Join our team! APROPOS is currently seeking to fill two internship positions. Are you the person we need? Find out whether you are a fit below.
Position: Intern, Open European Dialogue
Closing date: 10 May 2023, end of day
Contract: three-month freelance contract
Place: fully remote, APROPOS operates from Berlin and Rome
APROPOS-Advancing Process in Politics is recruiting two enthusiastic and detail-oriented interns for the Open European Dialogue.
APROPOS is a non-profit, politically neutral think tank. It operates in the field of democratic innovation and specializes in the development and implementation of process design methods for the political sphere. We are a collective of practitioners, researchers and policy thinkers, largely operating out of Berlin and Rome. We are process designers, facilitators, political dialogue conveners, and political analysts. Our working language is English.
We coordinate the work of the Open European Dialogue, Europe's first dialogue platform for elected policymakers. We work primarily with members of national parliaments as well as European and regional parliaments. Our members meet regularly, online and in-person, to participate in multilateral and thematic activities on key political challenges, such as economic governance, digital taxation, migration and border security, measures of well-being, democratic innovation, and more.
Logistical and administrative support with planning and implementing of workshops for the Open European Dialogue policymakers’ network (online and in-person)
Stakeholder communication with policymakers in 27+ countries in Europe
Manage spreadsheets for internal or external use
Regularly update content on the Open European Dialogue’s website (WordPress) and social media (Twitter, LinkedIn)
Collaborate in brainstorming sessions with the APROPOS team and the Open European Dialogue partners
Research and analysis of EU affairs and broader geopolitical, economic and societal trends
Undergraduate or graduate student
Intellectual curiosity and the ability to work independently as part of a remote team
Effective communication skills
Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under pressure
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Knowledge of or strong interest in European politics
Experience with political communication is an asset
Familiarity with Trello, Miro, WordPress, InDesign and Mailchimp is an advantage
Fluency in English
What we offer:
Start date: as soon as possible
Fully remote internship
Three-month freelance contract. Possibility of employment (in Berlin) after internship period (4-day workweek).
Internship remuneration: 500,00 € / month
Home-office personal budget: 100,00 €
Join dialogues and policy workshops, alongside think tankers, experts and politicians from all over Europe
Learn the basics of Political Process Design and Dialogue Facilitation
Meet the APROPOS team at least once during internship period (location TBD). Even more if you are in Berlin or Rome!
How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter (max. 1 page) and current resume (max. 2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2023, by end of day. Please include "Intern" in the subject line.
To be considered for this position, your cover letter should include brief responses to the following questions:
What attracts you to the work of the Open European Dialogue?
In your opinion, what are the biggest opportunities for cross-party collaboration in European politics today and why?
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