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Internship European External Affairs

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Human Resources
Anderlecht, Brussels Capital
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Looking for a challenging internship inEuropean External AffairsstartingaroundJanuary, February or March 2022?It’s time to apply!

Who are we?

At Unilever, we share one simple purpose: To make sustainable living commonplace. Through our powerhouse brands such as Dove, Axe and Magnum, we are creating a bright future for our business and our planet –and you can be part of it!

We believe that companies with purpose last, people with purpose thrive and brands with purpose grow.  We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Main purpose of theinternship

We are looking to recruit an energetic intern in our European External Affairs Office in Brussels to support the team in driving this agenda at the EU institutions and other European stakeholders.  

Working in the field of Foods & Refreshment, Home Care and Beauty & Personal Care - Unilever’s three core businesses - the intern will contribute to: 

  • Performing background research and analysis on emerging issues; 

  • Performing research and analysis on the position and activities of key stakeholders; 

  • Monitoring regulatory, legislative and political processes of interest to Unilever;

  • Drafting advocacy materials, press reviews and organizing events.

The intern will have the opportunity to: 

  • Be exposed to the functioning of a fast-moving and multi-sectoral international company;

  • Contribute to the challenges and opportunities in integrating sustainability into our business;

  • Experience the importance of public affairs, both in terms of challenges and opportunities, for the achievement of Unilever’s vision: Doubling the size of ourbusiness whilst reducing our overall environmental impacts across the entire value chain;

  • Learn from a team of experienced public affairs practitioners, working on a wide variety of current and emerging issues;

  • Drive your own projects within the context of the European External Affairs team responsibilities, based on (developed) personal interest.

What we ask: 

  • The internship must take place in the framework of a University degree, ideally a Master’s degree in European Law, International Politics, European Studies or equivalent

  • The intern must be registered as a student during the whole duration of the internship

  • English fluently written and spoken is a must, good knowledge of Dutch, French or German would be an asset  

  • The internship would last for a duration of about 6 monthsfull-time(orat least 32 hours a week)

  • You are a team player with a strong sense of responsibility

  • You are a self-starter, able to work autonomously

  • You are able to work with a diversity of people and teams

What we offer: 

  • An outstanding chance to bring our unique purpose to life!

  • An opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at one of the biggest FMCG-corporations in the world.

  • An opportunity to learn from a variety of concrete projects.

  • Lots of responsibility, but also good guidance during your internship.


To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter where your preferred internship topics, internship duration and ideal startdatearehighlighted.

We look forward to meeting you! 

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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