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acumen public affairs

4,5 (12 reviews)
100% Recommended

Public Relations and Communications

Belgium

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4,5 /5

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4,1 /5

Offer and Contract

4,3 /5

Learning Content

4,9 /5

Supervision & Management

4,5 /5

Work Environment and Culture

4,4 /5

Career Development

4,8 /5

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0,0 /5

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0,0 /5

Learning Content

0,0 /5

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0,0 /5

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0,0 /5

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5.0

Things I liked most:

Very positive - Good introduction to European Affairs, continuous feedback from supervisors, involvement in all steps of a project, external meetings. Great networking opportunities.

city
Brussels
work type
Internship
department
Not mentioned
4.8

Things I liked most:

An excellent internship, in some ways more akin to a grad scheme in that you are rotated between different clients and different kinds of work. A hugely positive and enthusiastic working environment. Space for career progression given the right attributes. A respected company on the Brussels scene.

city
Brussels
work type
Internship
department
Not mentioned
4.7

Things I liked most:

My internship was a very positive experience as I've learned a lot about various policy areas, had the opportunity to lead projects and got exposure to clients. The working atmosphere was very positive, and I was clearly briefed on my responsibilities and how to achieve them. Highly recommended.

city
Brussels
work type
Internship
department
Not mentioned
4.5

Things I liked most:

genuine international environment where I felt at home and was surrounded by colleagues passionate about their work. Sense of belonging and responsibility was truly an asset at acumen

Things could have been better:

more developed schemes with university students

city
Brussels
work type
Internship
department
Not mentioned
4.2

Things I liked most:

The internship at acumen public affairs is a great stepping stone into the European policy-making/business arena. Due to the nature of the work done for clients, I feel like I have a much stronger grasp of European regulations and their impact on market risks for multinational businesses, an understanding which will likely serve interns well in the public and private sectors alike. As the only intern in the office, there are many opportunities to work directly with the account managers and partners, who are quite seasoned professionals in their field. It was particularly valuable to learn how to package policy research into a sell-able tool for clients (e.g. benchmarks, SWOTs, etc). Above all, I appreciated that I learned these lessons mainly by doing, through immediate integration with the rest of the team.

city
Brussels
work type
Internship
department
Not mentioned

About us

Acumen Public Affairs is an independent consultancy set up in 2010 to combine the very best of big agency experience with hands-on senior support. Founding partners Elaine CruikshanksAbigail Jones and Giles Keane have an unrivalled track record in public affairs and strategic communications gained through more than 50 years of working for corporations, governments, trade associations, NGOs and international institutions in Brussels, Geneva and beyond. They relish the opportunity to work in close partnership with their clients and bring the benefits of their expertise and contacts to achieve goals that are both business focused and sustainable.

We believe in the power of taking an integrated approach to advocacy and communication to achieve outcomes that have a tangible impact on business performance. We have a track record of developing winning strategies that are sustainable, by identifying a confluence of interest among key stakeholders. In other words, we are skilled at squaring the circle between the private and public sectors and ordinary citizens by addressing the human aspects of issues in a regulatory or business context.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide clients with value adding strategic counsel and high quality execution – by the same people. When we commit to an assignment, this means personal supervision and implementation by the acumen partners from beginning to end. That way, we can ensure that we deliver results and surpass expectations, at competitive prices that only an independent agency can offer.

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Why working with us

  • A highly experienced team – that actually does the work
  • Public affairs consultancy – but in the broadest sense
  • Strategic sparring partners – and high quality execution
  • Added value – that doesn’t cost the earth
  • Senior advisors – brimming with fresh ideas
  • Brussels expertise – with international reach
  • Communications counsel – delivering business results

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