Intern (PA & Communications team)

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18 Dec 2019
European Aluminium is looking for a new intern to join its Public affairs and Communications team. The position is under the responsibility of the Director for Public affairs and Communications.  
  • Background in EU Affairs/International relations, strong knowledge of EU policy and decision-making process
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, fluency in English, good knowledge of at least one other EU language (German a plus) 
  • Willingness and ability to work on a range of different issues 
  • Good organisational skills and eye for detail
  • Pro-active and responsive with ability to quickly understand tasks and situations
  • Strong research skills. Knowledge of how to find information quickly and efficiently. Familiar with the EU document registers, media and monitoring sites 
  • Interest in Sustainability, Circular Economy, EU Energy and Climate, Trade policies
  • Experience in updating social media profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and website management
  • Mailchimp and Canva experience is a plus
  • Previous experience in EU institutions/ consultancy is a plus  
  • Provide regular political intelligence through monitoring of information sources (media, EU websites, social media), attend and report on events in Brussels 
  • Support the advocacy activities (briefings, setting up meetings, etc.)
  • Draft policy notes on new EU initiatives and relevant policy issues 
  • Support in organising internal and external meetings
  • Support in preparing presentations   
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and draft minutes
  • Responsible for the internal newsletters
  • Prepare content for social media channels and updating the website 
  • Support the Sustainability team in revising the sector’s strategy (Sustainability Roadmap 2025) 
What we offer: 
  • A full-time paid internship
  • Excellent team spirit
  • A young, dynamic, and professionally enriching international working environment
  • Multiple opportunities for development and learning about EU Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, association and event management 
  • Opportunity to work for an industry committed to the EU sustainability and climate agenda 
  • Starting date: January 2020
  • Duration: 6 months, with possibility of extension  
Job Offer   
Interested candidates shall send their CV and cover letter by the 18th of December to Coline Lavorel, Director for Public affairs and Communications: Please specify in the title of your email to which position you are applying.  
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The selection process will include a written test.  
About European Aluminium  
European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders. Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging. 

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