26 Apr 2021

VACANCY: Student Placement - Policy support

Policy Advocacy Support Student Placement

Apply before 31st July 2021
(applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)



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 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 85 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 39 national trade associations from across Europe.


Job Description / Placement Responsibilities:

  • Support DIGITALEUROPE’s Member State outreach and advocacy activities.

  • 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, projects and funding opportunities.

  • Support in the development of DIGITALEUROPE publications.


Role requirements:

  • A student enrolled in a Social studies programme with 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 are prepared to work flexible and undertake additional duties.

  • You can schedule your own workload and achieve targets and deadlines.

  • 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 deliverables

You will be enrolled in a university for the entire duration of your placement


Details of training / supervision:

You will join a growing and dynamic team of some 30 people and will get hands-on training by staff. You will be supervised by a manager.

We follow the Government’s Covid-19 rules which means that in periods working from home might apply. This can be done from anywhere as long as proper internet connection and a home office environment exists.

Our working language is English but there will be plenty of opportunity to practice French and other languages spoken in this multicultural environment.


  • Duration:

    10-12 months, starting 1  September 2021 (flexible)

  • Remuneration:

    Paid internship

  • Nationality Restrictions:

    Please note that only EU nationals or students who already have the necessary paperwork in place to legally take a placement in Belgium will be considered


How to apply for the placement

Fill in your application for the ‘Policy intern’ position, including a CV and cover letter, to the attention of Timea Strihova via this link


Deadline for applications is 31st July 2021

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for online interviews, expected to occur in July/August via MS Teams. Second interviews to include a task and potential face to face meeting (travel paid for).


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