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CropLife Europe currently has the following positions available:

Intern Public Affairs and Communications CropLife Europe Brussels, Belgium

CropLife Europe (CLE) is offering an internship position in public affairs, legal and communications in its Brussels office, starting ideally in September 2024. The role provides a unique opportunity to obtain experience and develop skills in the agriculture field. The successful candidate will have the occasion to interact with the full CLE team. The role will be performed in the CLE office, in Brussels.

CropLife Europe is the European organisation which represents the European crop protection industry, including 23 company members and 32 national associations. The members are leading global companies and European national associations working in four key areas: conventional pesticides, biopesticides, plant biotechnology and digital agronomy. 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 policy events e.g. hearings and conferences;
  • Support the expert groups in the development and implementation of advocacy and communication plans, including attending members’ meetings and reporting on discussions;
  • Together with CLE team members, engage with key stakeholders, including EU Institutions and other Brussels-based organisations;
  • Support the preparation of media and social monitoring;
  • Draft digital content and support the delivery of the social media strategy;
  • Support the CLE Legal Affairs and IP Manager with research and monitoring of legal cases;
  • Support the logistics and organisation of public events;

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

  • Knowledge of the functioning of the European Institutions;
  • Understanding of legal, public affairs and government relations;
  • Ability to synthesise and translate complex issues into clear and concise messages;
  • Recognises the need to react to 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;
  • Interviews will take place via video conferencing;

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

To apply by 25th June, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your CV to: jobs@croplifeeurope.eu; Title of email: Internship 2024

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