Junior Policy Assistant

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

25 Jan 2019

Position type:  Internship 6 Months

Starting: March 2019                                                                                                         

Location: Brussels

Who are we?

EuropeanIssuers is the only pan-European organisation representing the interests of publicly quoted companies across Europe to the EU Institutions.  EuropeanIssuers' aim is to serve the interests of its members by ensuring that their views as users of capital markets are heard in the debates on company law, corporate governance and capital markets regulation. Members include both national associations and companies from all sectors in 14 European countries, covering markets worth € 7.6 trillion market capitalisation with approximately 8000 companies.

What are we are looking for?

EuropeanIssuers' secretariat consists of 5 people and share offices with the French and Italian member associations (AFEP and Assonime).  We are a small team of young motivated professionals looking to add to our team a full-time intern to join its Brussels-based team for 6 months. The successful candidate will be assisting in policy work of the association and report to the Secretary General.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience required:

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Strong organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to work well at all levels within a small and dynamic international team
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • General knowledge of EU institutions and legislative processes and interest in EU politics
  • Eager to learn, self-motivated attitude and ability to work autonomously
  • Interest in capital markets and companies’ ability to access market finance

Profile

  • On-going studies or recent university degree with a focus on political science, European studies or law
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient knowledge of English both speaking and writing
  • Available to start at the beginning of March 2019

Main duties and responsibilities

Policy & research (40%)

  • Monitoring legislation via official EU websites, RSS feeds, news, etc.
  • Updating the Regulatory Issues Tracker giving an overview of all relevant EU legislation.
  • Attending conferences, meetings and other events and reporting back on behalf of EI
  • Drafting newsflashes and website alerts to members and uploading on EI website.

Communication & Management of internal groups (40%)

  • Assisting Policy Adviser with organisation of Committees and Working Groups of members, including drafting minutes.
  • Updating the policy sections of website (policy topics, committees, WGs, external representation).          
  • Updating contact details in policy distribution lists & databases.
  • Assisting with other activities on request (20%). 

We offer

  • Paid Internship for a period of 6 months with a possibly to extend it to  a permanent position
  • Acquiring practical knowledge of how EU lobbying works
  • Obtaining good understanding of the EU legislative processes and of the impact of EU regulation on non-financial companies
  • Experience of working in small but international teams
  • Experience of the Brussels EU environment

How to apply      

Please apply in English with CV and cover email to Florence Bindelle, Secretary General, EuropeanIssuers, via frederico.martins@europeanissuers.eu by 25 January 2019 close of business. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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