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Join Our Team | APROPOS is Hiring!



Join our team! APROPOS is currently seeking to fill one internship position. Are you the person we need? Find out whether you are a fit below.    


Position: Junior Associate, APROPOS 

Closing date: 7 April 2024, end of day

Contract: Three-month internship contract

Place: Fully remote, APROPOS operates from Berlin and Rome


Summary: APROPOS-Advancing Process in Politics is recruiting an enthusiastic and detail-oriented intern for the Open European Dialogue.


About us:  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.


Your functions:  


  • Support with planning and implementation of workshops for the Open European Dialogue policymakers’ network (online and in-person)

  • Stakeholder communication with policymakers in 27+ countries in Europe

  • Knowledge management including political monitoring of party landscapes across Europe and network management

  • Regularly update content on the Open European Dialogue’s website (WordPress) and social media (Twitter/X, 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

  • Opportunity to develop your own research project


Requirements:  


  • 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 Airtable, Trello, WordPress, Mailchimp, WordPress is an advantage

  • Fluency in English


What we offer:  


  • Ideal start date: 22 April 2024

  • Fully remote internship

  • Three-month internship contract. Possibility of employment (in Berlin) after the 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

  • Possibility to meet the APROPOS team at least once during the internship period (location TBD). Even more, if you are based in Berlin or Rome!


How to apply:  


Please submit your cover letter (max. 1 page) and current resume (max. 2 pages) to isotta@aproposgroup.org by April 7, 2024, 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:


  1. What attracts you to the work of the Open European Dialogue?  

  2. In your opinion, which policy issues would benefit from cross-party collaboration in European politics today and why?  


We process the information you provide for purposes related solely and exclusively to this recruitment process. The data provided will be kept until the end of this process or until you exercise your right of withdrawal. Therefore, you have the right to access your data, rectify inaccurate data or request its deletion when the data is no longer necessary. You may exercise this right by sending an e-mail to team@aproposgroup.org. The data will not be passed on to third parties.


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