Brussels is at the centre of EU decision-making and as such attracts thousands of lobbyists, promoting the interests of big business. Easily outnumbering and outspending public interest groups, corporate lobbyists are also given privileged access by the European institutions. The emerging lobbycracy results in flawed policies that put commercial interests above those of people and the environment and undermines the very basis of democracy.
ALTER-EU is looking for an intern to provide support to the ALTER-EU coordinator and steering committee (consisting of seven civil society groups) on this project. Day to day tasks will vary but you could find yourself: sourcing MEP candidate lists; liaising with activists and campaigners across Europe; working with website designers; spearheading social media actions; and drafting campaign materials. Meanwhile ALTER-EU offers you an opportunity to strengthen your campaign skills and to participate in an exciting pan-European initiative!
Corporate Europe Observatory
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.