Public Affairs Internship - Sept 1

Job description

In this role you will truly be part of the PA-team from day one, assisting in ensuring governmental approval to launch new cities all across Europe, with a specific focus on the Benelux. Within our team you will not be the next intern in line, but you will be the first in line! As the first PA-intern ever at felyx you will have the opportunity to set the bar for future interns to follow and to help develop the internship. You will be preparing meetings with local municipalities, seek for coalitions with stakeholders in the broader mobility sector and involved in public affairs to make sure that shared mobility has the best possible starting position for the years to come. Next to this, you will assist in implementing our public policy strategy in some of our core markets. 

Your hands-on approach and creativeness to position felyx in the best possible way will have an impact in positively growing the felyx brand. You will help us analyze complex legal, regulatory and policy developments. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to connect stakeholders to expand the felyx operation. You share our vision for new, sustainable, and shared urban transport solutions and have the ability to persuasively express that vision with elected officials and policymakers.

Requirements

To accomplish this you will: 

  • Analyze: your primary focus will be expanding felyx across the Benelux and further in Europe. Your analysis of local legislation, policy and needs will be vital to felyx’ engagement with municipalities. 
  • Organize: You will set up, prepare and attend meetings with stakeholders but also events to position felyx as a thought leader in the field of future mobility.
  • Felyx likeability: seek for strategic relationships with government and community leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies. You will seek for partnerships with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align felyx's social mission in transportation and the environment to improve community outreach initiatives.
  • Strategic: evaluate and discern the strategic paths toward launch of new markets. You will prepare and assist regular meetings to build trust and mutual interest in felyx, mitigate potential obstacles and convey the company's priorities and strategies.
  • Collaboration: You work closely with other departments like Marketing, Data, and Launch. You will be part of the team that is the eyes and ears if it comes to government changes and translate this to these teams within the company.  


We truly get excited if you

  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree and be in the final stage of your master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Public Administration, Political sciences, history, International Relations, Urban development, Spatial planning etc.)
  • Have extracurricular experiences
  • Possess cultural and political sensitivity
  • Are comfortable in a high growth and/or scale-up environment
  • Show understanding of policy and legal challenges facing urban mobility
  • Can spot risks to the business while finding creative paths to public policy success
  • Have a strategic vision, sound judgment and a healthy appetite for risk, paired with the confidence to work independently with supervision at distance.
  • Possess functional knowledge of the policy landscape in diverse political environments
  • Have excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills in English and Dutch (required) French, Spanish, Italian and/or German is a plus
  • Are self-motivated and possess the ability to learn new skills that enable you to grow quickly
  • Be able to start September 1st 

At felyx we encourage you to initiate ideas that will help the growth of shared mobility. Joining our ride means becoming part of the leading global platform in urban mobility. Having a direct impact on the business with a degree of independence, will give you a very steep learning curve.


Please note that this is not a research internship.


Top 3 skillset

  • Policy analysis
  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management

Next steps:

1. Apply – Go for it

2. 1st round – Let’s meet HR

3. 2nd round – Talk to the PA team

4. Join our ride!


At felyx we believe that the best workplace is one that represents the world we live in today. This means we believe that diversity in the broadest sense of the word connects us and drives us forward as a company.

We believe that diversity goes hand in hand with different perspectives. It is these different perspectives that can help us become better and more innovative in finding solutions for our customers.

And because we believe this can be achieved, we are looking for colleagues who are intrinsically motivated and bring the right experience. Gender, age, sexual orientation or origin will never be a factor and will never become one.