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Two traineeship/Intern positions 

The European Policy Centre (EPC) is looking for a Programme Assistant to join the European Politics and Institutions (EPI) Programme, and a Research Assistant to support the work of the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.  

Both positions are traineeships and offered for a period of six months (with the possibility of a maximum 6-month extension) under the Convention Immersion Professionelle (CIP) for a fee of 1,175 Euros per month, starting as soon as possible. 

The successful candidates should have a solid academic background, an understanding of EU institutions and interest in the work of EPI and the EPC. 

 Candidates should have the following profile:

  • University degree (Bachelor and/or Master) in a relevant subject,
  • Previous relevant experience (internship would suffice) in organising events
  • Good communication skills (oral and written),
  • Some experience in research,
  • Interest in European affairs,
  • Self-disciplined, creative and able to work in a multinational team,
  • Fluency in English (oral and written); additional languages a plus.

The main duties are:

  • Supporting the analysts in organising events (drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, liaising with speakers and partners, assisting during the events)
  • Background research upon request (In the case of the research assistant)
  • Calendar management for the CEO/D-CEO
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a short motivation letter together with a CV to Emma Woodford, with the following in the subject line:

  • Programme Assistant Applicants include ProgA EPI + YOUR NAME
  • Research Assistant Applicants include ResA + YOUR NAME
  • If you are interested in both positions include ProgA ResA + YOUR NAME

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 26th June, 2024

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, we will only be able to contact the candidates shortlisted for an interview. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy.

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