Policy Trainee, Environment/Waste-related Issues

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Job Location

Expiration Date

23 Oct 2018

(European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)

FEAD is looking for a Policy Trainee- Environment/Waste-related issues - to start November 2018 for a 6-month period.

Based in the heart of Brussels, close to the EU-institutions, FEAD offers you the opportunity to work with the European trade association representing the waste management industry. As a member of FEAD you will be involved in the frontline policy action of our organization, attending meetings with our members and EU policymakers as well as helping in researching key EU policies.

The intern will be hired starting at the beginning of November 2018 for a period of 6 months (minimum) with a possibility of extension up to 9 months. The internship will be remunerated.


  • Working closely with the Policy Officers in a supporting role.
  • Conducting research and policy analysis to support and strengthen FEAD´s advocacy towards the EU institutions (circular economy, legal and market issue, recycling, organic recovery, REACH, energy recovery, landfill, hazardous waste).
  • Analysing complex legal and technical dossiers and preparing proposals for action.
  • Engaging both internal and external stakeholders for policy matters of relevance to FEAD´s members through event and web visibility projects.
  • Evaluating and scrutinising the agendas and legislation of the relevant Directorate Generals at the European Commission and Committees at the European Parliament, including, but not limited to, Environment, Industry, Transport, Budget, Trade…
  • Providing support in establishing and maintaining contacts with key MEPs in these Committees as well as their staff and Secretariats.
  • Assisting with the co-ordination of and attendance in FEAD Committees’ meetings.
  • Assisting with communication tasks: social media, preparation of FEAD events, updating of FEAD website, preparing FEAD newsletter, etc…
  • Various other administrative tasks.


  • Legal and/or policy background
  • An experience or university degree in economics or business would be appreciated
  • Strong interest and first experience in environmental issues/waste management policies
  • Experience working with EU institutions and/or public authorities;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and procedures
  • Excellent English (written and oral); other language skills are an asset (German and/or French)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent networking and social skills with a special attention to adapt to various intercultural settings;
  • Good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills;
  • Skills in communication, design, commerce or marketing would be appreciated.
  • Fully computer literate
  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to a small and highly motivated team

For more information on FEAD, please visit our website: www.fead.be

Please send your CV and motivation letter to fead.1@fead.be by 23 October 2018, stating 'Policy Traineeship Application' in the subject line.

Due to the expected high number of applications, only short-listed candidates matching the above profile will be contacted for interviews.

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