EU Policy and Programme Intern

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations
Is looking for

EU Policy and Programme Intern (m/f)

to start in September 2013


EFA is the network of European patient organisations that represents people with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at European level. EFA is dedicated in making Europe a place where people with these diseases have the right to best quality of care and safe environment, live uncompromised lives and are actively involved in all decisions influencing their health.


As Intern, you will assist the officers (Executive Officer, EU Policy Officer and Membership and Programme Officer) in:


  • Following up and communicating EU policy developments related to EFA mission and objectives,
  • Coordination, researching for and drafting EU policy briefings and positions of EFA & the coordination of EFA network response to relevant policy,
  • Support for EFA’s website maintenance and monthly newsletter,
  • Assisting EFA’s social media presence and development,
  • Planning and implementing EFA projects and EU research projects EFA partners in,
  • Implementing our membership strategy,
  • Liaising with our vast network of members and partners,
  • Events execution,
  • Administration.


You will have the possibility to take responsibility/leadership on specific issues according to your ability and interest. As part of a small team, you will work closely on a wide range of topics from environment, healthcare, and research to running an NGO thus gaining valuable experience and competence.


You should have the following experience and qualities:

  • Interest in health policy,
  • Preferably at the end stage of your studies in relevant field,
  • Knowledge of EU institutions,
  • Interest in patient representation,
  • A perfect knowledge of English (additional languages would be considered a plus),
  • Excellent writing skills,
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and web content management systems,
  • Good social skills, a keen sense of responsibility and initiative,
  • Expertise using social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter and forums)
  • Willingness to work in a small international team,
  • Availability for occasional evening work and travel.


The internship is remunerated. Please apply by sending your CV, together with a cover letter and reference ‘Intern’, no later than by the 31st of July 2013, to:, EFA, 35, rue du Congrès, B-1000 Brussels. Candidates will be notified 30th of August 2013 thereon & interviews will commence at the beginning of September at the latest in Brussels.

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