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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 looking for:

Trainee Consultant with global health related experience (Ref. TraineeGlobHealth)

The role includes monitoring of health issues (legislative and non-legislative across a very wide range of issues including Universal Health Coverage, SDGs, NCDs, NTDs, TB, falsified medicines, antimicrobial resistance, etc), conducting background research, and has a strong communications-facing role, including managing social media output, campaign and/or event management, media relations support, overall support to more senior staff members. Full job description and application form here.


Trainee Consultant to join our EU Health Team 

The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative) with focus health conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members. Full job description and application form here.



We have been ranked at #10 in the TOP 25 BEST EMPLOYERS IN EU AFFAIRS and received EUROPEAN LABEL FOR BEST INTERNSHIPS. 


We are proud to have been named as the top consultancy to work for in Brussels as rated by interns themselves in January 2019 and to have been awarded the "Champion" European Label for Quality Internship by InternsGoPro. Did you know that 80% of Acumen trainees are offered a permanent contract at the end of their Traineeship? To know more about our commitment to offering high quality internships, please check our employer profile on their website. 



 Read what it's like to intern with us for a summer in this article.