Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Trainee in the Area of Energy

The European Consumer Organisation is looking for a motivated Trainee in the area of Energy.
BEUC has a membership of 43 well respected, independent national consumer organizations from 31 European countries. BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for these organisations and our main task is to represent our members and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers.
BEUC is currently looking for a trainee who will assist the BEUC Energy team in its advocacy work on the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package.
The tasks of the position shall include:
Help develop and keep up-to date information on European affairs and provide support and policy summaries for lobbying actions undertaken by the team members;
Conduct specific research on topics related to energy and sustainability;
Assist in the organisation and follow-up of meetings (e.g. management of logistics, background documentation, report writing);
Analyse and translate documents from BEUC’s members magazines;
Participate in conferences and meetings (taking minutes from events for the Energy team).
The successful applicant should:
Hold a University degree;
Have good organisational, communication and writing skills (essential);
Have a very good command of English (knowledge of other European languages is an asset);
Have the ability to work independently and as part of an international team;
Have a good knowledge of how EU institutions work.
Internship period:
6 months
Starting date:
September 2017
We offer:
A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organization dedicated to the promotion of consumer rights;
Networking opportunities with numerous organisations and the EU institutions;
A stipend of about €766 per month;
12 days off;
Access to social security;
1 home return ticket (max. €300);
Public transport pass within Brussels during your internship period.
Applications for the post should be sent before 9 July 2017 by e-mail to with subject line: Trainee in the area of Energy.
Interviews will take place in Brussels.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Your application should include the following documents:
A short motivation letter;
A curriculum-vitae;
In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
Why would you like to work at BEUC?
Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC, using maximum 150 words.
Why should BEUC appoint you?
Tell us why you think we should appoint you above other candidates, using maximum 150 words.
What are the main challenges for consumers when engaging in energy markets and what should EU policy makers do to facilitate consumer engagement?
Convince us what, in your opinion, are the main challenges by using maximum 150 words.
Any incomplete application will be disregarded.

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