Project Executive (Trainee)

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 28

Position description

DS is leading a consortium implementing the China IPR SME Helpdesk. This is a major EU-funded business support service projects for European SMEs, which deliver business-focused and practical advice on IPR protection and enforcement in China. Services available to European SMEs include expert advice, e-learning, industry or IP specific guides, training workshops and other events.u.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Executive to join our Brussels team and lead communications and outreach activities, new media marketing, event planning, and stakeholder liaison for the China IPR SME Helpdesk. The candidate should have proven experience in communications, stakeholder engagement and outreach, and event management. Additionally, experience in email marketing services (e.g MailChimp), social media and graphic design are highly desirable. Familiarity with intellectual property and the EU’s trade policy agenda in third countries would be preferable. In addition, the candidate should have an excellent command of written and oral English.

This internship is paid and will be for the duration of 12 months at full-time capacity. This is not a short term or summer internship scheme; a full position may be available upon successful completion.

Applicants for the Brussels office should have the right to live and work in Belgium, DS is not able to sponsor work permits for Belgium.


Prospective candidates require:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher (preferably in International Development, International Relations, Political Science, Business Studies or a related field);
  • Excellent English skills in verbal and written communications;
  • Team player with demonstrated self-management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment;
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other programmes;
  • Strong communication and client servicing skills;
  • Previous experience in networking, outreach and stakeholder liaison (experience with stakeholders in Europe preferred);
  • Reliable and showing initiative, thoroughness and attention to detail.

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