Public Affairs Trainee – Better Europe

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Better Europe Public Affairs is looking for a trainee to help our NGO, CSO, government and real economy clients make a better Europe.

We are looking for a motivated trainee to help us monitor and advise clients on a wide range of topics, from finance, sustainability, human rights and due diligence to company law.

Job description:
– Track a specific set of policy dossiers relevant to our clients, including desk research and occasional contact with decision-makers in the EU institutions
– Build up and/or maintain your network in the EU institutions and beyond
– Assist other staff in executing project-structured work as well as responding to ad-hoc requests of clients
– Attend and report on relevant “EU bubble” events internally and to clients

Essential qualifications:
– Recently completed university studies in a relevant domain, such as political science, European studies or economics
– Strong political sensitivity
– Thorough knowledge of the functioning of the EU
– Excellent written and spoken English and at least one other EU language

Desired qualifications:
– Experience in politics, campaigning and/or advocacy, at a local, national or EU level
– Experience with our key policy areas

Remuneration:
– Belgian contrat d’immersion professionnelle/beroepsinlevingsovereenkomst; allowance of € 1300/month (net)
– Contract for 6 months with continuation possible afterwards
– Part-time work (80%) possible
– Public transport reimbursement or bike allowance

Preferred start date: 22 August 2022. This position is Brussels-based; while some work at home is possible, we expect you to be in our Brussels office (Schuman) at least two days a week.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to work@bettereurope.eu by Friday 27 May, 17:00 CET. We aim to have the interviews take place in the first half of June.