PlasticsEurope seeks EU Advocacy and Research Intern

PlasticsEurope Internship  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 6 Mrz 2018

Job Description

EU Advocacy and Research Intern

Who we are

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.45 million people are working in about 62,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 300 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers – represented by PlasticsEurope, converters – represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers – represented by EUROMAP.

We are looking for an EU Advocacy and Research Intern for a six-month internship to support our advocacy activities.

The position is for a highly motivated, well-organised and efficient candidate who wishes to gain hands-on EU policy and advocacy experience.

Role and responsibilities

  • Support the Senior EU policy adviser in advocacy activities on relevant EU dossiers
  • Monitor policy developments at EU level, including work at European Parliament and Council level
  • Follow discussions in the European Parliament Committee meetings
  • Attend advocacy meetings, conferences and events and prepare event reports and meeting notes
  • Provide advocacy support for events organised by PlasticsEurope
  • Provide administrative support when required.


  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in European studies, Economics, Law, Political Science or similar;
  • Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs;
  • Strong oral and written skills in English;
  • Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of six months.


If you wish to apply please send your CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page) to by Friday 9 March 2018. Starting date will preferably be in early March

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