iEthanol, The European Industrial & Beverage Ethanol Association, is a Brussels-based trade association representing producers of ethanol for industrial and beverage uses in Europe. We are a non-profit organisation representing the interests of 14 companies across Europe, active in the production of non-fuel ethanol. Our role is to ensure that the non-fuel ethanol industry is governed by suitable and fair standards in terms of trade, customs, environment, competition and health.

For more information see our website:

Role and responsibilities:

We are looking for an intern to work as Policy Assistant in Brussels for a 6-month paid internship (Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle) with possibility of extension.

The Policy Assistant will work closely with the Government Affairs Manager on various tasks related to the association’s activity and its functioning, and can be expected to do the following:

  • Monitor relevant EU policy and legislative developments;
  • Research on relevant issues and topics;
  • Draft the monthly newsletter to the members;
  • Prepare presentations;
  • Take notes and draft minutes;
  • Assist with the organisation of iEthanol’s working Groups and other relevant meetings;
  • Assist with public communication tasks and other relevant activities.


  • University Degree in either Political Sciences, International Relations, European Studies, Law, Economics or any other relevant discipline;
  • Fluent level of written and spoken English is Other languages are an advantage;
  • Good graphic design skills and the ability to work in excel;
  • Excellent research and drafting skills in English;
  • Knowledge and a keen interest in EU policy and decision-making processes, with a focus on trade, customs, environment and chemicals is desirable.

How to apply:

Please send us your CV at with the following reference “Policy Assistant 2022” and let us know how this internship will fit into your career plans. No need to send a motivation letter, however, you may do so if you consider it necessary.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022, however the candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The ideal start date is mid-February.