Policy & Advocacy Intern

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20 Nov 2018

Allied for Startups is the voice of startups in politics and government. We represent over 40 European and global startup associations (France Digitale, Startups.be, Startup Poland, etc), making their voice heard in European Institutions. We work alongside European and global technology companies and trade associations to improve conditions for digital entrepreneurship at large. Our fields of work include policies and topics relevant for startups, such as artificial intelligence, privacy, online platforms, blockchain, access to talent, funding, etc. 

At the centre of policy & community relations, you will work at the intersection of entrepreneurial and political worlds, setting the scene and building the backbone of impactful policy campaigns and winning arguments in favour of startups and entrepreneurship at large. 

The ideal candidate stays on top of issues with a bright and curious mind and the ability to learn, understand and act fast while demonstrating a sense of humor and team spirit. 

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a self-starting tech & policy enthusiast; an independent & creative thinker;
  • Excellent language skills in English; further languages are an advantage;
  • Have a high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of EU institutions and legislative processes;
  • Demonstrate appreciation and skills to lead organisational tasks;
  • Be a recent MA graduate in communications, political science or similar disciplines;
  • Have the legal eligibility to work in the EU.

Main duties and responsibilities are to:

  • Support planning and execution of strategic and operational activities;
  • Research policy issues and drive their uptake internally & externally;
  • Contribute and further positioning and advocacy efforts;
  • Maintain relationships with startup founders and community leaders globally;
  • Play a proactive role in everyday operations and the
  • Contribute our global growth alongside our leadership team.

We offer

  • Be part of a unique, young organisation representing startups in public policy;
  • A challenging experience being part of a growing team;
  • The opportunity to acquire knowledge and build a network in startup and tech policy;
  • Exposure to a vibrant startup-scene, leading tech companies and policy makers;
  • Influencing and shaping the public debate around cutting edge technologies;
  • Opportunity to put your creativity to the test implementing own ideas;
  • A great remuneration package & travel opportunities;
  • Challenging and unique learning & growth perspectives.

If this sounds interesting, please send your updated CV and a letter of motivation to: benedikt@alliedforstartups.org

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