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American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium seeks Policy Intern

American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium Internship  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 20 Dez 2016

Job Description

As a

Policy Intern

at AmCham Belgium, starting February 1, 2017, you will play a key role within the team responsible for the new edition of our flagship publication “Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium”.

What you tell your friends you do

„I’m the go-to reference for Belgian public policy matters.“

What you will really be doing

  • Listening to the concerns of our member companies in all interactions with them.
  • Drafting policy recommendations for the Belgian Government(s), in collaboration with our Committees.
  • Positioning the Chamber as a leading voice in policy discussions on issues that matter to our members.
  • Writing blog posts and email newsletters on relevant policy topics.
  • Providing our members with high-quality, professional service.
  • Delivering quality work, which is easily maintainable.

How will you be doing this?

  • You will stay on top of policy developments by reading Belgium’s leading business and financial newspapers.
  • You will find and share information on the changing nature of the economy and international trade, from a variety of sources.
  • You will pro-actively gather feedback from our members and use it to inform your work.
  • You will collaborate closely with our policy and communications teams to deliver great content.
  • There is always a budget for good ideas.

What we have worked on this year

Together with 10 other foreign Chambers of Commerce, we organized the #Yes2Belgium Event with Prime Minister Charles Michel and the international business community in support of Belgium as a place to live and work.

AmCham Belgium Team

You will be working in a dedicated and international team with their own specialization and interests.

Required experience & skills

  • You have excellent writing, research and analytical skills
  • You have some way to prove that you’re really smart.
  • You’re a wizard in data analysis.
  • You have a background in business/economics, public policy, international relations or related field.
  • English is your mother tongue; and you have a good knowledge of either French and/or Dutch (ideally both).
  • You take pride in what you do and welcome feedback.
  • Like our mascot the bald eagle, you pay great attention to detail

We offer

  • An intern contract, with remuneration.
  • The opportunity to attend our events, where you will find inspiration and the chance to meet and interact with our high-level business and political contacts.
  • The opportunity to have your writing read by hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
  • The tools you need to do your job right, including new cloud applications like O365, SugarCRM, NetResults…
  • Room for you to do things your way.
  • An office in the heart of EU Quarter so there’s plenty to do when you’re not at work.
  • A full-time job could be offered to the candidate who successfully completes this internship.

When and how you will apply

  • Deadline is December 23, 2016.
  • send a cover letter and CV (maximum two pages) by email to Maxim LENSSENS at mlenssens@amcham.be with the subject “Application Policy Internship – your name

We will interview

  • on January 9-13, although selected candidates may be invited for an interview earlier.
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