EuropaBio seeks Public Affairs Intern

EuropaBio Internship  Brussel, Brussel, Belgium 7 Jul 2016

Job Description

Ranked as the most effective European Trade Association in Brussels in 2013, EuropaBio works through an outstanding team of motivated and dedicated individuals to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe. Our members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes. Our corporate members have a wide range of activities: human and animal health care, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services. We also represent a number of national biotechnology associations in Europe which in turn represent more than 1.800 biotech SMEs. Learn more about EuropaBio on

EuropaBio seeks a

Public Affairs Intern (m/f)

– Industrial Biotechnology Team –

The Industrial Biotechnology Team of EuropaBio is looking for a motivated intern for a period of 6 months to start in early September 2016. You will be working closely together with industry experts within a small but dynamic multinational team, based at the EuropaBio secretariat, in Montgomery, Brussels.

This internship will provide valuable insights, contacts and experience for candidates interested in industry, circular bioeconomy, climate change, energy and environmental issues.


The intern will be asked to assist with a range of tasks. These may include requests to:

  • Assist in updating, researching and drafting industrial biotech policy documents and position papers;
  • Assist with meeting organisation including preparation for working group and Council meetings and assist with the drafting of minutes;
  • Help monitor and map the developments and activities in and around the EU institutions on a wide variety of issues, including ongoing / forthcoming EU Council presidencies;
  • Attend external events and prepare briefing notes to summarise these for the Industrial Biotech team;
  • Assist with preparation of the European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) which is going to take place in Glasgow in October 2016 and with the early planning of the 2017 edition of the conference;
  • Help with the preparation of internal and external communications materials and correspondence for the industrial biotech team.

Candidate Profile


  • Must be an EU citizen (with the necessary permits to work throughout the EU);
  • Must be graduated;
  • Must NOT have already completed a 12-month ‘immersion professionnelle’ or have been in full time professional employment yet;
  • Must have a very high standard of both written and spoken English (office language);
  • Needs strong drafting skills and attention to detail;
  • Should be a good team player but also capable of working independently;
  • Must be able to present work in clear and concise manner;
  • Needs an interest in sustainability, resource efficiency and the bio-based economy;
  • Must have MS Computer Skills (PowerPoint and Word in particular);
  • Should possess a good understanding of the EU decision-making process;
  • Needs to have good interpersonal skills and personal presentation;
  • Should have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Should be able to produce work of a high standard, to use initiative and to regularly report on progress.


  • Fluency in more than one EU language;
  • An interest in agriculture, industry, innovation, the environment, climate change and energy;
  • A background in EU Affairs and/or Industrial Biotechnology;
  • Experience with EU funding projects.

Terms and conditions

You will be offered a compensated professional integration agreement. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to with the subject “Public Affairs Intern, IB Team” by 31 July 2016.

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