Policy Assistant

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25 Jan 2022


Water Europe (WE) is the voice and promoter of water-related innovation and RTD in Europe. WE is a value-based association representing over 250 members from academia, technology providers, water users, water service providers, civil society, and public authorities. WE activities and positions are guided by its Water Vision “The Value of Water: Towards a Future-Proof European Water-Smart Society”.


We are looking for a young professional interesting in starting a career in EU affairs. The candidate will be involved in various water-related policy, trained to work in a value-based association and have the chance to interact with stakeholders from both private and public sector.


  • support the policy officer for the advocacy programme
  • Research, monitor and identify relevant water-related legislative developments
  • Prepare policy news, briefings and draft positions
  • Assist the policy officer in the management of the MEP water group
  • Animate the EUWA in collaboration with the Policy officer
  • Support policy/advocacy campaigns
  • support the policy officer for maintaining and developing relations with EU institutions
  • Manage daily administrative tasks in collaboration with the managing team


  • ·  Proficiency in English
  • ·  Currently doing a MA degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Economics, or other relevant MA
  • Legally able to work in the EU
  • Proficiency in English
  • Interested in European & water related Affairs
  • Good understanding of EU institutions
  • Proven ability to work in team or independently
  • Flexible and proactive
  • Willing to learn
  • Professional experience is a plus
  • Knowledge on water dossiers is a plus
  • Any other languages


  • Valuable internship experience in European association under a university partnership
  • Interacting with a wide range of companies and stakeholders world-wide
  • Gaining first-hand experience working in an industry association as part of an international team
  • Room for a lot of flexibility and creativity to allow you to bring your own innovative ideas

TIME : as soon as possible for 6 months


Please send your application your CV (max. 2 pages) and Cover Letter (max. 1 page) to Loïc Charpentier at loic.charpentier@watereurope.eu  asap with “Application for WE policy internship + your first and last name” in object.


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