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Programme Assistant – Europe’s Political Economy Programme

The EPC is looking for a Programme Assistant (equivalent to a paid internship) to join its Europe’s Political Economy Programme for a period of 6 months, starting as soon as possible (exact date to be

This is an entry-level position targeted at recent graduates as well as graduates having acquired initial work experience through internships.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in EU economic policies (e.g. economic governance, Single Market, digital, industrial policies or trade), through prior course choices, a solid academic background, an understanding of EU institutions and decision-making processes, and an interest in organising events and carrying out desk research on various topics related to EU policies. 

The candidate should have the following profile:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, political science or law;
  • Strong interest in European affairs;
  • Good organisational and time management skills;
  • Able to work both independently and in a multinational team;
  • Interested in developing presentation skills;
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written), additional languages are a plus;
  • Data visualisation skills are a plus;
  • Previous relevant work experience would be a plus;
Main duties:
  • Supporting EPC analysts in organising events (including drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, contacting speakers, assisting during the events);
  • Background research, analysis of data, and support in writing publications;
  • Contributing to policy monitoring with an eye to developing a strong understanding of EU policymaking processes;
  • Support in writing project and funding proposals, as needed.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send by e-mail a 1-page motivation letter together with a CV, each in PDF format, to Emma Woodford ( and mention EPE-Prog as well as their name and surname in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 25/06/2023 23.59 (CET). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
All EPC programme assistants are offered a CIP contract (“convention d’immersion professionelle”) and are normally expected to be based in Brussels or in a location with easy access to Brussels. 
The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from sections of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policymaking.

In view of the expected high number of applications, please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in this vacancy.

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