Friday, 27 February 2015

Traineeship - EU Policy Evaluation and Economic Impact Assessment

Civic Consulting is a Berlin based economic and public policy consultancy supporting European and international institutions as well as governments and civil society organisations through economic and legal research, policy and programme evaluation, impact assessment, and market studies. Our goal is to provide clients with high quality research, impartial analysis and practical, evidence-based policy advice to further sustainable policies that safeguard citizens' and consumers’ interests. We have special expertise in the areas of consumer policy and markets, information society and privacy, as well as public health economics and food chain economics, among others. For more details, see project references on our website.

We are looking to recruit trainees with an interest in evaluating EU policies and their economic impact in a citizen/consumer perspective, and academic training in economics and the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
As trainee at Civic Consulting you will:
Actively contribute to the work of a small, dedicated and multi-cultural core team in Berlin that focuses on producing high quality evaluations and impact assessments, as well as economic, legal and market studies, mainly for EU and international clients;
Learn to apply your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and to conduct economic and policy analysis at EU and Member State level, as well as analysing the functioning of markets in a consumer perspective;
Contribute to analytical reports under the direction of senior team members, and learn to edit contributions of external experts;
Participate in external meetings with clients and stakeholders;
Learn the preparation of proposals for public tenders regarding relevant studies.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications and experience:
Masters degree or PhD in economics; or economics in combination with in another relevant subject (e.g. law and economics, public policy and economics, agricultural economics). Applicants with other degrees will be considered, if they have exceptionally relevant professional experience and complementary knowledge in economics;
At least two years relevant professional experience;
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods in social sciences/economics and experience in their application (e.g. semi-structured interviews, expert and consumer surveys, statistical analysis of data);
Knowledge of and documented interest in one or more of the thematic areas in which Civic Consulting operates (see above);
Documented interest in developing subject and methodological expertise and taking on new research themes;
Ability to communicate clearly and to write about complex topics well-structured and in plain language;
Proficiency in Word and Excel and experience in using statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, SPSS).
We expect all applicants to possess excellent knowledge of English at the level of a native speaker. Knowledge of German or French and other EU languages would be an asset. EU citizenship or work permit required.
Trainees are paid a compensation of €1,900 per month. Trainees that have successfully contributed to our team will be preferably considered for open positions at Civic Consulting.

Please complete the application form that can be downloaded on our website (

Send application form by email only to, together with two writing samples in English (e.g. report, article or essay paper authored exclusively by you). Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for and do NOT send CV or cover letter.
Closing date for applications: 22 March 2015.
We will contact all candidates with the outcome of their application: you should expect to hear from us within 4-6 weeks after closing date, so please be patient and do not follow up by mail or phone. Please note that as part of the application procedure, shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a short writing task.

Internship Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar

Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar is pleased to offer the opportunity of INTERNSHIPS at its new permanent representation to the European Union to start on 13 April 2015.

The ideal candidates will be EU citizens able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the functioning of the European Union and fluency in at least three EU languages including English. Previous experience as an intern in Brussels will be a major advantage. The internships will be remunerated. They will be of three and a half months' duration with an opportunity for extension.
Applications with CV and a photograph should be sent by hand or by post to The Secretariat, GibRep, Square Ambiorix 17, B 1000 Brussels or alternatively by email to to arrive by midday on Monday 16 March 2015.

Interviews will be held before Friday 27 March 2015.

Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarships for Study in Goldsmiths-University of London, United Kingdom

If you would like to study in Goldsmiths- University of London, United Kingdom and pursue Full Time Postgraduate Program in any Subject you can availGoldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarships which is being offered by Goldsmiths- University of London.
This is a Postgraduate Program Merit Based Scholarship and students are eligible from International Students to apply for the same. Only 16 such awards are being offered and the deadline for application is 01-Apr-15.
This Scholarship will offer you £5,000 fee waiver for 1 Year.

Name of Scholarships:
Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarships
Scholarship is offered by:
Goldsmiths- University of London
Scholarship Offers:
£5,000 fee waiver
Duration of Reward / Grant:
1 Year
Education Field:
any Subject
Education Level:
Postgraduate Program
Based on:
Merit Based
Scholarship is open for:
Goldsmiths- University of London, United Kingdom
Students are eligible from:
International Students
Number of Awards / Scholarships:
Important Dates:
Open Date: Not Available
Last Date: 01-Apr-15
To be Eligible to apply you must have applied for a place on a full-time postgraduate taught degree starting in September 2015, have an international fee liability and are self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.Please Note: That students who have already started their Masters course are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Important Information:
All Applications will be assessed on academic merit only – financial circumstances will not be taken into account. The awards will be distributed based on the following regions of applicant domicile: 5 for students from any international region, 5 for students from Asia, 3 for students from North America, 3 for students from Latin America.

To apply for the above scholarship / award / grant you should submit the following documents and should possess the following:
We require the following Supporting Documents in order for your Scholarship application to be Considered:-
Photocopies of official college or university degree certificates and transcripts.
Two academic references relating to your current or most recent course, or professional references if appropriate.
As long as your Postgraduate Study application has these documents attached, then it will not be necessary for you to upload any additional documents as part of your scholarship application.
Once all the information has been received by Goldsmiths- University of London and the assessment of the submitted documents is complete, you will be informed about your selection in the same.
If you are looking for more information about Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarships you are requested to visit the following page:

Thursday, 26 February 2015


About Community Public Affairs
Launched in 2013, Community Public Affairs is the Brussels based division of Community Group. As an EU public affairs advisory agency, Community Public Affairs dedicates itself to developing EU-focused public affairs campaigns that deliver results.
Our team is comprised of senior professionals with extensive experience in public affairs and a group of talented consultants with expertise in a variety of sectors.
About the job
To support our business growth we are looking for a young motivated public affairs professional as an intern in Brussels to start from March 2015 onwards. The internship will last for six months and is remunerated.
If you are eager to learn, proactive, passionate about the EU environment and able to work collaboratively in a small and dynamic start-up structure, this opportunity might be for you.
You should relish the challenges of handling a mix of public affairs and communications activities across various industries,including information and communications technology (ICT), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), healthcare and energy/environment.
Under the guidance of the junior and senior team members, your tasks will include:
-          Monitoring, gathering intelligence and providing analysis of EU policies and legislation;
-          Researching and drafting background notes;
-          Attending and reporting on meetings;
-          Providing logistical support for meetings and events;
-          Assisting with business administration;
-          Performing other tasks as requested to contribute to the objectives of Community Public Affairs.
Qualifications and skills
-          Masters degree in political science, European affairs/studies, law or related field;
-          Strong research and analytical skills;
-          Good knowledge of the EU decision making process and stakeholders environment;
-          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of one or more European languages is an asset;
-          Relevant experience in a consultancy/in-house, EU institution, trade association or other relevant professional environment;
-          Strong collaboration skills and a positive, can-do attitude.
Application process
Applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to before 2 March 2015. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Project Assistant (Intern) Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)

Vacancies (Unpaid): 
Job Title: Project Assistant
Contract: Volunteer
Duration: 4 months (minimum)
Start: April 2015
Deadline for applications: 11 March 2015, 12:00pm (GMT +1)
Job Description:
Interns are expected to undertake tasks that include the organization of conferences, seminars and other events, the monitoring of United Nations and European Parliament events (with possible attendance depending on the period of engagement), the conducting of research on UNPO Members; website management; advocacy and lobbying, project planning and implementation.
Intern requirements:
- Genuine interest in and basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous peoples and human rights.
- Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative under tight deadlines.
- Ability to run short term, self-directed projects.
- Excellent command of oral and written English.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Good knowledge of social media.
- Knowledge of the international structures available to assist oppressed or disadvantaged peoples with particular focus on the European Union and the United Nations.
- Working knowledge of one/several of the following: French/Russian/Spanish/Portuguese
- Basic knowledge of website management. 
Please note that applications from representatives of UNPO Members are encouraged.
If you are interested in undertaking an internship at UNPO please send an application that includes the following:
Cover Letter (1 page only) addressed to UNPO General Secretary Mr. Marino Busdachin
Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)
Writing Sample (essay/extract of maximum 1000 words in English, preferably relevant to the work of UNPO) 
Please mark subject line: “Internship Application – Project Assistant: YOUR NAME” and indicate clearly in your letter the exact time period you would be available for an internship placement.
Send your complete application to
Applications not meeting the criteria above risk being disqualified from the outset.
For general inquiries on internships in Brussels, email

Traineeship on Project Management PBLH International Consulting

PBLH International Consulting is a Brussels based Consultancy Company, established in 2009, with a good reputation as solid providers of consultancy, project management and technical assistance services in the framework of international development projects.
To support our business growth we are looking for a young motivated Trainees in Brussels to start from March 2015 for six months.
If you are eager to learn, proactive, passionate about the EU environment and able to work collaboratively in a small and dynamic structure, this opportunity might be for you.
General Description of Tasks and responsibilities:
Assisting with business administration;
Check on a daily basis for any new EC calls for proposals;
Maintain PBLH’s website and server updated;
Publish our weekly newsletter;
Assist in the preparation and submission of technical offers;
Performing other tasks as requested to contribute to the objectives of PBLH.
A university degree (completed or still ongoing) in a relevant field (European Affairs, Political Sciences, Business Administration, International Cooperation, etc.);
Able to work in English: excellent spoken and written English;
Knowledge of other European languages, in particular French;
A good understanding of the functioning of the European Union;
Very well-organised, able to exercise initiative and organize work under strict deadlines with the ability to set priorities;
Strong interpersonal skills, self-starter, flexible approach, ready to be available when needed to tackle urgent requests;
Interest in European and international affairs;
Communication skills;
Legal eligibility to work in Belgium.
What we offer: 
Opportunity to work in a young an multicultural environment;
Real world experience;
Be in contact with relevant stakeholders in the European environment;
Understand the European Decision Making process;
Participate in the delivery of important International Cooperation Projects
Duaration: 6 Months
Based in : Brussels, PBLH Office
Status: Full Time
Deadline to submit the CVs: 15 March 2015
How to Apply: Interested applicants are requested to send their CV and motivation letter by email to Ms. Silvia Schiavon,, clearly marking on the subject line the position for which they are applying. 
Conditions: The traineeships are unpaid but local transport and a small daily allowance for lunch is provided
Important: For those who are still students, you must be able to provide a "convention de stage", ie a written agreement signed by your University proving that you are doing this traineeship as part of your study.

Projects Intern at AmCham Belgium American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium VZW/ASBL

This internship position is to be filled as soon as possible, full time, 6 months.
1. Intern Profile
The Chamber is looking for a person with a background/experience in corporate social responsibility and, in particular, who is familiar with different approaches for measuring and evaluating the impact of CSR. Requirements include excellent research skills; excellent telephone manner; mother tongue equivalent English and good spoken French and/or Dutch (ideally both); a high degree of accuracy; a strong sense of responsibility; the ability to work independently and in a team plus a good knowledge of MS Excel and Office applications (other IT skills are considered a bonus).
As a member of the team, you will aim to provide members with high-quality, professional service. You should be aware that your duties will also involve basic administrative tasks such as answering member requests by e-mail and telephone or researching information for members. Your ideas and suggestions for improving projects and services will be welcomed, however, and you will be encouraged to actively participate in the Chamber’s projects.
In return, AmCham Belgium offers a monthly stipend, many valuable networking opportunities, exposure to the variety of industry sectors, and a dynamic working environment.
2. Job description
The major duties involve:
1. Assisting and coordinating work on AmCham Belgium’s US Top 50 report, collecting US company investment and employment data, and ensuring efficient follow-up.
2. Assisting with work on AmCham Belgium’s Total Community Impact report, collecting information on US companies’ activities regarding CSR, ensuring data accuracy, and efficient follow-up.
In addition to these fixed ongoing projects, a number of diverse tasks may be assigned depending on the intern’s abilities. The Projects Intern will work alongside the Policy Coordinator and support the work of the Policy Team and is expected to give whatever help needed during busy periods. All his/her tasks are conducted under the overall supervision of the Policy, Finance and Administrative Director.
3. The Chamber’s Profile
AmCham Belgium is dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium. To ensure we meet our goal of facilitating business opportunities for US businesses in Belgium and to best serve the needs of our members, AmCham Belgium coordinates numerous lobbying, networking and knowledge-sharing activities. As a result, AmCham Belgium is the undisputed leader when it comes to doing business in Belgium.
Interested? Please email your applications (CV and letter of application) before noon on March 6, 2015 to Mr. Jean-Baptiste DEROULEZ at Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. All selected candidates will be tested on their knowledge and skills. The new intern is expected to start as soon as possible. Please note that due to limited resources, AmCham Belgium will only get back to successful candidates.

Kenneth Elliott-Sound Thought Scholarships for Study in University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

If you would like to study in University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and pursue Full Time Postgraduate Research Program in any Subject you can avail Kenneth Elliott/ Sound Thought Scholarships which is being offered by University of Glasgow.
This is a Postgraduate Research Program Merit Based Scholarship and students are eligible from International Students (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales & EU) to apply for the same. Only 2 such awards are being offered and the deadline for application is 30-Apr-15.
This Scholarship will offer you £5000 for Complete Course Duration.

Name of Scholarships:
Kenneth Elliott/ Sound Thought Scholarships
Scholarship is offered by:
University of Glasgow
Scholarship Offers:
Duration of Reward / Grant:
Complete Course Duration
Education Field:
any Subject
Education Level:
Postgraduate Research Program
Based on:
Merit Based
Scholarship is open for:
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Students are eligible from:
International Students (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales & EU)
Number of Awards / Scholarships:
Important Dates:
Open Date: Not Available
Last Date: 30-Apr-15
We are open to a broad range of potential research areas and would welcome applications from students whose intended research would complement existing research areas within the department. These include:-
Composition (including sonic arts and intermedia/ audiovisual composition).
Historical and Cultural Musicology, particularly modernity in musical culture.
Popular Music Studies.
Scottish Music & Musicians.
Important Information:
Contact eMail Id:

Once all the information has been received by University of Glasgow and the assessment of the submitted documents is complete, you will be informed about your selection in the same.
If you are looking for more information about Kenneth Elliott/Sound Thought Scholarships you are requested to visit the following page:

Policy Intern ONE Campaign

ONE is a global campaign and advocacy organization backed by over six million people from around the world and every walk of life that are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid and trade reform. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency so these resources can be effectively deployed.  ONE has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, New York City, Paris and Washington DC.
Position Summary
The Policy Intern will work with our Brussels based team to support our policy-related activities.  The internship will be for six months in duration, beginning in April 2015.  The Policy intern will be based in our Brussels office and will report to the Brussels Director.
Minimum Qualifications
§  Student or recent graduate in International Development, Economics, Politics, Social Science, or the equivalent
§  Excellent experience in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
§  Excellent analytical and organisational capacities
§  Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; French is desirable
§  Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
§  Demonstrable interest in campaigning, development issues and Africa
§  Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions
§  Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
 Some Duties and Responsibilities
·         Collect, analyse, and edit reports on important policy and advocacy issues and related topics
·         Prepare and attend internal and external briefings and meetings, taking thorough notes and reporting back to the Policy & Advocacy Officer
·         Update policy and advocacy materials and monitor parliamentary processes and stakeholders
·         Provide research on policy and advocacy issues as required
·         Monitor EU current affairs to keep the Brussels team informed
·         Responding to public email enquiries
·         Providing general administrative support as required
·         Perform any other relevant duties as assigned
Qualified and interested candidates
We invite qualified candidates to submit an application and a cover letter on the Jobs page of our website.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time.
Application deadline: Friday 6 March, 18:00 CET
Only candidates authorised to work in Belgium without any restrictions need apply.

EU Public Affairs Internship (paid) EUK Consulting

EUK Consulting provides public affairs, lobbying and issues management services for clients in highly regulated sectors. The Brussels office is offering a paid internship focusing on media and regulatory monitoring. The successful candidate will work closely with the company’s directors and consultants in Brussels and London to:
·        Monitor legislative activities and media trends, chiefly via the internet;
·        Write concise notes for internal use;  
·        Create and maintain databases;
·        Build contacts with the EU institutions;
·        Analyse political developments;
·        Help with office administration if required.
Deadline for applications : 8 March 2015
Start of internship :
 beginning April 2015
Duration : 6 months
What we are looking for:
·        A graduate with faultless written and spoken English and real fluency in at least one other EU language – with a preference for French;
·        Excellent computer skills with very good knowledge of Word and Excel;
·        First class writing and communication skills;
·        Recent working experience in the EU institutions;
·        An enthusiastic and flexible self-starter.
Further details of the internship will be provided to those invited for interview.
To apply, please send by e-mail a one page c.v. accompanied by a short covering letter and indicating your earliest availability to:
Daniele Van Haute,
EUK Consulting s.a.
Please note that EUK Consulting and holds the European Label for Quality Internships – level Excellent – and is a signatory of the European Quality Charter of Internships and Apprenticeships.
N.B. Responses will be sent only to those candidates selected for interview.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Internship in project management

FEDMA offers an internship (6 months, to start in the course of March 2015) to a current graduate student, ideally in European Research Studies.
University internship agreement is mandatory. Therefore, applicants must be students registered in a University program for the whole duration of the internship.
The internship at FEDMA will allow you to experience the fascinating world of a Federation in the European Union.
The intern will be part of our small, young and dynamic team, while running a research project independently. The successful candidate will manage the update and extension of FEDMA’s most important publication. The Legal Fact Pack is a necessary tool for the Data-Driven Marketing industry, providing an overview of marketing related legislation in Europe and elsewhere. The candidate will run this project independently, including:   
  • Research on marketing and data protection legislations  from EU countries and others
  • Draft sections of the publication
  • Consult directly FEDMA members in various country
  • Edit and finalise the publication
The internship will also include:
  • Monitoring EU legislation (Consumer Affairs and Data Protection) and dossiers on their way through the EU institutions;
  • Writing articles for the newsletter, for the Federation communication with members
  • Represent FEDMA at official events;
  • Prepare membership meetings and support the daily organisation of the Federation.
The FEDMA team will work with the intern to adapt responsibilities according to his/her interests and abilities. FEDMA team commits itself to ensuring that the successful candidate has a great time while working for FEDMA, with plenty of learning opportunities and exposure to “the real deal”. Being a smaller structure, FEDMA will enable the future intern to quickly keep up with daily management reality.
FEDMA will provide a financial compensation. A university agreement is necessary.
Intern profile
We are looking for someone who meets the following profile:
  • Excellent management, research and drafting skills;
  • Excellent written and oral English skill;
  • French is an asset;
  • Excellent ability to work independently, (intern should be able to take lead on his/her files);
  • Excellent eye for detail;
  • Excellent organisational skills, (our association requires multi-tasking);
  • Interested in legal issues relating to the data-driven marketing industry, as well as privacy and consumer protection
  • Knowledge of the direct and interactive marketing industry would be an asset;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Confident, outgoing and proactive personality;
  • Good sense of humour;
  • Strong IT skills required.
Please send your CV and motivation letter to at the latest by the 6th March. Specify “project management application” in the subject of your email.
You will receive an answer only if you are invited for an interview which will take place 9th- 13th March.For more information, see or call Mathilde on +32 2 778 9927.
Organisational profile
FEDMA is a Brussels-based trade association, dedicated to promoting, protecting and informing the direct and interactive marketing industry at the pan-European level. Its members are national Direct Marketing Associations (DMAs) and a hundred multinational companies from 44 different countries engaged in direct and interactive marketing activities.

MBA Scholarships for International Students at MIB School of Management of Trieste in Italy, 2015-2016

MIB School of Management of Trieste is pleased to announce a MBA scholarship competition for young talented applicants in International Business. The scholarship covers only the programme fees or part of them. All other expenses (e.g. travel, board and lodging, accommodation, immigration procedures costs for international students, health insurance etc.) are not included. Scholarships are valid only in the academic year for which the scholarship has been awarded. The scholarships are granted on the basis of personal merit and according to specific criteria determined by the companies offering the scholarships. Application deadline are: 31 August 2015 for EU Citizens and 31 July 2015 for extra EU citizens.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study MBA in International Business program at MIB School of Management of Trieste.
Course Level: Scholarships are for pursuing MBA program at MIB School of Management of Trieste.
Scholarship Provider: MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy and partner companies
Scholarship can be taken atItaly
Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following requirements:
– Minimum 3 years of work experience
– Good working knowledge of English
-Strong motivation towards the MBA
– Specific requirements indicated in the chosen announcement
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for these MBA scholarships.
Scholarship Description: A number of MBA Scholarships are awarded by MIB and partner companies in the form of partial exemption from tuition fees. The scholarships are granted on the basis of personal merit and according to specific criteria determined  by the companies offering the scholarships. Admission to the masters is independent from any awarding of scholarships.
Number of award(s): A number of MBA Scholarships will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are valid only in the academic year for which the scholarship has been awarded.
What does it cover? Scholarships will not be paid in kind but will be deducted from the overall tuition fee. The remaining amount will be paid by the recipient in three installments according to the payment schedule indicated in the admission letter. The scholarship covers only the programme fees or part of them. All other expenses (e.g. travel, board and lodging, accommodation, immigration procedures costs for international students, health insurance etc.) are not included. Scholarships are valid only in the academic year for which the scholarship has been awarded.
Selection Criteria: The scholarships are granted on the basis of personal merit and according to specific criteria determined  by the companies offering the scholarships.
Notification: Notification of the awarding of scholarships will be given at the same time as the application results.
How to Apply: To apply for a scholarship, applicants must:
-Fill in and submit the MBA application form to take part in the admission process for the MBA.
-Complete the Scholarship Motivations Essay, included in the MBA application form.
-Submit all the documentation required in the application form  to the Admission Officer.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline are: 31 August 2015 for EU Citizens and 31 July 2015 for Extra EU Citizens (due to VISA and documents proceeding).