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Programme Assistant - European Migration and Diversity Programme

The EPC is looking for a Programme Assistant (equivalent to a paid internship) to join its European Migration and Diversity (EMD) programme for a period of 6 months, starting as close to the 1 August 2024 as possible.

This is an entry-level position targeted at recent graduates as well as graduates having acquired initial work experience through internships. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in EU mobility, migration and asylum policies, e.g., through prior internships or course choices, a solid academic background, a good understanding of EU institutions and decision-making processes, and an interest in organising events and carrying out desk research on various topics related to EU mobility and migration policies.

The candidate should have the following profile: 
  • Post-graduate degree in political science or law or a related field of study; 
  • Analytical and writing skills;  
  • Strong interest in European affairs; 
  • Organisational and time management skills; 
  • Self-disciplined, able to work both independently and in a multinational team; 
  • Dynamic, flexible, reliable, and attentive to details; 
  • Good presentation skills; 
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written), additional languages are a plus; 
  • Previous relevant work experience would be a plus;

Main duties: 
  • Supporting EPC analysts in organising events (including drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, contacting speakers, and assisting during the events); 
  • Background research, analysis of data, and support in drafting publications; 
  • Contributing to policy monitoring and analysis with an eye to developing a strong understanding of EU policymaking processes; 
  • Support in writing project and funding proposals. 

This position offers young professionals a unique opportunity to gain first-hand insights into an EU think tank that works across policy fields and in close proximity to EU and national policymakers. The EPC is a dynamic work environment based on a core set of organisational values (available on our website). We foster cross-programme work allowing EMD analysts and programme assistants the opportunity to develop and deepen their knowledge of the interlinkages between migration and mobility, social affairs, labour market policy, the green agenda and more. 
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a 1-page motivation letter together with a CV Emma Woodford ( and mention EMDPA as well as their name and surname in the subject line. Applicants should not include a photo of themselves on any application documents. 
Deadline for applications: 28/06/2024 23.59 (CEST). 
The interviews will indicatively be conducted between July 1-16 (online or in person). Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview may be asked to submit a writing sample (e.g. master’s thesis, essay, or similar) and an overview of their grades.  
All EPC programme assistants are offered a CIP contract (“convention d’immersion professionelle”) and are normally expected to be based in Brussels or in a location with easy access to Brussels.  
The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from sectors of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policy making.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
In view of the expected high number of applications, please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.  
Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy. 


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