Policy Intern

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Assist EVPA’s Head of Policy as well as Public Affairs Manager in the implementation of EVPA policy-related activities, namely:
    • Contacts with EVPA Members and relevant EU and multilateral authorities (European Commission, Parliament, Council, EESC, EIF, OECD, G8 GSG, etc.)
    • Support the organisation of webinars dedicated to learning about EU and / or national policies (i.e. EU funding for the VP/SI sector, retail social investment, Social Impact Bonds, etc.)
    • Support the development of a cross-border best-policy-sharing initiative focusing on inspirational national policies
    • Assist in the preparation & follow-up of EVPA policy meetings and event(s)
    • Draft policy material (communications for EVPA Newsletter, contributions to public consultations, etc.)
    • Update and maintain EVPA policy website and database of contacts
  • Other administrative tasks (reporting, logistics, etc.)
Skills and Qualities
  • Proven policy literacy and understanding of European institutions and decision-making process
  • Knowledge of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment an asset (or demonstrable curiosity and willingness to learn)
  • Well organised and able to work on projects autonomously
  • Good at time management, forward planning and prioritisation
  • Proactive attitude with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, any other European language(s) an asset
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Terms and Conditions
  • Paid internship
  • Based in Brussels
  • Start date: May 2017, for a duration of 6 months (expandable)
  • Must be currently enrolled or have completed graduate or master’s programme
  • Possibility to grow in terms of responsibilities and opportunities as part of a small and dynamic team
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial and fast moving environment
Please send your CV and motivation letter by 16 April 2017 to Simon Ott: sott@evpa.eu.com (only those selected candidates will be contacted for an interview).