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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: UKREP (UK Representation to the EU)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The UK Representation to the European Union (UKRep) is part of a worldwide network of diplomatic missions, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. The work of UKRep involves representing UK views and positions, as well as advising colleagues, Whitehall officials and UK Ministers on EU business and ongoing negotiations, undertaking projects towards meeting UK Ministers’ objectives.
UKRep works within the EU and its member states to maximise British influence on issues such as trade, the single market and economic growth and is now looking for an Foreign & Security Policy Intern to join the team for 3 months.
The successful candidate will join the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Team. The dedicated, motivated and friendly team deals with high-profile and sensitive issues in the fields of judicial cooperation (civil, family and criminal law), immigration, asylum and counter‑terrorism including data protection and human rights. While incorporating administrative responsibilities, this role will provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of UK and EU Justice and Home Affairs policy in general, as well as more in-depth exposure to particular issues.
This is a challenging and rewarding role, working in a fast-paced, exciting and international environment. The position allows for broad personal and professional development. JHA is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about developing their skills and who will make the most of the opportunities available to them during the internship. It would suit a graduate with an interest in EU and UK politics and ambitions to work in an international environment.
Main responsibilities will include:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Application deadline: 4 September 2018
Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary, Intern
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Location (City): UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
Type of Post: Political Office
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 766
Start Date: 15 October 2018
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time professional immersion traineeship with the duration of 3 months, 36.25 hours net for 5 working days a week.
The professional immersion indemnity for this position is €766. The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium follow the Belgian minimum pay scales for paid internships as set out under local labour law.
For more details, please follow the link: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultTab.aspx?id=3460.
The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation. Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
Professional Immersion Traineeship Requirements:
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.
Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
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