Junior Professional Fellowship (JPF) Programme – Legal or equivalent

PubAffairs Bruxelles (www.pubaffairsbruxelles.eu), is a non-profit, non-partisan and membership-based organisation 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 and 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 a legal or economics background with a focus on EU law, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in  EU public policy monitoring through a one-year fellowship.

The fellowship is meant to lead to a permanent contract

The Fellow will be part of a small dynamic team and will have the chance to be involved at the forefront of the work of the organisation in order for her/him to take on increasingly more responsibilities and tasks.


It is essential that applicants have very good academic records and a thorough knowledge of the EU institutions policy-making process, a good knowledge of current EU policy mainstreams, as well as an interest in tech, digital and/or digital finance-related policies.

In addition, the fellow must possess excellent English written and communication skills, have language accuracy and a keen attention to detail.

The candidate is supposed to swiftly take on 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 the President of PubAffairs Bruxelles.


Tasks will include:

  • Monitoring EU-related press and public policies of interest to PubAffairs, with special regard to digital, tech and digital finance.
  • Contributing to the maintenance and development of PubAffairs groups and communications activities;
  • Engaging with current and potential partners and institutional stakeholders in order to maintain and expand PubAffairs activities;
  • Producing monitoring, ad hoc research, background notes and/or presentations on relevant subjects debated within and around EU Institutions;
  • Drafting documents, reports and minutes for internal and external use;
  • Assisting in the organisation of events and meetings, as well as in other PR tasks;
  • Some minor administrative tasks may also be part of the job.

Professional profile

  • Graduate or recent graduate in Law or Economics with a focus on law;
  • Excellent analytical, written, 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;
  • Native or nearly-native English language skills.


  • Good knowledge of a/some sectorial policy/policies, with special regard to technology and digital finance.
  • Previous experience in monitoring and EU policy work;
  • Any EU language, other than English, will be considered as an asset.
  • Previous experience in EU institutions is also welcome, but not indispensable.

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


What we offer:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • The chance of gaining a permanent position at the end of the fellowship period.

After submitting their CVs and motivation letters, shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit a 90-minutes written test and an online interview.

Your application will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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 remember to:

  • Write “Surname Name – CV/ML” in both the CV and the motivation letter .pdf files.
  • Write your “Surname Name – JPF – Legal or equivalent ” in the subject line of the email in which you will include in its core your current address of residence and  your contact details.


PubAffairs Bruxelles is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates will be evaluated regardless of their race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a minority, birth, disability, age, sexual identity or any other characteristic.


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