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Research Executive – Financial Services

  • Rud Pedersen Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium
  • Rud Pedersen Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs is looking for a motivated trainee to join our growing Brussels public affairs consultancy for a 6-month paid internship.

Our Brussels office opened in 2017, and as a result of continued growth, we are currently looking to strengthen our team with a Research Executive who will support our key business areas in response to 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 company.


In particular, the role entails

  • Following EU developments and undertaking initial research on policy issues on behalf of clients, particularly in the financial services sector;

  • Supporting team with legislative, regulatory and press monitoring;

  • Helping to organize and execute events;

  • Taking an active role in client teams, and 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 in undertaking public affairs tasks on behalf of clients.


  • Experience in the financial sector, EU institutions, or public affairs consultancy highly desirable;

  • Enthusiasm, a sharp mind, a pro-active nature and strong communication skills;

  • Knowledge of financial services regulation, in particular banking, AML/CFT, capital markets, and/or FinTech;

  • Master’s degree in EU affairs, finance, economics or a related field;

  • 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.

Your written English skills will be tested during the selection process via a short assessment.

Only candidates eligible to work in an EU member state can be considered.


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 consultancy, the corporate environment, politics or public sector.
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