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01 Mar 2018

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL – – is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.

ECSO represents the contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the European Cyber Security Contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). ECSO members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as large companies, SMEs and Start-ups, research centres, universities, clusters and associations, users and operators as well as local, regional and national administrations. ECSO members originate from EU Member States, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries. ECSO offers a challenging and interesting full-time internship position with real development opportunities.

Starting Date: As soon as possible

CV + Cover Letter to be sent to: and

Deadline for submitting your application: 28 February 2018. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted


Under the supervision of the Secretary General of ECSO, working with the Head of Communication and the Senior Policy Manager in charge of the Working Group dealing with market analysis and support to SMEs and Regions, the intern will contribute to the following activities:


  • Undertake research, surveys and external consultations on topics relevant to the cyber security market
  • Collection & statistical analysis of large amount of data from market studies and yearly internal survey to get the impact and main outcomes of the PPP.
  • Support the preparation of the yearly PPP monitoring report to the European Commission
  • Draft market and trend analysis


  • Draft discussion papers and briefing notes, support in drafting meeting minutes
  • Assist the Senior Policy Manager in the preparation of events and meetings
  • Monitor and report on policy developments and provide background information to the members
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic priorities and work plan of the Working Groups.


  • Have relevant degree from a University or business school in economics, business management, market analysis political sciences, etc
  • Have at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar position. Preferably working with/for European Institutions.
  • Effective communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under strict deadlines
  • Quick, clear and concise drafting and reporting skills
  • Proactive, flexible, and a self-starter are important pre-requisites. The ideal candidate should be able to work under minimum supervision
  • IT-skills: Advanced use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point and especially Excel), info graphic, statistical analysis software, etc. Previous experience in managing a CRM database.
  • Excellent English verbal & written communication skills. Proficiency in other European languages could be an asset.

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