Tuesday, 5 May 2015

EU Policy Internship

We are currently recruiting! A position for an internship is available. If you are interested and comply with ALL requirements below, please send us an e-mail with your CV and covering letter.
CECRA is offering a six month paid internship with a possibility for a longer term contract.
The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs – CECRA – is the European federation bringing together 24 national professional associations, which represent the interests of motor trade and repair businesses, and 12 European Dealer Councils on behalf of vehicle dealers for specific makes.
The main aim of CECRA is to promote the interests of its members and above all maintain a favourable European regulatory framework for the 380,000 enterprises of motor trade and repair businesses it represents through national associations and European Dealer Councils.
Internship description :
We are offering the opportunity to recent graduates, with a strong interest in automotive policy issues – also at technical level- and an adaptable approach, to get first-hand experience of all aspects of the Association's activities in Brussels.
The nature of the work performed will be dependent on the current CECRA working programme and resource needs. The intern will be helped with colleagues and working conditions.
Provide support in editing and producing news/information for internal use (newsletters, website, communication with the members) as well as for external use (press release, position papers, etc.), undertake research, monitor relevant websites and collect background documents 
Assist in the monitoring and reporting of EU policy and regulatory developments of interest for the sector (also at technical level)
Once familiar with the various issues dealt with, assist drafting position papers
Assist with the organisation of events
Attend meetings of CECRA’s Divisions or WGs and assist in making a) minutes & b) list of actions & decisions taken 
Provide logistical support for meetings, briefings and presentations
Perform administrative tasks.
A university degree with relevant knowledge in European affairs, Political Science, Economics, Law or Communication. 
A strong interest and/or previous experience within the field of EU Automotive Policy, with a particular affinity towards the dealers and repairers matters.
A prior experience in an EU institution would be a plus.
Proven computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Highly motivated candidate with an entrepreneurial mind-set.
The ability to work in a team as well as autonomously.
Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with strict deadlines and progressively work independently.
Strong inter-personal skills.
Excellent writing and speaking skills in English, and a very good understanding of at least one other major European language, in particular German or French. Any additional language is an asset.
We offer
The opportunity to work in a multicultural environmental on dynamic subject matters linked to CECRA’s activities in a friendly atmosphere, and our intern will be quickly involved in many different activities.
 A competitive allowance for an internship with a possibility for a longer term contract.
Please send your CV and motivation letter by no later than 30 May 2015 to Bernard Lycke,      Director General : bernard.lycke@cecra.eu.
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

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