Trainee on Migration & Democracy (fulltime)

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02 Jun 2017
Party of European Socialists
10-12 Rue Guimard
B-1040 Brussels
Party of European Socialists (PES)
Trainee on Migration & Democracy (fulltime)
The  Party  of  European  Socialists  (PES)  is  a  European  political  party,  which  brings  together Socialist,  Social Democratic, Democratic and Labour Parties of the European Union. There are 33  full member parties from the 28 EU member and Norway. In addition, there are eleven associate and ten observer parties. Our office is based in Brussels. 
Job description: 
  • Support the work of the PES Democracy Unit on Migration and Democracy;
  • Provide research and briefings on Migration and Democracy issues;
  • Supporting the drafting of political papers, for example policy papers, speeches and press material;
  • Assistance in organizing meetings and events;
  • Attending at congresses, conferences, meetings, seminars and preparing reports for the PES;
  • Contribute to other duties as assigned.
Your profile: 
  • A commitment to the core values of the PES and political sensitivity and awareness; 
  • Preferably with experience working in one of our member parties, organisations or parliamentary groups; 
  • Very good understanding of EU institutions and politics; 
  • Academic background related to the specific fields; 
  • Experience in organizing meetings and events would be an asset;
  • Excellent spoken and written English and at least one other EU language;
  • High motivation and pro-activeness;
  • Excellent research and writing skills. 
Practical information:
  • Location: PES Headquarters, 10-12 Rue Guimard, Brussels
  • Duration: a.s.a.p. for 6 months
  • This is a paid internship 
Please  send  your  application  letter,  accompanied  by  a  detailed  CV,  to  Marije  Laffeber,  PES Deputy  Secretary General,  before  02/06/2017.  Applications should  be  sent by  e-mail to with the subject:  INTERN MIGRATION AND DEMOCRACY.
The PES promotes equal opportunities for women and men. 

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