu

Contact: +32 (0) 2 880 95 65

Deadline for application: 30 June 2013

Date published : 23 May 2013

 

Terms and conditions

AER will pay the intern a placement allowance of maximum €150 per month for the duration of the placement. We encourage students to speak to their University’s International Department to enquire about the possibility of securing additional support through the Erasmus and Leonardo Da vinci programme that may be available to them.

 

 

Internship EU Liaison and Funding Support

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

Brussels, Belgium


Tasks and Responsibilities

The IUCN EURO team is looking for a highly motivated intern for a period of 6 months to assist with various activities and the daily functioning of the office. The focus of the internship will be on assisting in our efforts to access EU funding for the IUCN global network as well as to follow the main happenings on the EU’s Environmental and Development Cooperation policies. Some of the specific tasks are:

Collaborate with IUCN offices worldwide regarding their funding applications to the European Commission

Conduct research on EU policy developments and EU funding instruments (to be specified)

Assist in the development and circulation of the “EUpdate Newsletter” and “Funding information update”

Attend meetings and conferences and report on the outcomes

Assist in activities organized in the framework of the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Requirements

The internship has to be mandatory or an optional course for gaining the diploma of the studies that the student is enrolled in (to be formalized by a work placement agreement/convention de stage between the academic institution and IUCN EU Representative Office)

Affinity with the vision and mission of IUCN

A keen interest in and basic understanding of issues relating to the conservation of biodiversity

Very good knowledge of EU policy-making

Studying towards a Master degree

Oral and written fluency in English; good command of French is an asset

Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work with short deadlines and multiple simultaneous tasks

Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills.

 

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

Internship in the Resource Development Department

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


INTERNSHIP IN THE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Application Closing Date - 23 Jun 2013
Job Start Date - 08 Aug, 2013
Duration - 6 months
Pay Scale - 450€ / month
Location - Berlin, Germany

The TI Secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Resource Development Department.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

The Resource Development Department’s mission is to provide unrestricted funding to the TI-Secretariat, to assist its regional and other department’s efforts to raise programmatic funds and to offer fundraising technical support, advice, and training to National Chapters. We sit at the centre of the organisation, having strong relationships with all other teams at the secretariat. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in fundraising from a diverse range of international donors.

Main function: Supporting the Resource Development Department
Starting date: Thursday 8 August 2013 (a few days flexibility is possible)
Duration: Six months, full time    
Department: Resource Development
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key tasks:

Preparation of substantial pre-award documentation for grants

Assisting in the management of donor relations (email and written correspondence, including donor newsletters and individual donations) and updating the donor database

Assisting in internal reporting and preparation of publications

Identifying and researching new funding opportunities

Support towards specific funding approaches to bilateral, foundation and corporate donors on a case by case basis

General administrative and logistical support (includes setting up team meetings, drafting minutes, organise travel, etc.)

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

University student or recent graduate, preferably in Communications, International Relations, Political, Economic or Social Science Disciplines or other relevant fields

Strong interest in resource development, donors and anti-corruption

Fluent written and spoken English. Further language skills are an asset

Strong organisation skills and attention to detail

Strong research capacities

Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Other Microsoft Office applications an asset. Good internet skills

Very good people skills, dedication, flexibility, and the ability to contribute fully to the workings of the department and the secretariat

Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is an asset

How to apply

To apply for this internship please send a maximum one page cover letter (outlining your motivation for undertaking an internship in the Resource Development Department) and a maximum two page CV,preferably by email, to Ronald Visser

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The closing date for applications is 23 June 2013. The application process will involve a telephone interview and a test. These are envisaged to take place the week commencing 1 July and/or the week commencing 8 July 2013.

Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Persons already registered as residents in Germany must submit a new Tax Identification Number. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this internship. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at www.transparency.org. For more information on internships please see the TI Internship Guidelines posted at: www.transparency.org/whoweare/work

 

Internship Communication/Marketing Europe

ETCP - European Training Centre in Paris

Paris, France


Missions:

You’ll work within the European Team (2 persons: 1 Associate, 1 Communication Manager);  main activity: Training and consulting on EU Funds.

Your mission will be to contribute to the promotion of an international conference taking place in Munich (Germany) in October 2013 on “New Instruments of Cohesion Policy 2014+”

Working language: mainly in English + good knowledge of French

Promotion and broadcasting of the event with different communication tools

Search of new contacts (European stakeholders (regions, ministries, associations etc...): mailings,  direct contacts etc.

Management of registrations

Update of data bases

Qualification

Student in Communication / marketing / European Affairs

Interest in European issues and International experience

Fluent in English, Good knowledge of French

Very good knowledge of OFFICE Pack (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) and social networks

Qualification

 Student in Communication / marketing / European Affairs

 Interest in European issues and International experience

 Fluent in English, Good knowledge of French

 Very good knowledge of OFFICE Pack (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) and social networks

Requirements

 « Convention de stage » delivered from your university (if possible)

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Internship - Membership Service and Academic and Institutional Affairs Directorate

AER - Assembly of European Regions

Strasbourg, France


The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 250 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organizations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.

AER is looking for an intern to work for a minimum of 5 months in the AER Members service and Academic and Institutional Affairs Directorate. The internship will start mid-October/early November 2013 at the AER General Secretariat in Strasbourg (F). 

The selected person will be under the lead and responsibility of the Director in charge of the Membership Service, who is also managing the Academic and Institutional Affairs Directorate. 

Profile

Candidates should have a very good understanding of European policies, an overview of the concept of regions, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organization with the aptitude to work in a multinational team.

Several languages are required, at least 2 among English, French and German
.

Another third is well appreciated. The working languages are English and French.

For this internship, fluency in French would be a strong asset.

Duties

The selected candidate will have to second the Director of the Membership Service in its contact to member and non-member Regions. This includes in particular:

answering to Regions interested in AER to provide them with relevant information about membership.

preparing missions for members of the Secretariat or AER executive bodies, with appropriate briefings (background notes on the delegations to meet, on the structure of the country, etc.), to help them promote AER on the spot

seconding the Director and accountant in relaunching regions for payment of the fees (preparation of letters, translations, mailing, phone reminders)

preparing the annual overview of the AER Membership Action Plan, including proposals for future AER development in non-member Regions (suggestions for tailor-made actions, follow-up of elections and their relevance for AER, etc.)

following up any changes of territorial structures or political leadership (following elections in particular) in AER member and non-member Regions

seconding the Director in the organization of events run by the Membership Service or the Academic and Institutional affairs Directorate

Updating the relevant webpages of the Directorate on the AER website and writing short articles for the AER newsletter

Contributing to other tasks from other Directorates, when needed

 

Starting date: mid-October 2013, early November 2013 at the latest

Duration: 5 months minimum, preferably 6 months

Location: Strasbourg (F)

Application: the job in such an office is wide and quite different everyday, further information to potential interns will be given in a recruiting interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews (phone interviews for candidates not based in Strasbourg).

If you are interested, please send CV and a cover letter in English to:

Agnès Ciccarone, a.ciccarone(at)aer.eu

Contact: +33 (0) 3 88 22 74 32

Deadline for application: 15 June 2013

Date published : 21 May 2013

 

 

Internships in the field of EU-Funds and Management

Wien Holding

Vienna, Austria


The Wien Holding BuS ltd. is offering two internships for its department “EU-Finance and Support” (internship in German language):

Internship in the field of EU finance management - preparation and accounting of EU-projects;

Internship in the field of EU finance support – research of relevant EU funding sources and development of a research tool.

The internships will have a duration between 3 and 6 months.

 

Research, Events and Communications Assistant (Paid Internship)

Eurodad - European Network on Debt and Development

Brussels, Belgium


Interviews:
4th-5th of July 2013.

Want to make a significant contribution to the global fight against poverty and for social justice? Keen to work for a cutting edge, evidence-based advocacy and networking organisation with a focus on development finance issues? The European Network on Debt and Development in Brussels is at the forefront of civil society efforts to advocate for better policies, fairer rules, and more just outcomes in international development financing.
This exciting and challenging position is a unique opportunity to help take forward its work on development finance issues, with a focus on tax and illicit capital flows. You will work closely with our pan-European network of almost 50 major international development advocacy and campaigning organisations, and organisations and networks globally. The successful candidate will have strong research, analysis and communication skills.

Application deadline: 23rd of June 2013 before midnight Brussels time.

Interviews: 4th-5th of July 2013.

Please carefully read the attached role profile and the detailed application instructions below.

Applications which include a generic CV instead of the attached application form will not be considered.

Want to make a significant contribution to the global fight against poverty and for social justice? Keen to work for a cutting edge, evidence-based advocacy and networking organisation with a focus on development finance issues? The European Network on Debt and Development in Brussels is at the forefront of civil society efforts to advocate for better policies, fairer rules, and more just outcomes in international development financing.

This exciting and challenging position is a unique opportunity to help take forward its work on development finance issues, with a focus on tax and illicit capital flows. You will work closely with our pan-European network of almost 50 major international development advocacy and campaigning organisations, and organisations and networks globally. The successful candidate will have strong research, analysis and communication skills.

Application instructions. Please carefully read the attached role profile and the detailed instructions below. We are a small organisation and have designed these instructions to reduce the administrative burden on our team so we can devote more time to our vital work. Therefore, we regret that we will ONLY accept applications that respect these instructions and will exclude applicants who submit general cover letters.

Use the form at the bottom of the page to upload the attached application form; make sure to complete the data requested and also to name your application form with the following format: Surname_FirstName_ApplicationForm; e.g. if Peter Bloggs applied for the job we would expect the file with the following name: Bloggs_Peter_ApplicationForm.

Please remain assure that all the data collected on this application form travels through a secure server; all your information will only be used for the purpose of applying for the advertised job and will only be available to the Eurodad staff and Eurodad board members and shall not be shared with anybody else.

You should receive a confirmation e-mail after successfully submitting an application, if you don’t receive this e-mail in the next 12 hours after submitting you application please contact us at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza so we can check if your application was successfully submitted.

Eurodad is a small organisation and have designed this form to reduce the administrative burden on our team so we can devote more time to our vita work. Therefore, we regret that we will ONLY accept applications that respect the instructions of this form and will exclude applicants who submit general cover letters.

Candidates need to have, at the time of application, the legal right to work in Belgium. We regret that are not able to apply for work-permits on their behalf.

 

 

 

Policy Intern

AmCham Belgium - American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium


This internship position is to be filled as of the week of July 1, 2013, full time, 6 months, with the possibility of an extension.

1. Intern Profile

The Chamber is looking for a person with a background in business/economics, public policy, international relations or related field. Requirements include excellent research and analytical skills; English as mother tongue; knowledge of either French and/or Dutch (ideally both); a high degree of accuracy; a strong sense of responsibility; the ability to work independently and in a team plus a good knowledge of MS Office applications (other IT skills are considered a bonus).

As a member of the team, you will aim to provide members with high-quality, professional service. You should be aware that your duties will also involve basic administrative tasks such as answering member requests by e-mail and telephone or researching information for members. Your ideas and suggestions for improving projects and services will be welcomed, however, and you will be encouraged to actively participate in the Chamber’s projects.

In return, AmCham Belgium offers a monthly stipend, many valuable networking opportunities, exposure to the variety of industry sectors, and a dynamic working environment.

2. Job description

The major duties involve:

Assisting with the follow-up of the “Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium” report.

Assisting with the follow-up of the US Direct Investment data and topical Survey.

Monitoring economic/political developments in the media and producing policy-related Focus Articles and PolicyFlash emails.

In addition to these fixed ongoing projects, a number of diverse tasks may be assigned depending on the intern’s abilities. The Policy Intern may be asked to give whatever help needed during busy periods. All his/her tasks are conducted under the daily supervision of the Policy, Finance and Administrative Director.

3. The Chamber’s Profile

AmCham Belgium is dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium. To ensure we meet our goal of facilitating business opportunities for US businesses in Belgium and to best serve the needs of our members, AmCham Belgium coordinates numerous lobbying, networking and knowledge-sharing activities. As a result, AmCham Belgium is the undisputed leader when it comes to doing business in Belgium.

2. Job description

The major duties involve:

Assisting with the follow-up of the “Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium” report.

Assisting with the follow-up of the US Direct Investment data and topical Survey

Monitoring economic/political developments in the media and producing policy-related Focus Articles and PolicyFlash emails.

In addition to these fixed ongoing projects, a number of diverse tasks may be assigned depending on the intern’s abilities. The Policy Intern may be asked to give whatever help needed during busy periods. All his/her tasks are conducted under the daily supervision of the Policy, Finance and Administrative Director.

 

3. The Chamber’s Profile

AmCham Belgium is dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium. To ensure we meet our goal of facilitating business opportunities for US businesses in Belgium and to best serve the needs of our members, AmCham Belgium coordinates numerous lobbying, networking and knowledge-sharing activities. As a result, AmCham Belgium is the undisputed leader when it comes to doing business in Belgium.

 

Interested? Please email your applications (CV and letter of application) before noon on June 15, 2013 to Mr. Jean-Baptiste DEROULEZ at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Interviews will take place June 21-28, although selected candidates may be invited for an interview earlier. All selected candidates will be tested on their knowledge and skills. The new intern is expected to start the week of July 1st, 2013. Please note that due to limited resources AmCham Belgium will only get back to successful candidates.

 

 

 

Internship - Business Market Intelligence

COCIR - European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry

Brussels, Belgium


Duration: 6 months

You will support COCIR activities related to market intelligence and prepare input related to Health economics and COCIR sector.

Main tasks and responsibilities

1. Health Economics

Gather from public sources trends and specific data on Health economics and link it to COCIR sector in order to enrich COCIR documentation and key messages.

2. Database monitoring (ref COCIR Share)

Liaison with COCIR Members and the three dedicated focus group (Imaging Market Intelligence focus group, Enterprise IT Focus group, Imaging IT focus group);

Monitoring of possible development and extension of the COCIR database;

Preparation of preliminary data per quarter in COCIR specific domains - Use appropriately COCIR Share data for key public messages.

 

3. Market Analysis and Business development

Analysis of the data and pro-active proposals of market analysis and studies - Development of business opportunities - Coordination of the marketing and communications tools, together with COCIR Communications officer.

Competences

Degree

Bachelor Degree or Master Degree (preferred) in Economics, Health Economics, or Health Policy

Languages

English (preferred)

IT skills

Pack office (Word, Excel, Power point);

Outstanding skills in excel and capability to build comprehensive tables and charts are definitely a plus;

Experience in working with custom-made databases.

Soft skills

Strong analytical skills;

Communicating with others;

Dynamic, creative and pro-active.

Location: COCIR Office in Brussels

Remuneration:
To be negotiated 
Start: As soon as possible

Background Information

About COCIR

COCIR is the voice of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry. COCIR is a non-profit trade association, founded in 1959, representing the medical technology industry in Europe. COCIR members play a driving role in developing the future of healthcare in Europe and worldwide.

COCIR's aim is to represent the interests and activities of its members at European level, and to communicate with policymakers on economic, regulatory and technical issues related to healthcare. COCIR also cooperates with international organisations on issues of common interest.

COCIR is the only organisation generating such accurate data . This gives a good source to COCIR corporate companies to better understand market trends. This source of information is crucial for our members as it gives them a reliable source of data.

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You will support COCIR activities related to market intelligence and prepare input related

to Health economics and COCIR sector.

 

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Internship – Policy Assistant on EU Policy Coherence for Development (PCD)

CI - Conservation International

Brussels, Belgium


Start date: 3 June 2013
Duration: 6 months
Duty station: Conservation International Europe, Brussels

General background

Conservation International (CI) is an organisation with global reach and impact. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. CI works in more than 30 countries on four continents.

CI Europe is the organisation’s Brussels based office in charge of policy work and engagement with governments in Europe. Established in 2011, this office reflects CI’s recognition that the EU and its member states have a growing influence in the international environmental policy arena, and that influencing the EU institutions is a critical component of efforts to achieve CI’s mission.

Context

The revised Treaty of the European Union adopted in Lisbon 2009 recognizes Policy Coherence for Development has an official principle of the Union, creating an obligation to ensure that sectorial EU policies do not undermine development and human well-being in recipient countries. The European Commission has put in place a unit within DG Development, in charge of coordinating the implementation of this principle. In order to be successful, this effort needs to receive substantial input from partner countries, institutions and civil society.

Conservation International believes that sustained natural capital is key pillar of PCD, and that CI can contribute to demonstrate it and support the PCD effort, using its base of field experience, science, expertise and convening capacity. CI Europe aims at developing its PCD engagement, gathering and coordinating input from the whole organisation and partners to feed into the PCD process at EU level and ultimately generate change in sectorial policies at EU and national levels. In order to support this strategy, CI Europe is currently gathering information about key sectorial policies and how they relate to PCD.

Main Tasks

Policy analysis and support (80%)

Provide assistance to the Director for EU Policy to inform and influence the definition and launch of CI’s engagement on EU Policy Coherence for Development.

The main responsibility will be to research and synthesize information on key sectorial EU policies and how they relate to PCD and to CI’s mission. Using existing research and data, the intern will look into the incidence of:

EU imports of key commodities (soy, palm oil, biofuels, timber);

Trade and association agreements;

EU fisheries.

on:

land-use change and deforestation;

natural capital and ecosystem services essential to water and food security;

ocean health.

He/she will report to the Director for EU policy and will work in close coordination with the rest of the CI Europe team and relevant colleagues within CI. Together with the Director for EU Policy the intern will produce a synthetic report with for each thematic area:

A summary of existing knowledge about documented impacts on the ground, focusing on CI geographies when possible;

A list of key stakeholders and potential partners;

A description of existing efforts in place to tackle the issue, if any;

A list of institutions, policy streams and instruments CI may need to engage in order to achieve sectorial outcomes.

As the analysis progresses the intern will assist the Director for EU policy in putting in place an advocacy strategy as well as any tool or initiative that will be appear appropriate.

Communication support (20%)

The intern will be asked to support the CI Europe team in communication activities: gathering input from the team for internal and external communication tools, using information provided by team members to write short texts for communications purposes, supporting the creation of communication material.

Other

The intern will also have the opportunity to represent CI Europe at relevant meetings/seminars and report back. He/she may occasionally be asked to bring other types of support to the CI Europe team, including administrative and logistical.

Conditions

This internship will be taken within the framework of a Belgian “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” (link here). The internship is unpaid but €751 per month will be provided to cover living costs according to rules of a Belgian “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle”. Candidates should be EU nationals or have a valid work permit for Belgium.

Qualifications required

Strong knowledge on one or more of the issues listed above;

Knowledge of global environment and biodiversity issues;

Understanding of European and global policy agendas;

Excellent English is compulsory, good level of another European language is an asset;

Good ability to clearly analyse and summarise large amounts of information;

Organisational skills, team spirit, willingness to learn and work in a dynamic and international environment, under occasional tight deadlines;

Used to flexible working hours.

Information and Applications

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If you wish to apply, please send by May 17:

A CV with at least three references;

A letter of recommendation from a former employer or supervisor;

A cover letter in English.

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Intern, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Warsaw, Poland


Background

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active in 56 participating States in the fields of election observations, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination and the rule of law.

ODIHR supports the 56 OSCE participating States and civil society in their efforts to effectively respond to hate-motivated crimes, to promote freedom of religion or belief, and to facilitate mutual respect and understanding. ODIHRs work is focused on addressing specific forms of intolerance through multi-faceted programmes that address education, law enforcement, legislation, monitoring and the collection and dissemination of information. ODIHR builds the capacity of civil society to recognize and monitor hate crimes and to work on developing effective responses in their communities.

The ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department is looking for an intern for a 6 months period starting in September 2013.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The tasks will comprise of

  • Assisting in monitoring the implementation of tolerance and non-discrimination commitments by the OSCE participating States, including research and analysis of developments related to tolerance and non-discrimination;
  • Assisting in the preparation of written materials including reports, overviews, briefing papers and/or documents on general or specific issues and/or specific countries or regions on tolerance and non-discrimination issues;
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of events;
  • Note-taking;
  • Performing other related tasks as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level or recent graduates or postgraduates in political sciences, international relations, law, international human rights law or other related fields.
  • Previous exposure and/or experience in dealing with human rights issues is an asset;
  • Good working knowledge of English, both oral and written; knowledge of Russian is highly desirable;
  • Proven competence in research and analytical writing;
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication and reporting skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Remuneration Package

For the duration of the internship the person will be covered with life, accident and disability insurance at the cost of the OSCE/ODIHR. The intern will also be able to participate in a group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense. The OSCE/ODIHR is unfortunately unable to pay any remuneration or bear expenses incurred by the intern during the stay in Warsaw or for travel to or from the place(s) of assignment. The internship lasts six months. It does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for the internship programme at the OSCE/ODIHR, please complete the online application form.

 

 

Internship in the Asia Pacific Department

TI - Transparency International Secretariat

Berlin, Germany


Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Main function: Assisting the Regional Director in coordinating the Asia Pacific Department
Starting date: 8 July 2013
Duration: Six months, full time, Monday-Friday
Department: Asia Pacific
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Key tasks:

  • Conducting background research for project proposals, presentations and media interviews;
  • Assisting in the communications work of the Asia Pacific Department;
  • Assisting and supporting the Asia Pacific Department with programme and project implementation and various daily operational tasks;
  • Providing administrative support to the Regional Director and the Asia Pacific Department;
  • Providing support for workshops and meetings, such as various regional conferences;
  • Preparing meeting reports;
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager;
  • Interns are also encouraged to undertake a personal project which will be agreed in the first few weeks of the internship.

Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:

  • Excellent English (spoken and written) is a key requirement; knowledge of Asian language(s) is an advantage;
  • Academic background in international relations and political science (or other relevant fields);
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of the Asia Pacific region;
  • Strong communications and organisational skills;
  • Experience in office work and in providing administrative support;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and team spirit, with the ability to work effectively in an international work environment;
  • Adaptable and flexible personality, able to handle multiple tasks and workloads, ability to prioritise own work;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2013.

Kindly note that a valid work permit for Germany is required and that interns must take out their own health insurance before starting the internship. Persons already registered as residents in Germany must submit a new Tax Identification Number. Students of the German universities must submit a confirmation of enrolment.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this internship. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to apply

To apply for this internship please send a maximum one page cover letter outlining your motivation for undertaking an internship  and a maximum two page CV (in English), preferably by email, to Jessica Sercombe to

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The closing date for applications is 31 May 2013.

 

Stagiaire/Trainee

Agra CEAS Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

Job Details:

Agra CEAS Consulting is a leading specialist consultancy on food and agriculture and related trade, rural development and environmental policy issues with offices in Brussels and the UK.

We are seeking a stagiaire/trainee to join our dynamic and growing team in Brussels (or at our offices in Wye in Kent, UK) for our consultancy work with an international range of institutional and private sector clients. Key requirements are good basic economic/policy research and analytical skills and strong English writing skills and a postgraduate qualification, preferably in economics or agricultural economics, dealing with agriculture/rural development or related trade/environmental issues. Any additional languages and consultancy experience would be an advantage. This position is initially for a fixed term of six months, but has the potential to be extended for a suitable candidate.

Please e-mail your CV and motivation letter to: Mrs. Sharon Simpson or Cecile De Groote. This opening is available until end June 2013.

 

Please e-mail your CV and motivation letter to: Mrs. Sharon Simpson ( Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ) or Cecile De Groote ( Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ). This opening is available until end June
2013.


We are currently also looking for a Junior Consultant:

Salary

In line with experience

Location

Wye, Kent, UK

Details

We are seeking a Junior Consultant to join our dynamic and growing team in Wye, Kent (UK) for our consultancy work with an international range of institutional and private sector clients.

 

Key requirements are good basic research and strong English writing skills, a postgraduate qualification preferably in the area of economics with reference to agriculture/food or related trade/environmental issues. Any additional languages and consultancy experience would be desirable.

 

This is a fixed term position of one year but has the potential to be made permanent for a suitable candidate. Terms and conditions are offered in line with experience.

Contact

Please send your curriculum vitae to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

 

Internship

ERP - The European Platform for Rehabilitation

Brussels, Belgium


Deadline for applications: 23 May 2013

Profile

Essential

  • University degree;
  • Fluent English;
  • Strong organisational skills, willing to perform administrative tasks;
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), internet, email;
  • Proactive, efficient and motivated person who is also flexible and a team-player;
  • Committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

Desirable

  • Basic knowledge of European Social Policy and the Social Services sector;
  • Experience in event organisation;
  • Knowledge of other EU languages is desirable;
  • Ability to work effectively in an international and dynamic environment;
  • Knowledge and use of desktop publishing software would be desirable;
  • Experience with web content management systems such as Joomla would be an advantage.

Tasks

You will be expected to contribute to the overall functioning of EPR’s activities on the following basis:

EQUASS Unit (80%)

  • Administrative support to the EQUASS Coordinator in the certification processes and system development;
  • Dissemination of news and documents, website updates;
  • Support to project development;
  • Various other administrative tasks as assigned.

EPR Secretariat (20%)

  • Contribute to Policy and Public Affairs activities;
  • Assisting in organisation of events and meetings.

What we can offer at the EPR secretariat

  • Individual workplace in a secretariat located in the heart of the European quarter;
  • Exposure to varied and interesting work in an active European network;
  • Friendly staff members who are ready to give you an insight into the work they are doing and who are willing to help you gain experience;
  • A comprehensive recommendation letter upon completion of the internship;
  • A professional integration contract under Belgian law, with a salary of up to 751€ gross per month.

General information concerning the internship

  • Duration and concept

The period of the internship would be 5-6 months. We believe that the internship should be a win-win experience for both parties. During this period you will be able to learn about the NGO sector and social policies at European level and accumulate diverse daily work experience with a focus on project implementation, dissemination activities and social policy. EPR, on the other hand, will benefit from your assistance, support and ideas.

  • Working hours

The intern is a full-fledged member of the EPR team. This means that he/she is expected to be present 7.5 hours a day in the office with a one hour lunch break.

  • Language skills

You must be fluent in English as this is EPR’s official working language.

  • Contract

EPR will sign a professional integration contract with the intern prior to the start of the internship, to allow time for registration in the social secretariat.
Please note that in order to qualify for this type of contract, you must not have been registered for unemployment, and you must come from the current EU labour region.

  • Formal evaluation and recommendation

At the end of the internship EPR will evaluate your work and will provide you with a detailed recommendation letter to help you in your future career endeavours.

 

How to apply

Interested persons should apply by 23 May 2013 by sending:

• Letter of motivation stating why you would like to undertake an internship with EPR

• CV in Europass format. Send your applications by email to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza >

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in person or by phone. Interviews will take place around 28 or 29th May 2013. The selected candidate should be  prepared to start the position in the beginning of June 2013.

 

 

Internship in Communication and European Affairs

FERA - Federation of European Film Directors

Brussels, Belgium


The FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN FILM DIRECTORS (Fédération Européenne des Réalisateurs de l’Audiovisuel) is an advocacy network that represents film directors all over Europe. FERA has members in 28 countries and its headquarters are located in Brussels.

Main tasks

The internship mainly consists of helping the FERA office with external communication, and in researching, drafting and publishing the newsletter.

The concrete tasks of the intern will include:

  • Preparing press cuttings and briefings on European developments in related policy fields;
  • Carrying out research and communications projects for FERA;
  • Layout of the FERA newsletter;
  • Maintaining, regularly updating FERA’s website;
  • Maintaining, regularly updating FERA’s social media;
  • Maintaining, regularly updating and synchronizing FERA’s electronic and material contact lists (members and external contacts);
  • Covering meetings of the European Parliament (Culture and Education Committee, Legal Committee, Internal Market Committee) either physically or through the EP’s streaming service on the Internet;
  • General administrative duties, ensuring the smooth running of the FERA office.

Qualifications required

  • Excellent English is compulsory, at proficient or native level. Please do not apply if you do not have this qualification;
  • A university degree in communications, political or European affairs, or a similar subject is desirable. The internship is extremely appropriate to a candidate studying for a master’s degree.
  • Information:
  • For any questions, please contact us by email at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza
  • If you wish to apply, please send by May 20th:
  • Your CV
  • A cover letter in English
  • A letter of recommendation is a plus.
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  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Communication and Administration Intern

EMMA - European Magazine Media Association

Brussels, Belgium



The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) is a non-profit organization representing over 15.000 publishers throughout Europe publishing over 50.000 magazine titles in Europe, reaching on average 80% of European adults. 300 million Europeans read magazines on a regular, consistent basis.

EMMA is offering an unpaid internship at the Secretariat’s offices in Brussels as from the end of May 2013 for six months (a small allowance for transport and food will be provided). This internship will benefit anyone who seeks professional experience related to lobbying and communication in a European, membership-based organization.

Duties:

The internship offers the possibility to learn about the work of EMMA, especially its advocacy and communication actions in Brussels.

It consists of support and assistance in the following areas:

  • Supporting EMMA’s events with key politicians, seminars, receptions at the European Parliament, webinars, etc;
  • Supporting EMMA’s administration and organizational work, such as preparing meetings with members, working with vendors, etc;
  • Assisting the preparation of promotional and informational brochures, newsletters, press releases, etc;
  • Updating and developing the EMMA websites and social media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.);
  • Supporting the Communication and Administration Officer in developing and implementing new communication activities and projects;
  • Getting involved in the development of EMMA’s think-tank initative Future Media Lab. (communication and administration): network building, external and internal communication, events, including help expanding our sponsor relations;
  • Updating and managing EMMA’s database;
  • Research and background work to support the overall activities of EMMA.

Qualifications:

  • The person should be an excellent team-player and be interested in media policy in the EU context;
  • Knowledge of EU policies and institutions an advantage;
  • Candidate should have excellent English language skills and very good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of French a strong asset;
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database);
  • Knowledge of website maintenance desired (particularly familiarity with the Wordpress platform);
  • The candidate should be self-motivated, well organized, able to work efficiently and autonomously, as part of a small team is essential.013.
  • EMMA internships are only open to candidates registered in a university/school/institute, as a contract must be signed between EMMA and the student’s home university. Please note that this is a compulsory condition; applications that do not match this criterion will not be short listed.
  • How to apply:
  • (Subject heading: application Intern + your name) to Max von Abendroth, Executive Director of EMMA: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza
  • Deadline for completed applications: 17 May 2013. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. The ideal start date is 23 May 2013.

 

Editorial Coordinator (paid internship)

ViEUws - – the EU Policy Broadcaster

Brussels, Belgium


ViEUws is looking for an Editorial Coordinator (paid internship): to ensure timely coordination of video planning and recordings, to act as the main point of contact for all production matters & to maintain and manage web editorial content.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken);
  • Dynamic, well organised and result oriented;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to work both independently and in an international team;
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle.

Ideal Skills:

  • Knowledge of EU policies and decision-making processes;
  • Editorial experience;
  • Experience with video production;
  • Additional European languages would be a (strong) plus.

 

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter in English, addressed to David Thual, to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .
NO PHONE CALLS.

 

Intern in Communication and EU Affairs

Congrex Belgium

Brussels, Belgium


Congrex Belgium is looking for an intern to support communication and EU affairs projects for international associations.

Length: 5-6 Months from Mid June/July to December 2013.

Tasks include the following:

  • Provide background research, monitor developments and give strategic input for various EU affairs projects. Topics include security (physical and cyber) and chemicals;
  • Prepare and join meetings with stakeholders and decision makers;
  • Draft minutes of meetings/calls and prepare follow up;
  • Develop a press/media database and contact list for various communication projects, in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific;
  • Create new and refresh existing communication pieces (press releases, marketing materials and newsletters) for various projects and clients.

Desired skill set:

  • Excellent spoken and written English (native speaker or similar level), Interest in EU affairs and knowledge of how the EU institutions and their decision-making processes work , excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Profile:

  • We are looking for a hands-on, open minded, self-motivated team player who can work autonomously (with coaching) and is eager to gain practical work experience in an international environment.

 

Traineeship in EU Public Affairs

MSLGroup Brussels

Brussels, Belgium


MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,500 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest PR network in fast-growing China and India. The group offers strategic planning and counsel, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas – followed by thorough execution.

The Brussels office has a track record of successful strategic advice cases across the whole spectrum of European affairs: Mergers, Legislation and Corporate Communications.

We are now looking for a trainee to support the rest of the team for an initial 6 month period, starting in September 2013. The position is remunerated.

The stagiaire will support the MSLGROUP team's daily activities on a broad range of projects in European affairs. He/she will conduct research on a variety of client-related issues and will provide administrative support to the staff. Furthermore, the stagiaire should have strong strategic awareness and good written and oral communication skills.

Therefore, we are looking at people with:

  • Work (or internship) experience from at least one EU institution and a good understanding of the EU decision making process;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, good knowledge of French or other language;
  • Intellectual capacity – analytical and creative;
  • Inspiring confidence and trust;
  • Commercial – a sense for business;
  • Flexible and service-minded;
  • Knowledge of the financial service sector is an advantage;
  • Motivation to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Industry specific experience from pharma, transport or energy is an advantage.
  • If you are interested in working or doing an internship at JKL, please submit your application by registering your profile below. We will get in touch with you within a few weeks.
  • If you have any questions about JKL or your application for employment, please contact Malin Stridh at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza or +46(8) 696 12 00.

 

 

Stagiaire en Communication

DEI-Belgique - Défense des Enfants

Brussels, Belgium

Pour faire connaître ses actions et réalisations, DEI-Belgique cherche un stagiaire/volontaire en communication motivé, volontaire et imaginatif qui partage les buts de l’association.

Le stage d’une durée de 2 mois (à temps partiel – durée et période à convenir) consisterait, sous la responsabilité de l’association, à :

  • Participer à la mise à jour et la rénovation du site internet;
  • Faire la promotion des publications de l’association;
  • Réaliser une brochure pour présenter nos publications (avec un suivi avec un graphiste + suivi imprimeur + diffusion);
  • Collaborer aux autres projets de l’association;
  • Rédiger des communiqués de presse pour faire connaître nos actions.

Langue de travail: le français (connaissance de l’anglais souhaitée).

 

 

Internship in Communications and Online Media

CICC - Coalition for the International Criminal Court

The Hague, Netherlands

The Coalition is looking for a Communications and Online Media Intern for its international secretariat in The Hague, the Netherlands, to assist with a range of media and public-information projects.

DURATION OF THE INTERNSHIP

The Internship would be for a minimum of three months, starting as soon as possible. The intern will report to the Communication Officer, among other Section staff. The internship is full-time, 40 hours per week.

This internship provides the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, small and young international team, part of a large international secretariat and a global network and learn more on the Coalition’s communications activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support section staff with the updating and creation of factsheets, press releases, social tools, content for website updates and other background resources;
  • Monitoring and compiling news developments related to the ICC current investigations and cases, as well as thematic issues such as sexual violence, children and victims as they relate to the ICC;
  • Assist with the research and drafting of articles for Coalition publications;
  • Assist with enewsletters creation and development;
  • Support in setting up a new website and keep it up to date;
  • Assist with content development for new website, including writing/editing articles and blog posts, creating and editing videos, and other content;
  • Identify content for website and social media outlets;
  • Develop creative ideas for Twitter and Facebook campaigns and reporting;
  • Monitor developments in online media;
  • Update journalist database and research media outlets worldwide;
  • Assist with media relations;
  • Attend and take photo/video of press briefings, meetings, lectures related to international justice in The Hague;
  • Help fulfil requests for information;
  • Support staff and undertake special projects and assignments as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are interested in applicants whose studies were/are related to Communications, multimedia communications, web design, new media, Journalism, and/or International Relations, Political Science, Law and/or other relevant fields;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, research and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Organizational and administrative skills;
  • Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive;
  • Proficiency in English; Good knowledge of French is a plus;
  • Ability to work independently and in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Previous nonprofit and/or journalism experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated interest in international justice and NGO work;
  • Affinity with the Coalition’s goals and objectivities;
  • Interest in photojournalism preferred;
  • Knowledge and interest in still and video photography and editing software preferred;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, or other similar software, would be an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and HTML, Google Analytics, and MailChimp an asset;
  • Experience producing online content an asset;
  • Passion for social media and its potential as an advocacy tool.

REMUNERATION

Unfortunately, internships at the Coalition are unpaid. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personalresources. The Coalition cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

a) Review the information above carefully

b) Please send your CV and a cover letter to Amielle de Rosario at: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and short-listed candidates are invited for an interview over

the phone.

Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stagiaire en Gestion de Projets (Asie) et Reporting

BICE - International Catholic Child Bureau

Brussels, Belgium


Le Bice est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale fondé e en 1948 qui développe des actions dans plus de 25 pays visant à promouvoir et à défendre les droits et la dignité de l’enfant.

Pour renforcer son équipe, le Bice recherche un/une stagiaire en gestion de projets (Asie) et reporting pour son bureau de Bruxelles.

Tâches principales:

  • Appui à la gestion des projets mis en œuvre en Asie (Cambodge, Népal, Inde);
  • Suivi financier et narratif des projets;
  • Suivi logistique et administratif des projets;
  • Appui à l’organisation générale;
  • Recherche de fonds auprès de bailleurs publics et privés.

Profil

  • Formation de niveau universitaire (Développement et gestion de projets , Sciences politiques,Sciences Humaines...);
  • Maîtrise parfaite de l’anglais et du français.

Statut: Stage
Durée du contrat: 6 mois à temps plein ou 4/5
Salaire/Indemnité: 200 € par mois en temps plein si convention de stage

 

Stagiaire en Gestion de Projets (Russie - CEI) et Suivi de Programme

BICE - International Catholic Child Bureau

Brussels, Belgium


Le Bice est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale fondée en 1948 qui développe des actions dans plus de 25 pays visant à promouvoir et à défendre les droits et la dignité de l’enfant.

Pour renforcer son équipe, le Bice recherche un/une stagiaire en gestion de projets (Russie-CEI) et suivi de programme pour son bureau de Bruxelles.

Tâches principales

  • Appui à la gestion des projets mis en œuvre en CEI;
  • Appui à la gestion du programme interrégional Bientraitance;
  • Travail de traduction principalement du français vers le russe;
  • Reporting.

Profil

  • Formation de niveau universitaire (sciences sociales, langues, traduction);
  • Maîtrise parfaite du russe, français et de l’anglais;
  • Motivation, autonomie, esprit d’équipe.

Statut: Stage
Durée du contrat: 6 mois à temps plein ou 4/5
Salaire/Indemnité: 200 € par mois en temps plein si convention de stage

 

 

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EU Events Intern

Dods EU Monitoring

Brussels, Belgium


Start Date:
TBC

The position:

Dods are looking for an EU Events Intern to support the production of high quality events across Dods EU brands. The successful candidate will be working within a fast-growing division within the Dods Brussels office and will support the events team in their day to day tasks.

Key tasks:

  • To support and help out in the planning and production of all events; conferences, roundtable debates, receptions and award ceremonies;
  • Assisting with event websites and event marketing material;
  • Carry out administrative responsibility for designated events;
  • Other reasonable tasks and duties as detailed by line manager.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of the EU political landscape and current issues;
  • Excellent communications skills and approachable manner;
  • Ability to demonstrate patience, maturity and reliability;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and work with initiative;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of other languages, especially French, advantageous;
  • Previous experience in organising events is advantageous.

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you would bring to the role to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza with the job title ‘Events Intern’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Salary: This is a paid internship

Deadline for applications: April 22nd 2013

 

5-month Internship Contract

Administrative Assistant

OGP Europe - International Association of Oil & Gas Producers

Brussels, Belgium


Qualifications

Minimum 3 or 4 years study after secondary school (Bachelier)

Knowledge and attributes

  • Aptitude for learning;
  • Ability to multi task & prioritise;
  • Good language (English is the working language) & communication skills;
  • Good organisational ability;
  • Clear methodical approach;
  • Good record keeping;
  • Good people skills;
  • Motivation to carry out routine tasks without prompting;
  • Willingness to help out with tasks outside general job description;
  • Ability to approach others for assistance, and to check when in doubt;
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office software – (word, excel, power point) and Internet.

Responsibilities

Clerical assistance

  • Organise travel requirements for OGP staff as required;
  • Assist Office Manager whenever there is excess workload;
  • Organise teleconferences as required;
  • Help with mailings;
  • Take charge of meeting room reservations;
  • Handle meeting logistics and order lunches for all in house meetings, including taxis after meeting;
  • Organise conference rooms for in house meetings;
  • Arrange couriers;
  • Handle incoming and outgoing post;
  • Keeping data base up-to-date.

Reception

  • Greet visitors and inform host that guest has arrived;
  • Answer telephones and redirect calls to OGP.

Office/kitchen supplies

  • Maintain stock levels of office stationery;
  • Maintain kitchen supplies for meetings.

Organisation

  • Reports to the Office Manager of OGP.

Please apply by sending a short letter and your CV to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

This position is starting ASAP and will run until the end September.

 

Internship, International Development Unit

MWH

La Hulpe, Belgium

Description

Founded over 160 years ago, MWH has grown to become one of the world’s leading environmental engineering firms. There are now approximately 7500 employees working around the globe on some of the biggest projects around. Over the decades, we have expanded our core competencies from water and wastewater into a wide range of environmental and business services. Today, we provide consulting services to our clients all over the world.

MWH International Development, based in La Hulpe, south of Brussels, is the MWH unit that provides consulting services to international institutions, such as the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank, the United Nations, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, governments and government agencies. Our services include design, procurement and construction supervision for water, wastewater, energy and waste projects as well as management support and monitoring and evaluation of large investment programmes. Our main geographical focus lies on Europe, Africa and other developing countries.

You will be supporting the team in all the various tasks related to preparation of commercial offers. You will be required to demonstrate a combination of discipline, flexibility, and precision in all tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting MWH during the bid preparation process for international projects;
  • Researching and analyzing project background information;
  • Undertake business intelligence researches;
  • Identifying and recruiting consultants.

Requirements

  • Academic background: University degree (or candidate);
  • Knowledge of the European Commission external assistance policies would be considered as an advantage;
  • Professional experience in the field environment/energy/climate change or in a similar technical assistance environment would be considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of ACP/ENPI south region would be considered as an asset;
  • IT-skills: advanced use of MS Office, particularly Excel, Internet;
  • Rigorous, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Creative, communicative, open-minded and results-oriented;
  • Languages: solid written and spoken English; French is advantageous;
  • Work ethics, dynamism and ability to cope with multiple tasks.

The internship will take place in our office in La Hulpe, Belgium. Compensation will be provided.

If you are ready to work in a fast-moving, international environment, please send your detailed CV (in English only) in electronic format quoting Intern/4-2013 not later than 30 April 2013 to:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Traineeship

Gallup

Brussels, Belgium


Gallup has studied human nature and behaviour for more than 75 years. Our reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organisation. Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioural economic indicators worldwide.

Gallup's 2,000 professionals in more than 40 offices around the world help leaders at every level of business; government and society improve organisational performance by understanding the voice of their constituencies.

In carrying out surveys in more than 160 countries around the world over seven decades, Gallup has developed vast expertise in applied social sciences, policy research, evaluation and behavioural economics, providing measurement-based strategic advice to public and private organisations.

In Europe, Gallup started survey research in 1937 and is dedicated to researching issues with a pan-European or global spread.
In Brussels, The Gallup Organisation - Europe (Gallup Europe) coordinates Gallup's pan European polling activities and provides policy-related measurement, consultancy and training serving all stakeholder groups ranging from national governments, European and international institutions to business, media, civil society organisations and academia based in Europe.

The Opportunity

Gallup Europe is recruiting a trainee to work within its small but dynamic and busy team in Brussels as of the beginning of end of April/early May for a period of 3 months.

The trainee will be an integral part of the team and will be involved in most of the related daily business development and marketing/communications tasks including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring and research of new business opportunities;
  • Assisting in the preparation of bids and support client pursuits;
  • Monitoring news and activities of EU institutions and related Brussels-based organisations;
  • Drafting of new communications materials;
  • Assistance with the further development of Gallup’s websites and social media strategy;
  • Support in all aspects of event organisation;
  • Participation in conferences, seminars and workshops related to Gallup’s interests;
  • Support office administration (managing contact directories and updating databases).

What Gallup Europe offers

The traineeship will provide the successful candidate with an incredible learning opportunity in the EU context with one of the most respected research companies in the world. As a marketing/communications and business development trainee, you will have the opportunity to learn from the inside of a global research firm as well as gain a customised traineeship experience built around your areas of expertise, interests, and strengths.

Compensation will be provided. Gallup will also offer to shoulder transportation cost.

Candidate profile

  • Strong academic background (MSc, BA or MA level in economics, political science, law, marketing/communications, business administration or management);
  • Previous relevant experience in EU public administration, consultancies, international or European organisations is an advantage.

Key competences

  • Good understanding of EU institutions, and EU policies and programmes;
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to establish good relationships with clients, partners and experts;
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills; strategic and entrepreneurial mind set;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and dynamic environment, high commitment and flexibility;
  • Ability to work independently and with others, a high degree of accuracy and creativity, and a strong sense of responsibility;
  • Fully computer literate; excellent knowledge of MS Office suite and at ease with social media.
  • Efficient time-management

Language skills

  • Excellent oral and written English is essential;
  • Proficiency in at least one other EU language is an asset.

Miscellaneous

  • A work permit for Belgium is mandatory as Gallup will not sponsor non-EU citizens for visas or permanent resident status for this position nor support any travel, accommodation or relocation cost for this internship;
  • Candidates on scholarships or grant studies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please send by email your resume + cover letter indicating in the body of your email your availability and your eligibility to work in Belgium to Beatriz Preto at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by April 15th at the latest.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, please do not call. We will acknowledge the receipt of your email and will contact you to let you know whether you have been shortlisted or not by April 17th.

Apply

Send CV and letter of motivation to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

Contact

BEATRIZ PRETO
Project Manager
70 Avenue Michel-Ange
Brussels, BE-1000
Belgium
GALLUP®
www.gallup.com/europewww.gallup.com

 

 

Communication Intern at IDF

IDF - International Diabetes Federation

Brussels, Belgium


Overview and Mission

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 200 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 160 countries and territories. For over 50 years, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy. The Federation is committed to raising global awareness of diabetes, promoting the exchange of information about the different types of diabetes, give education support for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers, and encouraging activities towards finding a cure for the different types of diabetes.

  • Applicants must be at least undergraduate students who require an internship for their course;
  • EU nationality and/or right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit;
  • Very good verbal and written skills in English;
  • Fluency in other languages is an asset;
  • Fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
  • Proactive, flexible, good communicator;
  • Excellent organizational and team working skills.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and motivational letter by email to Mrs Annelies Van Herck, HR Coordinator  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza , marking “Communication Intern” by May 15, 2013.
Full description available at www.idf.org.

Communications interns

  • Coordinate IDF’s social media pages and provides input into social media strategy;
  • Assist in website updates and postings;
  • Undertake research on potential Blue Circle Champions and assists in coordinating outreach strategy;
  • Manage IDF database of media contacts; assists in media outreach;
  • Help to co-ordinate production of IDF newsletter;
  • Assist with production and distribution of communications tools and merchandise to key stakeholders;
  • Participate in World Diabetes Day planning and External Relations Department meetings;
  • Support communication planning for 2013 World Diabetes Congress;
  • Provide further assistance as required to the Head of Communications and other IDF departments; undertake special projects.

Special Job Requirements

Exceptional verbal and written skills in English.

 

Intern

IOM - International Organization for Migration, Mission in Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria


VACANCY NOTICE 2013-02


Duty Station:
Country Office Sofia
Functional Title: Intern
Type of appointment: Remunerated Internship
Duration of contract: 6 months
Start date: ASAP

General Functions

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Migration Health Advisor in RO Brussels, and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer - European region, IOM Sofia, the incumbent will assist with, and be responsible for a variety of tasks encompassing the field of migration and ethnic minorities’ health, and provide direct support for the implementation of Equi-Health project activities in the EU.

The Equi-Health project aims at improving the access and quality of health care services, health promotion and prevention to meet the needs of migrants, the Roma and other vulnerable ethnic minority groups, including irregular migrants. The action is prioritized by the EU within the second EC Public Health Programme and a direct grant awarded to IOM, MHD in recognition of expertise in the field and prior collaboration.

He/she more specifically will:

  1. Support the Project related and administrative work, as required;
  2. Carry out research and undertake analysis on the current state of affairs and future prospects and trends of migration and ethnic minority health with special focus on Roma health;
  3. Maintain and promote contacts with external stakeholders and other IOM field offices in relation to Equi-health implementation;
  4. Assist in the preparation of, participation in, and follow up of meetings and seminars with national/EU counterparts and other external (non-IOM) parties in migration and minorities’ health matters;
  5. Assist in drafting reports, presentations, correspondence and information documents, for internal and external distribution to European institutions, national and international organisations, non-governmental organisations, public and private entities and other IOM Missions;
  6. Undertake duty travels and participate in meetings as required;
  7. Any other tasks as may be required.

Internship training components/learning elements:

  1. Become familiar on main issues in the field of migration and ethnic minorities’ health;
  2. Acquire knowledge of the scope and objectives pursued by the IOM MHD (Migration Health Division) and have the opportunity to contribute to their achievements and strategy development in engaging external stakeholders and policymakers in the field of migration and ethnic minority health;
  3. Obtain experience in project implementation in a multi-partner, intercontinental settings;
  4. Become acquainted with the policies of IOM as an international organization and its functioning, especially in the field of migration and ethnic minority health.

Desirable qualifications (education, experience, and personal qualities):

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Bachelor degree. Master degree in social sciences, public or international health would be a distinct advantage;
  • Experience in research and in the field of ethnic minorities’ health would be an asset.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of European institutions and policy in the field of public health and/or migration/ethnic minorities is an asset;
  • Experience with international organizations, governmental and diplomatic authorities is an asset;
  • Ability to manage logistic and administrative aspects of projects;
  • Clear and concise drafting skills; f) Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Personal commitment, efficiency and drive for results;
  • Flexibility, respect for diversity and creative thinking;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

Languages:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of any other European language(s) is an advantage.

For more details and to apply for this job click here

 

 

Communication & Administration Intern

EBA - European Biogas Association

Brussels, Belgium


Job description and scope of activities:

  • Extension of the internal data bases
  • Communication support: new EBA website, social media, drafting newsletters
  • Helping to acquire new and potential members
  • Policy and media monitoring
  • Event attending and reporting
  • Support event management (conference, workshops and other meetings)
  • General support of EBA office in Brussels
  • Other duties

Areas of expertise

  • University graduate or undergraduate in a related field (marketing, communication, political science, environmental engineering, international relations, European studies etc.)
  • Experience with WCMS; excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); experience of photo editing will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and renewable energy (especially biogas)
  • Strong interpersonal skills: previous experience with customers etc.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (French, German or other languages are an asset)
  • Analytical and administrative skills
  • Excellent writing and communication qualities
  • A work permit for Belgium is mandatory

Personal skills:

  • Autonomy
  • Flexibility regarding taking over other tasks
  • Proactive work and delivery oriented
  • Versatility

EBA offers:

  • An interesting internship in a young, international association in the Renewbale Energy House in Brussels
  • A chance to gain a work experience before (or right after) graduating
  • Partial remuneration of living expenses

 

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter and CV (max. 2 pages, no Europass format) in English via email only and with the subject ‘Application Communication & Administration Intern EBA – your name’ to Sebastian Stolpp, Secretary General of EBA, Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 21st of April 2013.Strictly no telephone calls. Only candidates matching the profile will be considered and contacted.

 

Energy Policy Researcher/Analyst Intern - Smart Energy Demand Coalition

VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank

Brussels, Belgium


Profile:
Master’s degree student in economics, energy policy or energy economics
Hours: Full-time
Period: 6 months starting from mid May
Application deadline: As soon as appropriate applicant is found

The Smart Energy Demand Coalition run by Finnish consultancy VaasaETT is looking for an energy policy researcher/analyst intern. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting primary research, synthesize quantitative and qualitative findings into informative and easy-to-understand deliverables for a variety of research projects. The intern will be in direct contact with the members of the Coalition. He will be highly independent and expected to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. The intern will report directly to the Executive Director of the SEDC and will work at our premises in Brussels.

About Your Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and organisational support to the Executive Director of the SEDC;
  • Research and compile a bi-monthly newsletter for members;
  • Monitoring regulatory processes relevant for the organisation;
  • Communicate findings to members of the Coalition;
  • Responding to specific requests from members;
  • Communicate with the VaasaETT research team latest developments in terms of European demand response policies;
  • Quality check and proofreading of reports and other documents.

About You

  • You are curious, resourceful and show good initiative;
  • You have strong organizational, analytical and communication skills;
  • You thrive on using data and information from various sources to tell a compelling story;
  • You are an achiever and consistently exceed individual and team goals;
  • You are flexible and excited to work in an evolving market and in a fast-paced working environment with ever-changing requirements;
  • You are detail-oriented and highly motivated;
  • You can work quickly and error-free under tight deadlines.

About Your Qualifications

  • You are a Master’s degree student or graduate who needs an internship as part of your curriculum or for further experience;
  • You study economics, energy policy, energy economics or similar;
  • You are proficient with modern computing tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Wordpress;
  • Excellent English skills including the ability to write reports in excellent English language; other languages are a plus.

 

About What We Can Offer

  • Valuable experience in a fast growing and ever changing work environment;
  • The opportunity to learn to work independently;
  • An environment where initiative is valued;
  • Working directly with our members and VaasaETT’s research team;
  • The opportunity to present research findings at SEDC meetings and attend relevant events in Brussels;
  • Financial compensation.

 

If you think you have what it takes to become our intern, please send your CV and application letter in pdf format by email to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text28359 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by May 1st.  We will already start interviewing the most interesting candidates immediately. The successful candidates are expecting to start mid May.

 

Communication and European Affairs Intern

CEC European Managers

Brussels, Belgium


CEC European Managers, the European confederation representing managers, is looking for an Intern to support its communication and European affairs activities.

Applicants' Profile:

  • University degree, preferably in Communication and/or European Studies;
  • Very good communication and writing skills in English and French;
  • Strong interest in European affairs, employment and social policies;
  • Good knowledge of Word and Excel, Publisher and Typo3 CMS is a plus;
  • Motivated and willing to work in a small but busy team.

Mission:

  • Write the bi-monthly Newsletter in English and French;
  • Update the website;
  • Research and draft positions;
  • Assist in preparing meetings and events;
  • Translations and other tasks as requested.

This internship is only open to candidates registered in a University; a “convention de stage” will be signed with the University of the selected candidate. Please note that this is a compulsory condition. This internship should ideally last for 6 months, starting mid-June (some flexibility is possible). A financial contribution will be provided.

 

This internship is only open to candidates registered in a University; a “convention de stage” will be signed with the University of the selected candidate. Please note that this is a compulsory condition. This internship should ideally last for 6 months, starting mid-June (some flexibility is possible). A financial contribution will be provided.

If you are interested, please send us your CV and application letter by 10 May at:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza . Only short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Date of publication: 09 April 2013

 

Online Outreach and Analysis Internship

Greenpeace International

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Are you a regular facebooker, tweeter, etc? Can you explain the difference between Pintrest and Instagram in two sentences? Greenpeace International is looking for two digital natives to join our Communications Department internship programme for six months - one starting in June, the other in August.

We are looking for students or recent graduates who are:

  • Fluent in English and highly creative,
  • Experienced in micro-blogging or similar fast-paced writing environments,
  • Enthusiastic about making other people enthusiastic about taking action for the planet,
  • Interested in how new media works,
  • Great at multi-tasking and working in teams,
  • Confident at identifying trends and analysing social media insights,
  • And eligible to work in the Netherlands for six months, starting June 2013 or August 2013.

Previous experience in a similar role would be a great plus!

PROJECT LEADERSHIP:

You will spend roughly 50 percent of your time on social media outreach and analysis tasks and related work in the Communications Department. For the rest of your time, you will work together as a team on your own online outreach or analysis project, which you select from a list of projects proposed by your line manager. You will plan and execute the projects during your internship.

CONDITIONS:

Greenpeace International internships are full-time positions (up to 40 hours per week). Our internships are meant for students or recent graduates who have completed their studies less than 1 year ago. This internship lasts six months and remuneration is via a modest monthly honorarium.

Due to the short notice of this announcement, only EU nationals and those with a valid work permit for The Netherlands are asked to apply. Interns must take out health insurance before starting the internship.

Due to the volume of applicants we regret we are unable to respond to individual applications. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the date of your application, we regret that you have not been short-listed for further consideration.

The internships are based in Amsterdam and last for six months.

Application Closing Date: 22 April 2013

 

The internships are based in Amsterdam and last for six months.

Application Closing Date: 22 April 2013

Please send an email to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza with your cover letter, CV, and a suggested tweet to promote this webpage:

Research Internships (x2)

Transparency International - Defence and Security Programme

London, United Kingdom


Transparency International UK's Defence and Security Programme (TI-DSP) is seeking two full-time interns to commence in May or June 2013. The positions will be based in our London offices and will run for 3 months.

The goal of the Defence and Security Programme is to combat corruption in one of the most opaque and corruption-prone areas of public life: the defence and security sector. The defence team works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations, and civil society to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity in defence establishments across the world.

The interns will take the lead on a research project and contribute to smaller advocacy and programmatic tasks. The successful candidates will take the lead in designing and conducting a major research project to be published by Transparency International.

The internship is likely to focus on two main projects:

  • Whistleblowing:This was identified as an area of weakness at a global level in the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI). This research project will use information gathered by the index and further desk research, and will aim to develop practical case studies and guidance.
  • South East Europe: This will involve reviewing and editing in-depth country analyses, identifying potential areas for reform, and contributing to the development of recommendations for country projects.

As the research focus is subject to change, potential applicants should use the above only as a guide. The work, and the subsequent reports, will play an important function in informing the defence team’s future work. The intern will also be expected to assist in daily administrative tasks and to contribute to the day-to-day work of the defence team.

TI-DSP is seeking interns with the following skills and experience:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline, such as Law, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Development or Security Studies etc.
  • Familiarity with the defence and security sector or with issues of corruption and transparency
  • Fluency in English and ability to write succinctly; further languages are an asset
  • An interest in defence and security issues
  • Highly organised, self-motivated, and reliable

This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the work of a dynamic and hands-on anti-corruption organisation, with high-level interaction. The role is unpaid, but travel and lunch expenses will be compensated.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the work of a dynamic and hands-on anti-corruption organisation, with high-level interaction. The role isunpaid, but travel and lunch expenses will be compensated.

Please apply immediately by sending a letter of interest, resume/CV of no more than 2 pages, and a brief, unedited writing sample (no more than one side of A4) to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

The deadline for applications is 9pm on 22 April. Interviews will be conducted the following week.

All candidates will be contacted regarding the success of their application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

 

Intern

EaP CSF - Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Brussels, Belgium


The Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Forum is accepting applications for an internship. The Intern will assist the Director of the Secretariat and the Communications Manager in administrative, policy and communication related tasks.

Terms of Contract

Start date: ASAP (April 2013)
Time period: 4– 6 months (please state your preferred time period in your application)

Candidate’s Profile

The Intern will:

  • Have basic understanding of the workings of the EU, bilateral and multi-lateral tracks of the Eastern Partnership, and civil society involvement in the EaP
  • Be a recent graduate of European Studies, International Relations, Public relations or other related field
  • Be fluent in English and Russian and able to interact verbally and in writing with professionalism; Russian as a native language is an advantage
  • Be an independent, problem solver, team player
  • Be flexible to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small office
  • Ability to start in April 2013

Key responsibilities:

  • Working on the database of the Civil Society Forum’ members
  • Supporting the CSF staff during the selection of participants for the next Forum
  • Support in organisation of various events
  • General assistance in administrative tasks
  • Participation in events in conjunction to the Eastern Partnership in Brussels and taking minutes
  • Press monitoring and identifying important information on the Eastern Partnership and the partner countries
  • Occasionally posting information to the website of the Forum
  • Occasional translation of information items for the website of the CSF and other documents from English into Russian and from Russian into English
  • Applications and interviews
  • CV and motivation letter should be sent to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by midnight CET the 18th of April 2013 with the reference: “Intern”. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted in Brussels or via Skype in late April.

 

Internship with ICC Legal Tools Database

Central and Eastern European Initiative for International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Warsaw, Poland


Legal Tools Database
is developed by the ICC's several outsourcing partners from different regions of the world, including the ICLHR Initiative. The LTD is free available in the internet via the website www.legal-tools.org . It is constantly updated, and comprises over 50,000 legal documents related to human rights law and international criminal and humanitarian law. These are, in particular, documents produced by international tribunals, relevant national legislation and cases, media and NGOs’ reports, or the preparatory works to the Rome Statute of the ICC. The LTD can be searched via a search engine, or through a folders tree viewer.

The LTD together with other Tools of the ICC are the leading information services on international criminal law. The repository serves judges, prosecutors, lawyers, non-governmental organizations, members of academia and all other interested parties in dealing with prosecution, adjudication, documentation, research and education related to core international crimes.

ICLHR’s role:

Under an agreement with the ICC, the ICLHR Initiative is responsible for the development of a significant part of the Legal Tools Database (see www.legal-tools.org/work-on-the-tools/table-of-responsibilities/ where we feature as ‘CEEI’). We are tasked with registration of national documents from or related to the following countries:Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. We also feed the database with documents originating from international(ized) jurisdictions, such as ad hoc war crimes tribunals, and human rights decisions of international bodies, and with some other materials, too.

Via this internship announcement, the ICLHR Initiative encourages you to join a team of contributors to the Legal Tools Database.

You would be responsible for:

  • finding new sources of relevant documents in English and other languages;
  • registering the documents from the newly-discovered sources and those submitted to you by the ICLHR co-ordinator by inputting information describing the documents (meta-data) into the Database.

Successful candidates will:

  • personally and concretely support a renowned, hands-on, capacity-building project in international criminal justice;
  • increase their knowledge about human rights law and international criminal law, and likely find good resources for a research in the fields of law, international relations or history;
  • join a global team of other young aspiring experts;
  • receive training regarding the database;
  • work via internet, hence anywhere in the world without requiring to be available during strict working hours;
  • improve their legal English reading and understanding skills;
  • acquire the experience of interning in an international NGO.

Requirements? This internship is for you if you:

  1. have an interest in international law, particularly international criminal and humanitarian law;
  2. possess good passive knowledge of English;
  3. have good computer skills and access to the Internet;
  4. are ready to communicate with the Initiative on an on-distance basis (via the Internet);
  5. are diligent and self-disciplined;
  6. can commit at least a few hours a week.

An additional asset is:

  • to be familiar with sources of LTD-relevant documents originating from or related to a country featuring on the above-mentioned list, and/or to speak a language in which national sources may be created in;
  • to have good research skills (as the interns may be expected to find new sources of relevant information).

This voluntary internship is for the duration of 3 to 6 months, as individually arranged with the successful candidates. The interns will receive a letter of recommendation and a certificate upon successful completion of the internship.

The best performing contributors may be offered to take the position of a reviewer of registration of documents by others, and increase their chances of further collaboration with the ICLHR Initative on other projects.

7. to be familiar with sources of LTD-relevant documents originating from or related to a country featuring on the above-mentioned list, and/or to speak a language in which national sources may be created in;
8. to have good research skills (as the interns may be expected to find new sources of relevant information).

This voluntary internship is for the duration of 3 to 6 months, as individually arranged with the successful candidates. The interns will receive a letter of recommendation and a certificate upon successful completion of the internship.
The best performing contributors may be offered to take the position of a reviewer of registration of documents by others, and increase their chances of further collaboration with the ICLHR Initative on other projects.

Submit your CV and a cover letter in English to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 22 April 2013.

 

Press and Communications Internship

AER - Assembly of European Regions

Strasbourg, France


The Assembly of European Regions is looking for a Communications Intern for its Press and Communications office in Strasbourg.

Profile

Candidates should have a strong interest - and preferably some experience - in the field of communications/public relations. Should you be interested in such a position, you would need to be autonomous, proactive, extremely organised and eager to work in a team. Preference will be given to communications students and candidates who speak at least two European languages.

Key Tasks

The successful candidate will be involved in communications-related activities within the Department, including:

  • Preparation of public information materials such as newsletters and brochures;
  • Supporting the development of the monthly newsletter;
  • Supporting the content of the AER social networks (Facebook and Twitter);
  • Supporting the further development of AER's website and online campaigns;
  • Supporting the development of the AER thematic dossier;
  • Graphic design for the website;
  • Management of the AER Press Clippings;
  • Providing creative input for future AER communications initiatives;
  • Management of databases;
  • Translations (French and English).

Application Procedure

If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are well suited for this internship to internship(at)aer.eu
Please add the following reference as the object of your email: Press and Communications Internship

Deadline for application: 15 April 2013
Date published: 04 April 2013

 

Intern

GMF - German Marshall Fund of the United States

Berlin, Germany


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

The Berlin office is seeking a young academic. The applicant should be pursuing a graduate degree in Political Science or International Relations (preferably with a focus on Security Policy), or another related field.

The internship will focus on gaining in-depth knowledge of the foundation. S/he will assist Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the Berlin office, with a variety of tasks. The objectives of the internship are, primarily, to provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience to supplement their academic program for future work in a field related to the GMF’s mission; and to work in an international environment on political issues in order to gain experience working in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment with world experts.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Various administrative tasks; and
  • Conduct research on a variety of topics, mostly in areas of domestic policy, international relations, and security policy.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Candidate pursuing a graduate degree in International Relations, Political Science, or another related field;
  • Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of small team;
  • Fluency in English and German required.
  • Start and Length of Internship:
  • Preferred starting date: May 1, 2013
  • Preferred length of internship: A minimum of 3 months (preferably 6 months) fulltime
  • Please note that Non-EU-citizens will need to apply for the required residence title.
  • Application Process:
  • To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume (as one document) by apply online at https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=6384872. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest.

 

Work Experience Placement, Social Affairs

EUROCITIES

Brussels, Belgium


EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities offers a work experience placement under the supervision of the policy officer in the area of social affairs for a period of six months.

This area of work covers wide topics such as employment, social inclusion, migration and integration, housing and homelessness, health inequalities and education. The placement will cover the following tasks:

  • monitoring policy initiatives and developments on the EU level;
  • support with administrative tasks;
  • drafting articles for EUROCITIES newsletter, updating EUROCITIES web pages, preparing briefing notes; and
  • organising meetings and events.

We are looking for a person with:

  • bachelors degree;
  • knowledge of EU social and employment policy area and the EU institutions;
  • excellent English;
  • good social and organisational skills, such as proactivity, team work and time management.

Command of other European languages and experience related to the work of local authorities, social policy and/or urban research are assets.

Please send your motivation letter and CV until 26 April to:

Nicole Daels

HR Officer

EUROCITIES

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Internship to support REC Country Office Czech Republic (2013/03)

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

Szentendre, Hungary

 

General responsibilities

This internship will provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the activities of an influential international organisation that is driven by its mission to assist in addressing environmental issues with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The intern will be based in the REC's head office in Szentendre, Hungary, and will provide daily support to the staff of the REC Country Office Czech Republic.
Main tasks

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication (in Czech and English) related to the operations of the REC and the implementation of EU-funded projects. This will include outreach activities; the drafting of letters, reports, articles, press releases, newspaper articles and website updates; and support in drafting online content.
  • Day-to-day managerial and organisational support in the implementation of EU-funded projects, mainly in the field of green transport. This will include the organisation, evaluation and analysis of seminars, competitions and tours, and the identification of subcontractors.
  • Identifying new opportunities for REC engagement in the Czech Republic and keeping the REC Country Office Czech Republic abreast of new, promising opportunities.
  • Basic administrative and other duties, as and when necessary.

Internship conditions

  • The intern will be paid a monthly stipend in line with the REC's internal policies. Accommodation will be provided at the REC's premises in Szentendre, Hungary.
  • The REC will provide the intern with a workstation suitable for the performance of his/her tasks.
  • The REC will provide the necessary guidance and supervision in order to ensure a mutually beneficial learning and working process.

Work experience, knowledge and skill level required

The intern must be:

  • interested in being involved in the activities of an international environmental organisation;
  • in possession of strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
  • highly motivated, resourceful, detail oriented and organised;
  • fluent in Czech and English;
  • able to keep to deadlines and handle multiple tasks to a high standard; and
  • able to work independently and be a team player, depending on requirements.

Education

  • A university degree in a relevant area of expertise, preferably in communications, natural or environmental sciences, environmental management, economics or social and political science.

This full-time position is based at the REC's Head Office in Szentendre, Hungary. The internship is for a fixed period of four months, with a possibility of extension.

Application

 

Candidates should send a detailed CV and a motivation letter in English (only English-language applications will be considered) outlining their interest in the position and their personal qualifications to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.
Please indicate the position reference number in the subject line: 2013/03.

Internship in the Area of Project Development

ALDA - Association of the Local Democracy Agencies

Vicenza, Italy


The internship in the projects development office takes place in Vicenza and normally lasts a minimum period of 6 months (periods shorter than 6 months may be considered case by case).

The intern will work under the supervision of the Resource and Development Unit Coordinator of the Association of Local Democracy Agencies who is also the tutor responsible for the internship.

The main “areas” where the intern is involved are the following:

  • Fundraising: research for grant opportunities, periodical checks of call for proposals and tenders…;
  • Projects development: partnership building activities, projects drafting, preparation of the application package…

The internship also includes administrative and office tasks, mainly related to the preparation and the submission – but also the implementation and the reporting – of European projects.

The tasks will be defined according to the experience of the trainee and can be changed and further “developed” during the internship.

Requirements:

  • University degree;
  • Languages: English; French and/or Italian is an asset;
  • Previous experience in project development is an asset;
  • Knowledge of computer tools;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • High motivation and strong interest for international decentralized cooperation.

Internship period: 05 June 2013 – 05 December 2013.

Please note that the internship IS NOT remunerated, although a monthly expenses refund will be provided.

Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to look for other types of financial support, such as Leonardo Da Vinci scholarships, Grundtvig assistantships, etc.

It is in the duty of candidates to look for this type of opportunities and get information about them.

 

If interested, please send an email, including the following documents, in english:  CV ; motivation letter

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Intern in the Field of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

AEC - European Association of Conservatoires

Brussels, Belgium


Description of the internship

The internship will focus on AEC´s activities in the field of quality enhancement and will consist in assisting the General Manager with the general organisation of AEC quality enhancement activities and with the preparation of the feasibility study mentioned above. This will include, among others, the following tasks:

  • Organising meetings for the AEC Working Groups in the field of quality enhancement (practical organisation and preparation of documents), attending these meetings and writing draft minutes [this may involve some travel];
  • Organising some of AEC Quality Enhancement Processes (practical organisation);
  • Contributing to the communication about this specific service offered by AEC (developing website pages on this topic, creating news items, possibly creating a flyer, etc.);
  • Working on improving and updating the AEC Register for Peer-Reviewers (i.e. an ACCESS database listing the experts/peers who regularly visit/evaluate conservatoires all over Europe);
  • Searching information on the latest developments in higher education in general (all disciplines) at European level in the field of quality enhancement, quality assurance and accreditation (by consulting websites, reading relevant documentation, and possibly interviewing some representatives of quality assurance agencies active in Europe) and reporting (verbally and in written);
  • Searching information on this topic in higher music education (by interviewing representatives of conservatoires to learn about the situation in their country and about their needs) and reporting (verbally and in written);
  • Contributing to the day-to-day running of the organisation.

An internship fee of 400€/month is provided, as well as a small compensation for travel costs based on the distance between the work place and the residence in Brussels.

Duration and starting date of the internship: ideally 6 months from April 1st, 2013 but other periods can be considered.

Requirements

  • This internship is highly suitable for students enrolled in European studies, organisational sciences, or related humanities programmes, as well as in quality management programmes, wanting to have experience in working in a cultural organisation on European level and interested in the topics of higher education, the quality of higher education and the way it is evaluated;
  • No knowledge of higher education / higher music education is required, but such knowledge is definitely an asset;
  • An excellent level of English is required (spoken and written), and knowledge of French, German or Italian is a plus;
  • An internship contract between the intern, the higher education institution/university and the AEC is compulsory for the duration of the internship;
  • Commitment to the organisation and willingness/ability to work in a small international team are very important.
  • Other information

  • Candidates can contact the AEC directly by sending a short CV and a motivation letter. The internship can start in any given moment of the academic year. Length of the internship and internship fees are to be discussed.

    Contact person: Maarten Aarse, AEC Office Coordinator
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Stagiaire Communication/Organisation Evénementielle

Premier Cercle

Paris or Brussels


Premier Cercle™, think-tank basé à Paris et à Bruxelles, organise des conférences sur des sujets économiques, financiers, technologiques et juridiques de premier plan. Dédiées aux directions générales et opérationnelles des grands groupes internationaux, nos conférences ont pour vocation de les aider à réfléchir aux grands enjeux auxquels ils sont confrontés dans le pilotage de leur entreprise.

Dans le cadre de son développement et plus particulièrement d'une conférence sur le Copyright à Washington (Etats-Unis) en juin 2013, Premier Cercle™ recherche u /une: URGENT - Stagiaire
Chargé (e) de Communication/Organisation Evénementielle
De 3 à 6 mois
Bruxelles (1050) ou Paris (75002)

Missions:

  • Logistique - Organiser et coordonner la logistique de l’évènement selon la procédure en vigueur (respect de la planification des actions, supervision des prestataires, réservation de salles, traiteur, technique, etc…) ; suivre les contrats des partenaires (mise en place de la bonne visibilité : logo, stand…);
  • Outils de communication - Construire, suivre et enrichir les outils de communication: mises à jour du site web, aide à la rédaction des newsletters, des programmes des conférences, assurer le suivi ex post (remerciements, lettres de château, envoi des synthèses, débriefings…), assurer le processus complet d’impression/routage (relation et coordination des fournisseurs de l’impression à la tenue même de la manifestation);
  • Mise en concurrence des fournisseurs, et recherche active de sponsors et de partenaires;
  • Evaluer l’impact des évènements, et faire des recommandations pour leur amélioration dans le futur.

Compétences techniques:

  • Connaissance des technologies de communication multimédia;
  • Maîtrise indispensable des logiciels bureautiques (Word, Excel);
  • Rédaction en style journalistique;
  • Maîtrise indispensable de l’anglais, parlé et écrit;
  • Posséder des notions de graphisme.

Qualités requises:

  • Sens de l’organisation et de la planification;
  • Rigueur et précision;
  • Autonomie, réactivité, disponibilité;
  • Imagination et créativité;
  • Sens aigu du relationnel;
  • Adaptabilité et polyvalence pour participer aux tâches d’une TPE;
  • Bonne présentation.

Formation souhaitée:

Formation supérieure juridique (droits d’auteur, copyright, propriété intellectuelle) ou école de commerce, école de communication ou de relations-presse ou université (Bac +3). Possibilité d’évolution selon implication du stagiaire.
Gratification selon durée du stage. Merci d’adresser votre dossier de candidature par mail (lettre + CV) [Réf.: WCS].

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Asistent Galerie de Arta

CANDIDATUL IDEAL:

Student in an terminal sau absolvent cu studii superioare
Cunostinte in domeniul cultural
Prezentabil si placut
Capacitate de organizare si de a interactiona cu oameni noi
Dorinta de a invata
Seriozitate


RESPONSABILITATI / BENEFICII:

Atragerea si stimularea vizitatorilor de a cumpara produse
Cunoasterea detaliata a fiecarui produs cu pretul aferent
Tururi ghidate pentru vizitatori aferente fiecarei expozitii
Asigurarea unui ambient stabilit cu Attila anteror, in cadrul galeriei: muzica, radio, raspuns la telefon.

COMPANIA: BRAIN INTL LTD SRL

Voluntar proiecte culturale

CANDIDATUL IDEAL:

Angajatul ideal este sociabil.
Știe să se facă plăcut.
Este amabil.
Are o bună stăpânire a limbii române și cunoaște la nivel mediu cel puțin o limbă străină.
Este pasionat de artă și de organizarea de evenimente.
Este deschis, energic, plin de idei.


RESPONSABILITATI / BENEFICII:

Oferă suport în implementarea proiectelor Cultural Affairs (http://alchemia.ro/cultural-affairs/), Prima Personală (http://alchemia.ro/prima-personala/), precum și în alte proiecte, care nu sunt momentan publice.

Folosind un concept cu totul nou, Alchemia este un laborator pentru toate persoanele care activează în industriile creative. Sau pentru cele care sunt pasionate de frumos. Aici vom organiza expoziții de artă (atât pentru artiști tineri, emergenți, cât și pentru artiști consacrați, români și internaționali). Aici ne vom bea cafeaua schimbând idei cu prietenii sau citind o carte. Aici vom veni la teatru. Aici ne vom distra la concerte.

Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana - Martie 2013

Policy Manager - EU Affairs (Maternity Cover)

EGEA - European Garage Equipment Association

Brussels, Belgium


Maternity cover for 4 months based in Brussels, starting mid-April 2013.

Job Description

As part of the Brussels team and in cooperation with colleagues and the Secretary General, the post holder will work to ensure successful pursuit of:

  • the management of EGEA statutory meetings (e.g. General Assemblies) and its Working Groups meetings and workshops;
  • the continuation of the EGEA lobbying activities;
  • the monitoring of EU policy and legislation developments in relation to the areas relevant to the automotive aftermarket and other related policy areas (Transport, Single Market, Environment, etc.);
  • the drafting of documents: policy reports, contributions to EU consultations, minutes of meetings, mini-newsfeeds, PowerPoint presentations;
  • the participation to events and occasionally to official meetings within the European institutions or organised by other relevant stakeholders.

Profile

The ideal candidate should have the following profile:

  • Graduate in Law, Economics, Political Sciences or International Relations;
  • Proficient in English;
  • Preferably up to max. 5 years of professional experience in the Brussels’ political arena;
  • Degree in European Studies or a thorough understanding of the functioning of the European institutions;
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint.

The candidate will receive a training in the automotive aftermarket sector and an introduction to EGEA activities.

Application

Suitable candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to the EGEA secretariat c/o FIGIEFA, to the attention of the Secretary General, by email at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza before the 15th March 2013.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon after the deadline for interviews.

Administrative Assistants

Embassy of Iceland in Brussels

The Icelandic Mission to the EU

is currently looking for two (2) full-time Administrative Assistants.


The Embassy of Iceland in Brussels is Iceland’s largest foreign post. The Embassy is a Mission to the European Union as well as being a bilateral Embassy to Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and San Marino. The Principal role of the Mission is to coordinate Iceland’s participation in the EEA Agreement and the Schengen Convention and to support Iceland’s accession negotiations to the European Union. The Embassy provides Icelandic citizens with various consular services, such as voting, passports renewals and assistance in emergency situations requiring official involvement. 

We are looking for two (2) highly motivated administrative assistants to provide organisational and administrative support in the Embassy and the EU Mission in Brussels, preferably starting May 1st and June 1st, respectively.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide pro-active administrative and organisational assistance and support to diplomats, some of whom are of executive level;
  • Compose and draft letters and correspondence, establish and maintain confidential files and reports, ensure timely handling of deadlines, assist in preparation of presentations, gather and prepare information as requested;
  • Event organisation and travel planning;
  • Assist diplomats in their transfers to and from Brussels;
  • Handle reception, telephone calls and coordinate messages as needed;
  • Outgoing mail, postal services and express deliveries;
  • Coordination and preparation of appointments and meetings;
  • Coordinate collection and preparation of reports and documents for meetings as needed;
  • General correspondence and dealing with inquiries;
  • Assume additional responsibilities and perform other duties as assigne.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Relevant degree (general academic education);
  • Excellent command of English, French and Dutch;
  • Professional handling of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and motivated to work with Lotus Notes.

Important skills:

  • Secretarial experience, preferably some of which related to the EU, embassies or international organisations or agents;
  • Experience in preparing, organising and implementing events;
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;
  • Highly developed team spirit and strong team skills;
  • An assured manner when dealing with external partners;
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure;
  • Trustworthy and flexible in adapting to the Embassy’s workflow requirements.

A letter of application and a CV in English together with names and information details of 2 referees, should be sent by: 5 April 2013 to 

Embassy of Iceland 
Icelandic Mission to the European Union 
Rond-Point Schuman, 11 
BE 1040 Brussels 

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Junior EU Advocacy Officer

RREUSE

Brussels, Belgium


RREUSE is looking for a full time Junior EU advocacy officer for its Brussels secretariat for a fixed period of one year.

The role will include:

  • Monitoring and participating in various stakeholder meetings relating to environmental and social/employment policies;
  • Assistance in coordination of policy and advocacy campaigns;
  • Website content management and dissemination of information through social media platforms;
  • Assisting in EU project work where RREUSE is a partner;
  • Organisation of events/seminars;
  • Responding to member requests and queries.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A proven excellent command of English and French. Another language will be an asset;
  • A clearly demonstrated interest and experience in both environmental and social fields;
  • An able communicator with strong drafting abilities and presentation skills;
  • A solid understanding of how the EU institutions function;
  • Flexibility and reliability with a positive ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Having the ability to work in a small team and often autonomously;
  • Educated to at least degree level.

Application and additiona linformation:

Gross Salary level: 2000 EUR/month

Start date: beginning of April

Please fill in this application form and send it together with your CV in pdf format to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

The deadline for applications is 18 March, 2013.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for the first round of interviews.

 

 

Executive Assistant

Insurance Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 34 member bodies — the national insurance associations — Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe's economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of over €1 100bn, employ nearly one million people and invest almost €7 500bn in the economy.

Function

The overall purpose of this role is to provide a high level of support for the Director General and to assist with Board responsibilities.

  • Provides pro-active assistance and support to the Director General in the fulfilment of her responsibilities as required.
  • Organizes and expedites the flow of work in the office of the Director General and follows up at all levels: composes and drafts letters and correspondence, establishes and maintains confidential files and reports, ensures timely handling of deadlines, assists in preparation of presentations, gathers and prepares information relative to the function of the Director General.
  • Coordinates and supports a variety of executive meetings (such as General Assembly, Strategic Board and Executive Committee) requiring interaction with top executives: 
    • prepares agendas and related materials;
    • takes meeting minutes;
    • coordinates collection and preparation of reports for board meetings;
    • coordinates the arrangements for scheduled meetings.
  • Ensures that the legal and administrative requirements concerning the statutory meetings are fulfilled.
  • Works in close cooperation with the Executive Secretary. In the absence of the Executive Secretary handles telephone calls and coordinates messages as needed, maintains the executive calendar ensuring efficient use of executive’s time and that all meeting needs are met.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs all other duties as assigned.

Profile

  • Native English speaker’s level, a good knowledge of French is an asset. Any other language is an additional advantage.
  • First experience in a fast-paced Assistant role supporting top management.
  • Excellent organization and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Trustworthy and flexible in adapting to the company’s workflow requirements.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Highly developed team spirit.
  • Strong knowledge of MS office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Offer

Permanent contract, full-time. Challenging position in a European and professional organisation, with Brussels as operating base. Competitive salary package, with extra legal advantages.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Bruxelles for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: hr@insuranceeurope.e

 

 

Policy Advisor - Single Market and Social Affairs

Insurance Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 34 member bodies - the national insurance associations - Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe's economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of over €1 100bn, employ nearly one million people and invest almost €7 500bn in the economy.

Function

  • Identifies, monitors and analyses EU initiatives relevant for the European insurance industry on a wide range of legal and consumer-related issues covering a variety of insurance business lines, with a particular focus on European (insurance) contract law;
  • Synthesises Insurance Europe’s members feedback, develop common positions reflecting the European industry views on a range of legal and consumer-related issues and convey these views to EU institutions and stakeholders;
  • Provides thorough analysis of developments and their impact on the industry and the position of Insurance Europe. Advises the management and members about actions to undertake;
  • Supports and reports to Insurance Europe working groups and committees, in particular the Single Market Committee, and coordinates with other relevant Committees;
  • Provides services to Insurance Europe’s, e.g. is a point of contact for the members, informs about legislative developments and the sector position;
  • Provides content to Insurance Europe publications. Contributes to studies in order to help formulate proposals for regulation or legislation;
  • Organises and assumes responsibility for contacts and coordination with external stakeholders, e.g. the relevant EU authorities as well as other public or private organisations;
  • Represents and promotes the policy messages of the European insurance industry at seminars, conferences and working groups;
  • Coordinates closely with and reports directly to the Head of Single Market and Social Affairs.

Profile

Essential

  • Education in European law and ideally insurance law; Good knowledge of the European decision making process;
  • A first successful job experience in the financial services sector;
  • Ability to work independently and in team;
  • Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, i.e. excellent presentation skills and drafting skills in English;
  • Competent and persuasive in his/her area of expertise, excellent interpersonal skills.

Desirable

  • Experience in building defendable consensus views amongst stakeholders;
  • Experience within an international and multi-cultural environment is advantageous.

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position. You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development. You will have the possibility to participate in projects that will influence the European insurance industry in the coming years. Fixed-term contract for one year with possibility for renewal.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Bruxelles for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ).

 

 

Associate Management System Officer

International IDEA - The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Stockholm, Sweden


The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes. International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests. It works together with policy makers, governments, UN organizations and agencies and regional organizations engaged in the field of democracy building. 

International IDEA’s notable areas of expertise are: electoral processes, political parties, constitution-building processes, democracy and gender and democracy assessments. International IDEA works worldwide. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has offices in Brussels, New York, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Main functions of the post:

  1. Act as a catalyst of continuous process improvement;
  2. Provide a high level of business and process analysis;
  3. Instil a lean and client focused approach to organizational processes.

Context:

According to International IDEA’s Strategy 2012-2017, the Institute will focus on further developing its capacity to implement and achieve its goals. The ability to continuously develop and maintain a results-based, effective and efficient management system and organizational structure therefore becomes a pillar on which International IDEA’s future is based. 

The position of Associate Management System Officer is designed to enhance the continuous improvement effort made by the Organization, with the ultimate goal of promoting synergies, increased efficiency and effectiveness.

The role requires close collaboration with all of International IDEA’s units and programmes with regard to the Management System’s implementation and improvement, and the role requires both front and back office capabilities.

The confidential nature of the work requires the incumbent to possess an extremely high level of discretion, organization and tact.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the immediate supervision of the Head of Strategic Planning & Results-Based Management the incumbent performs the following duties:

  1. Implements the Annual Process Review Plan;
  2. Undertakes business and process analysis with the scope of identifying synergies and improvements;
  3. Develops and maintains the corporate Management System in all its aspect;
  4. Trains staff in the Management System;
  5. Assists in the preparation and execution of Management Committee meetings;
  6. Assists in the execution of the Strategy Development process and of the Planning and Budgeting processes;
  7. Assists the Head of Strategic Planning & Results-Based Management in unit budget preparation and monitoring, and all logistical aspects of the Strategic Planning Unit’s work;
  8. Actively integrates the inclusion of a gender perspective in all programming activities;
  9. Performs other duties as determined by the Head of Strategic Planning & Results-Based Management.

Qualifications and skills

Level and type of formal education:

  • University degree in Business Administration or related field.

Professional experience:

Minimum two-three (2-3) years’ experience in advising internal (or external) clients on issues such as governance, internal processes, performance management and finance.

Functional competencies:

  1. Initiative, ability to work independently, set priorities and perform under pressure with accuracy and dedication;
  2. Capacity to identify both internal and external clients to whom services are provided and to understand and address clients’ needs with effective and appropriate solutions;
  3. Ability to establish positive working relationships at various levels, internally and externally;
  4. Good analytical, drafting and problem solving skills;
  5. Good communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken.

Language skills:

English: Fluent written and oral 
Other: Any other widely spoken language in an International IDEA priority region such as Spanish, French and/or Arabic would also be an asset.

Computer skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of standard computer applications and packages;
  • Knowledge of an ERP system would be an asset.

Terms of contract:

Local Post, Three (3) year fixed term appointment. Salary entry point SEK 29 000 per month.

Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to work in Sweden.

Deadline for applications:

Applications should be submitted no later than 31 March 2013. Please note that all applications must be made in English.

International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality. 

Should internet not be an option, applications can be submitted to International IDEA by fax: +46-20 24 22 or by post: International IDEA, SE-103 34, Stockholm, Sweden

Send application 

Home page:
http://www.idea.int

 

Junior EU Public Affairs Consultant, IPR, ICT & Telecom

Community Public Affairs

Brussels, Belgium


Community Group, one of the most dynamic and strong independent Italian public relations agency has decided to open an office in Brussels to be present in the EU market. The new Brussels office will build on the Group’s strong PR expertise an excellent public affairs capacity to meet the growing interest for EU public affairs and expand its activities to the main European markets.

For this reason, Community has started recruiting highly talented young professionals to create a dynamic and pro-active team able to meet clients’ requests.

Position and Responsibilities:

Community Group is looking for a proactive young English-native speaker professional to join its team in Brussels.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the activities of a small team of consultants working in the ICT & Telecom sectors;
  • Monitor and analyse EU and national policy and regulatory developments in the ICT & Telecom sectors, including “horizontal issues” (developments related IPR, Data Protection, etc.);
  • Support the day-to-day advocacy programmes to EU institutions and relevant stakeholders on behalf of clients;
  • Providing logistical support to events organization and outreach programmes;
  • Contribute to the development of new business plans and proposals.

Required skills:

  • Native English speaker (obligatory);
  • Good written and oral communication skills in French are a plus. Any other language would be considered as an advantage;
  • A bachelor degree in political science, European studies or law;
  • In-depth knowledge of the EU decision making process;
  • Sound knowledge of ICT & Telecom policies and stakeholders landscape;
  • Familiarity with EU developments related to IPR and Data Protection is a strong plus;
  • At least one year experience in a consultancy firm, EU institution or trade association;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and effectively prioritize workload;
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Strong teamwork, flexibility and ability to work independently with minimum supervision are also expected from the selected candidate.

Interested candidates can send their CV along with a cover letter to:  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

To be considered, please apply by 15 March.

About Community

Founded in 2001, Community has in a few years become a leader in its sector and a reference point for Italian and international groups, institutions, associations, companies and professional firms seeking to leverage their corporate communications, gaining access to a high level, tailor-made consultancy service.

Community has achieved a leadership position in financial communications thanks to its successes and a degree of competence that is recognised by both the market and the firm’s clients.

For many years international league tables have regularly featured Community as one of the leading PR advisors for financial communications in Europe.

 

 

Project Coordinator

Inclusion Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Inclusion Europe wants to recruit a new Project Coordinator for the implementation of our various projects.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for a wide range of tasks to ensure the efficient implementation of Inclusion Europe’s EU-financed projects, including long and short-term planning of the project activities, tasks and deliverables management, partner coordination, meeting organization, coordination and distribution of reports, and representing the projects to external audiences.

Key role: Coordinator of Project Implementation

The Project Coordinator takes over the responsibility for the administrative coordination of several projects of Inclusion Europe, ensures that they are implemented according to plan, demonstrates the ability to deal with problems when they come up, and raises any issues or concerns with the Project Manager.

Key role: Manager of Information

The Project Coordinator will effectively maintain, collate and distribute information as required by the project implementation. He/she will produce reports as required and ensure this information is accurate and in an accessible format for the audience it is distributed to. 

Key role: Manager of Resources

The Project Coordinator effectively manages resources allocated to the projects including budgets, assets and systems.

Key role: Team Player


The Project Coordinator takes responsibility for his/her own work and is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues to build good relationships that enable the achievement of performance objectives.

Other information

The position will start with a weekly working time of 25 – 30 hours, which may be extended according to the needs of the job.

 

To apply, please, send your CV together with a cover letter by e-mail to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 26 March 2013.

Researcher

g+ europe

Berlin, Germany


g+ germany is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Researcher to join our team in Berlin, covering various issues and sectors.

(you have)

  • A political/economic/legal degree;
  • A passion for and excellent knowledge of the policy-making process and media landscape in Germany;
  • A couple of years of experience in politics and administration, the media or in another similar position will be an asset;
  • The confidence and communications skills to deal with journalists, MPs and senior officials;
  • A proven ability to develop personal networks in Berlin;
  • Oral & written fluency in at least German and English.

(what we offer)

  • The opportunity to work on different areas that may include competition, trade, international relations, financial services, telecoms, energy and environment policy;
  • Challenging, high-profile work in a stimulating and entrepreneurial environment;
  • An attractive remuneration package;
  • Prospects of travel and rapid career advancement.

 

Please send your 2-page CV & motivation letter in English by 15 March 2013 to  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza

 

Junior Project Manager

EOS - European Organisation for Security

Brussels, Belgium


EOS – the European Organisation for Security, is currently looking for a Junior Project Manager with at least 1 year of experience in order to support the management and implementation of EU-funded projects in the Civil Security domain.

SUMMARY OF ROLE

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and the relevant Project Managers, the Junior Project Manager will support and assist the work of three EU-funded research projects in the field of Security, focusing on Innovation, Cyber Security and Supply Chain Security.

The Junior Project Manager will contribute to all aspects of the project implementation including operational management, stakeholder coordination, desk research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, organisation of events, etc.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES

The Junior Project Manager will support EOS in the following aspects:

  • Providing support in the planning, monitoring and managing of projects under EC Financial Programmes (Administration, Finance, Organisation of Workshops)
  • Managing the implementation of projects to the highest standard within fixed time and cost budgets
  • Coordinating with key stakeholders and project partners
  • Supporting the project financial and technical reporting
  • Solving problems and conflicts
  • Contributing to the quality assurance and timely delivery of project deliverables
  • Participation in the preparation of proposals under EC Financial Programmes (if required)
  • Assisting in the organisation of technical roundtables on different security topics (e.g. external dimension of security, transport security, civil protection, border management, societal issues, etc.) in different countries around Europe
  • Carrying out desk research and stakeholder mapping in the context of Cyber Security

REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant University degree
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in project implementation and if possible in the following aspects: financial and administrative management of projects, communication and/or strategy
  • Strong conceptual, analytical & reporting skills
  • Good understanding of EC General conditions of contract and project management implementation rules and modalities
  • Technical expertise in the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Crime will be considered as an advantage
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the EU Institutions and its relevant Agencies and of the Civil Security domain (particularly Cyber Security) will be a distinct advantage
  • IT-skills: Advanced use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel)
  • Excellent English verbal & written communication skills
  • Quick, clear and concise drafting and reporting skills

 

Deadline: 31 March 2013
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Type of Contract: Fixed-term contract for one year with possibility for renewal
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Coordinateur/trice de la Veille et de l'Analyse Juridique et Politique

La Quadrature du Net

Paris, France


La Quadrature du Net, organisation de défense des libertés sur Internet, recherche un(e) coordinateur/trice de la veille et de l'analyse juridique et politique. Ce dernier sera responsable des activités de veille et d'analyse juridique et politique sur les différents dossiers sur lesquels travaille La Quadrature (lutte contre la censure de l'Internet, protection de la neutralité du Net, réforme du droit d'auteur, etc.).

Profil

  • Master en Affaires publiques/Sciences politiques/Droit public ou équivalent, avec une expérience professionnelle substantielle;
  • Bonne connaissance des procédures législatives européennes et françaises;
  • Expertise sur les dossiers de La Quadrature du Net;
  • Intérêt pour le fonctionnement technique d'Internet;
  • Grandes capacités rédactionnelles;
  • Autonomie, curiosité et capacité à travailler en équipe;
  • Pratique courante de l'anglais, écrit et oral.

Missions

  • Veille politique, législative et réglementaire;
  • Rédaction d'analyses juridiques, de synthèses, de propositions d'amendements;
  • Coordination et animation de groupes de travail d'experts/bénévoles susceptibles de participer aux tâches d'analyse;
  • Rencontre avec différents acteurs institutionnels;
  • Coordination avec le responsable des campagnes et le responsable des outils de campagne.

Envoyer CV+Lettre de motivation à contact AT laquadrature.net


 

Expert accesare fonduri europene

ASOCIATIA CULTURALA ART ACT


CANDIDATUL IDEAL:

-Este absolvent de studii superioare;
-Prezinta abilitati de organizare, planificare, analiza si sinteza;
-Are cunostinte de PC si de limba engleza
- Cunoaste cadrul alocarii si functionarii Fondurilor Europene
*Politici europene
*Principalele tipuri de fonduri europene
*Fondurile Structurale (Ce reprezinta si cum functioneaza)
*Alte tipuri de fonduri internationale
-Are minimum 1 an experienta in accesarea de fonduri


RESPONSABILITATI / BENEFICII:

- Elaborarea propunerii de proiect
*Identificarea nevoilor institutiei / organizatiei si a solutiilor posibile
*Identificarea surselor de finantare disponibile pentru solutia optima
*Dezvoltarea parteneriatelor strategice
*Stabilirea scopului si obiectivelor proiectului
*Fundamentarea necesitatii proiectului
*Planificarea proiectului
*Modalitati de implementare
*Elaborarea cererii de finantare
*Elaborarea studiului de fezabilitate
*Evaluarea finala
- Implementarea proiectului
*Intocmirea dosarelor de achizitii


DESCRIEREA COMPANIEI:

Asociaţia Culturală Art Act, prin intermediul Biroului de Proiecte Culturale, îşi propune să deruleze o serie de activităţi culturale, în special în domeniul artei spectacolului, în condiţiile satisfacerii cerinţelor beneficiarilor tuturor activităţilor desfăşurate.

În acest context, Biroul de Proiecte Culturale se angajează:

- să-şi desfăşoare activitatea în deplină conformitate cu cerinţele şi necesităţile sectorului cultural, cerinţele şi reglementările legale din domeniu şi obiectivele strategice ale României în ceea ce priveşte arta, sub toate formele ei, şi cultura, ca sector prioritar al anilor care urmează;

- să-şi îmbunătăţească continuu performanţa şi eficacitatea în implementarea proiectelor culturale, în special prin adoptarea celor mai bune tehnici disponibile din domeniul managementului proiectelor.

 

ArtAct are sediul in  Cluj Napoca in piata Mihai Viteazu. Va puteti adresa pentru informatii suplimantare direct biroului ArtAct!

 

 


Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana - Februarie 2013

Communication Intern

Stichting BirdLife Europe

Brussels, Belgium



Internship: 6 months paid position

Starting day: 11 March 2013

Description of Tasks

The selected Trainee will work in the communications team, giving support to work on a range of issues, including: media relations, newsletter content, contact data base management, online video production, picture editing and database.

Responsibilities

  • manage press contacts and relations;
  • write newsletter content;
  • manage and develop social media content and profiles;
  • update website;
  • develop video and photo material.

Profile

Qualification: Educational Qualifications/Vocational Training

  • At least relevant Bachelor’s Degree in communications, social sciences, journalism or related disciplines;
  • Knowledge of environmental NGOs and EU institutions;
  • Very good written English;
  • Ability to transform complicated policy text into easy reading material suitable for the web;
  • High levels of flexibility, dedication and sense of responsibility;
  • Well organised and with attention to detail.

Personal and Social Skills

  • Good team work skills, ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Well-developed social skills;
  • Ability to work in an International environment.

Language Skills

  • The intern should be able to communicate and write in English. Additional language skills are a plus;
  • Information Technology (IT) Skills;
  • Basic office skills, knowledge of online content management tools, text editing skills.

Applications

Applications to be sent by 18 February 2013 to Caroline Jacobsson Head of Communications and Marketing: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

Only applications with a max 1 A4 page CV and a 1 page personal letter will be considered.
Include in the email subject field: Intern Comm

 

Gibbels Public Affairs (GPA) is recruiting!
What do we offer?

* Internship (6 months) starting immediately or no later than 1 March 2013
* An exciting position in a brand new office, housing like-minded EU Affairs professionals

What should you possess?

* An advanced degree-level education in a relevant discipline
* Demonstrable interest in European affairs
* Fluency in English and Dutch a good command of French is an asset
* Excellent organisational ability and flexibility to manage competing tasks and policy areas
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Very good computer literacy

Amongst other responsibilities, you will:

* Contribute to the monitoring of and reporting on EU policy developments
* Assist in the coordination of media relations and lobby campaigns
* Assist in the development of external newsletters and other PR tools
* Participate in the organisation and delivery of events
* Attend and report on external meetings
* Assist in the implementation of the strategic and operational work programme.

Applications:

* To apply please send a CV and Cover Letter (no more than 1 page) by email to Geert Gladdines at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza quoting the reference ”GPA Internship” in the subject line

 

Gibbels Public Affairs
Clos du Parnasse 3A
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Phone:  +32-474 882 105
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Middle East Peace Process Intern

ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations

London, United Kingdom


Responsibilities

  • Support the MEPP project’s advocacy and outreach activities in different European countries (organisation of events, distribution of publications);
  • Help identify and liaise with relevant policy, advocacy and think-tank contacts and contribute to the development of the project;
  • Help research and draft background materials relating to the Israel/Palestine conflict and the broader Middle East;
  • Assist in proofreading and preparing MEPP products for dissemination;
  • Help develop the MEPP project’s media outreach towards journalists, bloggers and twitter users;
  • Attend policy briefings and seminars with/on behalf of ECFR staff;
  • Other general responsibilities and administrative duties as may be reasonably requested over time.

Experience

  • University degree in international affairs, EU affairs, Middle Easter Studies, political sciences or equivalent;
  • Some office experience (ideally within an international relations environment/NGO) in a fast-paced environment requiring extensive interaction with others by phone and in writing;
  • Native-level English language skills; knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew an advantage;
  • Highly IT proficient with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media;
  • Good knowledge of the EU institutions and the Middle East region with emphasis on Israel/Palestine.

 

Person specification

  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task;
  • Good organizational skills and eye for detail;
  • Proven analytical and research abilities;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multinational team and to develop effective relationships;
  • A demonstrated interest in Israel/Palestine and broader MENA related issues.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a one page covering letter stating your availability (with ref: ECFR MEPP Intern in the subject line)

and your CV to: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza please restrict your CV to no more than two pages of A4.

 

 

Intern, Development and Partnerships

GMF - German Marshall Fund of the United States

Berlin, Germany


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

The Berlin office seeks a young academic, ideally enrolled at Political Science, International Relations or Economics, preferably with a focus on Political Economy. The internship will focus on gaining in-depth knowledge of the foundation and corporate environment in Europe and the United States. S/he will assist the Deputy Director, Development and Partnerships in the Berlin office with a variety of tasks.

The objectives of the internship are, primarily, to provide interns with an opportunity to gain practical work experience to supplement their academic program for future work in a field related to the GMF’s mission; and to work in an international environment on political issues in order to gain experience working in a mutual learning and knowledge sharing environment with world experts.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Providing support on various administrative tasks;
  • Conducting research on a variety of institutions and firms in order to find potential synergies with GMF’s transatlantic agenda; and
  • Managing data entry and fundraising spread sheets.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidate pursuing a graduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, or Economics, preferably with a focus on Political Economy;
  • Have an interest in development and fundraising;
  • Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of small team;
  • Fluency in English and good German language skills required.

 

Start and Length of Internship

Preferred starting date: May 2, 2013
Preferred length of internship: 3 months; fulltime 
Pay rate: 400 € per month

Please note that Non-EU-citizens will need to apply for the required residence title.

 

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and current resume (as one document) by applying at https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5567942. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest.

Stagiaire EU Affairs

LOGOS Public Affairs

Brussels, Belgium

 

What do we offer?

 

  • Internship (up to 6 months);
  • An exciting position in a brand new office, housing like-minded EU Affairs professionals.

What should you possess?

  • An advanced degree-level education in European Affairs or Political Science;
  • Keen interest in European affairs and business issues;
  • Fluency in English and good command of French - other languages are an asset;
  • Excellent organisational skills and flexibility to manage competing tasks and policy areas;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Very good computer literacy.

Amongst other responsibilities, you will:

  • Contribute to the monitoring of and reporting on EU policy developments;
  • Assist in the coordination of media relations and lobby campaigns;
  • Assist in the development of external newsletters;
  • Participate in the organisation and delivery of events;
  • Attend and report on external meetings

Please note that this internship is unpaid. We advise applicants to apply for a LEONARDO DA VINCI scholarship or an Erasmus grant. University contract is preferred.

 

To apply please send a CV and Cover Letter (no more than 1 page) by email to Florence Bernardoni at  Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza quoting the reference ''LOGOS Internship'' in the subject line

* Deadline for Applications: 20 February 2013
Please note that LOGOS will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates

 

Advocacy Assistant (EU Conflict and Humanitarian Policy) - Internship

Oxfam International

Brussels, Belgium

 

Contract: Ten month paid internship
Salary: €736 + €30 payroll fees per month 
Closing date: Sunday 17th February 2013 at 24:00 (GMT)
Interviews will be held during the w/c 25th February 2013

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Our Secretariat is based in Oxford, with advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, Brasilia and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

Post’s purpose

The purpose of this post is to provide the intern with an opportunity to strengthen her/his advocacy skills at EU level and knowledge of the EU institutions and hands on experience of working with an international NGO. The intern will support Oxfam International’s advocacy work in implementing strategies to influence the EU on its policy on protracted conflicts and humanitarian assistance and by providing general administrative support. She/He will focus on specific projects where her/his knowledge and skills will be put into practice.

Key tasks

Policy and advocacy:

  • Support the development of policy and the implementation of advocacy strategies and plans designed to influence the humanitarian/conflict policies and practice of the European Union institutions;
  • Develop analysis and policy skills on international humanitarian/conflict issues, from EU perspectives;
  • Develop better understanding of the EU Institutions by attending public meetings at the European Parliament, the European Commission and EU-related events in Brussels;
  • Develop research skills by carrying out background research to support the work of policy advisors;
  • Develop writing skills by drafting letters, notes and briefings for Oxfam with the support of EU policy advisors;
  • Develop lobbying skills by attending meetings with Members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials and EU Member States representatives together with Oxfam EU policy advisors;
  • Learn to work with other organisations and within networks by representing Oxfam at meetings of NGO coalitions.

Administration:

  • Maintain the external contacts’ database;
  • Assist in setting meetings with EU decision-makers for Oxfam EU policy advisors and high-level Oxfam staff coming to Brussels;
  • Assist in organising public events in support of Oxfam’s campaigns. Ad hoc day to day administrative support to the EU team.

Key working relationships:

  • EU Conflict and Humanitarian Policy Adviser;
  • EU Office manager;
  • Oxfam International EU office staff;
  • Allies and external stakeholders.

Key competencies:

  • Education: a degree in a relevant field such as international relations, conflict resolution, humanitarian affairs, international development, European Affairs;
  • In-depth knowledge of international conflict/ humanitarian issues and/or of EU institutions, policies and decision-making processes;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; knowledge of French, Spanish or German is an advantage;
  • A quick learner with a positive attitude and pro-active approach;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work within a team and with a larger network and allies;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively;
  • Computer skills: confident user of all Microsoft Office applications;
  • Affinity with the aims and objectives of Oxfam;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Brussels.

 

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Campaign and Research Assistant Internship

Crisis Action

Brussels, Belgium

 

Preferred Start Dates: Week of 4 March 2013 and week of 1 April 2013
Unpaid (limited reimbursement of expenses provided)
Full-time, 6 months preferred
Location: Brussels (Applicants must already be allowed to live in Belgium)

About Crisis Action

Crisis Action is a dynamic international non-profit organisation which aims to help avert conflicts, prevent human rights abuses and ensure governments fulfil their obligations to protect civilians. We work closely with a diverse range of NGO partners to help them increase the impact of their responses to current and emerging conflict-related crises. The current conflict priorities for Crisis Action in Brussels are Israel/Palestine and Sudan/South Sudan. We also monitor ongoing emergencies and could engage in new emergency response advocacy. Crisis Action has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Cairo, London, Nairobi, New York, Paris and Washington DC.

Description of Internship

The Campaign and Research Assistants will work with the Brussels Director and Political Analyst in a small office. The work involves a range of tasks including:

  • liaising with leading NGOs, the EU institutions and EU Member States;
  • monitoring EU and international news;
  • researching background information on conflicts;
  • arranging, attending and taking minutes at meetings with EU officials and NGOs;
  • assisting with joint campaigns and advocacy work; and
  • administrative work, such as maintaining contact lists and databases, setting up calls and other general administrative and office tasks.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in conflict and humanitarian affairs and/or EU external relations;
  • Strong communication and coordination skills;
  • Degree in international relations, social sciences or a similar field and/or related experience;
  • Excellent oral and written English and good knowledge of French;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and general IT skill.

 

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EU Advocacy Assistant (paid internship)

APRODEV - Association of World Council of Churches Related Development Organisations in Europe

Brussels, Belgium


APRODEV is recruiting an intern to support the Middle East policy officer in the organisation of the activities of the Middle East working group and the implementation of the MEWG advocacy strategy. 

The internship’s duration is six month. The payment is in accordance with Belgian legal standards.

Tasks:

The intern will assist the Middle East policy officer in:

  • Monitoring EU/UN policies in relations with Israel and the OPT
  • Monitoring developments in Israel and the OPT connected to advocacy priorities of the MEWG
  • Developing communication tools directed at the MEWG, EU institutions, international/European NGOs and partners
  • Participating in various meetings, note-taking and preparation of meeting reports;
  • Supporting and coordinating advocacy initiatives with like-minded organisations in Brussels and EU Member States
  • Drafting of statements, press releases, policy notes
  • Increasing coordination and cooperation between members of the MEWG
  • Running the day-to-day work at the office

Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, political or social science. Other similar qualifications may also be considered;
  • Knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions and the External relations of the EU
  • Knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and international human rights and humanitarian law;
  • Interest in civil society organisation work;
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken English as well as knowledge of French;
  • Very strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Joomla);
  • The intern should be self-motivated, well organized and able to work fast and keep deadlines.

 

If interested, please send your CV and covering letter with the subject line “Application

internship” to Ms Jo Kirrane at Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 22 February 2013.

Interviews will be held on the 1st March 2013. The selected candidate will start soon after that.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Candidates should have the right to work in the European Union.

 

 

Junior Policy Research Analyst

ISC Intelligence in Science

Brussels, Belgium


Job Detail:

ISC is searching for a Junior Policy Research Analyst. This is a remunerated internship for 9 months with a view to a permanent position.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Monitoring and analysing legislation and initiatives taken at EU level as well as related EU national programmes in areas such as Research and Innovation, Energy, Intellectual Property, Environment, Agriculture, Transport, etc.
  • Writing policy reports on the developments in the above-mentioned areas.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing government policies and programs.
  • Engage with stakeholders in government, the private sector and academia.
  • Following up relevant European Parliament Committees, visiting European Commission officials.
  • Analysing European Union calls for proposals and tenders.
  • Assist in drafting and updating of work plans and progress reports
  • Support the preparation of project teams and stakeholder meetings.

Requirements:

  • Excellent research and analytic skills: attention to detail and accuracy in data analysis.
  • Strong oral and writing skills: ability to summarize and communicate ideas clearly and persuasively.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly in the use of Microsoft office packages.
  • Graduate degree in, public policy or a related field.
  • Knowledge of policy processes/positions of the European Union.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working in teams.

 

If you are interested, please send your CV + photo with a cover letter to:

 

Intern - European Affairs

ADS Insight

Brussels, Belgium


ADS Insight is looking for a dynamic intern to support its team

ADS Insight is a leading public affairs and public relations consultancy headquartered in Belgium, with offices in Germany and Sweden. Founded in 2001, we offer advisory services in the field of European Union (EU) and EU member state regulatory affairs. ADS Insight specialises in transport, environment, energy, climate and health policies, amongst others.

ADS Insight is offering a paid internship position for 6 months. The role of the intern will be to support the team on issues related to the abovementioned policies. The successful applicant will learn about, and deal with, horizontal issues, do monitoring and research, draft input to reports on various EU developments and gather information, attend EP committees, participate in conferences and meetings as and when needed and relevant.

Requirements

  • Excellent command of English is a must. Good knowledge of any other additional EU language(s) is a strong advantage.
  • Minimum of five/six months relevant experience i.e. stage or traineeship at the Commission (For example DG MOVE, DG CLIMA, DG ENV or DG MARE) or other relevant EU Institutions or trade associations.
  • A university degree in Health, Environment, Transport, policy or law, or equivalent relevant topic
  • Sound knowledge of EU decision-making procedures, and current affairs
  • Flexibility and ability to work as part of a small, dynamic, team and excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent research skills

 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Jerome Playoult ( Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ), by 22 nd February 2013. Due to the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will  be contacted for interviews in Brussels. Expected starting date is early March 2013.  The duration of  the internship is six-months and this is a remunerated position.

Junior Project Assistant (Internship)

B&S Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Our Mission: Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and working closely with local expertise to better tackle local problems and existent needs. Our motto is "development through understanding".

JOB PURPOSE In order to contribute to its International Expansion, B&S Europe is seeking two Junior Project Assistants to join our ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Department. The duration of the internship will be six months.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on EuropeAid requests for FWC projects;
  • Assist Project Managers in daily tasks including:
    • Searching for experts through the B&S Europe database and/or local partners to participate in projects;
    • Preparation of the offer (constitution of the expert team; support in the writing of technical offer);
    • Follow-up and daily management of current projects : mobilization of short term expertise, administrative management etc;
    • Updating and improving IT system, database;
    • Researching and expanding our network of local partners and experts;
    • Secure a positive image and reputation of B&S Europe;
    • Participate in the development of creative and efficient project management.

Proposal:

  • Field missions in some of the countries where Projects are implemented;
  • Possibility to join a very motivated and professional Team ;
  • Very good work atmosphere and company culture;
  • High level of responsibilities integrated within a highly horizontal management style;
  • Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company with long-standing experience in working for EU Institutions all over the world;
  • Possibility to develop professional consultancy skills, with a focus on the public sector.

Qualifications and profile:

Please note that an internship agreement with University or other institutions providing grants (Leonardo, Erasmus placement, etc.) is required.

  • Recent graduate or advanced student in Economics, Law, Public Administration, Social or Political Sciences or similar, etc…
  • Proved interest in the cooperation and development field, in particular in consultancy assignments;
  • Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships;
  • Perfect oral and drafting skills in English and French;
  • Capacity to work within a team ;
  • Capacity for independent decision-making and taking initiative;
  • Computer skills MS Office (Excel Word Power Point), Internet, and database;
  • Dynamic, good capacity of relationship and interaction with people, motivated, high level of commitment and integrity, honest and demonstrating a willingness to work in Brussels for long term.

 

Address:
Rue de la Loi, 81 A, 1040 Brussels
Tel.:   +32 2 230 52 12
Fax: +32 2 230 91 93
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Internship Assistant, Core Team Management

CBSS - Council of the Baltic Sea States

Stockholm, Sweden


We require an intern assistant for the Core Management of the organization – the applicant should be interested in international relations and foreign affairs and have studied political science or similar. The tasks will include general assistance to the management of the organization especially in preparation for high level governing meetings and the preparation of documents. The Presidency of the organization is currently held by Russia so knowledge of Russian would be an asset.

 

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Development and Outreach Intern

HRW - Human Rights Watch

Brussels, Belgium


The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking an intern in our Brussels office. The internship will focus on event support in the lead up to the 2013 Annual Dinner, writing acknowledgment letters and other correspondence, coordination of donor communication, donor engagement, and research for development and outreach projects.This internship is full-time and will begin as soon as possible and last until at least the end of April.

This internship is best suited for those individuals interested in gaining experience in a large, well-organized, international non-profit organization. Interns will gain knowledge and skills in research, event management, and fundraising. The intern will also learn about the organization's priority human rights issues. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will attend planning and department meetings with staff and will have the opportunity to take advantage of in-house trainings and briefings.

Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be detail-oriented, well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in international human rights. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. A good command of French and Dutch is preferable. Internet research skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, such as Word and Excel, are a must. Data entry experience and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other databases are highly desirable. Relevant coursework is desirable.

 

Stage - Politiques Culturelles Européennes

Les Rencontres - Association of European Cities and Region for Culture

Paris, France



Organisme

L'Association Les Rencontres est une plate-forme de coopération, de débats et d’actions dans le domaine des politiques culturelles des villes, départements, provinces et régions de la grande Europe. Elle encourage la réflexion sur ces politiques à l'échelle du continent et participe à la création d'une Europe de la culture. Notre réseau européen travaille en collaboration étroite avec des experts, des universitaires, des réseaux culturels, des associations d'élus ainsi que des artistes. Chaque année, nous organisons plusieurs conférences à destination d’élus, de Directeurs des affaires culturelles et de professionnels de la culture en provenance de tout le continent.

Notre réseau est soutenu financièrement par la Commission européenne, plusieurs ministères et par de nombreuses collectivités de la grande Europe.

Description du poste

Le/la stagiaire participera à l'organisation de deux conférences:

  • La Réunion annuelle de notre Comité qui se déroulera à Fingal County et à Dublin du 07 au 09 mars 2013, à l’occasion de la Présidence irlandaise du Conseil de l’Union européenne. Thème : Culture et développement durable;
  • Les Rencontres de Marseille-Provence / Capitale européenne de la culture qui se dérouleront du 27 au 29 juin 2013. Thème : Comment renforcer la coopération culturelle entre les territoires des deux rives de la Méditerranée ?

Missions

  • Recherches sur le thème des conférences, les intervenants, les partenariats et les financements;
  • Travail logistique en partenariat avec les collectivités qui accueillent nos réunions;
  • Elaboration d’outils de communication;
  • Préparation de dossiers, rédaction de notes et traduction de documents;
  • Participation aux tâches quotidiennes de l’équipe.

Description du profil recherché

  • Bac + 4/5 dans le domaine des affaires européennes et/ou culturelles, sciences politiques, relations internationales, communication;
  • Maîtrise du français et excellent niveau d'anglais;
  • Connaissance en informatique;
  • Rigueur, autonomie, adaptabilité, capacités rédactionnelles.

Lieu: Paris, 14ème arrondissement

Convention de stage obligatoire

Indemnités légales: 436,05 euros par mois pour un temps plein.

 

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Oportunitati de cariera in Uniunea Europeana - Ianuarie 2013
Traineeship – PhD level ECB - European Central Bank
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Reference: 2012-119-TRA-EXT
Function
The Directorate General Economics of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from postgraduate students who have recently received a PhD, or who are close to completing their PhD studies in economics and are interested in participating in a traineeship programme. The traineeship will be with the Fiscal Policies Division for a period of three months in 2013.
The Fiscal Policies Division is responsible for monitoring, analysing and assessing the national fiscal policies of the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the euro area fiscal stance, as well as for providing fiscal forecasts. The functions of the Division include:
monitoring and assessing national budgetary plans in the stability and convergence programmes of Member States, including their implementation in annual budget laws;
monitoring and forecasting budgetary developments (including government financial operations), in close cooperation with national central banks;
assessing structural and institutional fiscal policy issues (including issues related to the Stability and Growth Pact, tax and expenditure policies, social security reforms, the quality of public finances and the role of fiscal institutions);
assessing the long-term sustainability of public finances (including the budgetary consequences of financial stability operations and population ageing);
conducting analytical studies on current and structural public finance issues, both from an EU cross-country and a euro area-wide perspective;
providing secretariat services to the Working Group on Public Finance of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB);
preparing the external communication of the views of the ECB as well as of the Eurosystem/ESCB on the fiscal policies of EU Member States and the euro area fiscal stance.
The purpose of the traineeship is to carry out analytical projects, either in collaboration with or under the supervision of staff members, while gaining experience in the tasks performed by the team. Trainees will also have the opportunity to submit the resulting papers for publication in the ECB Working Paper Series and academic journals. Applicants are requested to indicate which of the following analytical projects they would prefer to contribute to:
1. EU/euro area fiscal governance and national fiscal institutions
The trainee will help to analyse the appropriate institutions which support sound and sustainable fiscal policies and the smooth functioning of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Projects could cover the following: (i) the implications of EU governance reform for fiscal discipline and fiscal sustainability; (ii) the impact of national fiscal institutions, balanced budget rules and spending rules on fiscal discipline and macroeconomic outcomes.
A sound knowledge of the institutional framework of EMU, as well as of recent European institutional developments, in particular those related to fiscal policies, is necessary. A good understanding of national fiscal institutions would be an asset.
2. Fiscal policy in empirical and theoretical macroeconomic models
The trainee will help to analyse the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policies in the euro area. Projects could cover the following: (i) the transmission of fiscal policy measures in the euro area, with a particular focus on the estimation of fiscal policy multipliers (based on DSGE, SVAR, factor models) and on the effects and design of fiscal consolidations; (ii) the interaction between the single monetary policy and national fiscal policies in EMU; (iii) the development of tools for fiscal forecasting, with an emphasis on the use of intra-annual fiscal information; (iv) country analysis of fiscal policy challenges. Advanced knowledge of dynamic general equilibrium theory and time series econometrics would be an asset.
3. Government debt and fiscal sustainability
The trainee will help to analyse various aspects of longer-term fiscal sustainability. Projects could cover the following: (i) enhancing the tools for analysing fiscal sustainability; (ii) the impact of demographic trends and pension and health care reforms on fiscal sustainability; (iii) government debt management and fiscal vulnerabilities. A theoretical and/or empirical background in these areas, as well as experience with simulation models is essential. Expertise in applied modelling and econometric techniques would be an asset.
4. Fiscal policy and financial stability
The trainee will help to assess the relationships between fiscal policy and financial stability, asset prices and financing conditions. Projects could cover the following: (i) the link between financial stability and fiscal policies; (ii) analysis of the interaction between fiscal policies and asset prices, including house prices, equity prices and household and corporate balance sheets and private indebtedness; (iii) effects of government support to financial institutions, risks from state guarantees and the recovery rates on financing conditions. A sound knowledge of applied modelling and econometric techniques, especially time series analysis, is necessary.
5. Public finances and macroeconomic performance
The trainee will help to analyse the role played by the composition and quality of public finances in macroeconomic performance and economic growth. Projects could cover the following: (i) growth impact of fiscal consolidation; (ii) links between fiscal policy and macroeconomic imbalances at the individual country and regional level; (iii) tax and social security reforms, supply conditions and long-term economic performance. A sound knowledge of applied modelling and econometric techniques, especially panel data and time series analysis, is necessary.
Qualifications and experience
Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:
a PhD in economics; a publication list on issues falling within the Division’s field of responsibility, being deemed to be an asset; a very good knowledge of English, and a satisfactory knowledge of one other official language of the EU; computer literate and able to handle different software applications, with knowledge of econometric packages such as Matlab, Stata, Eviews, being deemed to be an asset. Competencies The successful candidate will have the following behavioural competencies: analyses complex datasets from a variety of sources; creates a theoretical framework which aids the deployment of practical solutions;
pursues projects with energy and drive.
Closing Date for Applications: 15.01.2013
Further Information
Traineeship for three months.
How to apply
Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from our recruitment pages.
The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise and a telephone interview.
Before applying, applicants should check that they meet the conditions set out in Article 3 of the rules governing the traineeship programme: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/pdf/coe_traineeship.pdf.
Further information on the ECB's traineeships can be found athttps://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/apply/html/index.en.html.
Applicants are accepted from nationals of the Member States of the European Union and Croatia.
Trainee - European Affairs
Interel European Affairs
Brussels, Belgium

Interel European Affairs, the European Public Affairs Practice of the Interel Group organises 6 months Traineeship Programme. The selected trainee will support our practice from 1 April to 30 September and from 1 October to 31 March.

This programme is intended to provide young dynamic graduates with the opportunity to gain experience in one of the leading public affairs and communications agencies in Brussels, as well as exposure to a broad range of EU actors, policies and processes.
The applicants for the programme should fulfil the following requirements:
Master degree in a related field (economics, politics, law,…)
Knowledge of the EU institutions and of EU decision-making
Enthusiasm for EU policy making and a willingness to learn
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Perfect English, excellent knowledge of at least one other EU language,
Good organisational skills
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in an international team
The responsibilities will include:
Research and analysis on a range of policy topics
Organising and participating in meetings and events
Supporting the Interel consulting team in the delivery of public affairs and communications programmes
Assisting in the implementation of outreach programmes towards the European institutions and other stakeholders
Assisting with preparing draft reports, presentations and other internal and external documents
The company offers:
An exciting entry level role with one of the market leaders
A well paid traineeship programme with on-going professional development opportunities
Varied and interesting assignments
A pleasant and challenging working environment
Deadlines for applications: 31 January 2013 to start on 1 April 2013
30 June 2013 to start on 1 October 2013
Applications should be sent to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza mentioning Traineeship in the subject line.
For more information about Interel European Affairs, please visit: www.interel.eu
For more information about Interel Group, please visit: www.interelgroup.com
Closing date: 28 January 2013 Location: Belgium - Brussels
UNHCR is currently seeking an intern to start immediately (mid February 2013).
Description of internship: the proposed internship lasts for a period of six months and is unpaid.
The intern will participate in the various activities of the Legal Unit of the Regional Representation for Western Europe. In particular s/he will contribute to the following tasks:
Drafting reports.
Country of origin research.
Drafting responses to information requests relating to individual cases, asylum law and practice and country of origin information.
Monitoring legislative and policy developments on asylum matters at the national (Luxembourg/Belgium) level.
Required Qualifications: Masters degree in law. Previous relevant experience in refugee matters or human rights preferred.
Essential: excellent drafting skills in French (native speaker) and English, preferably with a working knowledge of Dutch;
How to apply:
Job ID:#548443
Career categories:
Communication and Research Internship
Cooperatives Europe
Brussels, Belgium


Cooperatives Europe is the voice of cooperative businesses in Europe. On behalf of our 90 member organisations from 34 European countries across all business sectors, we promote the cooperative business model in Europe. Our members represent 123 million member cooperators, owning 160.000 cooperative enterprises and providing jobs to 5.4 million European citizens.

Cooperatives Europe defends the interests of its members and increases the knowledge about the co-operative enterprise model through advocacy, development and communication.
Cooperatives Europe via its multidisciplinary team strengthens the exchange and the collaboration between cooperatives. We offer a six-month working experience within communications at Cooperatives Europe.
The communications officer manages Cooperatives Europe communications plan. In coordination with the other team members of Cooperatives Europe, he makes sure that internal and external communications are precise and effective.
Main tasks:
You will help managing the existing communication tools, and in particular the website and the newsletter.
You will work on a 4-month cooperative research project and produce a 30-page report, which will be then published.
You will contribute outlining the future communications strategy of Cooperatives Europe.
You will liaise with the other staff members to produce contents that are then distributed through existing communication tools.
The skills and experience that we are looking for:
A first-level university degree of at least three years in a relevant field; an advanced university degree focusing on communications and international relations is an asset;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, especially in a written form;
Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional language skills are an asset, in particular French.
Experience in conducting primary and secondary research with good report writing skills
Knowledge of the functioning of the EU.
Acquaintance of social media and creation/management of websites is an asset.
Ability to work in a small, multi-cultural team
Perfect command of Microsoft Office package; ability to use graphic design related software is an asset
Considering the large amount of applications that we receive, only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
Closing date for applications: 20th January 2013, Starting date of interviews: 24 Th January 2013
Expected starting date: 15th February 2013
Minimum remuneration to cover living expenses: Euro 600 net/month
Internship in the Legal Affairs Unit
TI - Transparency International Secretariat
Berlin, Germany

The TI Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Legal Affairs Unit (LAU).

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

The function of Legal Counsel (Head of Unit) was established in 2011 with the aim of strengthening TI-S and movement’s legal capacity for managing reputational and legal risks. The Legal Counsel provides legal advice to TI-S management and staff, as well as to TI National Chapters worldwide. The Legal Affairs Unit works with international networks of pro bono lawyers and law firms. It develops and implements policies, procedures, legal tools, and training programmes to strengthen TI’s legal infrastructure.


Main function: Support to the small team of the Legal Affairs Unit
Starting date: 1 March 2013
Duration: Six months, full time
Unit: Legal Affairs
Remuneration: EUR 450 (according to the German labour and social security law)
Key tasks:
Support to Legal Counsel with providing legal assistance to TI staff and the movement;
Support in working with the web-based Legal Helpdesk, and the Legal Case Database;
Drafting of the Unit’s plans, reports, presentations, training materials, and other documents;
Carrying out research on variety of legal issues;
General administrative and logistical support.
Knowledge, experience, interests, and skills:
Must be a recent graduate with a Master of Laws;
Knowledge of common law an asset;
Strong interest in international legal affairs and anti-corruption work;
Prior experience with national or international NGOs an asset;
Fluent written and spoken English, very good German an asset;
Good internet skills and experience with the operational use of databases;
Experience with project management an advantage;
Strong research capacities;
Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point;
Very good people skills, dedication, flexibility, and the ability to contribute fully to the workings of the unit and the secretariat;
Prior office experience is an asset.
Project Intern
OSEPI - Open Society European Policy Institute
Brussels, Belgium

Purpose of Position
The intern’s main tasks will be related to providing support to the work of OSEPI in the field of EU policy on equality/antidiscrimination and illegal migration, although s/he will be asked to complete tasks in other areas as required. The successful candidate will work at OSEPI’s office in Brussels under the supervision of a program officer.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The intern will provide support in the following:
Monitoring of EU policies and news in specific areas
Liaising with research consultants working in these areas, including monitoring the timely fulfilment of contract duties and expenses
Attending relevant meetings at EU institutions, organisations and other internal and external events/conferences
Organising meetings: logistics, administration and follow-up budgets
Assisting with forward planning/rolling advocacy calendar
Updating the contacts databases
Preparing briefing notes, meeting reports and other factual and analytical documents
Performing other related duties as required
Education/Experience
Masters level degree in the field of political science, law, public administration and management
Experience with comparative social science research is an asset
Skills Required
Experience in organising events and/or coordinating meetings (logistics, administration) and managing budgets
Understanding the functioning and policy context of the EU, especially as regards the Justice, Freedom and Security portfolio is an asset
Experience within an NGO or international organisation is desirable
Interest in the activities of OSEPI and the Open Society Foundations
Computer literacy, with a good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office
Fluent spoken and written English is essential. Working knowledge of other EU languages is an asset
Attention to detail, good communication and interpersonal skills required
Internship - Advocacy & Research Assistant
ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations
Paris, France

Background:
The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is the first pan-European thinktank. Launched in October 2007, its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of coherent and effective European values based foreign policy.
Position:
The ECFR Paris Office is looking for a full-time intern for four to six months, starting in February 2013.
Responsibilities:
The intern will support all activities of the ECFR Paris office:
Advocacy: assist the ECFR Paris office with the organisation of high-level conferences and meetings for ECFR policy staff and the dissemination of reports.
Research: conduct background research on foreign policy topics
Media Relations: assist with the translation and mailing of press releases, maintenance of the media contact database and the office media review.
Office management: assist with the daily management of the office and support the ECFR Paris office head
Experience and skills:
The successful candidate will be:
A student or a recent graduate
and will possess the following skills:
Excellent knowledge of French (native speaker level)
Very good written and spoken English.
Good knowledge of the European institutions and of international relations
Strong communication and organisational skills
We offer
An exciting opportunity to gain work experience in a challenging, fast-paced environment with a diverse team
A small stipend
How to apply: Please send your application in French to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza (CV, letter of motivation and dates of availability). Applications close on January 24.
We apologize that due to the high amount of applications we receive we can only contact
the successful candidates.
EU Public Affairs Trainee
Cambre Associates
Brussels, Belgium

Cambre Associates, an award-winning Public Affairs & Public Relations consultancy is looking for a trainee to join our team as soon as possible for an initial period of 6 months. We are looking for someone proactive and outgoing with solid experience of working in European Affairs, first class English language skills and an interest in developing consultancy skills.

Do you have what it takes to be part of our growing team?
The role
Play a key role in supporting and managing projects including advocacy and events.
Develop reports and analyses of political and regulatory developments.
Monitor and analyse EU legislative and political agendas and report to colleagues/clients.
Contribute to the development and roll out of communications and advocacy strategies.
Maintain relationships with the EU institutions.
Skills and experience required
Relevant EU work experience i.e. EU institution or Brussels trade association/consultancy.
Academic background, preferably with degree in EU politics or EU law.
Excellent written and spoken English. Second languages are an asset.
Good practical knowledge of EU decision-making.
Ability to plan and multi-task and a proactive ‘can do’ attitude are essential.
Good team player with excellent research and organisational skills.
Good computer skills: Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
We offer
6-month paid trainee contract with the possibility of a permanent contract.
An opportunity to start a career in Public Affairs and take on early responsibility.
A highly stimulating international work environment.
Ideal start date: as soon as possible
Internship
ENTP - European New Towns and Pilot Cities Platform
Brussels, Belgium

The ENTP is recruiting an intern for its delegation in Brussels.
The purpose of this role in the organization is to help the ENTP delegation in research and communication tasks, including:
To attend and/or organise meetings (seminars, conferences)
To help developing the network’s contacts and partnerships
To research on European and national policies in the fields of work of ENTP (Urban regeneration, environment, sustainable development, local citizenship, gender issues and work/life balance, migration, culture development and decentralised cooperation)
Assist the ENTP staff in the implementation of the current projects and in drafting new project proposals
Provide relevant information to the network/communicate with partners and members of the network
Contribute to the monthly newsletter
Essential experience:
University education
Excellent spoken and written English
Fluent in one other language (French/Spanish/Dutch or other)
Computer literate in main applications
Good understanding of the EU institutional structure
Strong and effective organization skills
Desirable experience:
Familiarity with an international and multilingual environment
Relevant studies in one of the fields of work of the organisation
Work with an NGO network and understanding of NGO network dynamics
Knowledge of European projects an asset
Knowledge of Spanish or Dutch (at working level) will be an asset
Aptitudes, skills and knowledge:
Required:
Excellent inter-personal skills (networking, organising meetings)
Availability and capacity to travel independently
Good communication skills
Team player with ability also to use own initiative and work independently
Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
Ability to work with a small and dynamic team
Desirable:
Being able to do small translations if necessary
Knowledge of non-profit sector (Asbl, NGO)
NB: Applicants must be enrolled in a higher education system (University/Masters/other Graduate and Postgraduate schools). No other profiles will be considered.
Application
Deadline Midday Brussels time on Monday the 21
St of January 2013. We aim to conduct interviews in Brussels.
Unfortunately ENTP is not able to reply to all candidates. If you have not heard from us by the end of July 2012, please consider that your application has not been successful.
Internship - Communications
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Bonn, Germany
Duties and responsibilities:
Supporting the communications and programme activities of UNEVOC through:
Answering information requests
Developing information to be published on the Centre’s website
Providing assistance in the development of the Centre's online services and social media
Assisting in the development of information materials.
Providing assistance in the preparation of UNEVOC activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences
Providing assistance in the implementation of ongoing UNEVOC programmes
Participation in other projects as need arises and according to the interests of the intern.
Qualifications and experience:
Excellent command of written and spoken English; Knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset;
Highly organized, analytical about processes;
Willingness to learn;
Good attention to detail;
Ability to multi-task and work independently;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Internet research;
Affinity with international and intercultural environments;
Interest in education & TVET;
Advanced stage of university studies (at least bachelor degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, i.e. communications, TVET, education, social sciences, and international relations;
Must be enrolled in University studies.
Minimum duration of the internship: 3 months (full time).
Application deadline: 16 January 2013
Preferred starting date: February 2013
The Centre does not provide remuneration for internships.
Please send your full CV and motivation letter (preferably by email) to apply.cs(at)unevoc.unesco.org , mentioning the internship position advertised and your preferred internship dates.
Internship
APEAL - The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging
Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for a motivated intern with a technical background who wants to learn about steel for packaging and contribute to the success of steel for packaging in our small team.
Responsibilities:
Contribution to APEAL’s technical dossiers, especially EU REACH legislation, Recycling, food contact materials issues, Life Cycle Analyses (LCA), …
Contribute to the daily operation of the APEAL offices and help with administrative tasks.
Lead, monitoring and reporting on project database;
General internet search and writing.
Qualifications:
University degree in engineering, chemistry, European law or related fields.
Interest and willingness to use gained knowledge in technical dossiers;
Good knowledge of use MS Office;
Excellent oral and written English. Other languages (French, German) are an advantage;
Excellent communication, diplomatic and organizational skills;
Ability to work independently with tight deadlines in a multi-cultural team and a high level of self-motivation.
Starting date: 15 March 2013
Duration: 6 months (15 March – 15 September 2013). The internship will be a paid internship/stage. Deadline for applications is 18 January 2013.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Advocacy and Communications Trainee
Plan EU Office
Brussels, Belgium
Overall purpose of the job:
To support the communications, advocacy and campaign work of Plan EU Office by engaging the EU on advocacy issues and raising Plan’s profile, primarily through communication tools, EU media and events.
Principal Responsibilities
Assist the Senior Advocacy & Campaigns Manager and Communication & Media officer in the communication, campaign and advocacy work of the Plan EU Office;
Provide support for the organisation of meetings, seminars and other policy and media events;
Contribute to the implementation of the communication and advocacy strategies of the Plan EU Office.
General Description of Tasks
Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager to:
Support Plan Europe’s advocacy and communication work regarding Plan’s global campaign ‘Because I am a girl’ (BIAAG);
Support the organisation of a hearing in the European Parliament on child marriage andquality education;
Support Plan’s advocacy actions under the Irish EU Presidency;
Strategic work on the pre-election phase of the European Parliament
Provide support to the organisation of the Plan Europe Board meeting;
Contribute to the monthly external and internal newsletters of the Plan EU Office;
Write news stories and blogs and edit video for the Plan Europe website;
Contribute to the development of Plan Europe’s publications;
Assist in Plan’s EU press work;
Support the closure of Plan Europe’s cross-Europe campaign game on girls;
Provide support for the organisation of meetings, seminars, hearings and other events conducted by Plan EU Office;
Represent Plan in external meetings in the EU institutions and NGO networks at the EU level.
Background research for one Plan EU position paper;
Closing date for application: 15 January
Interviews: 24 and 25 January
Period of internships: 6 months
Traineeship Title: Advocacy and Communications Trainee
Reporting to: Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Manager
Responsible for: Supporting the implementation of the communications, campaigns and advocacy work plans
Based in: Brussels, Plan EU Office
Salary range: Unpaid, monthly allowance of +/- 200 Euros
Status: Full-time (5 days per week
)
Strategic Manager – EU-Turkey Relations
UNITEE - European-Turkish Business Confederation
Brussels, Belgium

UNITEE's internship programme provides a group of students and young professionals the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic and international organization.
JOB’S PURPOSE
As one of our Strategic Managers dealing with EU-Turkey relations, you will be in charge of correspondance with Turkish officials and Chambers of commerce in order to introduce our organization and stimulate economic cooperation between Turkey and European countries.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES/ SKILLS
Interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and in a team (with people from different cultural backgrounds) ;
Ability to take the initiative and be creative (accustomed to working with a lot of freedom and thus able to efficiently use it, namely to come up with new ideas and proposals);
Communication skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills (accustomed to correspondance with individuals at all levels of professional hierarchy and able to use diplomacy and persuasiveness);
Knowledge of external communication/public relations principles and practices;
Language skills
Full working proficiency in Turkish, English (confident in expressing oneself in these languages and able to take position on given topics);
French and German would be an asset.
Other
Possessing advanced knowledge of computerised office tools (especially MS Office applications such as Word and Power Point).
Experience within the scope of Public Relations would be an asset.
CICC Vacancy - Communications and Online Media Internship 2013
CICC - Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The Hague, Netherlands

The Internship would be for a minimum of three months, starting as soon as possible. The intern will report to the Communications Officer, among other Section staff. The internship is full-time, 40 hours per week.

This internship provides the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, small and young international team, part of a large international secretariat and a global network and learn more on the Coalition’s communications activities.
Responsibilities
Support section staff with the updating and creation of factsheets, press releases, social tools, content for website updates and other background resources;
Monitoring and compiling news developments related to the ICC current investigations and cases, as well as thematic issues such as sexual violence, children and victims as they relate to the ICC;
Assist with the research and drafting of articles for Coalition publications;
Assist with e-newsletters creation and development;
Support in setting up a new website and keep it up to date;
Assist with content development for new website, including writing/editing articles and blog posts, creating and editing videos, and other content;
Identify content for website and social media outlets;
Develop creative ideas for Twitter and Facebook campaigns and reporting;
Monitor developments in online media;
Update journalist database and research media outlets worldwide;
Assist with media relations;
Attend and take photo/video of press briefings, meetings, lectures related to international justice in The Hague;
Help fulfil requests for information;
Support staff and undertake special projects and assignments as needed.
Requirements
We are interested in applicants whose studies were/are related to Communications, multimedia communications, web design, new media, Journalism, and/or International Relations, Political Science, Law and/or other relevant fields;
Excellent written and oral communication, research and analytical skills;
Attention to detail; Organizational and administrative skills;
Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive;
Proficiency in English; Good knowledge of French is a plus;
Ability to work independently and in a deadline-driven environment;
Previous nonprofit and/or journalism experience preferred;
Demonstrated interest in international justice and NGO work;
Affinity with the Coalition’s goals and objectivities;
Interest in photojournalism preferred;
Knowledge and interest in still and video photography and editing software preferred;
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, or other similar software, would be an asset;
Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and HTML, Google Analytics, and MailChimp an asset;
Experience producing online content an asset;
Passion for social media and its potential as an advocacy tool.
Renumeration
Unfortunately, internships at the Coalition are unpaid. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The Coalition cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
a) Review the information above carefully
An Internship at Palmir Group, International Projects
Palmir Trade & Invest GmbH
Berlin, Germany

You love the challenge and would like to collect practical experiences and receive an insight into the everyday life of international project managers? We an international holding company, search from now on to support our team in Berlin for open interns, which assist us with ideas, energy and openness and do not shirk responsibility for demanding task areas in the distribution, marketing and advertising.
What expects you:
Cooperation in projects to the construction of a central product information platform;
Independent treatment of smaller subprojects;
Project controlling and project presentation;
Coordination of interfaces to internal and external service companies;
Analysis and structuring of product information incl. publication in relevant media;
Creation and advancement of processes in the area of Product information management;
Participation in regular team meetings.
What to bring:
You can work independently, have organizational and communication skills and a good linguistic expression;
You have good knowledge of English in word and writing, and possibly also other language skills;
You have a good knowledge and interest in relevant Internet platforms, general Internet affinity and in the subject Marketing and Distribution;
You are a team player and open, dedicated and flexible;
You bring a willingness to learn and motivation.
The internship place is a great opportunity to work independently and responsible construction and conversion of a distribution and marketing concept without hierarchy. You have the possibility to move something and to take responsibility for your own subject area. You meet a lot of exciting challenges where fun at work is guaranteed, as well as the possibility to attach the first contacts for the time after the graduation.

We provide a ready accommodation and in addition, you will receive monthly pocket money at the rate of 200 euros. We refund your travel expenses for you also to 50%.

Does this challenging activity appeal to you and do you find yourselves in the described profile? Then send us your application documents.
Palmir Trade & Invest GmbH; Wittestraße 24; 13509 Berlin
Telefon: 030 841 865 35 ; Telefax: 030 841 865 31
Project and Policy Assistant
Y.E.S. Forum
Stuttgart, Germany

Founded in 2002 and organised as an EEIG the Y.E.S. Forum is a European network of organisations working with and for young people. We are bound together by a commitment to improving the life chances of vulnerable young people. With our work we encourage young people to develop their skills and find their place in society. We also act as a central forum for sharing good practices and information on youth and social work. Through our lobbying work, we seek to influence policy and perceptions, to create opportunities for young people so they have better chances in life.
Position Summary
The Project and Policy Assistant will provide support for our work related to project partnerships in the field of youth and social affairs. This position is based in Stuttgart, Germany, with frequent travel throughout Europe. Specifically, s/he will have the following responsibilities:
Support of our European projects in the field of youth and social work, communication of project progress, assistance to reporting and support of applications
Participate in international project meetings across Europe, representing the Y.E.S. Forum
Assist in Y.E.S. Forum’s lobby work, provide analysis on youth and social policy in the EU
Support communication activities (newsletters, website, social media content and press work)
Support in the organisation of events and meetings
Your profile
University degree (political and social science, sociology, social work, youth work) or equivalent
Knowledge of EU policy making procedures and programmes in the field of youth and social affairs
Fluency in English, good knowledge of German, knowledge of any other EU language is an advantage
Computer literacy (MS office), desirable experiences in editing websites, managing social media content etc.
Intercultural competencies
Y.E.S. Forum offers a work in a friendly and creative office environment. The employment contract is under German law for a 2 years period, 30 hours a week (probation period of six months). The monthly salary is around 1400, - EUR including an additional pension scheme.
Y.E.S. Forum offers a work in a friendly and creative office environment. The employment contract is under German law for a 2 years period, 30 hours a week (probation period of six months). The monthly salary is around 1400, - EUR including an additional pension scheme.
Interviews are planned to be held locally, 28th Feb-1st March. We thank all candidates for their interest; however we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted.
Oportunitati de cariera pentru luna Decembrie 2012
Traineeship – Master level
ECB - European Central Bank
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Reference: 2012-119-TRA-EXT
Function
The Directorate General Economics of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from postgraduate students who have recently received a PhD, or who are close to completing their PhD studies in economics and are interested in participating in a traineeship programme. The traineeship will be with the Fiscal Policies Division for a period of three months in 2013.
The Fiscal Policies Division is responsible for monitoring, analysing and assessing the national fiscal policies of the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the euro area fiscal stance, as well as for providing fiscal forecasts. The functions of the Division include:
  • monitoring and assessing national budgetary plans in the stability and convergence programmes of Member States, including their implementation in annual budget laws;
  • monitoring and forecasting budgetary developments (including government financial operations), in close cooperation with national central banks;
  • assessing structural and institutional fiscal policy issues (including issues related to the Stability and Growth Pact, tax and expenditure policies, social security reforms, the quality of public finances and the role of fiscal institutions);
  • assessing the long-term sustainability of public finances (including the budgetary consequences of financial stability operations and population ageing);
  • conducting analytical studies on current and structural public finance issues, both from an EU cross-country and a euro area-wide perspective;
  • providing secretariat services to the Working Group on Public Finance of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB);
  • preparing the external communication of the views of the ECB as well as of the Eurosystem/ESCB on the fiscal policies of EU Member States and the euro area fiscal stance.
The purpose of the traineeship is to carry out analytical projects, either in collaboration with or under the supervision of staff members, while gaining experience in the tasks performed by the team. Trainees will also have the opportunity to submit the resulting papers for publication in the ECB Working Paper Series and academic journals. Applicants are requested to indicate which of the following analytical projects they would prefer to contribute to:
1. EU/euro area fiscal governance and national fiscal institutions
The trainee will help to analyse the appropriate institutions which support sound and sustainable fiscal policies and the smooth functioning of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Projects could cover the following: (i) the implications of EU governance reform for fiscal discipline and fiscal sustainability; (ii) the impact of national fiscal institutions, balanced budget rules and spending rules on fiscal discipline and macroeconomic outcomes. A sound knowledge of the institutional framework of EMU, as well as of recent European institutional developments, in particular those related to fiscal policies, is necessary. A good understanding of national fiscal institutions would be an asset.
2. Fiscal policy in empirical and theoretical macroeconomic models
The trainee will help to analyse the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policies in the euro area. Projects could cover the following: (i) the transmission of fiscal policy measures in the euro area, with a particular focus on the estimation of fiscal policy multipliers (based on DSGE, SVAR, factor models) and on the effects and design of fiscal consolidations; (ii) the interaction between the single monetary policy and national fiscal policies in EMU; (iii) the development of tools for fiscal forecasting, with an emphasis on the use of intra-annual fiscal information; (iv) country analysis of fiscal policy challenges. Advanced knowledge of dynamic general equilibrium theory and time series econometrics would be an asset.
3. Government debt and fiscal sustainability
The trainee will help to analyse various aspects of longer-term fiscal sustainability. Projects could cover the following: (i) enhancing the tools for analysing fiscal sustainability; (ii) the impact of demographic trends and pension and health care reforms on fiscal sustainability; (iii) government debt management and fiscal vulnerabilities. A theoretical and/or empirical background in these areas, as well as experience with simulation models is essential. Expertise in applied modelling and econometric techniques would be an asset.
4. Fiscal policy and financial stability
The trainee will help to assess the relationships between fiscal policy and financial stability, asset prices and financing conditions. Projects could cover the following: (i) the link between financial stability and fiscal policies; (ii) analysis of the interaction between fiscal policies and asset prices, including house prices, equity prices and household and corporate balance sheets and private indebtedness; (iii) effects of government support to financial institutions, risks from state guarantees and the recovery rates on financing conditions. A sound knowledge of applied modelling and econometric techniques, especially time series analysis, is necessary.
5. Public finances and macroeconomic performance
The trainee will help to analyse the role played by the composition and quality of public finances in macroeconomic performance and economic growth. Projects could cover the following: (i) growth impact of fiscal consolidation; (ii) links between fiscal policy and macroeconomic imbalances at the individual country and regional level; (iii) tax and social security reforms, supply conditions and long-term economic performance. A sound knowledge of applied modelling and econometric techniques, especially panel data and time series analysis, is necessary.
Qualifications and experience
Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:
  • a PhD in economics; a publication list on issues falling within the Division’s field of responsibility, being deemed to be an asset;
  • a very good knowledge of English, and a satisfactory knowledge of one other official language of the EU;
  • computer literate and able to handle different software applications, with knowledge of econometric packages such as Matlab, Stata, Eviews, being deemed to be an asset.
Competencies
The successful candidate will have the following behavioral competencies:
  • analyses complex datasets from a variety of sources;
  • creates a theoretical framework which aids the deployment of practical solutions;
  • pursues projects with energy and drive.
Closing Date for Applications: 15.01.2013
Further Information
Traineeship for three months.
How to apply
Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from our recruitment pages.
The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise and a telephone interview.
Before applying, applicants should check that they meet the conditions set out in Article 3 of the rules governing the traineeship programme: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/pdf/coe_traineeship.pdf.
Further information on the ECB's traineeships can be found athttps://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/apply/html/index.en.html.
Applicants are accepted from nationals of the Member States of the European Union and Croatia.
EU Policy Internship
AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Brussels, Belgium

AHDB Brussels office is looking for a highly motivated intern. This is a full-time remunerated position (736.20/ month) based in Brussels, Belgium, commencing 21 January 2013 until 19 April 2013.
Key tasks:
  • Monitoring EU policies in the area of agriculture and environment;
  • Drafting reports and briefing notes;
  • Covering key events, EU conferences and meetings and report on their content;
  • Organising meetings/press visits;
  • Administrative work;
  • Liaising with EU Commission and Brussels based industry organisations.
Minimum requirements:
  • Native English speaker or equivalent;
  • Excellent communication skills in French;
  • Good knowledge of EU agricultural policies;
  • Excellent knowledge of the EU decision-making process;
  • Proven drafting and research skills;
  • Previous experience in EU institutions/consultancy/lobbying organisation.
Please note that if your application does not meet these minimum requirements, it will not be considered further for this position.
Skills/attributes considered as an asset:
  • Proactive, resourceful and capable of taking initiatives;
  • Service-oriented and “Can Do” attitude;
  • Attention to details;
  • Good networking/interpersonal skills.
Candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza by 28 December 2012 at the latest.

Interviews will take place between 7 to 16 January 2013 and will include a writing test. Only a group of pre-selected candidates will be contacted by email for an interview
Data Research Internship – Corporate Governance
MSCI Inc.
Brussels, Belgium

ABOUT MSCI Inc.

MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools, we offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics, CFRA, FEA, ESG and ISS.

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW


We offer a profound training in and exposure to the latest corporate governance developments in Europe. You will work in a truly international environment.
As an intern, your job will be to help our team in assessing the corporate governance practices of European listed companies by screening their public documents (general meeting's agenda, annual report, etc…) and analyzing key governance indicators.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analysis and coding of resolutions proposed at the general meetings of publicly traded companies into a standardized format;
  • Gathering information from the companies' public documents;
  • Updating internal database with the collected information;
  • Analysis of the companies' boards of directors and shareholding structures;
  • Contacting companies to obtain proxy materials and other meeting related information;
  • Monitoring vote results as published by the companies;
  • Contribute to the research department through profiling of listed companies.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must have fluent English writing skills and a fluent command of:
- Danish and/or, Swedish and/or Norwegian;
- Dutch;
- French;
- German;
- Russian and/or Polish and/or any other east European language.
  • Interested in corporate governance as well as capital markets, data collection and research;
  • A relevant bachelor degree (law, economics, finance, business, or political science), or in the process of obtaining such a degree;
  • A very good eye for detail;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while also being a team player;
  • An organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines.
APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + lunch vouchers + bonus if appropriate), and will run for four to six months starting in February 2013.

Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in English with reference “Data Research” to: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internship - Client Support and Meeting Representative
MSCI Inc.
Brussels, Belgium

This is a 4-6 months internship for a Client Support and Meeting Representative – French/Dutch speaker

ABOUT MSCI Inc. (www.msci.com)

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools – from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics, CFRA, FEA and ISS.

ISS is the leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community. ISS' services include objective governance research and analysis, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action claims management, and reliable governance data and modeling tools.

For further information on ISS, please visit our web site at www.issgovernance.com.
POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for interns who will support the Brussels Global Proxy Distribution team during the peak proxy voting season. Out of our ISS office in Brussels, the GPD team provides a single, turnkey solution to managing proxy distribution for custodian banks and an integrated proxy research, a voting solution for their institutional investor clients, as well as a meeting representation service to Belgian and Dutch companies’ general meetings.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Regular contact with issuing companies and their agents;
  • Attendance at general meetings of Belgian companies;
  • Client support;
  • Administrative support.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS AND QUALITIES
  • Bachelor degree;
  • Fluency (both spoken and written) in English AND French AND/OR Dutch;
  • Interest in corporate governance, experience acquired through previous internships or traineeships seen as an advantage;
  • Very strong communication and writing skills;
  • Quick learner; ability to assimilate new information with attention to detail;
  • Organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently while being an enthusiastic team player;
  • Client focus and skill to communicate effectively with clients and partners;
  • Valid driver’s license.
This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + lunch vouchers + bonus if appropriate) and will run for four to six months between January/March and June/July 2013 (start date adjustable).

* Please note that applicants applying for the Belgian market should be in the possession of a valid driver’s license and own car in order to be able to represent our clients at general shareholder meetings of Belgian companies. Petrol expenses will be refunded for any meetings attended.
APPLICATION
Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in English to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Summer Internship, Self-Funded
INTERIGHTS
London, United Kingdom

INTERIGHTS is pleased to invite applications for “summer interns” for the period between May to September 2013. INTERIGHTS specializes in the strategic litigation of human rights cases before regional and international human rights bodies, on cases from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Our litigation is supported by related capacity building activities and publications on international and comparative human rights law. With programmes of work on equality (including the human rights of women, persons with disabilities and LGBTI rights), security and the rule of law (including counter-terrorism) and economic and social rights, an internship at INTERIGHTS provides unique exposure to a variety of international legal challenges in practice.

Summer interns provide valuable legal research and drafting assistance to our lawyers, helping with the preparation of legal briefs, training materials and publications on human rights. Given the nature of our work, only candidates who have studied or are about to complete legal studies should apply.

While INTERIGHTS has specific funded internships for experienced lawyers from the regions in which we work, “summer interns” are volunteers who must be self-funded.

Applicants must be prepared to commit for no less than three months between May and September, and should specify their proposed dates in their covering letter.
Successful candidates will:
  • Be law graduates or be entering their final year of law school (LLM graduates or students desirable);
  • Demonstrate an interest in international human rights law;
  • Demonstrate excellent legal research;
  • Be fluent in English, with outstanding English drafting skills;
  • Have the right to work in the UK or successfully obtain a sponsorship certificate.
Internship, International Justice Program
HRW - Human Rights Watch
Brussels, Belgium

The International Justice (“IJ”) Program of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) advises and operationalizes HRW’s activities on a range of issues relating to accountability in international criminal fora, devises strategies to obtain justice, and produces written materials to implement those strategies.

The IJ Program intern will primarily focus on monitoring international criminal law developments in targeted country situations and carrying out research on issues of international justice. The intern will also assist with some administrative tasks related to the department’s work. The internship starts February 1 and should last for a minimum of three months although six months is preferable.
Qualifications:
This internship is open to law students, law graduates, and graduate students with expertise in international criminal law. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong proven interest in international human rights and/or international criminal law. Knowledge of universal jurisdiction is desirable. Strong writing skills, knowledge of French, and excellent English are essential. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required.
Internship, Knowledge and Stakeholder Services Department
TI - Transparency International Secretariat
Berlin, Germany

The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) is seeking a highly motivated intern for the Knowledge and Stakeholder Services (KSS) Department in the Knowledge and Research Group, starting in February 2013 for a period of 6 months.

The Knowledge and Stakeholder Services Department provides a variety of demand-driven knowledge products and services to a wide range of anti-corruption stakeholders. The intern will support the production and dissemination of knowledge products, assist learning initiatives, and perform administrative duties.

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Main function: Assist the research, analysis, organisational and administrative work of the team on a variety of corruption related themes.
Key tasks:
The department’s intern will be asked to perform key tasks related to the research, knowledge exchange and learning functions of team, as well as a modest amount of administrative duties.
Areas of work may include:
  • Sharing anti-corruption knowledge via webinars, social media and online platforms;
  • Assisting the Anti-corruption Helpdesk with background research as needed to respond to demand-driven queries and with management of the experts-database;
  • Supporting the management of TI’s academic outreach activities, namely the anti-corruption research network (http://corruptionresearchnetwork.org/) and the student research projects;
  • Supporting the publication and dissemination of the Global Corruption Report;
  • Contributing to research and advocacy activities required for the production and publishing of TI’s working and policy position paper series;
  • Supporting department’s administrative work on related knowledge activities, as well as the department’s Director.
Knowledge, experience, interests and skills:
  • Advanced university degree in public policy, international law, international studies, development economics or a related social science field;
  • Strong research and writing skills required; editing experience preferred;
  • Some background in current anti-corruption discourse, policies and players required;
  • Previous experience working in a think tank or non-governmental organization an advantage;
  • Experience working with social media and online platforms an advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-pace office environment, multi-task projects and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Arabic, French and/or Spanish language skills an asset.
Traineeship Positions
IFOAM EU Group
Brussels, Belgium

The IFOAM EU Group is the European working level of IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. It represents the whole organic sector in Europe, ranging from consumer and producer organisations, processors and retailers to certifiers, consultants and researchers. Through its Brussels based office the IFOAM EU Group plays a key role in defending and promoting organic interests in Europe.
What you get from us:
  • An interesting and multifaceted trainee position in the heart of Europe;
  • Working experience in agricultural and environmental policies at EU level;
  • Possibility to be part of a booming sector representation;
  • Assisting in the coordination of the organic movement in Europe;
  • A truly European working environment within a young and committed European team.
What we expect from you:
  • At least BSc degree;
  • Interest in organic agriculture;
  • Very good English skills. Further languages are an additional asset;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Sense of responsibility and thorough working style;
  • Communication skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Your own financial resources to cover your traineeship, e.g. Erasmus- /Leonardo programme.
PECO internship
Conseil des Barreaux Européens
Brussels, Belgium

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), representing through its member bars and law societies over 1 million European lawyers, is currently seeking to recruit a PECO intern starting 1st March 2013 for a period of 6 months.
The successful candidate should have:
  • The ability to understand and appreciate the interests of the legal profession in Europe, with a background in law;
  • A good knowledge of EU law and EU institutions;
  • A working knowledge of French and English; Russian is an asset;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • A valid working permit.
The contract is a Belgian “contrat d'immersion professionnelle” and the monthly salary is 744 € net.
Should you be interested in this position, please send by 17 December 2012, exclusively by e-mail.
Intern
GPA - Gibbels Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium

What do we offer?
  • Internship (6 months) starting 2 January;
  • An exciting position in a brand new office, housing like-minded EU Affairs professionals.
What should you possess?
  • An advanced degree-level education in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrable interest in European affairs;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch a good command of French is an asset;
  • Excellent organisational ability and flexibility to manage competing tasks and policy areas;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Very good computer literacy.
Amongst other responsibilities, you will:
  • Contribute to the monitoring of and reporting on EU policy developments;
  • Assist in the coordination of media relations and lobby campaigns;
  • Assist in the development of external newsletters and other PR tools;
  • Participate in the organisation and delivery of events;
  • Attend and report on external meetings;
  • Assist in the implementation of the strategic and operational work programme.
Deadline for Applications: 13 December 2012 Please note that GPA will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates
An Internship at Palmir Group, International Projects
Palmir Trade & Invest GmbH
Berlin, Germany

You love the challenge and would like to collect practical experiences and receive an insight into the everyday life of international project managers?

We an international holding company, search from now on to support our team in Berlin for open interns, which assist us with ideas, energy and openness and do not shirk responsibility for demanding task areas in the distribution, marketing and advertising.
What expects you:
  • Cooperation in projects to the construction of a central product information platform;
  • Independent treatment of smaller subprojects;
  • Project controlling and project presentation;
  • Coordination of interfaces to internal and external service companies;
  • Analysis and structuring of product information incl. publication in relevant media;
  • Creation and advancement of processes in the area of Product information management;
  • Participation in regular team meetings.
What to bring:
  • You can work independently, have organizational and communication skills and a good linguistic expression;
  • You have good knowledge of English in word and writing, and possibly also other language skills;
  • You have a good knowledge and interest in relevant Internet platforms, general Internet affinity and in the subject Marketing and Distribution;
  • You are a team player and open, dedicated and flexible;
  • You bring a willingness to learn and motivation.
The internship place is a great opportunity to work independently and responsible construction and conversion of a distribution and marketing concept without hierarchy. You have the possibility to move something and to take responsibility for your own subject area. You meet a lot of exciting challenges where fun at work is guaranteed, as well as the possibility to attach the first contacts for the time after the graduation.

We provide a ready accommodation and in addition, you will receive monthly pocket money at the rate of 200 euros. We refund your travel expenses for you also to 50%.

Does this challenging activity appeal to you and do you find yourselves in the described profile? Then send us your application documents.
Internship - Immigration Detention and the Rule of Law - National Case Studies
BIICL - The British Institute of International and Comparative Law - Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
London, United Kingdom
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is seeking a number of interns to complete national reports for its study on The Rule of Law and Immigration Detention in Europe.
Candidates should possess the necessary background and skills to complete a report in English of 30-50 pages in length on questions relating to national policy on immigration detention, e.g., issues such as who has the authority to order detention, whether detention orders must be reviewed by a judicial authority and the State's grounds for ordering detention.
The Bingham Centre is looking for candidates who are capable of completing a report on any of the following states:
  • Spain;
  • Russian Federation;
  • Switzerland;
  • Belgium;
  • Netherlands;
  • Greece;
  • Ukraine
Formal requirements:
  • Level of education: LL.M degree in a relevant area of Law (or equivalent degree) (e.g., immigration law, European Law, human rights, public international law);
  • Research and drafting skills: ability to analyse and draw conclusions in a clear and precise manner; strong ability to conduct research through electronic means and resources. Prior experience in research posts will be considered a benefit;
  • Language skills: proficiency in the language that is the subject of the report, and in English.
Availability
The national reports should be completed by the end of February 2013. Joint authorships are welcome. All authors will be acknowledged in final report, submitted to the Nuffield Foundation.
Applications will be judged on match of skills and ability of the applicant to the work available at the time. If you reach the interview stage, you will then be invited for interview at the Institute at a mutually convenient time. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer everyone an interview, and as a result, some applications will be considered unsuccessful without progressing to the interview stage, or may be kept on file until suitable work matching the applicant's skills becomes available.
The Institute has high academic standards and expects a serious level of commitment and professionalism from its interns.
Please note: This internship must be completed at a distance, due to a current influx of interns generally.
Online Media Intern
ICG - International Crisis Group
Brussels, Belgium

Role:
Crisis Group is seeking an intern to work at its Brussels headquarters, starting mid December 2012, and working with the Online Editor. The intern may also assist the Research Unit with the drafting and publication of Crisis Group’s monthly CrisisWatch bulletin. The internship would suit a broad range of candidates, including those with interests and experience in some combination (and preferably many) of the following: content management systems, social media, international relations, conflict studies, journalism, government and development.
Responsibilities:
  • Update web content on website, blogs, and intranet;
  • Engage professionally with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube;
  • Monitor success of online efforts;
  • Monitor developments in online media;
  • Help develop new graphics and content for Crisis Group’s website;
  • Assist with the preparation and publication of CrisisWatch; and
  • Provide general administrative support.
Requirements:
  • At least an undergraduate degree is required - a degree in multimedia communications, web design, new media, journalism, and/or international relations, politics, conflict studies, with a keen interest in BOTH fields;
  • English language skills at native-speaker level;
  • Passion for social media and its potential as an advocacy tool;
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems, i.e. Sitecore and Wordpress;
  • Good understanding of HTML;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, or other similar software, would be an asset;
  • Highly organised and able to pay close attention to detail; and
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of working in Belgium for six months without work permit sponsorship from Crisis Group.
External Relations Intern
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Brussels, Belgium

Expected tasks:
  • Researching and summarising information on a variety of historic and current refugee issues;
  • Monitoring and analyzing media coverage;
  • Writing, editing and translating texts (English into French);
  • Assisting with the organisation of events;
  • Work for media-related projects.
Required qualifications:
  • Graduate or advanced student, preferably with a communications or media background;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with social media are required. French as a native language, with written and oral fluency in English;
  • Other languages of the region, particularly Dutch, as well as graphic design and video (editing) skills are an asset;
  • Please note that this is an unpaid internship.
What we offer:
  • Work in an international environment; learning about refugee issues in Europe, as well as communications and external relations;
  • Period of internship: Three months starting (at a date to be determined) in January 2013;
  • Can be extended another three months if desired.
Project and Policy Assistant
Y.E.S. Forum
Stuttgart, Germany

Founded in 2002 and organised as an EEIG the Y.E.S. Forum is a European network of organisations working with and for young people. We are bound together by a commitment to improving the life chances of vulnerable young people. With our work we encourage young people to develop their skills and find their place in society. We also act as a central forum for sharing good practices and information on youth and social work. Through our lobbying work, we seek to influence policy and perceptions, to create opportunities for young people so they have better chances in life.
Position Summary
The Project and Policy Assistant will provide support for our work related to project partnerships in the field of youth and social affairs. This position is based in Stuttgart, Germany, with frequent travel throughout Europe. Specifically, s/he will have the following responsibilities:
  • Support of our European projects in the field of youth and social work, communication of project progress, assistance to reporting and support of applications
  • Participate in international project meetings across Europe, representing the Y.E.S. Forum
  • Assist in Y.E.S. Forum’s lobby work, provide analysis on youth and social policy in the EU
  • Support communication activities (newsletters, website, social media content and press work)
  • Support in the organisation of events and meetings
Your profile
  • University degree (political and social science, sociology, social work, youth work) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of EU policy making procedures and programmes in the field of youth and social affairs
  • Fluency in English, good knowledge of German, knowledge of any other EU language is an advantage
  • Computer literacy (MS office), desirable experiences in editing websites, managing social media content etc.
  • Intercultural competencies
Y.E.S. Forum offers a work in a friendly and creative office environment. The employment contract is under German law for a 2 years period, 30 hours a week (probation period of six months). The monthly salary is around 1400, - EUR including an additional pension scheme.
2 Traineeships - Coordination Unit
ESPON - European Spatial Planning Observation Network
Luxembourg

The ESPON Coordination Unit is looking for two trainees for a period of 5 months to join our international team, preferably starting in March 2013.
The ESPON 2013 Programme
ESPON is a network providing European observation and evidence on territorial development and cohesion. The activities are implemented as a programme under the Structural Funds 2007-2013 and the objective of European territorial cooperation. The mission is to enhance European knowledge, data and indicators on territorial structures, trends, perspectives and impacts of sector policies which can meet policy demand related to EU Cohesion Policy and be useful for policy makers and practitioners around Europe.

The ESPON 2013 Programme is the second generation of ESPON. The budget of this programme amounts to around 47 million Euros in total. All 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are partners in the programme, which is managed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, Department for Spatial Development of Luxembourg. The European Commission is playing an active advisory role during the programme implementation.

Applied research projects and targeted analyses, defined by stakeholders and based on ESPON results, will be carried through until the end of 2014 by contracted Transnational Project Groups composed of scientists and consultants. A scientific platform for European territorial research is being further developed, including the ESPON Database, tools and territorial indicators. The awareness and capitalisation of comparable information on European regions will be ensured through publications and events etc. at European and transnational level.
The ESPON Coordination Unit
The ESPON CU will by end 2012 include 14 staff members and 2 trainees.

The CU is located in Luxembourg - Kirchberg, 10-15 minutes by bus from the train station and the city centre.
The job for the trainees
The ESPON CU offers a five-month period of training for young academics in the final stage of their university studies related to territorial development and planning, geography, regional economics, European studies, political science and/or other relevant fields.

The work in the CU is organised in three clusters each dealing with a key area of the implementation of the ESPON 2013 Programme: 1) Programme, Finance and Budget, 2) Project Development and Coordination and 3) Capitalisation, Publication and Analysis.

During the traineeship period one trainee will be involved mainly in tasks related to the cluster on Capitalisation, Publication and Analysis. The other trainee will mainly be involved in tasks of the cluster related to Programme, Finance and Budget. The trainee jobs will accordingly include a variety of tasks related to the ESPON 2013 Programme.

The current phase of the ESPON 2013 Programme implementation requires an enhanced effort concerning the communication and publication of ESPON results. A commitment in the Capitalisation Cluster will therefore be required. Some support to the Project Cluster is also envisaged, among others, to support the preparation of responses on project reports.

The work in the Programme, Finance and Budget cluster includes a variety of financial and administrative tasks related to the financial management of a high number of ongoing projects, in particular in relation to the financial management and financial reporting (including the building up of the audit trail) of projects managed directly by the Managing Authority of the programme and the Technical Assistance.

Both trainees might as well be involved in dissemination tasks related to the implementation of the communication plan, support the organization of events and preparation of meetings, seminars and workshops.

Please note that an allowance of 1.000 Euro per month will be available. It should be treated as an indemnity to support your living expenses while training at the ESPON CU.
Your profile
You are a student registered at a university during the entire period of the traineeship and carry a passport from Member States of the European Union or from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland or Liechtenstein (full partners in the ESPON programme).

Applicants should demonstrate:
  • Interest and some knowledge in relation to European cooperation in the field of EU Structural Funds, regional policy and/or spatial development and planning, geography, regional economics, European studies, political science, public administration, communications and/or other fields related to territorial development.
  • Motivation for learning and contributing to management, financial and administrative tasks, to content-related tasks related to project development and coordination as well as tasks related to communication and capitalisation on programme activities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, capability to meet pre-defined deadlines, ability to quickly grasp new tasks would be irreplaceable in order to fulfil her/his tasks and duties successfully.
  • An excellent understanding and fluency in spoken and written English and preferably good communication skills in other languages.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, being keen team players, capable of taking direction and working on their own initiative, consulting if needed, open and capable of working in a complex multicultural environment, involvement in performing tasks and accuracy.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Microsoft Office.
For persons interested in the cluster on Capitalisation, Publication and Analysis traineeship, experience in desk research (i.e. finding relevant literature and synthesising it) and lay-outing skills (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign) will be key assets. Furthermore, with specific regard to the capitalisation activities, good communication skills and experience of promotional/marketing activities as well as map-making skills will be an advantage.

For persons interested in the post related to the Programme, Finance and Budget cluster traineeship specific attention will be devoted to candidates presenting administrative and auditing flair and motivation related to project management or financial management.

For both trainees’ communication competences, and experience in reporting, preparing presentations and organizing events will be considered an advantage.
International Relations Management
Foundation FONDEMA
The Hague, Netherlands

Background
Foundation FONDEMA , established in The Hague in November 2011, strives to connect cultures while promoting a North-South dialogue.
In light of the recent “Arab springtime“, there is an urgency to update our perceptions of this region’s issues. For this reason, the FONDEMA Foundation is encouraging a renewed dialogue between Europe and the southern Mediterranean shore/sub-Saharan Africa.
For this purpose, the FONDEMA Foundation will organize multiple activities: conferences; debates; and cultural, artistic and economic exchanges between the above mentioned regions through counsel and networking.
Students and young professionals from all over the world, with interest and degree in international relations, geopolitics. A unique work experience in a young organization with a wide range of responsibilities in a multicultural environment that uses English as the main working language is offered. Each intern is given the opportunity to envelop and implement their academic, organizational, administrative and research skills.
Interns are expected to undertake tasks that include the organization of conferences, seminars and other events, project planning and implementation, website management and fundraising.
Interns are expected to have a mature and flexible attitude, display good time management skills, be able to undertake work independently and conduct accurate research. The intern should enjoy working in a small internationally oriented office where a multitude of tasks will be assigned.
The internship requires a high degree of responsibility and autonomy from the intern, but in turn promises an equally rewarding experience.
Intern requirements
Essential:
  • genuine interest in/open for diversity;
  • ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative;
  • ability to run self-directed projects;
  • excellent command of oral and written English.
Desirable:
  • knowledge of office management;
  • working knowledge of other languages.
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Traineeship at EFTA

Traineeships are offered at the EFTA Secretariat and the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO).
The EFTA Secretariat offers traineeships of 5/ 6 months. Spring: 1 March – 31 July / Autumn: 1 September - 28 February
The FMO offers traineeships of 10 months once a year: 1 September – 30 June
Vacancy Announcements
Traineeships are advertised under Current Vacancies, in October for the spring term and in April for the autumn term. Deadlines for applications are 15 November and 15 May respectively.
Purpose of the traineeships
The aim of the traineeships is to provide junior civil servants and other qualified applicants with opportunities for training and familiarisation with the work and functions of the EFTA Secretariat and the FMO.
Field of work
The trainees will be assigned to a specific division of the EFTA Secretariat or the FMO according to academic field of specialisation, personal preferences and career objectives.
Posts are offered within the following divisions, fields of work and duty stations:
EFTA Secretariat
• Secretary General’s Office – communication (Brussels) and general (Geneva)
• Trade Relations Division – customs and origin (Geneva)
• EEA Coordination Division – general and legal (Brussels)
• Goods Division – general (Brussels)
• Services, Capital, Persons and Programmes Division – general (Brussels)
• Statistical Office – statistics (Luxemburg)
FMO (Brussels)
• Legal
• Finance
• Communication
• Reporting and evaluation
• Sector
• Country
Please consult the EFTA Secretariat and FMO websites for more information.
A short overview of the EFTA’s organisational structure and the related trainee posts can be found here.
Candidates need to specify their preferred division, field of work and duty station when applying.
Selection
The following criteria are taken into account:
• University degree within law, economics, political science, international relations or other relevant and equivalent experience. Knowledge of standard office IT applications (Microsoft Office).
• Current occupation, experience and career objectives.
• Fluency in both written and spoken English; a good working knowledge of French is an advantage.
• An analytical mind with ability to draft good quality documents in English. A flexible and motivated team player and capable of taking on a wide variety of tasks, both complex and more basic.
• Geographical distribution and gender balance.
The traineeship in the Trade Relations Division (TRD) in Geneva is reserved for customs officials from the EFTA national administrations or candidates with experience and knowledge in the customs area.
The traineeship in the EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) in Luxembourg is reserved for statisticians from the EFTA national Statistical Offices.
Duty Station
Trainees are assigned to either the EFTA Secretariat Headquarters in Geneva, the Secretariat Office in Brussels or the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels.
Employment Terms
In general traineeships at the EFTA Secretariat are open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and have a duration of 5/6 months.
The traineeships at the FMO are also open to nationals of the EU Member States and have a duration of 10 months.
Trainees receive a flat monthly allowance (net of taxes) of CHF 2 394 if stationed in Geneva and EUR 1 428 if stationed in Brussels. Accommodation in individual flats will be provided by EFTA.
Application Procedure
For the ESO post, candidates are invited to apply via their national Statistical Offices.
For all other posts applications have to be submitted via the EFTA online recruitment tool when the vacancies are published.
The selected applicants are contacted by phone.
Please note that only applications submitted via our web tool will be considered.
For any further information, please contact EFTA Human Resources:
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Offre de Stage
octobre 2012 - mars 2013
Organisme
L'Association Les Rencontres est une plate-forme de coopération, de débats et d’actions dans
le domaine des politiques culturelles des villes, départements, provinces et régions de la grande
Europe. Elle encourage la réflexion sur ces politiques à l'échelle du continent et participe à la
création d'une Europe de la culture. L'Association travaille en collaboration étroite avec des
experts, des universitaires, des réseaux culturels, des associations d'élus ainsi que des artistes.
Chaque année, plusieurs conférences sont organisées dans différentes villes du continent.
Notre Association est soutenue financièrement par la Commission européenne, plusieurs
ministères et par de nombreuses collectivités de la grande Europe.
Description du poste
Le/la stagiaire participera à l'organisation de deux réunions de notre réseau :
• Le Campus européen des territoires pour la culture, qui se déroulera à Paris du 21 au
24 novembre 2012
• La Réunion annuelle de notre Comité qui se déroulera à Dublin en mars 2013.
Missions
• Préparer un travail de recherche sur le thème des conférences, les intervenants, les
partenariats et les financements
• Réaliser un travail logistique en partenariat avec les collectivités qui accueillent nos
réunions
• Elaboration d’outils de communication
• Préparation de dossiers, rédaction de notes et traduction de documents
• Participation aux tâches quotidiennes de l’équipe
Description du profil recherché
• Bac + 4/5 dans le domaine des affaires européennes, affaires culturelles, sciences
politiques, relations internationales, communication
• Maîtrise du français et excellent niveau d'anglais. Stagiaire irlandais(e) dans l'idéal
• Connaissance en informatique : Word, Excel, Filemaker et Thunderbird
• Rigueur, autonomie, adaptabilité, capacités rédactionnelles
Lieu : Paris
Convention de stage obligatoire
Indemnités légales : 436,05 euros par mois pour un temps plein
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Les Rencontres
8 villa d’Alésia, F-75014 Paris – Tél. +33 1 56 54 26 36 – Fax +33 1 45 38 70 13
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Your career could start here.
European Friends of Armenia is a young and growing NGO which seeks to build bridges between Europe and Armenia. We are always happy to receive applications from highly qualified people with a strong interest in our work. Armenian language skills are an asset but not required. Please send your CV, ideally using the EuroPass format with a recent portrait, and a short cover email in reply to any of the announcements below. Please state the position in the email subject. We look forward to hearing from you!
Paid internship
We are now seeking a highly motivated young professional to cover a full-time PAID INTERNSHIP. The applicant will be trained in all aspects of NGO work and will become an integral part of our team.
Your key responsibilities, under the guidance and supervision of the Secretary General, will be:
  • Monitoring EU-Armenia relations
  • Organising conferences, research trips and other special events
  • Performing ad-hoc research
  • Supporting the build-up of our network
  • Assisting with the update of the organisation's website
You will be required to have the following skills and qualities:
  • A completed university degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of the EU's External Relations
  • Language skills:
o fluent in English with good analytical and drafting skills
o at least basic working level of French
o knowledge of German, Italian, other EU languages, Armenian or Russian will be considered an asset
  • At least basic knowledge of EU institutions
  • Journalistic/media experience is an asset
  • Knowledge about Eastern Europe and the Caucasus is an asset but not required - the motivation and ability to learn quickly about this highly interesting region and its political context are required
  • Applicants should be well-organised, self-motivated and reliable
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, common online tools) are required
  • Applicants from countries requiring work permits (Armenia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria etc) have equal opportunities if they already hold a valid work permit for Belgium

We are offering:
  • A very good working environment in a small, young, efficient and international team
  • Involvement in all daily activities and participation at meetings
  • A fair remuneration, sufficient to live on in Brussels and comparable to that offered by other Brussels-based organisations
Starting date: 12 November 2012 the latest.

Please send your application consisting of a CV, ideally (not obligatory) in EuroPass format and with a recent portrait, together with a cover letter in English to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .
Deadline for applications is 15 October 2012.
Unpaid student internship opportunity
From time to time, we are in a position to offer a student internship to those who are interested in our activities and would like to be trained in all aspects of NGO work.
Bear in mind that:
  • the internship has to last 8 weeks minimum
  • you have to be a student to apply
  • you have to have your own funding through your university, an EU programme or some other grant
  • you have to possess a valid work permit for Belgium or be enrolled in a Belgian university (which means that if, for example, you are a Romanian/Russian/Armenian student in Paris, unfortunately you cannot apply)

If you are interested and fulfill the above-mentioned criteria, please send your CV and cover letter to with a subject line "student internship". Don't forget to indicate your availability. We look forward to hearing from you!
Eurodad is currently looking for a new intern to help the delivery of its events, to implement communication activities, to assist on research and advocacy, to support the general office management and the reporting to funders.
Please read carefully the attached role profile and the detailed instructions below. We will not accept general applications.
Application Instructions
Send your CV with a cover letter by e-mail to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza , marked ‘INTERN application’ in the subject line.
The cover letter (one page) must include the following points:
a) Your suitability for and interest in working at Eurodad;
b) An example of how you have helped organise a successful event. Please state clearly your level of responsibility;
c) Date when you could start this internship;
d) It is essential that you are permitted to work in the European Union, so please confirm in the letter that this is your case. Please note that any candidate who sends a generic cover letter without the above elements will be eliminated from the process regardless of the quality of their CV.
Application deadline: 19 October 2012. We aim to conduct interviews on the week starting on 29 October 2012.
Eurodad is a small organisation and is not able to reply to all candidates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The Hague Secretariat
Short-term ASP Internship with CICC Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Regional Section
NGO Delegation to the 11
The Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC
Starting date: Monday 12 November 2012
Deadline for Application: Friday 12 October 2012
AB O U T T H E CI C C
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society
organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international
cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice
both visible and universal; and advance stronger na
Starting date: Monday 12 November 2012
Deadline for Application: Friday 12 October 2012
AB O U T T H E CI C C
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society
organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international
cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice
both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of
war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
THE ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES
The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the annual session of the ASP, which will take
vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up
the largest delegation at the ASP. For more information about the 11th session of the ASP,
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THE INTERNSHIP
For assistance during the ASP meeting, the CICC is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who is
interested in attending an international conference and contributing to the work of one of the
world’s largest NGO networks. The MENA intern will provide support for the CICC MENA team
by taking notes and minutes of meetings and preparing documents. The intern will also assist in
accommodating European members attending the ASP and providing Arabic/English translation
when required.
QUALIFICATIONS
Fluency in English; fluency in Arabic and/or French is highly desirable
Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in Law,
International Relations, History, Political Science, Area Studies or related field;
Knowledge of and interest in the ICC and international law;
Knowledge of and interest in the MENA countries;
Excellent writing skills;
Cultural sensitivity;
Available from 12 to 23 November 2012.
REMUNERATION
Please note that this is an unpaid internship and we cannot cover transportation or
accommodation costs. However, a certificate of appreciation would be delivered at the
conclusion of the internship. Also, the internship provides an unprecedented opportunity to
interested students in the field of international law with a regional focus on the Arab world.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter and CV by email to:
Amielle del Rosario
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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and short-listed candidates are invited for a
telephone interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will
be contacted.
No phone inquiries please.
The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and
retaining diverse and internationally representative interns.
APPLICATION DEADLINE
12 October 2012
CO A L I T I O N F O R T H E IN T E R N A T I O N A L C R I M I N A L CO U R T
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The Netherlands
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Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The Hague Secretariat
Short-term ASP Internship with CICC Americas Regional Section
NGO Delegation to the 11
th
Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC
Starting date: Monday 12 November 2012
Deadline for Application: Friday 12 October 2012
AB O U T T H E CI C C
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society
organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international
cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice
both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of
war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
THE ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES
The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the annual session of the ASP, which will take
vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up
the largest delegation at the ASP. For more information about the 11th session of the ASP,
+of+States+Parties.htm
THE INTERNSHIP
For assistance during the ASP meeting, the CICC is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who is
interested in attending an international conference and contributing to the work of one of theworld’s largest NGO networks. The Americas intern will provide support for the CICC Americas
team by taking notes and minutes of meetings and preparing documents. The intern will also
assist in accommodating members attending the ASP and providing Spanish/English translation
when required.
QUALIFICATIONS
Fluency in English and Spanish
Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in Law,
International Relations, History, Political Science, Area Studies or related field;
Knowledge of and interest in the ICC and international law;
Knowledge of and interest in the Americas countries;
Excellent writing skills;
Cultural sensitivity;
Available from 12 to 23 November 2012.
REMUNERATION
Please note that this is an unpaid internship and we cannot cover transportation or
accommodation costs.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter and CV by email to:
Amielle del Rosario
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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and short-listed candidates are invited for a
telephone interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will
be contacted.
No phone inquiries please.
The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and
retaining diverse and internationally representative interns.
APPLICATION DEADLINE
12 October 2012
For our Public Affairs department, we are looking for a (m/f)
Intern Public Affairs
Function
The intern’s tasks will include:
Assisting in the monitoring and reporting on EU political and legal developments and policy
activities relating to Insurance Europe’s key priority areas including:
Monitoring key developments and next steps in a range of issues
Assist in the preparation of the weekly EU monitoring updates and monthly EU roadmaps
Helping maintain reporting systems updated
Assisting in the research on various issues
Management and update of the contact database: data-collection, electronic filing and recordkeeping of the contact database
General administration and organisation
Support to the department in the preparation of the public
Profile
Graduate in Law, Economics, European studies or related field with working knowledge of EU
policy making
Excellent organisation skills
Skills and efficient communicator in a European and multi-cultural environment
Ability to take initiative and work well under pressure
Highly developed team spirit
Proficiency in English. Any other languages desirable.
Good knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
Offer
This internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a lively international
organisation. Paid internship (to start as soon as possible).
Contact
Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000
Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail: Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza ).
SEPTEMBRIE 2012
OPORTUNITATI DE CARIERA IN UNIUNEA EUROPEANA (CU PRECADERE PENTRU SUDENTII DE LA RELATII INTERNATIONALE/STUDII DE SECURITATE)

Internship

ESISC - European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center

Brussels, Belgium

Job description



· Paid Internship;

· Location: Brussels;

· Term: One-month trial period, then 4 to 6 months;

· Compensation: 500 Euros/month;

· Important: Only for EU nationals or non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit. Ideally the intern should already be living in Brussels or in its surrounding due to administrative requirements.


Main tasks

· Monitor and analyse Arabic web media;

· Monitor and analyse the threat caused by terrorism, organized crime, civil unrest and maritime piracy in the Middle-East;

· Write reports and background notes.


Qualifications and Experience

· Master Degree or equivalent (preferably in Political Science/International Relations);

· Fluent in English and French;

· Excellent writing skills in English and French;

· Professional working proficiency in Chinese (Standard Chinese/Mandarin) or Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic/Literary Arabic)

· Knowledge of current international affairs, including security and defence issues;

· Flexibility and ability to work in a small but international structure;

· Excellent communication skills;

· Experience of planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on own work;

· Dynamic and well-organised, with an eye for detail;

· Good interpersonal skills;

· Superior computer skills and ability to web-edit is an asset.


To apply, please send a CV, cover letter (in English) and contact details of 2 referees by email to:

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Deadline: 21/09/2012


EU Data Internship

Dods

Brussels, Belgium


Job Details:

Dods is a leading political communications company that offers a suite of Pan-European products and services. We are now seeking an intern to help update our databases on EU political institutions.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to manipulate and maintain political databases. The successful candidate will also demonstrate real strengths in attention to detail and maintaining a high quality of work, along with a flexibility to adapt to the needs of our clients. Good knowledge of the EU and its institutions is desirable as you will be helping to update public affairs data for online and printed products.

The role will involve:

· Maintaining and updating the EU database of contacts;

· Assisting the development of the database;

· Handling contact related telephone enquiries;

· Conducting internal and client requests as needed.

In addition, there will be opportunities to take on other tasks relating to the work of the team.

Joining a social working environment, you will work as part of a dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity to take an active role in the development of the EU institutions and public affairs dataset within a leading organisation.

This position is for an initial 3 month term.

To apply for the position please send address a cover letter and CV to Tom Harris with the ‘EU Data Intern’ in the title to Această adresă de e-mail este protejată de spamboţi; aveţi nevoie de activarea JavaScript-ului pentru a o vizualiza .

Closing Date: September 14, 2012

Interview/Start Dates: ASAP



Internship - European Cooperation Projects

ÖSB Consulting

Vienna, Austria


ÖSB Consulting GmbH is seeking to recruit personnel for its headquarters based in Vienna for an Internship European Cooperation Projects.

Your tasks

· business acquisition process and project management support;

· independent search for experts and project partners for specific tenders;

· communication with experts and partners including consultations on terms;

· administrative procedures regarding experts and partners;

· support for setting up an experts database.

Your profile

· university degree in International Affairs/Development, Economics, Public Policy or equivalent;

· affinity to and sound understanding of EU / international development cooperation demonstrated via specialisations chosen during studies and/or internships;

· excellent analytical skills and quick perception as well as cross-linked thinking;

· ability to work both, autonomously (proactive working style in assuming assigned responsibilities) and as a team player demonstrated via completed internships;

· outstanding communication and networking abilities;

· excellent command of English, fluent in French;

· ability to meet strict deadlines (organisation skills) and attention to detail;

· flexible and stress resistant, ability to adapt quickly to new situations;

· advanced knowledge of MS-Office 2010 (word, excel, outlook).



Assets

· experience in project management within a development consultancy working on EU development cooperation/assistance tenders;

· stage at the European Commission (preferably EuropeAid).





Policy Intern

Open Society Foundation

Brussels, Belgium


OSPC-Brussels, the EU policy arm of the Open Society Foundations, is currently looking for a policy intern to start in October 2012. The internship is for six months, and the intern receives monthly remuneration if not already enrolled in a scholarship program or receiving a grant.

The main focus of the intern’s tasks will be related to the work of OSPC-Brussels on EU’s policy related to Africa, although s/he will be asked to complete tasks in other areas as required. The successful candidate will work at OSPC’s office in Brussels under the supervision of a senior policy officer.




Purpose of Position

The main focus of the intern’s tasks will be related to the work of OSPC-Brussels on EU’s policy related to Africa, although s/he will be asked to complete tasks in other areas as required. The successful candidate will work at OSPC’s office in Brussels under the supervision of a senior policy officer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Assist in the monitoring of EU policies and news in specific areas;

· Assist with desk research on these issues;

· Assist with the organisation of meetings including logistical and administrative tasks;

· Prepare briefing notes, meeting reports and other factual and analytical documents;

· Attend relevant meetings at EU institutions, organisations and other internal and external events/ conferences;

· Assist with forward planning/rolling advocacy calendar;

· Update the contacts databases;

· Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience

· Minimum undergraduate degree in the field of EU studies, international affairs or human rights;

· A Masters level degree in European or Human Rights law or in the field of Development;

· Experience in organising events and/or coordinating/facilitating meetings;

· Experience in drafting policy documents;

· Good understanding of development and donors/beneficiaries’ relations;

· Knowledge of the African Union.


Skills Required

· Strong research and analytical skills;

· Understand the functioning and policy context of the EU;

· Experience within an NGO or international organisation is an asset;

· Interest in the activities of OSPC-Brussels office and the Open Society Foundations;

· Computer literacy, with a good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office;

· Fluent spoken and written English and French required;

· Attention to detail, good communication, and interpersonal skills required.




Internship with the Communication Team

EMHRN - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network

Brussels, Belgium


Background

An internship with EMHRN offers a good opportunity for upcoming human rights activists and NGO professionals to be involved in and learn about human rights across the Euromed region.

Brussels is the hub of EU-based human rights activity and the focus of governments, and national and regional human rights organisations, all across both sides of the Mediterranean.

The principal focus of the communication internship will be to provide support to our communication/media activities in the context of a vibrant, international human rights non-governmental organisation. The intern will be based at EMHRN’s Brussels office.


Objective

You should be a Communications/Journalism graduate and enjoy working across media platforms. We look for individuals who love finding efficient and thoughtful solutions to a variety of technical and communication challenges. You will help architect our new web site and expand our database. Anticipated duration of internship is up to 3 months, renewable once.

The intern will:


· Develop their skills and knowledge in the area of communications

· Acquire valuable experience of working in a human rights NGO

· Gain extensive exposure to the human rights system and its mechanisms

The opportunity

The Communication team is now offering an exciting internship in which the intern will develop the following skills through practical exposure:

· The use of CMS to manage EMHRN new website

· Writing and editing short texts for the website

· Data entry for EMHRN revamped database

· Video production and editing skills

· Office administration

The ideal applicant

All applicants must be recent graduates (within the previous 18 months). Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated history of interest and/or involvement in human rights-related issues and/or European studies.

They should also possess:


· Excellent communication skills in French and English (fluent oral and written)

· Candidates with a working knowledge of Arabic strongly preferred

· Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Additional skills in website content management, design or video production software (Wordpress, InDesign, Movie Maker/Final Cut pro/iMovie… ) are also strongly desired.

· Flexibility and willingness to also carry out administrative tasks (data entry, etc.)

· An interest in online social media (including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter)

· Excellent people skills and ability to multi-task

· A desire to experience working in a multi-cultural environment and genuine interest in becoming familiar with the work of a human rights NGO

· Full-time availability for a period of three months, with the possibility of renewal once, starting on 24 September 2012 is preferred





Policy Advisor, Public Affairs

Insurance Europe

Brussels, Belgium


Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 34 member bodies — the national insurance associations — Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs. Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe's economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of over €1 100bn, employ nearly one million people and invest almost €7 500bn in the economy.

For our Public Affairs department, we are looking for a (m/f) Policy advisor Public Affairs.


Function

In this role, you will support the organisation’s public affairs and policy objectives. You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on EU regulatory developments. You will actively implement advocacy activities and seek consensus views amongst different stakeholders. You will do so by developing and leveraging key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. In addition, you will participate in a range of different meetings where you will actively promote the policy messages of the organization.

Profile

· University level education, preferably in an area related to law, economics or international relations;

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in EU affairs with excellent knowledge of EU policy making;

· Very good understanding of strategic and regulatory issues in financial services;

· Able to work independently and in team;

· Good organisational skills and capacity to identify key issues;

· Very good analytical skills and proven ability to synthesise feedback;

· Excellent drafting skills in English;

· Additional European language would be an asset;

· Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;

· An outgoing and dynamic personality.

Offer

We offer you a challenging and exciting position with Brussels as operating base. Permanent position on a full-time basis, competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Contact

Please address application letters and curriculum vitae to Insurance Europe, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000
Brussels for the attention of Koen Ameye (e-mail:
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Referentin/Referent

DBV - Deutscher Bauernverband

Brussels, Belgium

Der Deutsche Bauernverband e. V. (DBV) vertritt die Interessen von etwa 350.000 deutschen landwirtschaftlichen Unternehmen in politischen, wirtschaftlichen und betriebswirtschaftlichen Fragen. Der DBV ist als landwirtschaftlicher Spitzenverband ein Verband der Verbände. Seine Mitglieder sind die Landesbauernverbände und andere führende Organisationen der Land- und Forstwirtschaft sowie ihr nahe stehende Wirtschaftszweige. Der Deutsche Bauernverband hat seinen Sitz im Berliner Haus der Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft und eine Außenstelle in Brüssel. Für unser Brüsseler Büro suchen wir baldmöglichst eine/einen Referentin/Referent für die Bereiche europäische und internationale Wirtschafts- und Agrarpolitik.

Sie sollten bevorzugt ein ökonomisches bzw. agrarökonomisches Studium erfolgreich abgeschlossen und ein Gespür für politische Bewertungen und Zusammenhänge haben. Ferner sind Ihnen die neuen Herausforderungen für landwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, wie z. B. der Klimawandel und die zunehmend internationale Marktverflechtung, keine Fremdworte.

Sie sollten die englische Sprache fließend in Wort und Schrift beherrschen sowie auch über Grundkenntnisse der französischen Sprache verfügen; die Kandidatin/der Kandidat sollte fließend deutsch können. Einen flüssigen und präzisen Schreibstil setzen wir voraus. Wir erwarten zudem den sicheren Umgang mit allen gängigen PC-Anwendungen (MS-Office) und Internet.

Zu Ihrem Aufgabenfeld gehören:

· Kontakte zu den einschlägigen Europäischen Institutionen, insbesondere zum Europäischen Parlament;

· Vertretung deutscher Interessen im europäischen Bauernverband COPA und bei internationalen Organisationen;

· Berichterstattung über aktuelle europäische und internationale wirtschafts- und agrarpolitische Themen;

· Inhaltliche Gestaltung von Seminaren sowie Information von Besuchergruppen über politische Vorgänge;

· Vortragstätigkeit bei Mitgliedsorganisationen in Verbindung mit entsprechenden Dienstreisen.

Es erwartet Sie eine verantwortungsvolle und abwechslungsreiche Arbeit in einem kleinen engagierten Team. Die Position bietet umfassende Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten im Bereich der europäischen und internationalen Agrarpolitik. Wir bieten eine Ihrer Qualifikation angemessene Dotierung mit einem unbefristeten Arbeitsvertrag nach deutschem Recht.

Ihre aussagefähigen und kompletten Bewerbungsunterlagen richten Sie bitte in deutscher Sprache an de
Leiter des Brüsseler Büros des
Deutschen Bauernverbandes e. V. (DBV)
Herrn Willi Kampmann
Rue du Luxembourg 47-51
1050 Brüssel

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Knowledge Manager

Edelman

Brussels, Belgium

Edelman is the world’s largest independent PR firm, with 63 offices and more than 4,200 employees worldwide, award-winning and independent.

For our 30-strong Brussels team we are seeking a Knowledge Manager who will coordinate a range of projects and new business opportunities with the rest of the Edelman global network; organise the activities of The Centre, our platform for debate; and provide some administrative support to the management team.

The ideal candidate is solutions-based and great on detail, has excellent organisational skills, and is able to maintain resource and informational databases and manage multiple projects under pressure. S/he must be able to communicate with colleagues at all levels.

The Knowledge Manager is a new role and reports directly to the Deputy General Manager.




Job responsibilities

· Act as the liaison for information related to new business opportunities across the network;

· Stay in consistent contact with all parties to ensure deadlines and expectations are met or exceeded;

· Edit and assist in creating presentations for management team;

· Research resources and materials as needed and distribute to team members;

· Liaise with partners and colleagues to deliver well-run events at The Centre;

· Handle administrative needs including scheduling, coordination, expense reporting, and other necessary operational needs on behalf of the management team.



Qualifications and skills

· 2+ years’ experience working as project liaison and administrative lead;

· High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office;

· Ability to create engaging presentations, especially in PowerPoint;

· Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;

· Well organised and tenacious;

· Excellent oral and written communication in English.



What we offer

You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a full time contract with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Please send your CV by 17 September 2012 to
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Administrative Assistant

AIM - The European Brands Association

Brussels, Belgium

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