VACANCY: Trainee with former health (EU/global) experience

Acumen is growing, and we regularly look for the very best of young professionals to join our team as trainee consultants. We offer a six-month paid internship that can turn into a long-term contract. Check our ratings on InternsGoPro to read about our former trainees’ experience.

Trainee with former health (EU and/or global) related experience (Ref. TraineeHealth)

We are looking for a trainee who will support the teams that work with our health clients. The role includes daily monitoring of health issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members. Our trainees are a crucial part of our team and get client exposure.


  • Previous experience/traineeship in one of the European Institutions or UN bodies, with a clear and demonstrated focus on health issues
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset
  • Advanced research and writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a team whilst carrying out own tasks independently
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes AND/OR knowledge of UN system and in particular WHO, WIPO, WTO
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in current developments in health affecting the pharmaceutical industry, patient groups and health professionals Proficient with IT and new media tools
  • Availability of 6 months (possibility to be hired for a long-term contract afterwards)
  • Permission to work in Belgium


  • Strong preference for candidates that can demonstrate experience working with social media (campaigning, maintaining, providing metrics, using relevant platform tools)
  • Experience with drafting opinion articles for media
  • Knowledge of EU and/or global health media outlets

Salary: 1200€ net/month

How to apply?

We are interested in talented people who are interested in us. In your application, please take the time to explore what added value your unique personality and competences could bring to us.

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