Governance Client Services Support - Internship

ISS - Institutional Shareholder Services

Brussels, Belgium


Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance solutions for asset owners, investment managers, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include objective governance research and recommendations, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action claims management, and reliable global governance data and modeling tools. For further information on ISS, please visit our web site at www.issgovernance.com.


The Client Service & Consultants team provides a single, turnkey solution to managing proxy distribution for custodian banks, an integrated proxy research and a voting solution for institutional investor clients, as well as a meeting representation service to Belgian and Dutch companies’ general meetings. We are seeking interns who will support the Brussels team during the peak European proxy voting season.

If you are looking for a first client facing experience in an international working environment, want to learn more about corporate governance and the financial industry and last but not least wish to develop your communication, organizational and networking skills, this internship is meant for you! You will have the chance to participate in internal trainings, profit from the guidance of experienced colleagues throughout the entire internship period and be involved in diverse team tasks.


  • Support the team with managing daily external and internal service queries;
  • Preparation and follow up on tasks related to the vote execution in markets like Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal;
  • Regular direct contact (email and phone) with issuing companies, agent banks and clients;
  • Physical attendance of general meetings of Belgian listed companies taking place in Belgium for candidates with French and/or Dutch language skills.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent. We gladly support candidacies related to completion of internships within study programs;
  • Interest in corporate governance, experience acquired through previous internships or traineeships seen as an advantage, however this is not a requirement;
  • Language skills: very good command of English, as well as working proficiency either in French and/or Dutch or in Portuguese;
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills (including Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer);
  • Client focus and skill to communicate effectively with clients and partners;
  • Quick learner; ability to assimilate new information with attention to detail;
  • Organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently while being an enthusiastic team player.
This internship is remunerated and will run for three to six months between March and May/August 2016, depending on the covered markets.

Applicants should email a cover letter along with a CV in English to EMEA_Recruitment@issgovernance.com using the reference “Client Services Internship” in the email subject.