Wednesday, 1 April 2015

EU Advocacy and Research Intern, Brussels International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
This six months internship will support the daily work of the EU advocacy team by conducting research into EU policy and conflict situations of relevance to Crisis Group, producing research memos and background materials, and assisting with advocacy tasks, including scheduling and attending meetings.
This position is for a highly motivated, young professional or recent graduate looking to gain hands-on EU policy and advocacy experience and country and issue-specific knowledge of conflict prevention and resolution as pertaining to crises covered by Crisis Group.
Research and draft background materials on EU foreign policy and activities related to conflict issues covered by Crisis Group for advocacy staff and field personnel;
Prepare regular news summaries and updates on EU policies and institutions, as well as EU member state developments for the EU advocacy team and other staff as relevant;
Monitor EU institution's websites, review and prepare summaries and analysis of EU policy documents for the EU advocacy team and other staff as relevant;
Assist with the organisation of advocacy meetings and other events;
Attend advocacy meetings, conferences or policy briefings on behalf of the team and prepare events reports and briefs;
Provide general administrative support.
At least an undergraduate degree or in pursuit of a degree, preferably in European studies, international relations, conflict studies, government, or similar;
Knowledge of EU foreign policy and EU decision-making procedures, including an understanding of the CSDP-related institutional framework. Prior experience with the EU institutions or NATO would be an asset;
Research skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs;
Strong oral and written communication and organisational skills;
English language skills at native-speaker level a must. Advanced or at least conversant knowledge of French highly desirable. Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset;
Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for six months.
If you wish to apply please send your CV (maximum one page) and cover letter (maximum one page) to clearly stating “EU Advocacy and Research Intern” in the subject line and the date you would be able to start. Please do not apply using the Europass CV format. One position is currently open with a preferred start date on mid-to late April. Early applications are strongly encouraged. The deadline for applications is 12 April 2015.
Due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to each individual candidate. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that our internships are unpaid, but a small stipend and transport is provided.

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