RESEARCH INTERNSHIP VACANCY
BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, is the public interest non-governmental organisation advocating and defending the interests of European citizens as financial services users at European level to lawmakers and the public in order to promote research, information and training on investments, savings and personal finances. It is the one and only European-level organisation solely dedicated to the representation of individual investors, savers and other financial services users.
BETTER FINANCE is currently hiring a full-time intern for the duration of 6 months to start between the end of February and the beginning of March 2020. The successful candidate will join the Better Finance team in Brussels and assist with day-to-day office management, administration as well as the office’s efforts on research, policy and communication.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Providing administrative support to the office;
• Assisting in the organisation of General Assembly and Board meetings;
• Assisting in the organisation of the international conference and other external meetings, including preparing event documentation, communicating with members and logistics;
• Contributing to out our research and policy efforts
• Attending and reporting on meetings at the European institutions, organisations and other relevant internal and external events;
• Assisting with other activities on daily basis as assigned.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic team player willing to take initiative within the portfolio of assigned tasks. The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements:
• On-going studies or recent university graduate with a focus on finance, economics, law, business administration or related fields;
• Knowledge and demonstrated the interest in the European Union institutions and its financial policies is an asset;
• Perfect fluency in English in required, with fluency in French a strong advantage. German is also a plus;
• Good IT (proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), social media skills as well as interest in managing online tools;
• Team player, detail oriented and have the capacity to handle multiple and often changing tasks and priorities;
• The ideal starting date would be early September 2019.
• We will prefer candidates who are able to be enrolled in an exchange programme such as the European ERASMUS+ programme.
• A small monthly housing allowance (EUR 400/month) will be provided based on the submission of housing costs. However, no other financial assistance can be provided.
• Candidates must be legally allowed to work in Belgium (no assistance in obtaining a visa)
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and cover letter (confirming their availability for the duration of the internship) in English to firstname.lastname@example.org.