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The acumen public affairs team members all have a background in managing complex international assignments in senior positions in large agencies. At Acumen we bring the benefits of this experience to working in close partnership with our clients.

We are all public affairs experts – but in the broadest sense. We are just as comfortable interacting with decision-makers, communicating to the press and developing integrated communications strategies. Similarly, while we are Brussels-based EU experts, we are equally at home in other major policy-making and business centres around the world. Our philosophy is to act as “sparring partners” to our clients and be responsive but also challenging when appropriate. We excel in providing objective, no-nonsense advice that leads to tangible and sustainable results. Most of all we love to roll up our sleeves, get to grips with issues and provide hands-on support.

VACANCIES: Acumen is currently looking for: 

Trainee - EU public affairs and communication consultant

We are looking for a trainee consultant to support our team. The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members. Our trainees are a crucial part of our team and they get client exposure. The traineeship is paid and most trainees are offered a permanent position at the end of their traineeship. Please submit your application on-line by August 18th:

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Account Manager/ Account Director with minimum 5 years of work experience (focus: Global Health) (Ref. SrGlobHealth)

We are looking for an Account Manager/ Account Director with demonstrated experience and strong interest in global health issues. The selected person will work almost exclusively on global health clients on issues such as IP, access, AMR, ethics, etc. The role has a very strong communications focus, therefore the selected candidate needs to showcase expertise in working with media, drafting and placing opinion pieces and working with social media.

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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.

For traineeship or consultant positions, please submit your application on-line:

For account manager or director positions, please send your tailored cover letter and resume to mentioning the reference of the job you are applying for.
Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview. 

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

We are proud to have been named as the top consultancy to work for in Brussels as rated by interns themselves in January 2019 and to have been awarded the "Champion" European Label for Quality Internship by InternsGoPro. Did you know that 80% of Acumen trainees are offered a permanent contract at the end of their Traineeship? To know more about our commitment to offering high quality internships, please check our employer profile on their website. 

Read what it's like to intern with us for a summer in this article.