Graduate Intern, Financial Services Public Affairs Consultancy, Brussels

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard’s Brussels office is seeking a graduate intern to support its Financial Services practice.

FleishmanHillard in Brussels is Europe’s leading EU public affairs and communications consultancy. We have an excellent track record of advising blue chip clients as they navigate regulatory, political and policy issues of substantial commercial and societal significance.  Our approach hinges on close partnership, offering deep expertise and applying insight as well as creativity to our clients’ issues.  

Within our Brussels office, our Financial Services team consists of 20 full-time consultants advising over 30 clients spanning banks, investors, insurance companies, market infrastructures, data providers, corporates and credit rating agencies. Specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of legislative and other policy developments for their organisations, and develop advocacy strategies that help them meet their objectives and enhance their positioning. ‎

  • 6-month paid stage
  • Starting date: Q1 2018

The position

We are looking for a candidate interested in the Financial Services sector, to join this established practice and gain professional experience in EU public affairs.  The successful candidate will assist in the implementation of public affairs programmes for market-leading global accounts. Based on his/her daily monitoring of relevant information sources and reporting on key developments, he/she will assist with preparing draft reports, presentations and issue analysis relevant to our clients.  

Qualifications

  • We are considering graduate students currently doing their master at university in courses such as political science or business where there is a strong European focus
  • Good understanding of EU policymaking and a true interest in economics or financial services

Skills & Competencies required

  • Basic understanding of financial sector and of policy issues most impacting that sector 
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English is a must; fluency in one or more other languages is a plus
  • Commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships
  • Dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. 

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your cv (Europass cv’s are not accepted) and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.

Deadline of application is 10 December.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.