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Internship as a press spokesperson, to qualify as a local assistant in Berlin

European Parliament

MEP Patrick Breyer (Pirate Party) offers a paid full-time internship as press spokesperson in Brussels (duration 3-5 months). By completing the internship, you will qualify for the position of a local parliamentary assistant based in Berlin with a focus on press and communication work.

Patrick’s focus is on the protection of privacy and digital rights.

Your tasks will include

  • proactive placement of parliamentary work (including exclusive information) in the media
  • proactive contact with journalists and other external communications
  • coordinating public relations with the team of the four Pirate MEPs
  • supporting the day-to-day administration of the office of the Member of Parliament, e.g. by processing electronic mail
  • monitoring the relevant media coverage
  • writing / coordinating press releases and blog posts on your own initiative


  • studies or experience in a field relevant to the position (press contacts are of advantage);
  • a general understanding of the European Union and the European Parliament;
  • fluency in English and German (knowledge of Czech, French and other languages are an advantage);
  • an understanding of the core values of the pirate movement;
  • personal integrity and professional approach to work;
  • willingness to work with open source software and other open technologies;
  • enthusiasm for working in an international team;
  • full support for transparency in public affairs and full respect for privacy in personal matters.


Preferred starting date: As soon as possible (probably 1 March). The internship allowance is 1,300 € per month.


To apply, please send by post or e-mail to patrick.breyer@europarl.europa.eu (PGP key), before 3 February 2020, your CV and a detailed covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the position.



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