EU Public Affairs internship

Deadline for Application: by 20 September 2018.

Internship Description

COGEN Europe is looking for an intern to join its team in Brussels and support with the following:

  • Monitoring policy files (e.g. Renewable Energy, ETS, Energy Efficiency, Electricity Market Design, Energy Taxation, Ecodesign/Energy Labelling, etc.)
  • Drafting reports, newsletters, speaking points, briefing notes and position papers
  • Helping coordinate COGEN Europe’s Working Group activities
  • Supporting the project team for projects managed by COGEN Europe (PACE)
  • Contributing to the planning and organisation of external events (e.g. COGEN Europe Annual Conference, Workshops, etc.)
  • Performing basic research and administrative tasks when required

Intern Profile

Main skills and requirements requested:

  • Study one of the following fields: environmental studies, political sciences, economics, law, European and/or international relations
  • Excellent command of English, both orally and in writing. Good command of another EU language will be considered an asset
  • General knowledge and interest in EU decision-making process, as well as in EU’s energy and climate policy
  • Reporting, writing and presentation skills are an asset
  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational team and to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to handle stress, plan and meet deadlines

Terms and Conditions

  • This is an unpaid internship. As compensation, you will be involved in all the core activities of the association and get a first-hand experience in EU Public Affairs in Brussels.
  • This internship is for students only. Only candidates with a ‘convention de stage’ will be considered. Do not apply if you do not meet this requirement.
  • Start date: September 2017 on a full-time basis (5 days per week from 9.00 to 17.30)
  • Length: 4 months
  • Interviews will be held in our offices in Brussels.

Please send your CV and cover letter by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 September 2018 with ‘COGEN Europe - EU Public Affairs internship’ in subject. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to respond to all applications.


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