Job Title: EU Policy and Events Internship
Job Salary: €1,300 Gross
Job Location: Scotland House Brussels

Job Description

Scotland House Brussels is offering 3 recent graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience in Brussels, completing an 11 month Policy & Events Internship. Interns will provide support to the Scottish Government and Scotland Europa across a range of policy and events related tasks.

About Scotland House 

Scotland House Brussels is responsible for representing Scotland’s political, economic, social, environmental and cultural interests to the EU Institutions and Member States of the European Union and wider diplomatic, economic and European partners in and around Brussels. This work is complemented by a programme of policy and cultural events which improve Scotland’s reputation internationally by providing an opportunity to showcase areas of particular Scottish expertise and innovation, to share best practice with European partners in areas of critical importance for Scotland, to contribute to European policy development and to invite others to share, celebrate and enjoy our vibrant and diverse cultural heritage and renowned hospitality.

Scotland House Brussels is home to:

Scottish Government EU Office – which ensures that Scotland’s interests, expertise and ambition are understood by European Institutions and other Member States and Regions. The Brussels based staff, in collaboration with policy leads in Scotland, provide support to Scottish Ministers and senior officials travelling to Brussels to participate in events and other programmes of EU engagement. The office monitors EU policy developments and actively engages with representatives from the EU institutions, UK counterparts and stakeholders in all areas of EU competence. They also support work to protect Scotland’s interests with regard to Brexit.

Scotland Europa is a membership-based organisation that promotes Scotland’s interests across the institutions of the European Union and to the representatives of Europe’s regions and Member States.Scotland Europa membership brings together a wide range of Scottish organisations, including public authorities, universities and research institutes, local government, trade unions and voluntary organisations. This diverse partnership gives us a variety of perspectives on Scottish interests in Europe and an influential voice in European affairs. Scotland Europa also part of Scottish Enterprise – Scotland’s main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency.

Scottish Development International is the international arm of Scotland’s enterprise agencies, supporting Scottish businesses with their trade and investment portfolio to help establish and grow their businesses in Scotland and worldwide.

Main Duties and Responsbilities:

  • Support policy colleagues on a range of tasks including horizon scanning of upcoming EU policy and producing policy alerts, reports, briefings, publications and weekly newsletters for Scottish Government officials as well as Scotland Europa member organisations;
  • Support the European Parliament Liaison officer on engagement with the European Parliament;
  • Attend external meetings and events to provide read-outs to policy officers;
  • Work with the Events Team to organise a number of policy and cultural events and Ministerial visits to Brussels and support the smooth running and execution of conferences organised by external clients in the Scotland House Conference Centre, which will on occasion entail working in the early evening;
  • Assist Senior Managers and policy staff within the office with a range of administrative tasks including diary and travel management
  • Manage the Scotland House reception desk, as first point of contact for all visitors to Scotland House and handle general enquiries;
  • Support the team in managing the content of the Scotland House websites and social media accounts.

The intern posts will involve contact with the EU institutions and the UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKRep), the representations of other EU Member States and regions as well as key European networks Scotland House partners are engaged in.

In addition to these core responsibilities, a certain degree of flexibility is inherent in the role depending on changing policy priorities, as well as the personal skills and interests of the successful candidates.

Further information about Scotland House can be found at:

How to Apply

For further information and how to apply go to the FCO careers portal

Please apply by:  Sunday 2 June 2019

This job was posted Thursday 2 May 2019