Graduate Intern, Financial Services Public Affairs Consultancy, 6-month paid internship, Brussels

FleishmanHillard’s Brussels office is seeking a graduate intern to support its Financial Services practice.

FleishmanHillard in Brussels is Europe’s leading EU public affairs and communications consultancy. We have an excellent track record of advising blue chip clients 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 to our clients’ issues.

Within our Brussels office, our Financial Services team consists of over 20 full-time consultants advising over 40 clients spanning banks, investors, insurance companies, market infrastructures, data and payments providers, Fintechs, corporates and credit rating agencies. Specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of legislative and other policy developments for their organisations, and develop advocacy strategies that help them meet their objectives and enhance their positioning.

  • 6-month paid stage
  • Starting date: asap

The position

We are looking for a candidate interested in the Financial Services sector, to join this established practice and gain professional experience in EU public affairs.   The successful candidate will assist in the implementation of public affairs programmes for market-leading global accounts. Based on his/her daily monitoring of relevant information sources and reporting on key developments, he/she will assist with preparing draft reports, presentations and issue analysis relevant to our clients.

Experience required

  • We are considering graduate students currently doing their master at university in courses such as political science or business where there is a strong European focus
  • Good understanding of EU policymaking and a true interest in economics or financial services

Skills & Competencies required

  • Basic understanding of financial sector and of policy issues most impacting that sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English is a must; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus
  • Commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships
  • Dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your cv (Europass cv’s are not accepted) and cover letter through our Taleo platform.

Deadline of application is 15 January 2020.

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