Social Affair Intern

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Expiration Date

31 Jan 2022


SGI Europe represents at EU-level enterprises and organisations from across Europe, public and private, at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest. SGI Europe is one of the three general cross-industry social partners recognised by the EU Commission and represents public services employers in the European Social Dialogue.

We are currently looking for a trainee within the social affairs policy field.

Desired starting date: ideally early March 2022 for a period of 6 months. Interviews will be conducted in February 2022 in Brussels. The internship is organised via a “convention d’immersion professionnelle” (CIP).

Main responsibilities

The main task of the intern will be to assist the Social Affairs Policy Advisor, working on issues concerning social affairs, social dialogue and macroeconomic policies and supporting the daily work of the General Secretariat.

This includes amongst others:

  • Attending internal and external meetings, and drafting meeting reports;
  • Draft policy briefings/background documents ahead of meetings;
  • Supporting the secretariat by undertaking coordination and administrative tasks;
  • Policy monitoring and analysis;
  • Contacts with members and external actors under the supervision of the Social Affairs Policy Advisor.


Recent graduate, ideally with a master's degree, and a strong interest in European social policy, including the European social dialogue.

Candidate who needs to do a traineeship to complete a master's degree in European Affairs, with a focus on Social Affairs, will also be considered.


  • Strong understanding of EU decision-making process;
  • Background and interest in labour law, social policies and macroeconomics are strongly valued;
  • Excellent level in English with strong written abilities. Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or German, is an asset;
  • Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with tight deadlines;
  • Self-starter and team player who can work effectively in a small and international team;
  • Eye for details and highly organised.

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV and a cover letter by Monday 31 January 2022 CoB, to SGI Europe Executive Assistant,, copy to the Policy Advisor for Social Affairs, and “Internship in Social Affairs” as subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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