Policy/Advocacy Intern

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14 Dec 2019

Policy/Advocacy Intern Role Description

About the Motion Picture Association (MPA)

At the Motion Picture Association (MPA) EMEA we aspire to advance the business and art of filmmaking and celebrate its enjoyment through our regional office in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The European and US entertainment industries have a common goal: promoting and protecting the creative sectors, the talent that is at their core and the millions of jobs they support.  The EMEA office of the MPA is based in Brussels, Belgium and was opened in 1995.  Our principal activities include: work on legislative and regulatory issues at European and national levels; development and implementation of content protection strategies; and collaboration with other right holder groups to promote intellectual property rights and the interest of the audiovisual sector.  More information is available on our website at www.mpa-emea.org/

Stage Outline and Function

The MPA EMEA policy team is offering a full-time internship at its offices in Brussels for 6 months. The intern will receive a financial compensation. The selected candidate will work closely with the MPA EMEA policy department and will primarily focus on supporting the team in reporting activities as well as providing support in the general EMEA policy strategy.

Specific Activities and Deliverables

  • Manage and update relevant databases and reporting tools.
  • Monitor EU institutions, with a specific focus on copyright, audiovisual policies, privacy and platform regulation.
  • Provide general support to the policy department.
  • Attend and report on relevant policy events.  


  • Positive attitude and team spirit.
  • Tertiary education in a relevant field (legal, political science, communications). A legal background and an interest in politics are desirable.
  • A demonstrated interest in the cultural and creative sectors, copyright and audiovisual policies.  
  • A demonstrated interest in European affairs and understanding of the EU decision-making process.
  • Previous internship experience in any of the three main EU institutions or in a Brussels-based consultancy would be an asset.
  • Very good command of English; other EU languages are desirable.
  • Strong research and writing skills; excellent command of MS Office applications.
  • Previous experience with Sharepoint is a plus.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter (to the attention of Ms Gabrielle Robitaille) to the following email address: mpaemeapolicy@mpaa.org  Please include “POLICY INTERNSHIP” in the subject line.

Deadline: 13 December 2019


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