EU Public Affairs Intern

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
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  • Posted
    Aug 27

Position description

DAFNE is looking for a public affairs/legal intern to support its Brussels based advocacy team to start as soon as possible. The internship is a full-time internship, but can be adjusted to part-time if needed. We are looking for candidates for a six-months paid internship at Philanthropy House in Brussels.

The ideal candidate has experience in EU public affairs, has a good understanding of the legislative work related to the philanthropy and non-profit sector and is fluent in English (written and spoken). Other languages are an asset.


  • Contributing to regular EU and national advocacy monitoring for members;
  • Arranging meetings with policy makers (all 3 EU institutions);
  • Compiling briefing documents and helping with position papers on legislative files of relevance to our sector (i.e. taxation, anti-money laundering, foreign funding restrictions, cross-border giving);
  • Supporting the work of DAFNE’s Legal Affairs Committee and in particular preparing meetings with EC, EP and Council;
  • Supporting the DAFNE team in setting up the EU policy conference “Philanthropy Scrum: Cocreating the Single Market for Philanthropy” on 28 May 2018 in Brussels;
  • Helping with DAFNE data base (members, political contacts, key stakeholders);
  • Supporting DAFNE’s internal and external communication.

Application instructions

Please send your motivation letter and CV in English by email as soon as possible, but latest on 10 September 2018 to the DAFNE Executive Director Max von Abendroth. We will proceed with interviews of short-listed candidates on an ongoing basis. 

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