Starting date: Immediate
Duration: 3 months minimum, preferably 6 months
Location: Strasbourg (F)
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 200 regions from 35 countries and 16 interregional organizations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.
AER is looking for an intern to work in the Secretary General’s office.
The selected person will be under the lead and responsibility of the Secretary General and will work closely with the Coordinator for Policy and Knowledge transfer.
Candidates should have a general understanding of European policies, an interest in political matters and a strong capacity in organization with the aptitude to work in a multinational team.
The AER working language is English. A proficient, ideally mother tongue level of English is required. Mastering another European language would be an asset especially Spanish or German.
The selected candidate will have to deal with some daily organizational work required in the office of the AER Secretary General but also with public policy work.
The main tasks asked will be:
– secretariat at the level of Secretary General (20%)
– background research on policy matters (20%)
– translation and drafting of briefings, news articles (20%)
– help in the liaison with members (20%)
– help in the animation of 2 AER programmes : the Youth Regional Network and the Summer Academy (20%)
For all internships within the AER, a contract must be signed by the AER and the student’s home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory.
The internship is remunerated according to the legal requirements but the student meets his/her travel and living costs.
The job in such an office is wide and quite different everyday, further information to potential interns will be given in a recruiting interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
If you are interested, please send CV and a cover letter in English to:
Deadline for applicants: 20 February
If you are interested to know more: www.aer.eu