6-month Internship at PA Europe Office, The Hague

Deadline: 30 November 2013
Open to: candidates with at least undergraduate degree and background in finance or economics
Remuneration: not specified


PA Europe, the Brussels-based government relations and public affairs group, is currently offering an internship position at its office in The Hague, the Netherlands starting January 2, 2014The internship will last for six months and is remunerated. PA Europe provides political and communication strategy development and implementation, political intelligence and lobbying to companies and Governments.

PA Europe is specialised in strategic advice and operational assistance on political/societal issues, regulatory issues and media support. Furthermore, the company devises and implements solutions for ongoing management issues and particularly crisis situations. Among over 400 clients successfully served are the European Commission and several Ministries of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs, Economic Affairs and Finance; multinational enterprises in the food, beverages, banking, construction, pharmaceutical, health care, environment, transport and logistics, energy, automotive and agricultural sectors from mainly the EU, the Netherlands, China, Indonesia, Japan, Russia and the USA.

The role will involve supporting the junior and senior staff members by:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of client projects;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy briefs;
  • Monitoring and analysing media and policy developments;
  • Contributing to the development of strategic client advice;
  • Supporting business administration.


PA Europe is looking for applicants with a strong interest in public policy, political and Dutch/EU affairs and lobbying. Knowledge of, and/or experience in the EU or Dutch government institutions and working in an international environment are an advantage. Furthermore, PA Europe has a preference for applicants with a background in finance or economics.

Essential qualities

  • Dutch and English language skills at native-speaker level with very strong written abilities (knowledge of other languages is an asset);
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Strong research abilities, especially media tracking and analysing political processes;
  • Excellent attention to detail, proven organisational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently;
  • Ability to operate in a highly collaborative environment with multiple priorities;
  • A positive “can do” attitude, excellent interpersonal & persuasive skills, and a willingness to take personal responsibility;
  • Advanced IT skills in MS Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint;
  • At least an undergraduate degree is required – a masters degree is desirable;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa or other means of working in the Netherlands for six months without work permit sponsorship.


The deadline to apply is 30 November 2013. Interested candidates should send their motivation letter and CV in English to Ms. Annemieke Beylevelt, Senior Consultant at PA Europe (annemiekebeylevelt@pa-europe.com ; 0031 70 3456210). 

For more information, you may see PA Europe’s website HERE.

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