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Internship/Traineeship: Access to Medicines


EPHA works to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe. EPHA’s work on access to medicines promotes transparency, accountability and the public interest in the field of pharmaceuticals, and aims to guarantee better and affordable medicines for Europe. EPHA also hosts the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines, a civil society coalition gathering consumer, patient and public health organisations calling for the creation of an R&D system that is driven by public health needs and delivers medicines that are universally accessible and affordable. 

We are looking for a Masters student or graduate who wish to deepen their knowledge of EU policies particularly in the area of access to medicines. Ideally, an intern should be able to commit to at least 6 months programme. 


Key responsibilities


  • Support EPHA’s work on access to medicines, including the work of the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines; 
  • Organise meetings, workshops and webinars; 
  • Manage or support communication activities (social media, website, press releases); 
  • Support policy and research work; 
  • Support drafting of articles, statements, letters and input for consultations; 
  • Prepare posts for and running social media campaigns; 
  • Support activities related to EPHA’s Access to Medicines advocacy work; 

The successful candidate MUST meet all the following criteria: 

  • MSc student/graduate, preferably but not necessarily in an area related to (public) policy, advocacy, public health, law, economics or social studies; 
  • Maximum 1 year working experience; 
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written, to present and produce high-quality written outputs; 
  • Strong project management/organisational skills to keep the overview of tasks and prioritise; 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Interest in access to medicines is a plus. 



  • Full-time position 
  • Minimum duration internship/traineeship 6 months 
  • Internship unpaid/traineeship under Convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) benefit of 829.20€/month 
  • The opportunity to gain professional experience in a multicultural organisation 
  • Mentorship and network opportunities in the access to medicines community  


Application process 

  • Send your CV and motivation letter to stating ‘Internship Access to Medicines’ in the subject line 
  • Deadline: 5 December 2021 
  • Interviews will take place in mid-December 
  • Foreseen starting date: as soon as possible (January) 
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