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Internship opportunity at TIE

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is currently recruiting an intern for a six month period starting from the beginning of January 2017. An internship at the TIE Secretariat in Brussels offers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a European trade association and to gain further knowledge of EU affairs. We offer an interesting, challenging and international work environment. This is a paid internship.


The intern will be involved in all aspects of TIE’s work, in particular:

  • researching, monitoring and analysing EU and national policies in the areas of toy safety, commercial communications, environment, consumer protection, international trade and intellectual property rights;
  • awareness raising campaigns about the value of play;
  • media monitoring.

Your profile

  • Degree in European Studies, Law, Political Science, Economics, Communication;
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional languages are an asset;
  • A strong interest in discovering how a European trade association works;
  • Knowledge of/interest in EU affairs and issues;
  • An enthusiastic team-player with a hands-on, positive attitude.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter (in English only) by email to TIE’s Director General, Catherine Van Reeth, at by 10 December 2016. Please mention ‘TIE Internship’ in the subject line. Interviews will take place in Brussels s as of Monday, 12 December 2016. The successful candidate is expected to start at the beginning of January. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.