Policy/Advocacy Intern

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Job Location

Expiration Date

26 Jul 2018

About the Motion Picture Association (MPA)

We are the international voice of the Motion Picture Association of America. 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.mpaeurope.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 implementing the EMEA Policy Strategy.

Specific Activities and Deliverables

  • Monitor relevant EU websites regarding the Digital Single Market, with a specific focus on copyright, audiovisual policies, privacy and platform regulation.
  • Attend and report on the relevant policy events in the European Parliament.
  • Attend and report on the relevant events (conferences/workshops) of interest to the MPA.
  • Support the policy department in coalition activities and internal reporting.
  • Manage and update the databases of policy makers and stakeholders.
  • Provide general administrative support as required.


  • University graduate.
  • A demonstrated interest in the cultural and creative sectors, copyright and audiovisual policies, as well as the digital single market.  
  • A legal background and an interest in politics are desirable.
  • A demonstrated interest in European affairs and in 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.
  • Strong research and writing skills; excellent command of MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook in particular).
  • Very good command of English; other EU languages, especially French, are desirable.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter (to the attention of Ms Emilie Anthonis) to the following email address: mpaemeapolicy@mpaa.org

Please include “POLICY INTERNSHIP” in the subject line.

Deadline: 31 July 2018

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