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.
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Traineeship opportunity at Petr Ježek’s Brussels office
Each year Petr Ježek, the MEP, offers two internship opportunities based in his Brussels office. Interns have the possibility to be fully involved in the work of the office, including following the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee, Committee on Financial Crime, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) and the Special Committee on Terrorism (TERR).
There is one internship which begins in September and runs until Christmas, and a second one from January/February until mid-July.
Announcements about the opening of applications for each intake are announced on this website.
Information about the actual traineeship opportunity is available here.
- To follow the work of EP Committee on 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
- To prepare briefing documents 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 the Parliament's plenary sessions.
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.
Should you have an interest in undertaking a traineeship, or you would like some further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.