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Legal/European Affairs internship openings at EMMA, STM!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brussels, 30 November 2016

EMMA and STM are currently looking for European Affairs/Legal interns. Apply today!

EMMA European Affairs/Legal Intern

EMMA is offering an unpaid internship at its offices in Brussels for 6 months (there is a small allowance for accommodation and public transport). Deadline for applications is Friday, 23 December 2016. However, interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so the position could be filled before this date.

This internship will be of benefit particularly for anyone who seeks professional experience related to lobbying in a European, membership-based organisation.

Duties:

The internship offers the possibility to learn about the work of EMMA, especially its advocacy and communication actions in Brussels, and the priorities of magazine publishers today. It consists of support and assistance in the following areas:

  • Monitor legislative and non-legislative activity, detect key issues and analyse their impact on the European magazine publishing industry
  • Support EMMA’s public affairs work, including the preparation of briefings, contact plans, newsletter articles and monitoring of parliamentary discussions
  • Research and background work to support the overall activities of EMMA
  • Support EMMA’s administration and organisational work, such as preparing meetings with EMMA members and organizing meetings with the EU institutions

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the EU Institutions, including decision-making procedures, as well as EU law
  • Strong interest in the media sector and / or in EU media policy
  • An excellent team-player, also able to self-motivate and organise his/her work in an autonomous manner
  • Excellent English language skills and very good written and verbal communication skills: phone calls to arrange meetings and drafting of articles for EMMA members is part of the weekly job.
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database)
  • Ideally working towards a degree in political sciences or law.
  • Previous experience in an EU institution or an EU association is an asset.

EMMA internships are only open to candidates registered at a University/school/institute, as a contract must be signed between EMMA and the student's home university. Please note that this is a compulsory condition; applications that do not match this criterion will not be short-listed.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to Max von Abendroth, Executive Director of EMMA to the following email address: intern@magazinemedia.eu.

Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line. For instance: Subject heading: Application EMMA European Affairs/Legal Intern + your name

DEADLINE: 23 December 2016

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted. Please note that we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so the position may be filled before the deadline is reached.



STM European Affairs/Legal Intern

STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 120 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established players.

STM aims and objectives are:

  • to assist publishers and their authors in their activities in disseminating the results of research in the fields of science, technology and medicine;
  • to assist national and international organisations and communications industries in the electronic environment, who are concerned with improving the dissemination, storage and retrieval of scientific, technical and medical information;
  • to carry out the foregoing work of the Association in conjunction with the International Publishers Association (IPA) and with the national publishers associations and such other governmental and professional bodies, international and national, who may be concerned with these tasks.

STM participates in the development of information identification protocols and electronic copyright management systems. STM members are kept fully up to date (via newsletters, the STM website, and e-mail) about the issues which will ultimately affect their business. More information can be found on www.stm-assoc.org.

STM’s Public Affairs and Copyright and Legal Affairs Committees act as a forum for the discussion of government relations, strategy and policy issues. The committees provide recommendations as appropriate to the STM Executive Board.

STM is offering an unpaid, full-time internship at its office in Brussels for a period of 3-6 months (a small allowance for transport and food will be paid). This internship will consist of support and assistance in the Public and Legal and Copyright Affairs activities for STM. It will be of benefit particularly for anyone who seeks professional experience related to lobbying in a European, membership-based organisation.

Duties:

The internship offers the possibility to learn about the work of STM, especially its advocacy and communication actions in Brussels, and the priorities of scholarly publishers today. It consists of support and assistance in the following areas:

  • Monitor legislative and non-legislative activity, detect key issues and analyse their impact on the European/international scholarly publishing industry
  • Support STM’s public affairs work, including the preparation of briefings, contact plans, newsletter articles and monitoring of parliamentary discussions
  • Research and background work to support the overall activities of STM

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the EU Institutions, including decision-making procedures, as well as EU law
  • An excellent team-player, with a demonstrated interest in publishing in the EU context
  • Excellent English language skills and very good written and verbal communication skills: phone calls to arrange meetings and drafting of articles for STM members is part of the weekly job
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database)
  • Self-motivated, well organized and able to work efficiently
  • Ideally working towards a degree in political sciences or law. Previous experience in an EU institution or an EU association is an asset.

STM internships are only open to candidates registered at a University/school/institute. The contract will be signed between EMMA – the organisation providing administrative support to STM in Brussels – and the student’s home university. Please note that this is a compulsory condition; applications that do not match this criterion will not be short-listed.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to Barbara Kalumenos, Director Public Affairs STM to the following email address: intern@magazinemedia.eu.

Subject heading: Application STM Public Affairs /Legal Affairs intern + your name

DEADLINE: 23 December 2016

Please note: candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so it's possible that the position will be filled before this date. The ideal start date for this position is 16 January 2017.


 

For further information contact:

Karin Fleming
EMMA Communications Manager

intern@magazinemedia.eu

+32 2 536 0607