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Tech Policy – Public Affairs – Trainee Consultant

Are you passionate about innovative technology, digital policy, and their intersections? Are you proactive, solution-driven, fun, and ready to network? Do you want to be part of an amazing team? Then this opportunity is perfect for you!

How to apply?

We are interested in talented people who are interested in us. In your application, please take the time to explore what added value your unique personality and competences could bring to us.

To apply for this position, please submit your application (both cover letter and resume) online:

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Trainee Consultant to work with our team and complement our growing tech practice. You need to be proactive, solution-driven, engaging, and having excellent attention to detail.

The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting research, drafting policy briefings, organising events, and overall supporting the team on current and upcoming tech projects.



  • EU national or work permit holder as the traineeship is in Brussels, Belgium
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset
  • Advanced research and writing skills, including the ability to summarise issues quickly and accurately in simple terms.
  • Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines
  • Enthusiasm to start a career in public affairs.
  • Good knowledge about the EU Institutions and their work.
  • Interest in networking with digital policy peers.


  • Previous experience/traineeship in the digital sector.
  • Good, demonstrated knowledge of the key policy files (especially on online platforms & safety, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity)

What we offer:

  • A six-month paid traineeship, with opportunities for a long-term contract after the traineeship period. 90% of our trainees get a Consultant contract after their traineeship
  • A fantastic work environment
  • Training opportunities
  • Opportunities to broaden your network, expand your knowledge and expertise in the tech field and fast-track your career

Starting date: September 2024

About Acumen:

At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisers clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients. We are always looking for talent to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

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