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Erasmus Funded Brussels Trainee

Department: Brussels Office
Location: Brussels, BEL
Job Type: Internship

Job Summary:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels Office is accepting traineeship applications on a rolling basis to help with its programming activities in the offices. Candidates must be eligible for Erasmus + program funding provided by their universities, or other similar grants through their governments/national institutions. Learn more about the Erasmus + funding opportunity by the European Commission here ( and consult your university.

It is the candidate's responsibility to inquire with their university regarding eligibility prior to applying for the position. The German Marshall Fund of the United States does not bear any responsibility in initiating the Erasmus + funding procedure.

The trainee will work closely with senior GMF staff to provide research, logistical and administrative support. Trainees will be on flexible work plans where they assist multiple programs based on their background and interests and the programís availability and needs. The traineeship is a unique opportunity to be in close contact with the international policy community. Trainees can benefit from the Brussels environment and attend various EU related events. Trainees will also receive insights into project management (office administration, database, and events logistics).

Candidates must be eligible for Erasmus+ program funding, or other similar grants.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Providing administrative and operational support for the GMF Brussels office programing on issues pertaining to EU affairs, transatlantic relations, international affairs, and Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Assisting in the organization and coordination of Brussels based events, as well as broader GMF convening activities.
  • Conducting background research and writing internal memos for various projects.
  • Preparing talking points and preparatory materials for GMF fellows and senior staff ahead of meetings and speaking engagements.
  • Helping maintain database of contacts.
  • Assisting with administrative and logistical duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Academic background, with at least a fully completed bachelorís degree.
  • Strong interest in transatlantic policy issues.
  • Familiarity with European institutions desired.
  • Fluency in English. Second language skills in French, Spanish or other language is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), WordPress, Design creation software.
  • Flexibility to multi-task, have an eye for detail, ability to perform under tight deadlines and work independently.
  • Experience in event management is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Start and Length of Traineeship:

  • All traineeships last 6 months and GMF is happy to work around your academic calendar.

 GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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