Trainee (m/f/d) Social and Employment Policy

Party of European Socialists (PES) Traineeship  Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 20 Jun 2019

Job Description

The Party of European Socialists (PES) brings together the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all over the European Union and Norway. Together with 33 full member parties and 12 associate and 12 observer parties, we fight for a better and more progressive Europe.

Traineeship (Social and Employment Policy)


  • 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, 10-12 Rue Guimard, 1040 Brussels
  • Duration: starting preferably on the 1st of Septembrer 2019 for 6 months
  • This is a paid internship
Please send your application letter, accompanied by a detailed CV, to Achim Post, PES Secretary General, before June 30th, 2019.
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.

Please don’t forget to mention in your application!