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Policy Assistant (Internship)

The European Public Health Alliance is looking for dynamic, efficient, multi-skilled candidates with a keen interest in public health. Candidates must have an interest in and understanding of the EU policy and decision-making processes.

Who Are We Looking For?

Students of public health, political science, sociology, law, economics, communication and other related studies.

  • Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making processes, proven interest or degree in public health and related subjects.
  • Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritise a busy and varied work-load.
  • An independent, self-starter personality.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other EU languages a plus.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong research skills.

What Will You Do?

The successful candidates will work closely with our Policy Team, carrying out daily monitoring and research on policy developments within the European Union. Interns would attend team meetings and would be heavily involved in EPHA activities, participating as junior policy officers, writing reports, preparing briefs, helping to organise and attend events, etc. In particular, interns will support the work of our policy team in the following areas:

  • Agriculture policy (Food, Alcohol & Tobacco) and NCDs
  • EU Semester for Health (Macroeconomic governance and Macroeconomic Policy)
  • Healthy Trade policy
  • Public Health in the EU Budget and Programmes, Building and presenting the evidence-base for policy-making
  • Fair Access to Medicines
  • Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Inclusive E-/M-Health
  • Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA)
  • Health inequalities: Roma health

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 to, (cover letter and a CV) with Subject: INTERNSHIP_POLICY. Please note that applications sent to any other EPHA e-mail address will not be considered.

Only successful individuals will be contacted.

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