- Description: Assist the Environmental & Sustainability function within the Regulations & Industrial Policy team;
- Duration: 12 months (full-time);
- Desired starting date: As soon as possible;
- Remuneration: Paid internship;
- Reporting to: Manager Regulations & Industrial Policy.
This internship is aimed at young professionals, recent graduates, and/or students in the final stages of their university studies, who wish to acquire professional experience in EU policy making. The position offers direct experience working within the innovative medical technology industry, together with the rest of MedTech Europe’s secretariat of 40+ employees. Ad. hoc. Interaction with the EU institutions and other Brussels-based stakeholders is also possible.
The successful candidate will support the projects and day-to-day activities of the Environmental & Sustainability function within the Regulations & Industrial Policy team, with a focus on EU environmental and chemicals legislation. By the end of the internship, the candidate will have had hands-on experience in how the medical technology industry is regulated by, and how it complies with, this legislation. MedTech Europe offers a dynamic and international working environment, with regular contacts and interactions with both its members and with other organisations active in healthcare and in EU environmental and chemicals policy.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
- Analysing and monitoring a range of EU policy developments in the field of environmental and chemicals legislation, e.g. REACH, RoHS, Circular Economy, waste legislation, and others as needed;
- Conducting research and assisting in the development of industry positions and presentations on relevant topics;
- Attending and reporting on meetings and conferences organised by EU institutions and stakeholders;
- Writing articles for MedTech Europe’s internal and/or external communication channels and other relevant publications;
- Providing overall support to environmental & chemicals-related projects.
The ideal candidate:
- Has a genuine passion for healthcare and/or environmental legislation;
- Holds a university degree or other relevant qualifications in European Studies, Law, Political Science or Economics; or in Chemistry or Environmental Sciences with knowledge of the EU policy framework;
- Has a strong understanding of EU policies and the functioning of the EU (a must); previous experience with environmental & chemicals legislation is a strong advantage but is not essential;
- Is fluent in both written and spoken English (verbally and with excellent English writing skills); other EU languages are an advantage;
- Has excellent command of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook;
- Is a team player who can work proactively and independently.
Please send us:
- Your CV (1-2 pages), plus;
- A motivation letter of no longer than 250 words, explaining:
- Why you are interested in this job;
- What you expect to learn from this 1-year experience; and
- What relevant knowledge and skills you can bring to the role.
Applications should be sent to Nathalie Buijs ([email protected]).
Please note that recruitment will be conducted on a rolling basis. Final deadline for applications: 28 February 2020.