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Policy Assistant (Internship): Universal Access & Affordable Medicines


The question of access to affordable and genuinely innovative treatments is on top of the political agenda at the European and national levels. EPHA is one of the key stakeholders in the access to medicines debate in Brussels. The campaign on Universal Access and Affordable Medicines is looking for a passionate and committed intern to work on pharmaceuticals and contribute to the success of the campaign. The intern will support the EPHA team on topics such as market authorization, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), adaptive pathways, medicines prices, etc.

Who are we looking for?

The applicant should:

  • Be interested in pharmaceutical regulation
  • Be available for at least 4 months starting as soon as possible (at least 3 days per week)
  • Have good organisational skills and an eye for details
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Have strong research and writing skills
  • Have strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Excel and Power Point

What will you do?

The main tasks are:

  • News monitoring
  • Support the drafting of articles, statements, positions etc.
  • Support with the organization of meetings and events
  • Preparation of presentations and small researches
  • Report from events organized by institutions and other stakeholders

What do we offer?

The selected intern will benefit from the experience in the following ways:

  • Understand EU policy-making and the dynamics between the EU institutions (Parliament, Council, Commission, European Medicines Agency) in relation to pharmaceutical regulation and authorization of new medicines in Europe
  • Gain a thorough insight into the workings of pharmaceutical lobbying in Brussels
  • Engage on ongoing legislative dossiers such as on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Interact with EPHA’s diverse membership as well as external stakeholders
  • Develop a solid understanding of the access to medicines challenges in Europe and beyond

Legal requirements

The internship at EPHA needs to be a part of the university training.

Applicants must prove that their internship in Belgium is held in the framework of their studies. For this, EPHA will need a training agreement stating that the course is related to the curriculum followed by the student.

Foreign students who intern in Belgium should be covered by the insurance from their home country.

Legal eligibility to work in the EU is a must.

The internships are unpaid.

We are accepting applications throughout the year.

How to apply

Interested individuals should send their applications (CV and motivation letter) to specifying in the subject line “A2M INTERNSHIP”.


Only successful individuals will be contacted.

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