LEVA-EU Assistant Policy Intern – Gent (B)

Starting date: as soon as possible
Duration: 6 months
Remuneration: yes

THE COMPANY

LEVA-EU, based in Gent (B), is a European trade assocation for companies in the sector of light, electric vehciles (LEVs): electric (bi)cycles, e-scooters, self-balancing vehicles, electric moped and motorcycles, electric 3 and 4-wheeled vehicles, etc.

LEVA-EU currently has more than 60 members in and outside the EU. LEVA-EU assists these members with profesionnal and in-depth advice on European and national legislation and rules, which are relevant for their company/products. LEVA-EU also works directly with European authorities for European legislation that is better suited for LEVs and for policies that encourage the use of LEVs as sustainable means of transport. LEVA-EU works with the European Commission, European Parliament, European Council as well as in the standardization institutes CEN, ISO and IEC.

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FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

You will support the LEVA-EU manager in the following activities:

  • monitoring all relevant European legislative initiatives, legislation and policy relevant for the LEV-sector
  • writing briefings for LEVA-EU management on relevant initiatives, legislation and policy
  • writing briefings for the LEVA-EU members on European rules, legislation and policies relevant for their business
  • support in lobby work
  • support in answering questions from LEVA-EU members on European and national rules and legislation concerning their business/products
  • support in data collection
  • support in the preparation of meetings
  • participation in conferences and networking events
  • support in LEVA-EU’s participation in trade shows 

REQUIRED PROFILE

  • Excellent knowledge of the European institutions and European policy-making procedures
  • Ideally Master EU Studies, alternatively Master International Politics
  • Native or near native English speaker, other languages are a plus
  • Impeccable spoken and written English
  • Affinity with and interest in sustainable mobility, interest in and knowledge of light, electric vehicles is a plus
  • Preferably living in Gent or in the vicinity of Gent
  • Immediately available
  • Excellent command of the Internet, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to work independently

We are also willing to consider applications by job students provided they are available for at least 19 hours a week.

Please send your CV and a one-page motivation letter in English to LEVA-EU Manager Annick Roetynck, at annick@leva-eu.com and indicate when you could start. You can also contact Annick Roetynck for any questions you may have.

WE OFFER

This job offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted and gain experience from the front row in European advocacy through direct contacts with the European Commission, European Parliament, … This is a challenging, instructive job in an exciting and thriving sector. LEVA-EU is managed by a small but diverse and international team. The job also offers excellent opportunities to get acquainted with the sustainable mobility world and light, electric vehicles in particular. This job may be an opportunity to move towards a permanent job.

For interns, we offer a professional immersion course contract (beroepsinlevinsstage (NL)/ stage d’immersion professionelle (F)) with compensation for transport and use of own laptop and phone. Alternatively, for job students, we offer an hourly rate based on the pay scale of joint committee 2000 also with compensation for transport and use of own laptop and phone.

At LEVA-EU we do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or nationality.


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