Project Assistant
APCO Worldwide LLC
Brussels, Belgium
3 uur geleden

APCO Worldwide is currently seeking to fill a Project Assistant position within its dynamic Research team in the Brussels office, for an initial period of 6 months.

The Project Assistants are involved in both Public Affairs and communications work and support the consultants on two or more of APCO's diverse client practices while also conducting broad research and intelligence assignments for the general purpose of the Brussels office.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate a solid understanding of the EU policymaking process, be fluent in English and have good written and oral communication skills.

APCO in Brussels :

The Brussels office consists of 30 multilingual consultants with policy expertise in several areas, e.g. healthcare, financial services, tech, competition, transport, energy and environment.

By operating in a collaborative environment, employees are encouraged to work across practice groups, offices, and regions.

Responsibilities :

The following are specific duties performed on a daily basis :

  • Provide general research and intelligence to the office (e.g. monitoring media, institutional developments, legislative updates);
  • Develop an understanding of different client / industry issues through research and monitoring across a wide range of relevant issues;
  • Draft client materials (e.g. monitoring, stakeholder mappings, policy briefings etc.);
  • Actively support new business opportunities by contributing to brainstorms, conducting research, compiling bios and preparing decks;
  • Support media relations (e.g. drafting press releases, producing media lists etc.);
  • Support client event organization (e.g. putting together invites list, conducting follow-up phone calls,);
  • Ad hoc admin support tasks (e.g. Translations)
  • Qualifications & Desired Skills :

  • Prior internship experience within the EU institutions, in-house, consultancy desirable;
  • Language skills : Fluency in English (mother tongue standard) and good command of at least one other language (Spanish is considered as a plus);
  • Knowledge of an EU policy area, energy & environment is a plus;
  • Interest and understanding of EU institutions and decision-making process;
  • University Degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience;
  • Good communication & writing skills;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and perform under tight deadlines;
  • Eligible to work in the EU
  • About APCO Worldwide

    APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

    APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

    Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

  • Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace;
  • the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology;
  • and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

    Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs.

    We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

    We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

    Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be contacting successful candidates.

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