EU Policy and Events Intern

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17 Jun 2024

Scotland House Brussels are looking for a motivated individual to join our team as a EU Policy and Events intern for a period of 11-months, starting in September 2024.

Scotland House Brussels’ internship programme offers a recent graduate the opportunity to gain professional experience in Brussels, completing an 11-month internship running from the beginning of September 2024 until the end of July 2025. The intern will provide support to the Scottish Government and Scotland Europa across a range of policy, events, and administrative tasks.


The main duties and responsibilities of the intern will involve:

  • Support colleagues on a range of policy and research tasks including horizon scanning of upcoming EU policy and producing policy alerts, reports, briefings and publications;
  • Assist with the organisation of our core annual programme of events, as well as supporting delivery of other events hosted in the Scotland House Conference Centre, both online and in person;
  • Attend external meetings (online and in person) to provide reports and updates to colleagues;
  • Assist in organising Ministerial and senior stakeholder visits to Brussels and engagement with the EU Institutions and Brussels-based networks and partners;
  • Support the team (including the Senior Management Team) on a range of wider administrative tasks;
  • Support the communications team in managing the content of the Scotland House websites and social media accounts

The intern will also have the opportunity to engage with SHB wider contacts in Brussels and Scotland, including Scotland Europa members, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government staff, and participate in all-staff learning and development activities. In addition to these core responsibilities, a certain degree of flexibility is inherent in the role depending on changing policy priorities, as well as the personal skills and interests of the successful candidate.


Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • University degree
  • Relevant academic/work/voluntary experience
  • Fluent level of English
  • A keen interest in EU/European policy and an understanding of the EU institutions and processes
  • A good knowledge of Scottish affairs and interest in promoting Scotland’s reputation internationally
  • A desire to work for Scotland in an EU/international context
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good research, writing and strong IT skills including use of Microsoft Office and social media


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good level of French is desirable


Please send an application by Monday 24 June at 10:00AM (CET). All details on the role and how to apply can be found in the job description here.


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