PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN

DEPARTMENT / DIVISION: Public Affairs and communications 
  • CropLife Europe is offering internship positions in public affairs and communications in its Brussels office. The role provides a unique opportunity to obtain experience and develop advocacy skills in the agri-chemical field. The successful candidate will have the occasion to interact with both the Public Affairs and Communication teams. 

    CropLife Europe is the European organisation which represents the European crop protection industry, including 21 company members and 31 national associations. The members are leading global companies and European national associations working in four key areas: conventional pesticides, biopesticides, plant biotechnology and digital precision farming applications.  The organisation’s purpose is to create value to communities by actively contributing to the transformation towards a more sustainable and resilient future for European agriculture.  

    Responsibilities:

    • Legislative Research and Political analysis for CLE priority issues;
    • Draft briefings/summaries on new legislative and regulatory developments;
    • Attend and report on stakeholder events and institutional meetings;
    • Monitoring regulatory, legislative and political processes of interest to CropLife Europe, including media and social media monitoring
    • Drafting digital content and supporting the delivery of the social media strategy
    • Support CLE Public Affairs team in preparing and attending internal and external meetings.
    • Support the organization of events, including logistics and on-site event management.

    Core competencies:
    The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who demonstrates the following experience and competencies:

    • Knowledge of European Institutions;
    • Understanding of legal, public affairs and government relations;
    • Ability to synthesise and translate complex issues into clear and concise messages;
    • Identification of  the need to react to EU politicians requests in a timely and helpful manner;
    • Familiarity with MS Office, web management systems and related internet tools.

    Requirements:

    • Excellent spoken and written English;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a self-starter;
    • Flexible – ready and available when needed to tackle urgent requests;
    • Strongly motivated and takes initiative, with a high level of creativity
    • Enjoys working in a multicultural team;
    • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Able to work under strict deadlines with the ability to set priorities;

     

    What do we offer?

    • 6 month paid internship position.
    • Working in a people oriented, international and dynamic culture at the centre of EU affairs;
    • Interviewing via video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic;

     

    Candidates must have an existing permit to work and live in Belgium and the European Union.

     

    To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your CV to: croplife@croplifeeurope.eu by 23 September 2022.

     

    All selected applicants will be contacted for interviews, on a rolling basis.