Internship - Corporate Governance Account Management Support

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Enter a world of corporate governance and responsible investment and jumpstart your career by gaining exposure to the fundamental affairs of businesses and economies on a global scale.
Why work for ISS?
For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.
We are truly a global company, with more than 900 employees spread across 18 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.
The ISS Way
At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values in a manner that informs your actions and aspirations in the workplace.
What’s in it for you?
  • Work in a flexible and diversified environment.
  • Perform in a workplace of integrity and transparency.
  • Learn in practice the function of the corporate governance and gain an understanding of its technical terminology.
  • Receive in-depth training in the latest developments in corporate governance to fulfill your career aspirations.
  • Expand your know-how in the corporate governance industry, and contribute significantly to our client work and knowledge building.
Out of our ISS office in Brussels, 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 talented and self-motivated interns to support the Brussels Client Service & Consultants 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.
  • Physical attendance of general meetings of Belgian listed companies taking place in Belgium
  • 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 and the Netherlands
  • Regular direct contact (email and phone) with issuing companies, agent banks and clients
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent; we gladly support candidacies related to the completion of internships within study programs
  • Language skills: very good command of English, as well as working proficiency in French and/or Dutch
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills (including Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer)
  • 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
  • Client focus and skill to communicate effectively with clients and partners
  • Interest in corporate governance, experience acquired through previous internships or traineeships seen as an advantage, however this is not a requirement.
Please note that candidates applying for this internship need to have a valid driver’s license and a car available for the duration of the internship in order to be able to represent our clients at general shareholder meetings of Belgian companies. Petrol expenses will be refunded for any meetings attended.
This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + transport refunding) and will run for 3 to 4 months starting from March 2017.
Interested in this great learning opportunity?
Please apply online on https://jobs-international-issgovernance.icims.com/jobs/1089/internship-..., by sending a cover letter along with a CV in English.
Applications without a cover letter won’t be taken into consideration!
Please note that due to the great number of applications we receive, we can only respond to selected candidates.
To all recruitment agencies: ISS does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any ISS employee, location or website. ISS is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes