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


We are looking for a Graduate Intern with an interest in the Healthcare policy field, to join this fast-growing practice and gain professional experience in EU public affairs. 

  • 6-month paid internship
  • Starting date: asap

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.

Our Healthcare team consists of 6 full-time consultants advising a range of organizations including blue-chip international healthcare companies, health associations and campaigning charities. We develop integrated communications campaigns that engage a wide range of audiences, addressing regulatory issues and matters of political importance. Specifically, we advise our clients on their dialogue and negotiations with EU and pan-European policy makers and institutions and develop the wider advocacy strategies that support this engagement.  We also work closely with European patient advocacy associations.


What you will do

  • You will assist in the implementation of market-leading public affairs programmes for global accounts.
  • Based on your daily monitoring of relevant information sources and reporting on key developments, you will assist with preparing draft reports, presentations and issue analysis relevant to our clients.
  • You will support the organisation of stakeholder events.


Who you are

  • You are a student currently doing, or have just completed, their bachelor or master in university courses such as political science where there is a strong European focus, or global or public health. Or you have already acquired some relevant previous work experience or internship
  • You have a good understanding of EU policymaking and a true interest in the healthcare sector
  • You have a basic understanding of the healthcare sector and of policy issues most impacting that sector
  • You must have excellent oral and written communication in English; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus
  • You are committed to the highest standards of service delivery
  • You can manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • You have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • You can build and maintain trusting relationships
  • You are a dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player



Our culture

Our Brussels’ FleishmanHillard team epitomises the best of Brussels in every way. With more than 20 nationalities and a huge variety of backgrounds, experience and skills, it’s a melting pot of energy, accuracy and creativity. The Healthcare Team makes up a big part of that. We’re a modern, hybrid workforce, based in Brussels and further afield, but we’re friends first and work colleagues second – and that culture is vital to our future.


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 healthcare industry
  • Having responsibilities of your own and objectives to deliver
  • Continuous learning


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. You will not be required to share sensitive information that you are not comfortable sharing.  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 program that will help you grow personally & professionally and steer your career into the future you are planning.
  • With an average of 93% overall office engagement, month after month, you will be part of a 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 form.