The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together 32 national banking associations in Europe that represent some 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – while employing about two million people. The EBF represents the interests of the banking sector with the European institutions, responding swiftly to changing market circumstances. The culture of the EBF can be defined as agile, flexible, open, transparent, working together with integrity and clarity.
The European Banking Federation (EBF) is seeking to recruit a full-time trainee for its Financing Growth team.
The EBF Financing Growth Team is responsible for the policies and activities related to supporting the financing and growth of the European Economy as one of the key priorities of the EBF.
- Business Finance, including SME finance, Export Credits, Alternative financing methods
- Financial Markets: Primary, secondary markets and post-trading issues
- Wider growth policies and focused research
- Sustainable finance
The trainee will support the EBF Financing Growth team.
A non-exhaustive list of responsibilities includes:
- Research on specific issues/questions related to EU Capital Markets Union, jobs & growth agenda, financial markets, SMEs, sustainability issues and other relevant policies for the activities of the team;
- Provide support regarding preparation of internal and external meetings or events (slides, briefing materials, data gathering, etc.), agenda coordination and outreach to EU institutions, EBF members and other stakeholders;
- Support the advocacy efforts of the team;
- Administrative tasks (e.g. document management, management of members’ network);
- Monitoring of press/websites of EU institutions and financial publications.
The successful candidate will have:
- An academic background in finance/economy/law/political science/international relations or other areas relevant for the position;
- Must be an EU citizen (with the necessary permits to work throughout the EU);
- Previous internship experience within an EU or international institution would be an asset;
- Knowledge of EU Affairs and/or EU regulatory process;
- Knowledge of financial markets is a plus;
- Excellent command of English (oral and written); good drafting skills;
- Good communications and team working skills;
- Strong organisational skills, IT knowledge and ability to take initiative;
- Show considerable commitment to his/her work, enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards the various projects for which he/she will be responsible;
- Demonstrate a “can do” and pro-active attitude in identifying potential issues of interest;
- Be highly motivated and flexible.
End of September 2019
- Paid internship: convention of professional immersion (six months)
- Interesting work in a European setting
- Networking opportunities
- Fast learning opportunity within a collaborative international team
How to apply
Please send your application with curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation clarifying why you are interested in this position, to EBF Recruitment at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 14 September 2019
Disclaimer: Please note that, due to high interest in positions at the EBF, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us before 30 September 2019, you may assume that we will not move your application forward. We really appreciate your interest in working with us and wish you best of luck in your search. Thank you for your understanding