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EFPIA Healthcare Systems – Intern
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About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 36 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies, and in collaboration with health and research players, EFPIA’s mission is to create an environment that enables our members to discover, innovate, develop and deliver new therapies and vaccines for people across Europe, as well as contribute to the European economy. 

We have a small but dynamic Healthcare System team working on policy and outreach relating to the organisation and financing of healthcare and the role of the pharmaceutical industry for sustainable healthcare systems. The team also leads on EFPIA's collaborative engagement with patient organisations and other health systems stakeholders. We are looking for extra support from a reliable and motivated intern with a demonstrated interest in public finances, economy and health, patient engagement, and a proficient level of English.

Role and responsibilities

The intern would be part of the Healthcare Systems team, but also support other teams when relevant. Responsibilities would include:

  • Collection, compilation and updating of data and evidence relating to European health, healthcare, economy and pharmaceutical industry, including on the value of innovative medicines
  • Digest reports relating to European economy and health (including European Commission Semester documents, OECD reports and studies produced by other EFPIA teams) and draft summaries, compilations, presentations or comments as appropriate
  • Doing desk research on economic and health policy topics
  • Conduct horizon scanning in relevant policy areas as relevant, including European healthcare reform
  • Assist in the execution of projects and meetings led by other team members and staff (including supporting all the steps in the organisation of events, minute taking, and as appropriate proof-reading of internal and external documents and support in presentation preparations)

Candidate profile

  • Right to work and live within the EU
  • Master Degree in EU policy, health studies, economics, or similar relevant diplomas
  • Academic merits in health economics and good writing skills would be highly valued
  • Experience supporting events and meetings appreciated
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good knowledge of European healthcare and life science sectors would be an asset
  • Good knowledge of or previous experience with European institutions and decision-making would be an asset

Skills

  • Good project management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Ability to assume different tasks, working independently or in a supporting role as required
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Service minded
  • Open and positive mindset and ability to easily establish contacts through networking
  • Able to think flexibly about evidence needs of the organisation

Terms and conditions

You will be offered a paid professional integration agreement (immersion professionelle) for maximum 6 months. You must not have already completed a 12-month immersion professionelle or have been in full time professional employment yet. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a maximum two-page CV and a maximum one-page cover letter to vacancy@efpia.eu with the subject “Healthcare Systems Intern” as soon as possible.

Starting date: End of April / beginning of May 2024

Given the size of our team and the time constraints, we will not be able to consider applications that do not meet the essential requirements above and the page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA.

EFPIA Public Affairs – Intern
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About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 36 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies, and in collaboration with health and research players, EFPIA’s mission is to create an environment that enables our members to discover, innovate, develop, and deliver new therapies and vaccines for people across Europe, as well as contribute to the European economy.  

We have a dynamic Public Affairs team working on outreach and coordination of external advocacy on specific policy files and legislative proposals, focusing on the European Parliament, Council, Commission and external stakeholders.

Role and responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Director Public Affairs and in collaboration with EFPIA Secretariat colleagues, the intern will:

  • Monitor activities on EU health policies at MS-27 level
  • Answer queries related to the institutions, the dossiers that Public Affairs is working on from colleagues and the EFPIA membership and on Project Country Engagement (PCE) specifics.
  • Manage the Project Country Engagement agenda & logistics as well as assist in set up meetings with policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Update the internal Public Affairs databases and contact lists
  • Take minutes at meetings
  • Gather information from the team and prepare the weekly newsletter to EFPIA Members.

Candidate Profile:

  • Focus on EU Public Affairs ; a health policy background is preferable though not essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and of legislative procedures.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package
  • Right to work and live within the EU

Skills:

  • Open and positive mindset and able to easily establish contacts through networking
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills

Terms and conditions:

You will be offered a professional integration agreement (“immersion professionnelle”) for max 6 months. You must not have already completed a 12 Months ‘immersion professionnelle’ or have been in full time professional employment yet. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a maximum two-page CV and a maximum one-page cover letter to vacancy@efpia.eu  with  the subject “Public Affairs Intern” as soon as possible.

Vaccines Europe – Public Affairs, Intern
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About Vaccines Europe:

Vaccines Europe is the specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

We represent vaccine companies of all sizes operating in Europe, and currently our membership includes all the major global innovative and research-based vaccine companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises. We have operated in Brussels for over 30 years and provide a cohesive, united and strong voice for the vaccine industry in Europe.

Our Public Affairs/Advocacy activities include outreach and coordination of external engagement on specific policy files and legislative proposals; focusing on the European Parliament, Council, Commission and external stakeholders.

Role and responsibilities:

The intern would be part of Vaccines Europe team and report to the Director Public Affairs & Country Liaison.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Monitor activities in related vaccination / health policy dossiers at EU level;
  • Support in the development and running of the Vaccines Europe campaign on the EU elections;
  • Support the organisation of Public Affairs and Market Access Working Groups (draft agenda, logistics, minutes) as well as set up meetings with policy makers and other stakeholders;
  • Actively participate to Vaccines Europe weekly team meetings;
  • Update the internal Public Affairs and communication databases and contact lists;
  • Support in the development and analysis of surveys with national associations on the vaccination related topics.

Candidate Profile & Skills: 

  • A University degree or late education in political science, public health, law, economics or medicine;
  • First experience in EU Public Affairs is a plus; a health policy background is preferable though not essential;
  • In-depth knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and of legislative procedures;
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package;
  • Right to work and live within the EU.

 Skills:

Open and positive mindset and able to easily establish contacts through networking;

  • Ability to learn quickly, manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines;
  • Curiosity, proactivity and high motivation;
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.

Terms and conditions:

You will be offered a professional integration agreement (immersion professionnelle) in Brussels for a maximum of 6 months. You must not have already completed a 12 Month ‘immersion professionnelle’ or have been in full time professional employment yet. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a maximum two-page CV and a maximum one-page cover letter to vacancy@efpia.eu with the subject “VE Public Affairs Intern” by the 31st of January 2024. A written assignment will be asked to selected candidates as part of the interview process.                        

Given the size of our team and the time constraints, we will not be able to take into account applications that do not meet the essential requirements above and the indicated page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA and Vaccines Europe.