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Programme Assistant

Europe's Political Economy

The EPC is looking for a Programme Assistant (equivalent to a paid internship) to join its Europe’s Political Economy Programme for a period of 6 months, starting on 8 January 2024 (to be discussed).

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 economic policies (e.g. economic governance, Single Market, digital, industrial policies or trade), through prior internships, work 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 policies. 

The candidate should have the following profile:
· Undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, political science or law;
· Excellent analytical and writing skills;
· Strong interest in European affairs;
· Good 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;           
· Data visualisation skills are a plus;
· Previous relevant work experience in policy analysis, organising events, and research assistance (internship would suffice) would be a plus;

Main duties:
· Supporting EPC analysts in organising events (including drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, contacting speakers, assisting during the events);
· Background research, analysis of data, and support in writing publications;
· Contributing to policy monitoring with an eye to developing a strong understanding of EU policymaking processes;
· Support in writing project and funding proposals, as needed.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a 1-page motivation letter together with a CV, each in PDF format, addressed to Emma Woodford, Chief Operating Officer at
Please format the subject line as follows: EPE-PrA FirstName LastName.
Applicants should not include a photo of themselves on any application documents. Failure to follow the above instructions may jeopardise your application.

Deadline for applications: 08/12/2023 23.59 CET
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis should suitable candidates emerge.

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 sections of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society, or European policymaking.
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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