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Internship at EU Issue Tracker

Data: 13/04/2010

Aim: "To add real-life experience to academic learning."
While an appropriate academic background is necessary for any professional career, much can only be understood through real work experience. With this in mind, EU Issue Tracker offers internships to eligible candidates who have recently graduated from Masters-level EU Studies programs. The EU Issue Tracker Internship introduces suitably trained and educated starters to the real world of EU public affairs in Brussels and allows them to gain professional experience.

Approach: "Mastering the 'Brussels Process' as the basis for effective public affairs work"
For effective work in the public affairs world of Brussels, a strong command of the political and procedural processes of policy-making is necessary. This is a complex system involving EU Institutions, private-sector interest representations, national representations, and other stakeholders including consultants and lobbyists, media, and NGOs. This system is composed both of formal structured procedures and of informal elements involving communications between the various stakeholders. Interns with at EU Issue Tracker gain the solid familiarity with this system which is needed for a successful Brussels career.

Format: The internship is a structured five- or six-month program consisting of two main types of work:

- a set of ongoing responsibilities involving policy analysis and the writing of policy-related material, and
- a supportive role in EU Issue Tracker’s client and commercial communications.
A precise description of the responsibilities is prepared for each internship and included in the internship contract.

The successful candidate will have:
- A recent Master's-level degree related to EU affairs;
- Excellent written and spoken English, plus other fluent EU languages;
- Efficient typing skills and mastery of the standard Microsoft Windows / Microsoft Office computer environment.

Practical Arrangements:
Contract: The internship will be specified in detail in an agreement signed by the company and the intern.
Starting Date: May or June 2010.
Duration: Six months.
Holidays: Legal holidays. Additional holidays may be granted conditional upon agreement with supervisor.
Expenses: Any out-of-pocket expenses justifiably incurred in the course of fulfilling the tasks of the internship will be reimbursed against a valid receipt.
Stipend: A small stipend is offered to help defray living costs in Brussels

Please contact to [email protected]
CVs to be submitted by 20 April 2010 at the latest.
Irina Tkeshelashvili

"Youth for Civil Development"
Head of the Board
+27/14 Avtomshenebeli Ave., Kutaisi, 4609, Georgia
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