Internship in Public Health and Policy

Brussels Office

RPP is looking for motivated interns in Brussels to support the team working on public health and policy at European level.

RPP is a consultancy focused on policy creation, development and communication. RPP Healthcare was established as Rohde Public Policy in 2002 with the goal of delivering new conceptual services in the area of public policy, and has grown to be one of the most respected and well-established independent policy service providers. Our topical focus and expertise lies in healthcare, research and innovation, social policy, and related trade and market access issues.

The internship will involve the monitoring and reporting of developments in European Union policies and the stakeholders who are involved. This information will be analysed and processed by the successful candidate in close collaboration with RPP’s senior staff.

If you are interested in learning how EU policy is made on the ground, how it impacts EU citizens and being a part of the process – then RPP is the best place to learn!

Activities and tasks shall include:

  • Covering and reporting on political developments in the EU and selected countries;
  • Detailed monitoring of developments on public health and policy at European and national level, including public health stakeholders and policy makers;
  • Reporting on meetings and events in the European Institutions that you will attend;
  • Tracking of Parliamentary Questions, written declarations and other relevant dossiers;
  • Servicing and supporting consultants regularly with specifically processed information, and also supporting them with ad-hoc requests and advice;

The candidate should fulfil at least one of the following criteria: 

  • An interest in health, nutrition and/or social affairs topics (to be elaborated in your application);
  • An academic degree (or comparable) in preferably political sciences, law, European studies, communications or public health;
  • A background (e.g. internship) in a European Union institution;
  • A background in the national government or experience with its institutions. 
  • Relevant experience leading into:
    • Knowledge of the working of the European and/or national institutions;
    • Academic knowledge of the societal impact of healthcare;

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to bring in the following capabilities:

  • An excellent command of written and spoken English (working language) is a prerequisite;
  • Good working knowledge of another EU language would be an advantage;
  • Excellent social and communication skills, most importantly in drafting comprehensive but concise research papers;
  • A strong team player is a must and the candidate is expected to contribute to a friendly office atmosphere;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to handle several requests in a proper, timely fashion;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Regular performance reviews could also allow identifying candidates for full-time employment.

This position is remunerated and is in full compliance with Belgian employment law.

What to do next? Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter addressed to James Kennedy at

Please submit your application by 22 July 2018.

Generic applications will not be processed.