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Internship in Public Affairs

Geplaatst 14 jun. 2022
0 tot 2 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)
22 september 2022

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Who is Lightyear?

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenger® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

Which team will you become part of?

As a Public Affairs intern, you will become part of the Business Development and Public Affairs (BDPA) team. Also, you will get the opportunity to collaborate with companies from all over the world to support the growth of an international collaboration in the field of solar mobility called; The Alliance for Solar Mobility (ASOM). Your personal mission will be to support the BDPA team and ASOM team to deliver on their priorities.

You will, amongst other things:

  • Support the BDPA team on public affairs related research, e.g. current and upcoming regulations;
  • Support the monitoring and assessment of external trends and societal issues as well as policy developments of potential (future) relevance to Lightyear;
  • Identify key legislative opportunities to accelerate market uptake of Lightyear products;
  • Provide input in Lightyear product development to make use of regulatory stimulations or possible policy developments;
  • Prepare meetings, slide decks and other materials; and support during meetings with policy makers and other governmental representatives;
  • Create input for the communication strategy and toolset to increase (governmental) awareness for solar mobility.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in the field of e.g. European Studies, Political Sciences or Public Policy/Affairs, International Relations or International Business. Direct experience in politics and/or the institutions of the EU or Dutch government is an advantage
  • Fluency in English
  • Apprentice internship (available for 5 days a week/full time)
  • Preferred start date September 2022
  • Duration approximately 6 months
  • Affinity with:
  • - Legislative procedures and politics
  • - Writing, e.g. blogs, press release
  • - Technology

What you bring along as a talented intern

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, good at making and giving presentations, understanding stakeholders perceptions, negotiations and networking
  • Passionate about our mission; solution-oriented and a team player
  • Creativity to generate new (social media) concepts
  • Characteristics that describe you: thoughtful but persuasive; keen to learn about technology, open mindset; an eager and fast learner

What do we offer

In addition to a challenging apprentice internship, you also have the opportunity to work for a company with a real, honest and ambitious mission. In this way you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of mobility! In addition, we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence during your internship
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly motivated and talented people you can learn from
  • A certain internship allowance depending on educational level and type of internship
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks!

At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven, we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers, and visionaries to challenge the status quo. Write the story with us!

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200 medewerkers
70% mannen - 30% vrouwen
Gemiddeld 35 jaar oud

Dit zeggen medewerkers

Manuel Ribeiro

Software Engineer

Manuel Ribeiro

"Lightyear is an exceptional team that puts together people from all over the world with the same goal of creating a meaningful positive impact in our society. I felt welcome from the very first day and working with such motivated engineers gives me the energy I need to do my best every day."

Sapfo Tsoutsou

Group Lead - Thermal Engineering

Sapfo Tsoutsou

"Lightyear is een geweldig bedrijf om voor te werken. Het voelt voor mij meer als familie dan een werkgever. Klinkt misschien een beetje heftig, maar het is zo. Je maakt makkelijk vrienden op werk: iedereen is vriendelijk, behulpzaam en zo gemotiveerd om echt een verschil te maken in de wereld.”