Public Affairs Intern

Belgium, Diegem

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Internship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university during the internship

  • Minimum availability of 6 months, ideally 12 months

  • Given the current uncertainty of the global pandemic and work from home situation for 2021, the internship is currently planned to be virtual with the option to work remotely



As the Public Affairs Intern, you will monitor the Belgian socio economic & political environment. Provide strategic advice on its impact and maximizes Roche Diagnostics reputation and opportunities for Roche Diagnostics business. Develop and execute Public Affairs  strategies on selected topics to support business goals and policy objectives. Representing Roche Diagnostics with key Belgian stakeholders.


Your specific responsibilities 

  • Shape public policy and resulting legislation/regulation

  • Represent Roche Diagnostics and manage reputation with key Belgian stakeholders

  • General political, macro-economical status and trends

  • Healthcare specific trends on public health, and healthcare reforms

  • Stakeholder Mapping due to new government:

    • A list of decision makers and key influencers in the healthcare system

    • Information on their political party, role and objectives

    • Formal and informal relationships between stakeholders

    • Decision makers and influencers and their inter-relationships


  • University degree in Economics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Law or related field

  • Preferred PhD candidate

  • Able to work independently on own initiative

  • Familiar with the Belgian healthcare system and institutions

  • Understand the political relationships and sensitivities in Belgium

  • Fluent in English and Flemish or French