Graduate Intern, Energy, Climate and Transport Public Affairs Consultancy, 6-month paid internship, Brussels


FleishmanHillard’s Brussels office is seeking a Graduate Intern to support its Energy, Climate and Transport practice.

Energy and Climate is the defining political issue of today, and companies must navigate an increasingly complicated policy mix on the path towards reaching Net Zero by 2050. At the same time, industrial policy is back with increasing government interventions, re-shaping the business environment in Europe and beyond. FleishmanHillard’s diverse client portfolio allows to engage on a variety of policies that are of relevance and at the core of EU policymaking.

FleishmanHillard in Brussels is Europe’s leading EU public affairs and communications consultancy. We have an excellent track record of advising global corporations, trade associations and governments as they navigate regulatory, political and policy issues of substantial commercial and societal significance. Our approach hinges on close partnership, offering deep expertise and applying insight as well as creativity. FleishmanHillard’s Energy, Climate and Transport Team takes a principled approach and works only with companies that are serious about climate goals and committed to contributing to Europe’s net zero ambitions.


What you will do

  • You will contribute to the implementation of public affairs programmes for multi-market and global accounts by conducting tailored, quality research and analysis
  • You will help the team preparing client material (presentations, policy notes, newsletters)
  • You will attend in-person and online events, reporting back to the team and clients
  • You will present in front of clients (gradually)
  • You will monitor stakeholder events, EU consultations and industry workshops for the team and clients
  • You will interact with a wide network of leading experts that will give you room to grow with gradually increasing responsibilities


Who you are

  • You are a (post)graduate student currently completing your master’s degree in courses such as political science, law or economics with a strong European focus
  • You have good understanding of EU policymaking and a true interest in the energy and climate policies
  • You have excellent oral and written communication in English; fluency in German, French or Spanish is a plus
  • You are detail-oriented and dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service
  • You manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • You have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • You build and maintain trusting relationships
  • You are dynamic, supportive, collaborative and a willing team player



Our culture

With more than 20 nationalities and a huge variety of backgrounds, experience, and skills, FleishmanHillard Brussels is a melting pot of energy and creativity. The Energy, Climate and Transport Team makes up a big part of that. We are the largest in town; a curious and creative workforce. Nourishing our collaborative and collegial work culture is vital to us.


You will be excited by the thought of

  • An exciting consultant job in a dynamic firm that’s part of an international network
  • An opportunity to work on some of the most critical issues impacting the future of the Energy, Climate and Transport industry
  • Having responsibilities of your own and objectives to deliver
  • Continuous learning and growth


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At FleishmanHillard Brussels, we value individuals for who they are, as they are. We are passionate about nurturing an inclusive environment characterised by mutual respect and understanding. FleishmanHillard Brussels is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. Our selection process reflects our commitments to equality of chances. Please let us know if you need any adjustments made during the interview process.


Development and Engagement

  • You will get a smooth start by joining our 2 week-long induction programme to learn about our office, global network and teams.
  • We are keen on Career Development – So join our trainings, language courses or any other development programme that will help you grow personally & professionally and steer your career into the future you are planning.
  • You will be part of an office that values its team members and their well-being.


A flexible hybrid working model

We encourage flexible working across three core dimensions: work from office, work from home and external events and meetings.

  • Our modern and sustainable office in the heart of Brussels will always be our central meeting point and should drive collaboration, information exchange and collegiality. And yes, there are free fruit, coffee & drinks in the office.
  • Event attendance to both gather intelligence and build a network is at the core of our business, as is face to face client interaction.
  • Outside of work from office and external event and meeting attendance, you have the flexibility to work from home if you choose.



You want to work on public affairs and communications campaigns, and work in close partnership with clients as a trusted advisor? Then apply now by sending your CV and completing the questionnaire in the application.