Graduate Intern, Integrated Communications and Reputation Management Public Affairs, 6-months paid internship, Brussels

ABOUT THE JOB

FleishmanHillard’s Brussels is looking for a Graduate Intern to join this fast-growing practice and gain professional experience in EU public affairs.

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 Brussels Integrated Communications and Reputation Management Team works with clients; specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of EU public policy for their organisations and develop and implement advocacy and communication strategies to help them enhance their positioning. As part of a wider team, we collaborate with colleagues across the office on their specific areas of expertise including energy, healthcare, financial services, and technology, and we work with colleagues in other FleishmanHillard offices across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as well as with key offices around the world.

 

What you will do

  • Work on communications strategy aiming to raise our clients’ profile
  • Engage on social media and with traditional media; shape and disseminate their messages and leverage their different communications channels targeting EU policymakers and stakeholders ecosystem

 

Who you are

  • You have initial working experience relating to communications and/or media relations. This experience should ideally be acquired working with the EU institutions, EU trade associations, in-house or through a communications consultancy.
  • You have a good understanding of EU policymaking
  • You have excellent oral and written communication in English; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus
  • You have a good storytelling approach
  • You have experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing
  • You have a good grasp of social and traditional media channels (international, EU and/or local)
  • You build and maintain trusting relationships
  • You manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • You have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • You are committed to the highest standards of service delivery
  • You are dynamic, curious, supportive, collaborative and a willing team player

 

WHY YOU SHOULD WORK FOR US

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 Integrated Communications & Reputation Management 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
  • 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. 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.

 

YOUR APPLICATION

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.

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