- Intern - Water/Marine Issues, Europe

- Intern - Water/Marine Issues, Europe


Location: Brussels, Belgium

We are a dynamic and multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Brussels, specialising in providing high quality legal and policy services for our primarily public sector clients. We work closely with many of the EU institutions and other international organisations, as well as national authorities, to support the development of more effective regulatory policies and governance structures.  

We are looking for an intern to work with our environmental policy (marine/water) team. The ideal candidate would have an academic background in environmental sciences and policy, with practical experience in policy/consultancy work and a good understanding, as well as interest, in working on marine and water issues at the European level.

Key tasks will include:

Conduct research to support studies on the management and protection of the marine and water environment at the international, EU and regional levels and other related topics including literature review, stakeholder surveys/interviews and data collection and processing.

Draft in very good English sections of reports and other deliverables under the supervision of senior team members.

Liaise with stakeholders and attend meetings to record minutes and support the team by preparing background presentations.

Support the management of projects including communication with partners and external experts, as well as internal/external reporting tasks.

Key qualifications for the position:

Masters degree in environmental sciences and policy or other relevant discipline; a fundamental scientific understanding of the marine/inland water environment coupled with a strong grasp of key management and policy challenges facing European Seas and water bodies is essential.

Background and experience in European public policy analysis; knowledge of the EU, regional and international regulatory/policy framework on the protection of the marine/inland water environment (in particular of the Water Framework Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Regional Sea Conventions) is desirable.

One to two years of prior experience.

Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritise a busy and varied work-load.

An autonomous yet collaborative person, willing to take initiatives and complete work independently, as well as work closely within a team.

Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other EU languages is strongly desirable.

Strong computer skills, particularly in using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Milieu would like to fill this position by October 2017. Deadline for applications is 15 September 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Milieu Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted on 29 August 2017

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