Healthcare Biotechnology Intern

EuropaBio, the voice of Europe’s dynamic biotech industry, is currently seeking a motivated Healthcare Biotechnology Intern to join its Brussels-based team for a period of 6-12 months. The role helps to lead the voice for biotechnology across sectors, including cutting edge healthcare and sustainable industrial products and processes.

The successful applicant will work from our offices on Avenue des Arts, in the heart of the EU district. The successful candidate will be working closely with industry experts within a small and dynamic multinational team. This internship would provide valuable insights, contacts and experience for candidates interested in policy development, strategy implementation and advocacy in a fast-growing sector, involving the EU institutions and various relevant stakeholders, such as patient organisations. This internship will allow direct involvement in priority work areas for EuropaBio Healthcare (e.g. advanced therapies, medicines for paediatric and rare diseases, R&D policies, regulatory policy, data and digital policies, etc.) under the supervision of the other team members.

The role includes:
• Assist with essential support tasks for the Healthcare Biotechnology team, including organisation of events, management of working group meetings, and drafting minutes;
• Assist in coordinating and organising the external representation of EuropaBio at the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
• Assist in researching policy documents and position papers, such as responses to European Commission public consultations;
• Help with monitoring and mapping developments and activities in and around the European Council, Parliament and Commission on a wide variety of topics;
• Monitor press, help review and summarise news on the Healthcare Biotechnology industry;
• Attend and report on external events

• Must have full permission to work in Belgium;
• Must NOT have already completed an “Immersion professionnelle” or have already undertaken full time professional employment;
• Graduated in EU affairs and/or public health, political sciences, law or other area relevant to Healthcare Biotechnology;
• Must have an interest in the Healthcare Biotechnology industry;
• Should possess a good understanding of the European decision making process;
• Must have a high level of both written and spoken English (office language);
• Must have strong drafting skills and attention to detail;
• Should be a good team player but also capable of working independently;
• Must be able to present work in a clear and concise manner;
• Should be capable to produce work of a high standard, to use initiative and to regularly report on progress
• Ability to begin internship in October-November 2023

Terms and conditions
At EuropaBio we value Work-life-balance. Staff well-being is of the utmost importance to us and we provide a great deal of flexibility to members of staff.
You will be offered a paid professional integration agreement (immersion professionelle).
Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday – Friday with a one-hour break for lunch.
The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday (RTT), national bank holidays, as well as days off for the year-end holidays.
Salary is 1100€ gross/month.
Meal vouchers of 8€/day worked;
Public transport costs;
Possibility to telework 2 days/week
Teleworking stipend
A comfortable central Brussels Office space (combined closed and open plan) with an excellent view and an abundant supply of coffee, tea and the occasional cake.

How to apply
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Majken Ekam-Nielsen, People, Culture & Finance Director m.ekam-nielsen@europabio.org with the subject “HC Internship” by October 6th 2023. Selected candidates will be asked to complete a Kolbe A index and interviews will be held on a rolling basis.