Description of work: The internship offers a chance to experience the day to day operation of an MEP’s office in the European Parliament, from experience in EU legislation, the work of the European Parliament to drafting speeches and press releases. An important task will be research particularly relating to the International Trade Committee of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member and also the Coordinator for his political Group. There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee of which William is a substitute.
Successful applicants will have proven research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but it is not essential. Applicants must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.
Place of work: European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg
Duration of internship: 3 months (possibly prolongation of internship)
Start date: On or around September 3rd, 2013.
Note: William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.
Stipend: Approximately 1,200 euros/month
Deadline: June 10th, 2013
Application instructions: Email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Kevin Karp ( EX DARTMOUTH ) Intern for William Dartmouth September 2012 to May 2013 writes
“My traineeship under William Dartmouth at the European Parliament involves senior-staff responsibility and requires succinct exposition of EU policies. In scope and competence demanded, it is a professional-grade position. Specifically, I serve as an adviser to Mr. Dartmouth in his work for the Committee on International Trade, or INTA. Because INTA is arguably the European Parliament’s most powerful committee, and because trade is such an important factor in foreign relations, my work in this particular area has made me into a poised observer of global politics. In my advisory work I have analyzed draft opinions on European Commission regulations before the Committee, helped determine Mr. Dartmouth’s votes on amendments to those opinions, authored questions to the Commission for written answer, drafted responses to press articles, and written and edited speeches that Mr. Dartmouth has delivered in Strasbourg and the UK. One of these speeches was Mr. Dartmouth’s address to the 2013 UKIP Spring Conference in Exeter, dealing with the different trade relationships with the EU that exist outside of membership. I have been turning this speech into a pamphlet that will serve as a template for further research.
Alongside the advisory work for Mr. Dartmouth, I also write policy briefs for Michael McManus, a staff researcher and member of UKIP at the European Parliament. These briefs cover a wide range of topics in foreign policy and economic issues. Mr. McManus keeps these briefs on file and provides them on request to UKIP MEPs who need information on such topics before giving speeches or talking to the media.”
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 10th, 2013 for Fall Term
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