Traineeship Position at MedTech Europe’s External Affairs Team

MedTech Europe

Traineeship Position at MedTech Europe’s External Affairs Team

MedTech Europe

Brussels, Belgium

  • Description: Assist the Government Affairs function of the External Affairs (EA) Team;
  • Duration: 12 months;
  • Desired starting date: 1 December 2020;
  • Competitive salary package;
  • Reporting to: Manager External Affairs.

Job description:

The internship is aimed at recent graduates, such as young BA/MA students, wishing to acquire professional experience in EU policy making, and more specifically in the healthcare sector. The intern’s responsibilities will provide direct experience working with European and international stakeholders in the healthcare arena, in particular the medical technology industry, healthcare professionals and patient organizations.

The main responsibility of the intern will be to support the day-to-day activities of the Government Affairs function within the External affairs team of which the trainee will be part of, as well as the development of the intern’s own projects. As a European trade association based in Brussels representing an innovative industry, MedTech Europe offers a dynamic and multicultural working environment with regular contacts and interactions with its members (companies and national associations) and other stakeholders active in the EU healthcare arena.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Monitoring, analyzing and summarizing EU policy developments;
  • Tracking, attending and reporting on events and conferences of EU institutions and stakeholders;
  • Assisting in stakeholder mapping and internal meetings tracking;
  • Conducting research and assisting in the development of industry positions and presentations on relevant topics;
  • Collaborating in writing articles for MedTech Europe internal and/or external communication channels and other relevant publications;
  • Providing overall support of External Affairs Team projects.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Hold a university degree in European Studies, Political Science, Economics or Healthcare Management;
  • Be fluent in English (verbally and with excellent English writing and grammar skills), other EU languages an advantage;
  • Be digital savvy and have excellent command of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook;
  • Have a strong command of EU policies and the functioning of the EU (a must); some familiarity with health policy would be an asset;
  • Be a team player who can work proactively and independently (especially in the conditions of tele-working);
  • Be creative and keen to work side by side with the Communication function of the External Affairs team;
  • Be open to learn and receive feedback.

How to apply?

Please send us your CV & motivation letter, in an email with subject line “Traineeship application: YOUR NAME”

The motivation letter should be no longer than 250 words, answering the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this specific job?
  • What relevant knowledge and skills can you bring to the association?
  • What do you expect to learn from this experience?

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to perform a brief task to assess their writing skills, analytical thinking and creativity during later stages of the recruitment process.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applications, which have not followed the three listed questions will not be regarded;
  • Please, use the requested email “Subject line”;
  • Recruitment will be conducted on a rolling basis and the final deadline for applications is 30 Oct 2020 Interviews for shortlisted candidates may be conducted remotely;
  • Europass CV format is not advisable.

Applications should be sent to: Kalina Bozhkova (K.Bozhkova@medtecheurope.org).

About MedTech Europe:

MedTech Europe is the European trade association for the medical technology industry including diagnostics, medical devices and digital health. Our members are national, European and multinational companies as well as a network of national medical technology associations who research, develop, manufacture, distribute and supply health-related technologies, services and solutions.

There are more than 500,000 products, services and solutions currently made available by the medical technology industry. These range from bandages, blood tests and hearing aids to cancer screening tests, pacemakers and glucose monitors. Our sector employs more than 650,000 people. There are more than 26,000 medical technology companies in Europe, of which 95% are SMEs.

For more information, visit www.medtecheurope.org.

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