Sustainability - Public Affairs - Trainee Consultant

Sustainability - Public Affairs - Trainee Consultant

Acumen Public Affairs

Brussels, Belgium

Are you passionate about promoting Sustainability, Energy, Transports, Digital and Agri-food topics? Are you a policy nerd? Are you proactive, solution-driven, willing to take the extra mile and eager to help us grow the business by delivering excellent service to our clients? Do you want to be part of an amazing team?

Then this opportunity is perfect for you!

What we are looking for:

We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant to join our Sustainability Team as of September 2024. The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members.


  • EU national or work permit holder as the traineeship is in Brussels, Belgium;
  • Experience gained through previous internship(s) in policy areas related to sustainability (i.e. agriculture, food, transport, energy and environment). Candidates without experience in these sectors will not be considered;
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset – ideally German or French;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes;
  • Strong planning skills;
  • Advanced research and writing skills, including the ability to summarise issues quickly and accurately;
  • Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines;
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment;
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends affecting Acumen and its clients’ businesses;
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.


  • Previous experience/traineeship in one of the European Institutions;
  • Good demonstrated command of social media – experience in organising social media campaigns;
  • Experience in media relations – speaking and pitching to journalists, drafting press releases and/ or opinion pieces;
  • Understanding of the civil society environment in Brussels.

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