Vacancy: Research Executive, Public Affairs, Environment and Energy, Brussels.

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Starting date: as soon as possible Placement: Brussels, Belgium

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs is looking for a motivated trainee to join our growing Brussels public affairs offering for the period of 6 months.

Our Brussels office opened in 2017, and we are currently looking to strengthen our team with a researcher focused on working with the manufacturing and energy sectors, with the opportunity to work with other business areas depending on evolving client needs.

We offer the opportunity to work and grow in a fast-paced but energetic consultancy environment. Anyone joining will have the opportunity to develop within the Rud Pedersen team, working with our Brussels partners and the wider company.

Rud Pedersen has seven offices across six countries, and around 180 consultants with their own experience from politics and/or public administration. The Rud Pedersen Group is a growing public affairs and communications company that includes Rud Pedersen Public Affairs, Welcom and King Street PR.


The position

In particular, the role entails:

  • Following EU developments and undertaking initial research on policy issues on behalf of clients;

  • Supporting team with legislative, regulatory and press monitoring;

  • Helping to organise and execute events;

  • Taking an active role in client teams, suggesting improvements for servicing of clients with regard to research;

  • Participating at external events relevant to day-to-day work and seeking to build relationships with external actors at an appropriate level; 

  • Building competence at undertaking public affairs tasks on behalf of clients.


Your profile

Our ideal candidate for this position will have the following profile:

  • Experience working with or in the EU institutions, national governments (i.e. internship);

  • Master in relevant fields, i.e. EU affairs, IR, law, political science;

  • Interest and preferably some content knowledge in the fields of environment and energy policy or related such as transport;

  • An enthusiasm for conducting public affairs and communications in all its forms, from direct outreach to social media engagement;

  • Interest in helping to organise and manage events;

  • Full professional proficiency in English, with working knowledge of French or another EU official language.


Please send your application in the form of a CV (no Europass) and a covering letter to no later than close of business Monday 18 February.