Fiscal Policy Assistant (CIP internship)

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking for a Fiscal Policy Assistant (Paid internship based on a CIP – convention d’immersion professionnelle contract)

The European Union’s €750 billion Covid recovery package and its national recovery plans as well as the upcoming EU’s economic governance review present a unique chance to lay the foundation for a reform of our economic system with the goal to enable forward-looking investments to fight our climate and social crises, rather than returning to a broken model that has imposed austerity on European citizens.

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking to recruit an intern to support colleagues in the Economic Transition team to advocate for an ambitious fiscal framework and policies reform that enhances a truly just transition towards a wellbeing economy as well as to start building a movement of environmental actors on the topic of fiscal policy.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, eager to learn and contribute to help achieve our vision of a better future where people and nature thrive together.

More specifically, the successful candidate will:  


  • Support advocacy for an ambitious reform of the EU fiscal rules including coordination with the Fiscal matters coalition, coordination with relevant EEB colleagues, external partners, participation in workshops, contribution to other project deliverables and reporting;
  • Help with policy-relevant research and support drafting of policy papers on fiscal frameworks and topics closely interlinked with fiscal policy;
  • Help organising events, webinars, conferences on fiscal frameworks and policies;
  • In collaboration with the communications team, support the development and roll-out of communication activities on fiscal rules and policies to better explain the importance of fiscal policy for system change;
  • Attend meetings and events and report relevant outcomes to colleagues;
  • Assist with any other relevant activities that may arise during the internship period (such as support the work of EEB’s Economic Transition Working Group, including liaising with EEB members and helping organise working group events).


Qualities and experiences required for the post:

  • A relevant academic degree at Master level
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of EU fiscal policies and macroeconomics (such the EU budget and recovery, the Stability and Growth Pact)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A basic grasp of the functioning of EU institutions
  • Be a team player, accountable, and able to work autonomously
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Prepared and able to work in a fast-moving working environment with various stakeholders
  • Interest in working in an environmental NGO and in an international working environment
  • Subscribes to the EEB’s values.


The EEB offers:

  • A 6 to 12-month contract – “convention d’immersion professionnelle” paid internship around 1150€ net/month with the opportunity to learn more about functioning of a non-governmental organisation
  • An opportunity to work for a worthy cause
  • A stimulating, international work environment in an attractive office in the heart of the EU quarter with a dynamic team committed to changing the political narrative
  • Regular feedback from your supervisor and support to develop your professional skills.


How to apply:

Applications consisting of 1) a letter of motivation, 2) a comprehensive CV and 3) a reply to the question below should be sent to Please clearly mark: “Fiscal Policy Assistant” in the subject of your email.

Question for the position of Fiscal Policy Assistant:

Please explain (in not more than 300 words) the opportunities and risks related to the EU’s Economic Governance Reform for the transition towards a wellbeing economy.


Please confirm that you have not been employed on a convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) contract in the past and that you are not enrolled in a university. 


Place: As our contracts fall under Belgian law, the candidate must commit to being officially registered in Belgium and working most of the time from our office in Brussels. This currently entails structural teleworking (with at least 1 day in the office per week depending on the position).

Deadline for Application: 1 January 2023

Interviews first round:    week of 9 January 2023

Proposed starting date:   February 2023

The EEB is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Due to limited staff resources and the anticipated number of applicants, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.

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