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Research Executive - Healthcare

With around 80 team members, our growing Brussels’ office is focused on the delivery of integrated European Affairs and Communications support to its clients across a broad range of sectors.

Our Brussels office opened in 2017, and we are currently looking to strengthen our team with a Research Executive for a 6-month, paid internship. The role is focused on working primarily within the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, with the opportunity to work across other business areas depending on evolving client needs.

We offer the opportunity to work and grow in a fast-paced and energetic consultancy environment. Anyone joining will have the opportunity to develop within the Rud Pedersen team, working with our Brussels partners and the wider Group.

The position

In particular, the role entails:

  • Following EU developments and undertaking initial research on policy issues on behalf of clients;
  • Supporting team with legislative, regulatory and press monitoring;
  • Helping to organize and execute events;
  • Taking an active role in client teams, suggesting improvements for servicing of clients with regards to research;
  • Participating at external events relevant to day-to-day work and seeking to build relationships with external actors at an appropriate level;
  • Building competence at undertaking public affairs tasks on behalf of clients.

Skills & Requirements

Our ideal candidate for this position will have the following profile:

  • Experience working on European Affairs with, or in the EU institutions, trade associations, corporates, or public affairs consultancy;
  • Master in relevant fields, e.g., EU Affairs, IR, law, political science;
  • Interest and preferably some content knowledge of healthcare policy;
  • An enthusiasm for conducting public affairs and communications in all its forms, from direct outreach to social media engagement;
  • Interest in helping to organise and manage events;
  • Full professional proficiency in English, with working knowledge of French or another EU official language.
  • A collaborative and caring approach to working with colleagues in Brussels and across the Group.
  • An inquisitive nature with a desire for learning and innovative practices.
  • A high level of motivation and drive for excellence.

Great Place to Work

  • Work with the best political minds in the industry

  • International company with room to grow

  • A culture of excellence

  • Challenging, yet dynamic work environment

  • High responsibility, even in junior positions

  • Open dialogue among colleagues of all levels

  • Kõrge vastutusvõimalus, ka alustavatel positsiooni

  • Väljakutsuv töö ja dünaamiline töökeskkond

  • Meisterlikkusele suunatud töökultuur

  • Arenemisvõimalus tugevas rahvusvahelises ettevõtte

  • Töötamine kõrgetasemelise ja professionaalse meesk

  • Kolleegidevaheline avatud ja toetav koostöö

About the company

We are a leading European consultancy specialising in Public Affairs.

As a Public Affairs Partner, we help our clients navigate political systems. We ensure that our clients understand the impact of policy and politics on their organisations and work with them to strategically reach their goals. We provide our clients with a keen understanding of the political debate and governmental processes, as well as the decision-makers that drive it.

Rud Pedersen has eighteen offices across seventeen countries, and over 550 consultants with their own experience from politics and/or public administration.

2002Company founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Morten Rud Pedersen.

2006The Stockholm office opened, bringing our brand of public affairs to the Swedish capital.

2008We opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2012Our clients asked and we responded - by opening our office in Oslo, Norway.

2014The creation of King Street, our PR focused brand, as well as the addition of our Helsinki office.

2017Welcom, our strategic communication and digital media-focused brand, joined the company. We also created RP People, our headhunting and recruitment-focused brand. Additionally, we opened our Brussels office.

2018Our seventh office was established in Tallinn.

2020We entered the German market by establishing an office in Berlin.

2021We welcomed the Lithuanian communications agency Fabula to the Group, thereby expanding into our 8th market in Europe

2002Morten Rud Pedersen loob ettevõte Göteborgis, Rootsis.

2006Stockholmi kontori avamisega tuuakse bränd Rootsi pealinna.

2008Avatakse Taani turg kontoriga Kopenhaagenis.

2012Klientide vajadusel ja palvel avatakse kontor Oslos, Norras.

2014Lisaks Soome turu avamisele Helsingi kontoriga, loodi eraldi avalikule kommunikatsioonile fokusseeritud brändi King Street PR.

2017Grupiga liitus Welcom, strateegilise kommunikatsiooni ja digi-meediale keskenduv bränd. Lisaks loodi personalivärbamisettevõtte RPPeople ning avati kontor Brüsselis.

2018Tallinnas avati grupi seitsmes kontor.

2020Sisenemine Saksamaa turule ning uue kontori avamine Berliinis.

2021We entered the Polish market by establishing a representation office in Warsaw.

2022Rud Pedersen Public Affairs opened offices in Warsaw, Poland; London, UK; and Sofia, Bulgaria. Additionally, we opened offices in Riga, Latvia via VA Communications; Paris, France via CNTVRS; and Tallinn, Estonia via merging our existing office with META Advisory.

2023We opened an office in Kyiv, Ukraine. We also opened an office in Madrid, Spain via RetiEspaña.

2024We opened an office in Prague, Czechia and Rome, Italy. The Italian office solidifies our European footprint as we now operate in the Europe's 5 most populated countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland).

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