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Trainee - Public Affairs
Edelman Brussels is looking for a trainee 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 experience and / or interest in health policy. 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, 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. However, the responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:Policy and press monitoring on issues of interest;Assistance with daily tasks of the Public Affairs team on various client accounts as required;Executing Public Affairs and media strategies;Contributing to research and analysis on various policy issues, reporting of relevant developments, drafting briefings, reports, updates and other forms of communication;Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities;Support, as necessary, of the organisation of eventsQUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:University degree in political science, communications, international relations, law or other relevant field;Native or near-native level of English (oral and written) is required;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 environment;Experience and / or interest in health policy;Strong research-focused profile;Excellent analytical and written skills;Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude;Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;Very good computer skills and use of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);Interest in digital forms of communication and a good understanding of the social media landscape;Experience in working with the media and/or a good understanding of the media landscape would be an asset;A proven interest in, and/or understanding of, the area for which the candidate is applying.WHAT WE OFFER:You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a paid position for a period of 6 months. Luncheon vouchers and reimbursement of public transport expenses are included in the offer.
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Brussel / Bruxelles, Brussels
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