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Junior Professional Fellowship (JPF) Programme – Communications & Policy

 Autumn Call – Deadline for applications 16th of September 2022

PubAffairs Bruxelles (www.pubaffairsbruxelles.eu), is a non-profit, non-partisan and membership-based whose main aim is to foster understanding, transparency and participation in the work of the European Union. PubAffairs Bruxelles is an open platform for debate, information exchange, as well as for the development of ideas among its members and followers with an established diverse community.

The fellowship aims at giving recent graduates and young professionals, with an EU policy and communications background the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience public policy monitoring, communication outreach and public relations through a one-year fellowship with a mandatory review after 6 months.

The fellowship is meant to lead to a permanent contract.

The Fellow will be part of a small and dynamic team and will have the chance to be involved at the forefront of the work of the organisation.

It is essential that applicants have very good academic credentials and a thorough knowledge of both the EU institutions policy-making process and current policy mainstreams, be social media and web savvy and ready to engage with current and potential partners.

In addition, the fellow must possess excellent writing and communications skills in English, be passionate about communication work, have accuracy and attention for details.

The candidate is supposed to swiftly uptake the tasks assigned and work in a flexible and fast-paced environment, both individually and as a team. S/he will work as an “EU Public Policy Assistant” under the direct supervision of both the Communication Director and the President of PubAffairs Bruxelles.

Tasks will include:

  • Monitoring EU policies of interest to PubAffairs;
  • Contributing to the maintenance and development of PubAffairs communications activities, including expanding our social media outreach;
  • Applying sound policy analysis skills and understanding current and future issues emerging from both the EU institutional setting and the international context;
  • Engage with current and potential partners and sponsors in order to maintain and further expand PubAffairs event series;
  • Producing ad hoc researches, background notes and/or presentations on relevant subjects debated within and around EU Institutions;
  • Drafting documents, briefing notes and/or minutes for internal and external use;
  • Assisting in the organisation of events and meetings, as well as in other PR tasks;
  • Some administrative tasks may also be part of the job.

Professional profile:

  • Graduate or recent graduate in European Studies, Political Sciences or any other EU-related field. Purely communications backgrounds are considered only if studied in connection with EU-related subjects or already applied during some work/volunteer experience/s strictly connected to the EU policy-making process;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and diplomatic skills;
  • Hard-working and willing to achieve results;
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team;
  • Proactive, problem solver with a positive attitude and sense of humour;
  • Native or nearly-native English language skills.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in communicating and/or monitoring EU policies;
  • Native or nearly native French or German speakers, other EU languages may also be an asset;
  • Previous experience in a/some EU sectorial policy/policies;
  • Previous experiences within any EU institution are naturally welcome, but not indispensable.

What we offer:

  • A 6 + 6 months paid work experience under Belgian law (Contrat d’Immersion Professionel), with a mandatory review after the first 6 months within a well-growing organisation;
  • A valuable working and/or apprenticeship experience in a dynamic environment;
  • The possibility of expanding knowledge and/or operational expertise in the domains of EU public policy and communications;
  • The chance of gaining a permanent position at the end of the Fellowship period.

Candidates are supposed to start as soon as possible after the deadline for applications which is set on Saturday, 16th of September 2022 at 12.00pm CET.

Applicants must already have the right to live and work in the European Union.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and you are willing and able to start as soon as possible, please send your CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) in .pdf format to the following address: fellowship@pubaffairsbruxelles.eu

Please write your “Surname Name – Junior Professional Fellowship – Comms & Policy  – Autumn Call” in the subject of the mail and include your current address of residence, as well as your contact details in the core of the mail. Please do not include your motivation letter in the core of the mail.

 

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