Born in Prague in 1965. A graduate of Prague’s University of Economics, Petr Ježek joined his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as a diplomat. For some ten years, he held relatively high posts related to the country’s ties with the EU, e.g. heading the Foreign Ministry’s European Integration Department and serving as Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs. He also worked as chief of staff of then Czech Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla. In 2014, Petr Ježek was elected Member of the European Parliament on the ballot of the ANO 2011 party.
Petr Ježek, Czech member of European Parliament (ALDE) is searching for a trainee for his Brussels office.
This traineeship would suit someone with a strong interest in the workings of the European Union. If you would like to acquire some practical experience and see how the European Parliament works, we would be happy to consider your application.
- To follow the work of a number of EP Committees, such as Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs (LIBE), Committee on Financial Crime, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) and the Special Committee on Terrorism (TERR)
- To follow the work of other EP committees on a topic by topic basis
- To prepare briefing documents and speaking points for meetings
- To support with administrative procedures
- Pro-active, the ability to manage and prioritise workload, drive agendas forward and deliver results
- Demonstrated initiative, problem solving and judgement skills
- Ability to manage, analyse, summarise and present complex and technical information
- Excellent team working and interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
- Ability to multitask
- Fluent written and spoken English
- Administrative and organisational skills
- Knowledge of Czech
- Knowledge of French and/or German
- Knowledge of the EU institutions
- Relevant academic or professional experience
The traineeship will be based in the European Parliament in Brussels and there may be the possibility to travel to Strasbourg during one of the Parliament's plenary sessions. The trainee will be expected to begin work in September 2018 and the traineeship will run until January 2019. Trainees will receive a monthly maintenance grant as well as travel expenses reimbursement to move to Brussels. Trainees will primarily be supervised in their work by Petr Ježek's Brussels team.
To be considered for the position, applicants should send a CV and a 1 page Cover Letter (both in English language) outlining how they feel they can contribute to the work of the office to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please, mention email subject: STÁŽ / TRAINEESHIP). Applicants should indicate when they would be available to move to Brussels to take up the post.
The deadline for the applications is June 30, 2018.