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German Marshall Fund


German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels is accepting a summer intern for its Foreign and Security Policy Program

About GMF

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm. - See more at:

About the Foreign & Security Policy Program (FSP) in Brussels 

The FSP team, based in Brussels, includes GMF’s regional programming in the EU, Asia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the Wider Atlantic as well as energy security as well as transatlantic relations/NATO.  The trainee working with the FSP team in the Brussels office will work closely with senior GMF staff and provide research, logistical and administrative support. The traineeship is a unique opportunity to be in close contact with the international policy community and learn about office and project management.

Areas of responsibility

  • conducting background research and policy & literature reviews
  • mapping exercises on various foreign policy related subject matters
  • providing support in the planning and implementation of events
  • attending and reporting from key events at GMF and external organizations for program staff
  • editing and writing substantive and policy content for internal and external communications
  • providing administrative support

Qualifications and Requirements

  • fluency in English; second language skills are desirable
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • flexibility to multi-task have an eye for detail, perform under tight deadlines and able to work independently
  • experience in event management a plus
  • strong interest in European and transatlantic policy issues
  • good interpersonal skills and ability to work flexible hours in a multicultural environment
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How to Apply

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Internship Opportunities

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