Public Affairs and Communication Intern

Entry-level Communication Professionals Brussels, Belgium


Public Affairs & Communication Intern 
6 months Internship starting from September

About APCO in Brussels

The Brussels office consists of 30+ multilingual consultants with policy expertise in several areas, e.g. technology, transport, healthcare, financial services, energy and environment etc. 

By operating in a collaborative environment, employees are encouraged to work across practice groups, offices, and regions and develop a multi-faceted understanding of policy/regulation, politics, issues and trends

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY 

The intern is involved in both Public Affairs and communications work and support the consultants on assigned projects one or more of APCO's diverse client practices while also conducting broad research and intelligence assignments for the general purpose of the Brussels office. Specific responsibilities may include Internet research, mailing coordination, database development and follow up for client events (media or participants). The intern is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the EU policymaking process, be fluent in English and have good written and oral communication skills. The intern reports to assigned project staff member and/or the Research team coordinators.

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES
  • Expand and apply the current knowledge of European and global institutions in a real-time work environment.
  • Familiarize with the logistics and functions of consultancy, specifically in regard to public affairs. 2. Experience first-hand how the policies of the EU and other institutions affect various stakeholders worldwide.
  • Develop relations with colleagues and other stakeholders of the Public Affairs sector and participate to meetings (internal and external), conferences and debates to develop his/her professional network.
DAY-TO-DAY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are specific duties performed on a daily basis:

1. Participate in on-going projects for international clients and provide assistance to Consultants with tasks including but not limited to:

• Monitor media, institutional calendar, regulation and legislation updates
• Provide support to client work and new business opportunities
• Draft client materials
• Conduct researches and produce mailings;

2. Conduct industry and/or client research;
3. Conduct audits and mappings;
4. Provide support to media relations activities (e.g. producing media lists etc.);
5. Support client event organization (e.g invitation, logistics etc.);
6. General admin support tasks (e.g. update databases, translations)

About APCO Worldwide

APCO Worldwide is a strategic advisory, advocacy and communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and achieve impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyse, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be contacting successful candidates.