Internship responsibilities as the European Parliament’s Liaison Office Intern include:
- Working with staffers on a chosen policy area, such as energy, environment, counter-terrorism, financial services, trade, human rights or development co-operation (this list is in no way exhaustive);
- focusing on an area of process, such as comparison of procedures between the House of Representatives and the European Parliament;
- developing media as well as internal and external communications;
- designing an individual project of mutual interest by utilizing the resources of the European Parliament and the expertise of your fellow EPLO staff members;
- analyzing legislation and the policies that are vital for the transatlantic EU-US relationship;
- preparing working papers and memos for the EP Headquarters;
- preparing and assisting the Office in managing visits of European Parliament Members; and
- participating in our meetings with major interlocutors on the Hill, in executive agencies, and in think-tanks.
What might you gain from an EPLO internship?
- Familiarity with policy-making, both in the US and the European Union;
- networking opportunities with senior staffers liaising directly with Congressional members;
- advanced knowledge of global governance dealing with global issues;
- the opportunity to combine theory and practice in your chosen area of speciality;
- access to the European Parliament intranet and databases;
- experience working in a truly multinational European team, currently 10 nationalities (you may also hone your foreign language skills); and
- an opportunity to learn by doing.
Overall: a career-enhancing experience leaving you better-equipped for a future role in politics, international organisations, NGOs or the corporate sector.
Qualifications: The European Parliament invites graduate students (US citizens only) to apply for an internship in its Washington, DC, office from mid-January to mid-April 2013, with the possibility of a two month extension (depending on holiday and academic calendars, precise timing TBD) in Brussels and Strasbourg.
Salary: Flat-rate allowances to cover accommodation and possible travel to Europe will be granted.
Application Instructions: Please submit a Europass CV by October 31st and a 500-words statement of interest. Be sure to indicate type of assignment you seek: policy area or function (e.g. communications or procedural matters). A recommendation letter directly sent by a faculty member is also required. Please address your application to:
Jean-Luc ROBERT, 2175 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding the application process, please e-mail Jean-Luc Robert.