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Title:  Public and Regulatory Affairs Internship CA AMEE

Global Corporate Affairs Africa Middle East & Eastern Europe (AMEE) 


HEINEKEN is looking for a talented intern to join our Global Corporate Affairs Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe (AMEE). We offer a challenging and versatile internship where you will get the opportunity to know more about a large multinational company in the Africa region. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about the brewing business, communications, regulatory affairs, and social sustainability. You will have a chance to work in a multinational environment and mark the beginning of your career at the world’s most international brewery!


About the team

This internship offers you a unique combination of working in a corporate environment on a diverse range of international projects. During this internship you will work for 2 teams within the Africa Region: Global Corporate Affairs team for AMEE is responsible for protecting and leveraging HEINEKEN’s reputation in the AMEE region to secure our license to operate. The team applies the global Corporate Affairs (CA) strategy to the region, drives the regional CA agenda, and supports the business units of the region. The main goal of the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation is to improve the health of communities in the sub-Saharan African countries where HEINEKEN operates. We do this by funding relevant health and water-related projects that are initiated by the local HEINEKEN operating companies. For more information on the Foundation check the website.


About the position


Public and Regulatory Affairs Internship

  • Managing and assisting running projects
  • Support Environmental Sustainability agenda for the region
  • Research/data crunching in support of some specific projects
  • Monitoring political developments, tax and/or regulatory development for the AMEE region
  • Conducting desktop research and stakeholder management
  • Other tasks include helping deliver important short and long-term projects as well as covering various aspects of public affairs and governmental relations.


Experience and skills required:

  • Interest and affinity with Africa and Middle East region
  • Interest and/or knowledge in Public and regulatory affairs
  • Interest and/or knowledge on policy.
  • Strong project management skills, organisation & attention to detail
  • Ability to connect with diversity of people and cultures
  • Pro-active, flexible and accurate
  • Self-starter and able to work independently where needed
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office Programs (PowerPoint/Excel)
  • Knowledge of PowerBi and/or other data analysers is a plus
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, and knowledge of French is desired but not necessary.



Intern profile



  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited Dutch University for the total duration of the internship.
  • Final stage of studies – Not graduated yet.
  • The minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree. Your field of study is not of crucial importance; however, interest and knowledge of international relations, communications, public affairs, and sustainability is desired.
  • Availability for at least 6 months.


Your working conditions

We offer a paid internship and the opportunity to be part of an international and talented team, as well as a great network with outstanding professionals. Having fun in your work with a good balance between work and private life is at least equally important. The more you will enjoy your job, the better your contribution to our products will be. An internship with HEINEKEN offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to grow and start your career in line with your aspirations.


The interns are expected to start by the End of August 2021, with a duration of 6 months. Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the internship may be partially or mostly remote. However, if the situation allows, you have the chance to come work with us at the HEINEKEN office in Amsterdam.



Submit your CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) via the Apply now button by the 13th of August 2021. If you have any questions you can send them to Be sure to highlight your understanding of public and regulatory affairs, communications, and social sustainability, international experience, language, as well as previous (internship or working) experience. Also, explain how you can contribute to the team. We will then let you know whether you have been selected for an interview before the end of August. We are looking forward to your applications!


Please note that the intern must be enrolled at an educational institute for the entire duration of the internship. They will need to show proof of enrolment before commencement.


HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name – Heineken® – is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company’s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world’s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice.

The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe’s largest brewer and the world’s second largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. The number of people employed is over 85,000.


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