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EASPD Internship opportunity: Policy Assistant

We are looking for an intern to join the EASPD’s headquarters in Brussels. The intern will work directly with and under the supervision of EASPD’s Policy Manager and in close cooperation with other members of the Policy team. The work would involve covering a broad variety of topics; including the European Pillar on Social Rights, the UN CRPD, EU Recovery Plan and other areas of interest to social service provision.
The intern will be expected to:

  • Support the drafting of policy reports, briefings, articles and studies on several of the aforementioned policy areas
  • Support the organisation of policy events at national and European level
  • Monitor policy media and publications
  • Assist in the management and administration of European projects

Persons with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply for the position. Applicants receiving grants (student grants, or other) are particularly welcomed.



  • Demonstrate strong interest in policy analysis and policy making processes
  • A basic understanding of and commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, its principles and what it means for care and support providers
  • Basic experience in the organisation of policy and/or project events is desired
  • Basic experience in the drafting of policy inputs is desired
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English (other languages are an asset)
  • Proven ability to work successfully both independently and in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

Terms of the contract

  • Minimum 35 hours / week and based in Brussels (working also remotely due to COVID-19 recommendations in place), part time is not possible.
  • Remuneration of 100€ +, local transport costs covered.
  • Minimum 6 months internship.
  • The desired starting date is 3rd May 2021

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work with a well-respected European NGO in Brussels
  • Working in a young multicultural environment
  • A chance to learn more about the social care & support sectors and organisations from all over Europe
  • The possibility to contribute to the building of a more social and inclusive Europe 

Application procedure

  • Candidates should send their CV and motivation letter to Mr Thomas Bignal thomas.bignal(a) The motivation letter should concisely describe how the candidate responds to each of the skills required in no longer than 2 pages.  Please include in the subject of your email your first name and surname (e.g. Policy Intern – Jamie Smith).
  • The deadline for applications is 18th April 11:00 pm.
  • Due to the number of applications we expect to receive, only selected candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.
  • The interviews will take place on 21st April.
Recruitment Data Privacy Statement
  • EASPD commits to carefully handle the privacy and data protection of natural persons whose personal data are processed by EASPD.
  • EASPD only processes the personal data in a way that is compatible with the purposes for which the data were collected.
  • Personal data is collected to facilitate the recruitment process. Data given to EASPD is included in the CV you need to submit for your application to be considered.
  • EASPD takes appropriate measures to ensure your personal data is not kept for longer than necessary for the intended purposes. That is why your CV will not be kept by EASPD after the recruitment process is finished. Should you wish EASPD to keep your CV for future vacancies, please include this statement in your cover letter.