Project Executive Trainee

SD Policies
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 27

Position description

Development Solutions' sister company SD Policies is leading a consortium implementing the China IP SME Helpdesk, one of the IP Helpdesks of the European Commission. This is a major EU-funded business support service project for European SMEs, which delivers business-focused and practical advice on IPR protection and enforcement in China. Services available to European SMEs include expert advice, industry or IP-specific guides, training workshops and other events.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Executive Trainee to join our Brussels team and lead communications and outreach activities, new media marketing, event planning, and stakeholder liaison for the China IP SME Helpdesk. The candidate should have proven experience in communications, stakeholder engagement and outreach, and event management. Additionally, experience in email marketing services, social media and graphic design are highly desirable. Familiarity with China, 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 a full-time capacity. This is not a short-term or summer internship scheme; a full position may be available upon successful completion. Applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium, SD Policies 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);
  • 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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