We are currently looking for two talented and enthusiastic trainees to join our team in Brussels for a 6-month traineeship. We are looking for one German native speaker, and one French native speaker.
Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organizations, governments, and individuals in the world with global offices in London, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Washington DC, Nairobi, Doha and Singapore.
We are pioneers in integrated public affairs and communications campaigns, helping clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and navigate policy – and deliver global advocacy and communications campaigns across multiple platforms.
Our teams of experienced and multilingual consultants invest time to understand clients from the inside out, work with them to set clear strategic direction, and then bring whole of Portland’s abilities to bear to deliver their objectives.
At Portland we never rest on our laurels; we constantly strive to improve our work and be at the forefront of the industry.
We are currently looking for two talented and enthusiastic trainees to join our team in Brussels for a 6-month traineeship based on a C.I.P. contract (convention d’immersion professionnelle) starting February 2024. We are looking for one native French speaking intern, and one native German speaking intern.
You will assist in client projects by
Working on daily press reviews;
Monitoring developments on topics of general interest to our clients;
Conducting research and analysis on topics related to EU policies and institutions;
Providing general account administrative support such as taking notes, preparing briefs and background materials, updating data bases, assisting in events organization, etc.
A Master degree in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Law, or a related field;
A passion for, and knowledge of, European politics and EU policy processes and policies, knowledge of German and/or French politics a plus;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and native in either French or German;
The desire to develop personal networks in Brussels;
Excellent command of Microsoft Office;
Market research skills and analytical thinking;
A proactive and flexible attitude;
A C.I.P. contract (convention d’immersion professionnelle);
The ability to prioritize, work autonomously and under pressure.
What we offer
The opportunity to work on areas that may include competition, trade, international relations, financial services, telecoms, copyright, healthcare and environment policy;
Challenging, high-profile work in a stimulating and entrepreneurial environment;
A paid traineeship regulated in the framework of a ‘Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle’.
If you are interested
If you are interested in the role, please fill the form below & include your CV & motivation letter.
Please let us know if you require any adjustments during the interview process.