Internship - EU Public Affairs - Sustainability Practice

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26 Jan 2022

As the global communications agency in the business of moving people, BCW guides client partners to powerful, culturally relevant ideas, programs and messages that inspire their key stakeholders to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

BCW’s commitment to moving people starts with our employees. Here you’ll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We’re committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them learn and grow as people and professionals.

We wholly believe that creating truly inclusive and innovative solutions is critical to our success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQ+, differently abled and veteran communities.

And while there is no one kind of BCW person, everyone at BCW has something in common: A mindset, a way of responding to challenges with openness, curiosity and a commitment to learning. BCW will feed that drive by rewarding courageous tenacity and nurturing your dynamic career.

Role and responsibilities:

We are looking for an intern to join our Sustainability team in Brussels for a 6-month paid internship, starting in January or February 2022.

You will research & monitor policy developments on sustainability issues and support client work. This is an opportunity to be fully part of client teams and gain first-hand experience of consulting, as well as have an impact in our Sustainability team.

What you’ll do as you move with us:

  • Research & monitoring policy developments on sustainability issues at EU, national and international levels
  • Support client work, including
      • Implementation of communication and advocacy programs
      • Drafting reports and briefings
      • Organising events and conferences
      • Contributing to new business proposals

Experience that contributes to your success:

  • Knowledge and a keen interest in EU policy and decision-making processes, with a focus on environment issues, including chemicals, circular economy, sustainability.
  • Previous public affairs experience in an EU institution, regulatory organisation, trade association, advocacy organisation (NGO), company or consultancy is desirable (but not essential).
  • Further education in a relevant field, such as EU or international politics, law, environmental policy, etc.
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with digital and social campaigns is an advantage
  • Critical thinking with a desire to learn in a fast-paced and international environment
  • Excellent spoken and written English - German speaking would be an asset


Starting date – January or February 2022

As a result of COVID-19, all BCW Brussels employees are currently working partly remotely. Interviews will therefore take place by video conference. However, the successful candidate must be able to travel to Belgium at the start of the internship for a smooth onboarding process and work from Brussels.

More about BCW:

BCW is the global communications agency that moves people on behalf of clients. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention. Through an “Earned-Plus” offer – earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities – BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit

BCW Mission:

Organizations and industries are evolving at a rapid pace while operating in increasingly complex, connected stakeholder ecosystems. To grow and thrive in this environment, our clients need to engage colleagues, consumers, customers and other key constituents who are more diverse, elusive and over-stimulated than ever before. They have to move people all kinds of people – to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

We move people with power and precision to move our clients forward. Join us in #MovingPeople.

Interested? Please apply via our Careers Page!


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