European Healthcare Distribution Association / Groupement International de la Répartition Pharmaceutique

Internship opportunities


GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is accepting applications from candidates currently seeing traineeship which is required as a mandatory part of their university/undergraduate curriculum. GIRP is currently accepting such applications from highly motivated undergraduate/graduate candidates seeking a 6-month internship, starting as soon as possible. Candidates should show practical skills, high motivation for work, flexibility, a dynamic attitude, and team spirit. Please note that GIRP can only accept candidates who are enrolled in a university study programme for the entire duration of the traineeship.


  • Assist with the organisation of the GIRP conferences and workshops
  • Researching, editing, and writing input for GIRP’s numerous publications
  • Compilation of PowerPoint presentations for internal meetings and external conferences
  • Perform research to support ongoing projects
  • Participation in conferences, seminars, and workshops with relevance to health policy
  • Maintenance of GIRP’s internet presence
  • Administrative support and office management

We offer 

  • First-hand experience of the Brussels lobbying scene 
  • Insight into the European pharmaceutical market and health policy sector in general and the sector of pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling in particular 
  • Opportunities to be involved in hands-on projects from start to finish 
  • Excellent team spirit in a multinational environment 
  • Only housing & transportation costs are covered.

Must-have qualities 

  • Undergraduate/graduate student, the candidate must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the traineeship
  • The traineeship must be mandatory in the candidate’s study programme 
  • Candidates must be fluent in English 
  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-starter, high level of independence and responsibility

Desirable qualities 

  • Experience in event organisation
  • Affinity for graphic design
  • Attitude with social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Good English writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of French, German and/or Spanish is desirable, other languages are an asset
  • Good Design skills

 To apply, please send your CV and cover letter outlining why you are the best candidate to Ms Pauline Foucher ( by Friday 24 December 2021. 


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