Edelman Brussels is looking for an intern to start ASAP. The ideal candidate is a quick learner with experience in EU affairs and policy work, with excellent research, communication and writing skills, who enjoys working in a dynamic environment and has the experience and/or interest in EU policy, in particular on energy, industry or sustainability. The trainee will have an opportunity to develop and gain experience in public affairs work as part of a multi-cultural, motivated, and growing team. 

Edelman is the world’s largest independent global communications marketing firm present in 18 markets across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and over 65 offices and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The precise nature of activities will depend on the priorities and client work during the time of the placement. The responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:

  • Implementing public affairs and media strategies.
  • Contributing to research and analysis of various policy issues, drafting briefings, reports, updates and other materials.
  • Policy and media monitoring on issues of interest.
  • Support with other communications activities, as needed.
  • Assistance with daily tasks of the public affairs team on various client accounts, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in political science, communications, international relations, law or other relevant fields.
  • A native or near-native level of English (oral and written) is required, any other EU language would be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of EU policies and decision-making processes, ideally gained from prior experience working in a consultancy, the institutions, private sector or other EU-related environments.
  • Experience in sustainability, energy or industrial policy would be an asset.
  • Strong research, analytical and written skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude and ability to show team spirit.
  • Ability to work autonomously and be proactive;
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
  • Experience in working with the media and/or a good understanding of the media landscape would be an asset.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Edelman, we believe that diversity of all types - gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, political orientation, religion, disability, socio-economic background, experience, and more - enriches our work culture. We promote and enhance a diverse, equitable, respectful, and culturally curious workplace that drives innovative thinking cultivates diverse ideas and fosters collaboration among our people, clients, and partners. We want to make sure that newcomers and existing employees see Edelman as a place where they can work, develop, and advance their careers. For our colleagues to be able to bring all of who they are to the table. Furthermore, we offer

  • a full-time position
  • mentorship and training
  • competitive salary and benefits
  • access to the global Edelman network – 65 offices across the globe
  • comfortable office and central location in a hybrid working model.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter to agnieszka.zimoch@edelmanega.com and kelly.vega@edelman.com

Starting date

As soon as possible