EU Public Policy - Intern

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Description
Our company is currently looking for an Intern within our EU Public Policy Team in Brussels, for a 6-month period. The role will be in support to members of the team working on the reform of the EU pharmaceutical legislation as well as additional tasks when required on other policy initiatives of interest to our company in particular on environmental sustainability and vaccines.
Main activities
You will work closely with the Public Policy team on various projects, including but not limited to internal coordination with Global and country colleagues on pharma policy files, participation in external meetings/events organized by EU institutions & trade associations and other stakeholders on environmental sustainability, tracking follow up actions in alignment with our company's policy goals, developing messaging and other policy materials to support advocacy strategy.
Detailed Job Duties Include
  • Assist with outreach to EU institutions in the context of the reform of the EU pharma legislation, drafting of briefing documents and liaison with Brussels and country teams ;
  • Conduct desk research on a variety of topics linked to policy initiatives of interest to our company ;
  • Support organization of internal/external events ;
  • Attend meetings of trade associations and other external partners and report back to Brussels team ;
  • Coordinate with other functions (medical, communications, market access, ESG) and outside vendors as needed ;
  • Draft policy materials for internal and external use.
Your profile
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate academic programme in political science, business, international affairs, communications or related fields ;
  • Internship experience(s) in EU affairs ;
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment ;
  • Strong organizational skills ;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills ;
  • Self-organized and structured, with the ability to define your own tasks ;
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects ;
  • Result oriented attitude and an eye for detail ;
  • Digital savvy and creative mindset to find innovative solutions ;
  • Out-of-the box thinking, ability to solve complex problems and eager to learn ;
  • Strong team player and ability to work in cross-functional teams ;
  • Excellent written, analytical and communication skills in English, French and any other EU languages.
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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.
Employee Status
Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
VISA Sponsorship
Travel Requirements
Flexible Work Arrangements
Not Applicable
Valid Driving License
Hazardous Material(s)
Requisition ID R282836

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Belgium

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
MSD Belgium
MSD Belgium

Current Openings: 0

A global research-driven pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health. As an organization, our core values are driven by a desire to improve human life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration.
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