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PES seeks Trainee „Social and Employment Policy“

Party of European Socialists Internship  Brussel, Brussel, Belgium 21 Jul 2016

Job Description

PES seeks


Social and Employment Policy (full time)


  • Supporting the work of the PES EU Policy Unit on social and employment policy;
  • Providing research and briefings on EU social and employment policy;
  • Supporting the drafting of political papers, for example policy papers, speeches and press material;
  • Assistance in organizing meetings and events;
  • Attending at congresses, conferences, meetings, seminars and preparing reports for the PES;
  • Contribute to other duties as assigned.


  • A high degree of political awareness and commitment to the core values of the PES;
  • Very good understanding of European decision-making, EU institutions and European politics;
  • University degree or relevant experience in field of Social and Employment Policy;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Experience in organizing meetings and events would be an asset;
  • Excellent English and at least 1 other EU language;
  • A flexible team-player with a high degree of motivation and pro-activeness;
  • A good command of office IT skills

Practical information:

  • Location: PES Headquarters, 98 Rue du Trône, Brussels
  • Duration: starting preferably on the 15th of September 2016 for 6 months
  • This is a paid internship

Please send your application letter, accompanied by a detailed CV, to Marije Laffeber, PES Deputy Secretary General, before 29/08/2016. Applications should be sent by e-mail to with the subject: Trainee Social and Employment Policy.

The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men.

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