29 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Policy Support Traineeship


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 45,000 businesses that operate and invest in Europe. It includes 108 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 41 national trade associations from across Europe.

Join us, where diversity fuels innovation, openness breeds collaboration, and impact drives our mission forward. Discover a workplace where your ideas make a difference.

Key tasks and responsibilities

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

Details of training and supervision:

You will join a growing and dynamic team of 60 and will get hands-on training from staff, with regular learning opportunities. Your work will be supervised by a line manager. We work a mixture of office and remote work.

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

Required competencies and skills 

  • A student enrolled in an undergraduate or masters programme (typically in EU affairs, politics, international relations or law) or a recent graduate.
  • Strong analytical skills and interest in politics and communications.
  • You are very organised and timely.
  • You are hands-on, motivated, friendly and approachable.
  • You have good editing and proofreading skills.
  • You have strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a results-driven mindset.

    How to apply 

    • Interested candidates should send their application titled ‘Policy support traineeship’ to the attention of Hugh Kirk by 14 April 2024 via this this application form.

    Start date: 

    • From 2 September 2024 for ten months (flexible).
    06 Mar 2024 resource
    DIGITALEUROPE’s response to the Joint European Supervisory Authorities’ public consultation on the second batch of policy mandates under DORA
    28 Feb 2024 resource
    Elevating EU innovation through strategic investments and collaboration
    20 Feb 2024 Position Paper
    DIGITALEUROPE Executive Council for Health’s recommendations for EU digital health policy (2024-29)
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