Sunday, 8 March 2015

Internship, Smiths Group Government Relations

Smiths Group ( is a global technology company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. We are a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, across a broad range of sectors including energy, transportation, security, medical, aerospace and telecommunications. Every day, our products and services touch the lives of millions of people and help make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Our Government Relations team in Brussels is looking for an intern for 6 to 8 months, in order to provide support and analysis to strengthen our contribution to policy debates in the EU arena.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is keen to develop practical experience of the EU public policy environment. The role is ideally suited to a recent graduate who has completed a traineeship at an EU institution. Some experience in, and understanding of, the EU security, transportation, healthcare and energy sectors is also desirable, but not essential.
Providing support to the team by performing administrative tasks and office management duties;
Monitoring news, events and policy developments;
Assisting in research projects, focusing on EU developments/initiatives/legislation that could impact on our businesses and operations;
Contributing to the analysis of relevant proposals/legislation in order to prepare company/industry positions;
Preparing draft reports, studies and meeting notes.
Good understanding of EU policy-making and EU institutions;
University or advanced degree in relevant field;
Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English, an additional EU language an asset;
Strong organisational and interpersonal skills;
Positive attitude as a flexible team player.
We envisage the internship to be a full-time, remunerated position for a period of 6 to 8 months, starting as soon as possible.

If you are interested, please email your CV and a brief explanation of why you believe you are suitable for the role to, with “Government Relations Internship” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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