Intern Government Affairs

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Expiration Date

03 Dec 2021

Start: 04.01.2022, length 5 to 6 months.

Government Affairs is not only a topic to be studied at university. We offer motivated students the chance to get to know the world of EU lobbying “on the job”, while obtaining in-depth knowledge about certain EU Policy areas as well as the functioning of “Brussels”. The work of the DEKRA Representation to the European Union takes place in a lively European environment in a dynamic team.

DEKRA is one of the world’s leading providers of testing, inspection, and certification services. With more than 44,000 highly qualified employees in 60 countries, DEKRA provides vehicle testing, appraisals, industrial inspection, certification, and testing services as well as personnel services to ensure safety on the road, at work, at home. The main focus of DEKRA’s team in Brussels is to promote the interests of DEKRA towards the European Institutions.

Tasks of the intern

  • Legislative monitoring
  • Research and preparation of background notes, briefings and reports
  • General organizational and administrative support
  • Support to the team, including in the organization of high-level policy events

Requirements for the applicants

  • Very good spoken and written English and German, French is an asset
  • Ongoing studies with a focus on political / European studies
  • Basic knowledge of the European decision-making processes, and willingness to learn more about it
  • Distinct communicative and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to work in Belgium

Important information

  • This offer is for students and the internship will be done in the framework of the curriculum. An agreement will be signed between DEKRA, the student and the sending university
  • The working contract shall be made under Belgian law
  • This is a paid internship

How to apply?

Via Email addressed to Mr. Oliver Deiters, Managing Director of the EU Representation, DEKRA e.V.


Application must contain

  • A cover letter in German or English specifying why you would like to join DEKRA in particular
  • A CV in German or English


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