EFPIA Healthcare Systems – Intern

About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 36 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies, and in collaboration with health and research players, EFPIA’s mission is to create an environment that enables our members to discover, innovate, develop and deliver new therapies and vaccines for people across Europe, as well as contribute to the European economy. 

We have a small but dynamic Healthcare System team working on policy and outreach relating to the organisation and financing of healthcare and the role of the pharmaceutical industry for sustainable healthcare systems. We are looking for extra support from a reliable and motivated intern with a demonstrated interest in public finances, economy and health, and a proficient level of English.

Role and responsibilities

The intern would be part of the Healthcare Systems team, but also support other teams when relevant. Responsibilities would include:

  • Collection, compilation and updating of data and evidence relating to European health, healthcare, economy and pharmaceutical industry, including on the value of innovative medicines
  • Digest reports relating to European economy and health (including European Commission Semester documents, OECD reports and studies produced by other EFPIA teams) and draft summaries, compilations, presentations or comments as appropriate
  • Doing desk research on economic and health policy topics
  • Conduct horizon scanning in relevant policy areas as relevant, including European healthcare reform
  • Assist in the execution of projects and meetings led by other team members and staff (including organisation of events and minute taking, and as appropriate proof-reading of internal and external documents and support in presentation preparations)

Candidate profile

  • Right to work and live within the EU
  • Master Degree in EU policy, health studies, economics, or similar relevant diplomas
  • Academic merits in health economic would be highly valued
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good knowledge of European healthcare and life science sectors would be an asset
  • Good knowledge of or previous experience with European institutions and decision-making would be an asset


  • Good project management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Ability to assume different tasks, working independently or in a supporting role as required
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Service minded
  • Open and positive mindset and ability to easily establish contacts through networking
  • Able to think flexibly about evidence needs of the organisation

Terms and conditions

You will be offered a professional integration agreement (immersion professionnelle) for maximum 6 months. You must not have already completed a 12-month immersion professionnelle or have been in full time professional employment yet. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a maximum two-page CV and a maximum one-page cover letter to with  the subject “Healthcare Systems Intern”  as soon as possible.

Starting date: as soon as possible in January

Given the size of our team and the time constraints, we will not be able to consider applications that do not meet the essential requirements above and the page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA.