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The acumen public affairs team members all have a background in managing complex international assignments in senior positions in large agencies. At Acumen we bring the benefits of this experience to working in close partnership with our clients.

We are all public affairs experts – but in the broadest sense. We are just as comfortable interacting with decision-makers, communicating to the press and developing integrated communications strategies. Similarly, while we are Brussels-based EU experts, we are equally at home in other major policy-making and business centres around the world. Our philosophy is to act as “sparring partners” to our clients and be responsive but also challenging when appropriate. We excel in providing objective, no-nonsense advice that leads to tangible and sustainable results. Most of all we love to roll up our sleeves, get to grips with issues and provide hands-on support.

We are currently looking for an EU Public Affairs and Communication Trainee Consultant.

We invite candidates with the following skills and experience to apply for this position: 
  • Experience in the environment, health and/or technology sectors a strong asset
  • Previous experience/traineeship in one of the European Institutions 
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset
  • Advanced research and writing skills and ability to quickly summarise issues
  • Strong planning skills and ability to work in a team whilst carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment 
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes AND/OR a thorough knowledge of the media and communications/PR
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends affecting Acumen and its clients’ business
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools 
  • Availability of 6-months minimum (our Trainees often get hired for a long-term contract afterwards)
  • Salary: 1200€ net/month

To apply for this position, please submit your application on-line: 

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.

There is no timeline for this recruitment campaign since we are looking for someone to start ASAP but Acumen is growing, so we are also regularly looking for the very best of young professionals to join our team as trainee consultants.

We are proud to have been awarded the "Champion" European Label for Quality Internship by InternsGoPro. To know more about our commitment to offering high quality internships, please check our employer profile on their website.