Internship Call

Internship Call

The Circle U. Office in Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve is looking for an intern policy assistant. Internship duration will be of 3 months (longer duration is possible), starting preferably from 15 September 2023. If you are interested apply now directly to by 30 April 2023.

 What does Circle U. offer?

Circle U. is offering a unique internship opportunity for master students enrolled at one of their partner universities. Policy assistant intern will

participate in the day-to-day running of Circle U. Office, located in Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve,
assist the Secretary General in the strategic management of the alliance,
collaborate with our partner universities as well as our associated partners,
follow, analyse and report on the regional, national and EU policy developments,
work in an international, diverse and creative environment.

Internship duration will be of 3 months (longer duration is possible), starting preferably from 15 September 2023.

The internship is not remunerated. However, the intern will be supported by the home university with an Erasmus+ traineeship grant

 Who is Circle U. looking for?

Master students who are eligible for Erasmus+ traineeship grant
Students from any discipline with proven interest in EU affairs, education and research policies, educational sciences
Excellent verbal and written command of English; knowledge of French or any other language used in the alliance will be an asset
• Very good writing and communication skills, in both formal and informal settings
• Confident user of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
• Good organizational skills
• Capacity to take initiatives
• Good knowledge of EU higher education and research policies, and more specifically in the European Universities initiative
• Interest in working in an international, diverse and creative environment
• Interest in dealing with a wide variety of tasks (administrative, communication, policy-related)

 Description of tasks

• Provide administrative support to Circle U. office in the organisation of events, meetings and other activities
• Provide support to Circle U. policy work, including the European Strategy for Universities, the European Universities initiative, etc.
• Monitor EU higher education and research policy developments
• Prepare clear and succinct briefing papers on specific EU policy developments
• Participate in events in Brussels organized by EU institutions and stakeholders and report to Circle U. Secretary General, President and Management Board members

 How to apply?

Required documents:

  • CV (preferably a Europass CV)
  • Transcript of records
  • Preliminary confirmation of the traineeship's relevance to your study programme from the respective Directorate of Studies ("SPL", letter or e-mail)
  • One-page motivation letter in English 

Apply directly to by 30 April 2023.

Each university will nominate a maximum of three candidates by 31 May 2023, while Circle U. Secretary General will make the final selection by 30 June 2023, based on the applications received. If necessary, candidates might be invited for a short online interview.
As indicated, the applicant shall check eligibility for Erasmus+ traineeship funding at the respective home university.

 What is Circle U. ?

Circle U. is one of the 44 alliances selected by the European Commission in the framework of the European University Initiative. European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionising the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.

Circle U. consists of nine equally-committed universities with a shared dedication to Circle U.’s long-term transformational processes and future. Our Alliance is grounded in existing and solid partnerships; however Circle U. represents a considerable shift in our commitment to each other. With Aarhus Universitet, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College London, Università di Pisa, Universität Wien, UCLouvain, Université Paris Cité, Universitetet i Oslo and Univerzitet u Beogradu, our alliance aims to establish an inclusive, research-intensive and interdisciplinary European university where students, staff and partners from civil society, businesses and the public sector can collaborate and jointly develop competencies and solutions for keeping Europe and our planet healthy, peaceful, democratic and prosperous.