Vacancy for Intern (Styrenics) in Brussels, Belgium

Who we are

PlasticsEurope is the Pan-European association of plastics manufacturers with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. Our member companies represent more than 90% in volume of all plastics materials across the EU28 plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey and a turnover of close to 100 billion euros. The Styrenics Chain, under the umbrella of PlasticsEurope, represents the interests of the European producers of styrene, polystyrene and other styrene-based materials.

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 We are looking for an Intern for 9 months to support our Styrenics Department in the field of advocacy activities. The internship is based in Brussels.

The position is for a motivated, well organised and efficient candidate who is looking to gain hands-on experience in the work of a trade association, focusing on cross-sectorial activities in building and construction and packaging applications, engaging with multiple stakeholders, as well as digesting country and issue-specific knowledge.


  • Maintain knowledge on research publications in the field of health/environment and safety
  • Engage with the industry via PlasticsEurope and Styrenics working groups
  • Support sectorial activities in the area of advocacy and communication
  • Review and prepare summaries of relevant information for members
  • Provide assistance in the organisation of the Styrenics working group meetings
  • Coordinate websites, brochures and other communication tools


  • A (post) graduate degree (or in the process of finalising), preferably in Political Science, European Studies, Economics or similar;
  • Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs;
  • Strong oral and written skills in English; knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of nine months.

Application process

If you wish to apply please send your CV (maximum one page) and cover letter (maximum one page) to mentioning “Styrenics Internship” in the title by 17 May 2019.