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Job Description

Title: Intern (full time), Mercator European Dialogue

Location: Berlin, Germany

Reports To: Program Officer, Mercator European Dialogue

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019

Job summary:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is recruiting an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Intern for its Mercator European Dialogue project.

GMF strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

The Mercator European Dialogue (MED) project is seeking a student, with a background and interest in European politics, political science, international relations, or another related field. The MED is organized in a consortium of European thinks tanks and foundations and aims at encouraging and growing a European network of national parliamentarians. For Members of Parliament the Mercator European Dialogue is an important opportunity to exchange their ideas on the future of Europe, get to know colleagues from other countries, and channel national concerns to the European level and better understand emerging trends. The exchange of ideas is enhanced by innovative workshop formats in order to ensure a high level of interaction and dialogue. The intern will support the project partners in all areas of project management, including logistical support and providing background research.

The internship offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience working in an international, knowledge-sharing environment with experts on political issues and high-level political stakeholders.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

* Logistical and administrative support with planning and implementing of workshops
* Conducting background research for conference materials and policy briefs on EU affairs
* Monitoring national politics and EU affairs
* Adding new entries to database (training will be provided)
* Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications and Requirements:

* Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled during the duration of the internship with a background in EU affairs, international relations, political science, public administration, political communication or related field
* Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under pressure and an eye for detail
* Excellent analytical and writing skills
* Intellectual curiosity and the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
* Knowledge or interest in European politics
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and, preferably, experience with contact management
* Knowledge of or experience with political communication is an advantage
* Fluency in English. Further language skills, in particular German and French as well as other European languages, are an asset.

Start and Length of Internship:

Preferred starting date: January 06, 2020

Preferred length of internship: 3 months as a voluntary internship, full time

Compensation: 450/month

Please note that Non-EU-citizens need to be in possession of a work permit.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter (maximum one page) and current resume (maximum 2 pages), indicating your availability and preferred starting date (as one PDF-document) via our website

About German Marshall Fund of the United States

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has six offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

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