Vacancy: Research assistant to the Executive Director

IEEP is looking for a new intern to work closely with the Executive Director and the External Impact Team and conduct research on a number of topics related to European environmental policy. The internship is an excellent chance for hands-on learning within a small and dynamic independent institute.

Successful applicants will directly support the Executive Director in developing current projects and assisting with research, which could involve:

  • Horizon scanning of the European agenda, relevant meetings, news and opinions;
  • Background research for the Executive Director’s blogs, briefings, Power Point presentations, newsletter, articles, concept notes and high level meetings;
  • Literature reviews and data collection on emerging topics of interest for IEEP;
  • Planning communications strategy, managing social media, creating and maintaining website content and developing email marketing; and
  • Assisting in the organisation of IEEP events and in the preparation of the Think2030 conference in 2022 and preparatory meetings.

Location: Brussels

Salary: This is an unsalaried position with reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid.

Deadline for applications: No specific deadline.

How to apply?

  1. Fill in the application form. Follow the instructions contained within it, explaining your interest in the job and showing clearly how you meet the job and candidate requirements.
  2. Send your completed application form to, clearly marking the title of the email: ED Research assistant.