Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Policy/Advocacy Intern

About the Motion Picture Association (MPA)
We are the international voice of the Motion Picture Association of America. We aspire to advance the business and art of filmmaking and celebrate its enjoyment through our regional office in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The European and US entertainment industries have a common goal: promoting and protecting the creative sectors, the talent that is at their core and the millions of jobs they support. The EMEA office of the MPA is based in Brussels, Belgium and was opened in 1995. Our principal activities include: work on legislative and regulatory issues at European and national levels; development and implementation of content protection strategies; and collaboration with other right holder groups to promote intellectual property rights and the interest of the audiovisual sector. More information is available on our website at www.mpaeurope.org.
Stage Outline and Function
The MPA EMEA policy team is offering a full-time internship at its offices in Brussels for 6 months. The intern will receive a financial compensation. The selected candidate will work closely with the MPA EMEA Policy Department and will primarily focus on supporting the team in implementing the EMEA Policy Strategy.
Specific Activities and Deliverables
Monitoring relevant EU websites regarding the Digital Single Market, with a specific focus on copyright, audiovisual policies, e-commerce and privacy;
Attend and report on the relevant policy events in the European Parliament;
Attend and report on the relevant events (conferences/workshops) of interest to the MPA;
Support the policy department in coalition activities;
Monitoring relevant events and regularly update the MPA calendar;
Managing and updating the databases of policy makers and stakeholders;
Provide general administrative support as required;
Assist the EMEA policy team in organizing events.
A demonstrated interest and experience in IP/copyright/audiovisual policies/e-commerce/digital issues. A legal background and an interest in politics are desirable;
A demonstrated interest and experience in European affairs and in the EU decision-making process;
Good research and writing skills; experience with MS Office tools (Word and PowerPoint in particular);
Fluent command of spoken and written English; other EU languages are desirable.
How to apply
Please send your CV and cover letter (to the attention of Mr Alex Maglione) to the following email address: mpaemeapolicy@mpaa.org. Please include “POLICY” in the subject line.
Deadline: 31 July 2017.

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