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Long-term Intern at the Office of Governmental & EU Affairs in Bratislava

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 6 EUR/hour
  • Start date: 1.10.2021
  • Contract type: internship, work experience

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Join us and become an integral part of one of the largest private employers in Slovakia amid an exciting, yet challenging times when the steel sector needs to undergo significant changes to decarbonize its production processes.

We are offering a unique opportunity for an internship with one of the largest private employers in Slovakia. Our Office of Governmental, EU Affairs & REACH located in Bratislava intensively cooperates with our colleagues in Kosice. We want our intern to become an integral part of our team collaborating with us on our everyday duties and also executing specifically assigned projects that are beyond our capacities during the year.

• Being a part of a small yet dynamic team
• Professional development opportunities
• Hands-on experience with advocacy activities and other EU and governmental processes
• Opportunity to work on a wide spectrum of topics and gaining a greater insight into the ones of a specific interest to him/ her

USSK, given its size and impact on the economy, has always been in a lively dialogue with the local authorities, national government as well as with the European institutions. USSK Office in Bratislava currently seeks assistance with their everyday duties, and also with executing specifically assigned projects.

Role objectives:

• Dealing with topics of paramount importance to USSK
• Preparation of PowerPoint presentations, official position papers, letters, analytical documents, and other documentation for USSK external and internal communication
• Monitoring political events and legislative initiatives (both in the Slovak Republic and on the European level)
• Working on individual assignments: Specific assignment will be defined and confirmed after the completion of the selection process. Its specifications are expected to relate to current decarbonization efforts stemming from the EU climate ambitions, and to the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP)

Just to illustrate, the most pressing issues and challenges that the department has been dealing with in recent months include, among others: Recovery and Resilience Plan; Decarbonization of European industry; European Green Deal; Advocacy aimed at creating a level playing field for European industries; Safeguards and Trade Defense Instruments; EU Emission Trading Scheme; Circular Economy; Life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach; Domestic Legislation and Policies: energy market, labour issues, taxes

Employee perks, benefits

• Flexible - 20 hours/ week
• Being a part of a dynamic team
• Professional development opportunities
• Hands-on experience with advocacy activities and other EU and governmental processes
• Opportunity to attend high-level meetings and negotiations etc

Information about the selection process

In case of interest, please visit: and send your CV and a motivation letter (in English).

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University student

Personality requirements and skills

Candidates with the following EDUCATION suit the position:

• University student – (min. 3rd year of study) - Student needs to be currently enrolled within any of the following programs: Law, Economy, Political Science, International Relations, European Studies, International Economic Relations, Management, and other closely related study programs.
• International experience is an advantage


• Knowledge of and interest in Slovak and EU economic and political affairs
• Understanding of the national / European institutional framework and legislative processes
• Fluency in Slovak and English language (C1) – oral and written
• Effective written and verbal communication skills


Brief description of the company

Steel is essential to advancing modern society. In fact, countless aspects of our lives wouldn’t be possible without it. From state-of-the-art household appliances and safer, more fuel-efficient automobiles — to steel framing that makes our homes stronger and tubular products that support the development of our nation’s energy resources — our products build quality of life for people around the world.

U. S. Steel is on an exciting transformational journey to become the iconic corporation — a company set apart from the competition through the talent of our people, the quality of our product, and the strength of our performance.
We are seeking talented, motivated people to help us create the next generation of U. S. Steel, known for consistently out-performing the competition, delivering superior returns, and creating value for our customers as a world-class supplier of innovative steel products and solutions.
U. S. Steel Košice (USSK) is the largest producer of flat rolled steel products in Central Europe. In response to market demands, it supplies a wide product mix: hot and cold rolled coils, plates and strips, hot-dip galvanized sheets, coated and packaging sheets as well as electro-technical sheets. The company also produces spiral welded pipes and radiators from own materials.

Company address

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o., odbor Nábor a výber
Vstupný areál U. S. Steel
044 54 Košice