EU Affairs Trainee

10 Jun 2021

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Full time. Duration: 6 months, potentially renewable once.

Salary: competitive with the EU institutions.

Brussels, Belgium

About ABBL and ALFI

ABBL (Association des Banques et Banquiers Luxembourg) is the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association, the representative organization of a major European and international banking centre.

ALFI is the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, the leading European investment fund centre in assets under management.

Both are not-for-profit associations. They represent the interests of their members at national and international level. At EU level, they are permanently established by their joint ABBL & ALFI EU Representative Office in Brussels, which constantly interacts with standard setters and policy makers in the EU institutions.

Role of the EU Affairs Trainee

The EU Affairs Trainee is to support the team of the Brussels based EU Representative Office in matters related to the process of financial services legislation.

Tasks of the EU Affairs Trainee

  • Legislative monitoring.
  • Attend and report from meetings.
  • Research for the preparation of background notes and drafts.
  • Organizational support.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a recent university degree (Master) in European Affairs and be familiar with the workings of the EU institutions.
  • Possess developed communication skills in particular in writing and drafting.
  • Have sharp analytical and proven organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate a good spoken and written command of both English and French. Other languages, in particular Luxembourgish and German, are considered an asset.

Prior post-study work experience is not essential, but a very first traineeship in European Affairs is considered an advantage.

Starting date: 26 August 2021.


Please send relevant applications with cover letter and CVs to by 18 July 2021 at the latest and mention “EU Affairs Trainee” in the subject. Video interviews on Thursday 22 July 2021. Only the successful candidates will be contacted for an inte