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Intern/Trainee (m/f/d) Business Unit Economy | Innovation | Region placed in Brussels


Intern/Trainee (m/f/d) Business Unit Economy | Innovation | Region placed in Brussels

Prognos AG is one of the oldest economic research consultancies in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Prognos-experts provide expertise to diverse clients from the public and private sector since 1959 – politically independent and scientifically substantiated. Our proven models are the basis for reliable forecasts and scenarios on the future of our economy and society. With about 150 experts at eight offices, Prognos teams are working in an interdisciplinary manner, combine theory and practice, science, economics and politics. 

Our growing EU-Services in Brussels team provides research, evaluation, and impact assessments predominantly to the European Commission (e.g. DG GROW, DG CNECT, DG RTD) and its agencies (e.g. EASME) but also to other European and German clients. We are looking for a 

Intern/Trainee (m/f/d) 

placed in Brussels starting in March 2019. You will support our Business Unit Economy | Innovation | Region in the following fields:

  • European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF; especially ERDF) and other EU instruments
  • Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), innovation policy and regional innovation systems
  • Evaluations and impact assessments of EU and national funding policies/programmes
  • Market and industry analysis, regional analysis

As an Intern/Trainee you will support our team in the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services to our clients. This includes supporting the development of research and evaluation methods, performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and supporting the preparation of reports and presentations to support policy decisions by our clients. You will be typically working on multiple projects under the guidance of experienced project managers. You hold a graduate degree or will soon graduate in economics, public policy, economic geography or related disciplines with a strong regional economics background. Moreover, you have gained first specific professional experience through internships or the like in the areas mentioned above. You are an experienced user of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel; knowledge about additional software tools is beneficial (e.g. SPSS, QDA software, etc.). You have excellent verbal and writing skills in English and German; additional European languages would be advantageous.We are looking for a team player with a positive work ethic and a proactive ‘can do’ attitude. You must be able to manage a varied workload of deadlines without compromising quality.

We offer you a creative and responsible position in an interesting EU business field, in projects that shape our future, a collaborative work atmosphere, interesting co-operation in interdisciplinary teams, and an adequate salary. The traineeship is fixed for six months. At Prognos, you will find a good working environment in interdisciplinary teams and deal with relevant topics that shape our society. We offer regular training, flexible working hours, mobile working and diverse benefits, such as sport and health offers, diverse employee discounts or a business bike. More information about Prognos can be found here:

You want to apply? Please provide your application (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates) incl. your availability to our web-portal: by 03.02.2019. Please mention the reference no. WIR-61.

Prognos AG, Melanie Nogossek, Schwanenmarkt 21, 40213 Düsseldorf

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