13 Feb 2023

JOB VACANCY: Intern for Policy Support


DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe.

We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies.

Together with our members, we shape the industry policy positions on all relevant legislative matters and contribute to the development and implementation of relevant EU policies. Our membership represents over 36,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 101 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 41 national trade associations from across Europe.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support the policy team with day-to-day activities across different policy groups (sustainability, trade, digital transformation, commerce, privacy & security etc).
  • Support the organisation of events, meetings, agendas, and presentations.
  • Drafting reports and preparing summaries.
  • Conducting desk research on various topics.
  • Communication with members and external stakeholders.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, draft minutes.
  • Monitor EU policy developments.
  • Support in the development of DIGITALEUROPE policy papers.

    Details of training and supervision: You will join a growing and dynamic team of 50 and will get hands-on training by staff. Your work will be supervised by a Policy Manager. We work a mixture of from the office and remote work.

    Opportunities to practice foreign language skills: The working language is English, but there are plenty of opportunities to practice French and other languages spoken in the multicultural Brussels environment.

    Nationality restrictions or visa requirements if outside of the EU: Only EU nationals or students who have the necessary paperwork in place to legally take a placement in Belgium will be considered.

    Remuneration: Paid internship (in addition to any possible funding received from your sending university).


    • A student enrolled in an undergraduate or masters programme (typically in EU affairs, politics, international relations or law) or a very recent graduate.
    • Strong analytical skills and key interest in politics and communications.
    • You are very organised, have a natural sense of structure and time estimation.
    • You are hands-on, highly motivated, friendly and approachable.
    • You have good editing and proof-reading skills.
    • You have strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a results-driven mindset.
    • You can conduct desk research and contribute information to policy papers.

    Starting date: From 1 September 2023 (flexible) for 11 months

    Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023

    Send your application titled ‘Placement position – Policy support’ to the attention of Hugh Kirk via this link



    Intern for Policy Support

    27 Mar 2023 Policy Paper
    DIGITALEUROPE response to the HEU Public consultation
    27 Mar 2023 Policy Paper
    Fostering cooperation in GDPR enforcement across Europe 
    20 Mar 2023 Policy Paper
    DIGITALEUROPE position paper on the proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
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