Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and runs some of the world's leading platforms in internet, video entertainment and media in more than 130 countries. Founded in 1915 in South Africa, Naspers is one of the largest technology investors in the world.
The newly established Naspers Public Policy team is looking for a motivated intern to support our public policy work. The successful candidate will be a part of a small and dynamic team, helping to build a new function and working on the company’s public policy priorities at the local, regional and global level.
Reporting to the Head of Public Policy, the Public Policy Intern will support the Naspers group in a variety of ways, including:
Production and distribution of reports for the business leadership on policy and legislative developments globally;
Preparation and follow-up of internal meetings;
Production, presentation, and distribution of external communication materials on relevant policy and legislative topics;
Representation of the company in meetings with trade associations, policy makers and legislators;
The position will be based in Brussels, but frequent travel will be required, especially to Amsterdam.
The length of the internship is 12 months and remuneration will be competitive for the profile. Preferred start date is December 1st 2016.
The successful candidate will:
Be driven, motivated, creative, cooperative, passionate and outgoing;
Have a strong desire to work in the public policy field;
Possess strong oral & written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills;
Be a native speaker or equivalent of an Asian language – ideally Mandarin or Hindi – or of Spanish;
Have a very strong command of English;
Be able to work independently, with initial guidance;
Be a graduate in a relevant field (e.g. politics, economics, law, languages);
Be able to demonstrate a high level of comfort with effective use of modern communications tools (e.g. social networking, blogs, video, etc);
Have successfully worked in both autonomous and in team contexts;
Be comfortable and enjoy working in multinational, multicultural, and multilingual environment.
Experience of working in International/European/national politics, public policy/public affairs and/or policy-focused communications is an advantage;
An understanding of Internet and e-commerce policy is an advantage.
A cover letter and CV should be sent in English by 31 October 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating availability to start on or before December 1st.