Brussels Forum 2018 - Internship, Strategic Convening

The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Oct 27

Position description

GMF‘s Strategic Convening team in Washington DC seeks an intern to assist in preparations for Brussels Forum 2018, GMF’s annual flagship event held in Brussels, Belgium. The conference brings together nearly 400 high-level international participants from the world of politics, business, media and ideas to engage in discussion and debate over the issues and opportunities shared throughout the transatlantic community.

As an intern with the Strategic Convening team the intern will work closely with senior GMF staff to provide research, logistical and administrative support for the design and implementation of Brussels Forum. The internship is a unique opportunity to be in close contact with the senior international policy community, while gaining the opportunity to play a substantive role in the production of a major international event.

The Strategic Convening intern can also benefit from the Washington foreign policy environment and attend various foreign policy-related events. The intern will be working with a database system and will therefore be provided with database training.

The is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assisting in research and analysis related to Brussels Forum themes and topics.
  • Conducting research on speakers and participants
  • Contributing insight into agenda design, session formats and speaker suggestions
  • Acting as an internal point of contact for GMF staff
  • Coordinating external communications with Brussels Forum participants and VIP speakers
  • Attending events in Washington D.C. to gain insights into ongoing policy debates. Assisting GMF staff in all other operational preparations regarding Brussels Forum
  • Maintaining and updating the registration database system
  • Assisting with the Brussels Forum website
  • Assisting with other administrative and logistical duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Fluency in English. Second language skills in French, Dutch (Flemish,) German or a third European language desired, but not required.
  • Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential.
  • Proficiency in HTML/CSS, Drupal or WordPress a plus but not required.      
  • Flexibility to multi-task, have an eye for detail, ability to perform under tight deadlines and work independently and responsibly.
  • Experience in event management is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; and must be creative, organized, committed and responsible.  

Start and Length of the Internship

  • Preferred starting date: January 8, 2018
  • Preferred length of internship: 4 months w/ option of renewal

Application instructions

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