We are the official Flemish Agency that promotes and represents Flemish trade interests worldwide. The Flemish Commercial AttachÃ© represents the Flemish commercial interests in Israel. This entails assisting Flemish companies wishing to export to Israel, helping Israeli companies wishing to import from Flanders and assisting local companies looking towards Belgium as an investment destination. Generally speaking the Flemish Commercial department is focusing on business development on a national level. The scope of work ranges from the strategic (economic trends, policies) to the small-scale business (supplying information regarding importing a certain product). With marketing tools, CRM and other advanced applications, this is a unique working environment.
Job Description of Trainee:
Position will fit the interns experience and skills and may include: Identifying trends in Israel that may be of relevance for Flemish companies (via Internet search), and preparing short papers/ articles. To be forwarded to HQ in Brussels. Identifying business opportunities for Flemish companies in Israel. Identifying relevant trends, products, services and technologies in Flanders (via Internet sources) that may be relevant for Israeli companies and/ or can be appropriate for publications either in the Hebrew website of FIT or in the local media. Upgrading the database of the office. Assisting with everyday tasks.
Sample internship schedule:
Reviewing various online publications and, if relevant, collecting data and preparing a document/ article, to be published in Israel or in Belgium. Collecting information upon specific requests of Flemish companies. Contacting Israeli companies in order to inquire whether there is an interest in importing from Flanders. Assisting in daily work.
Besides English, knowledge of Hebrew and/ or Dutch is an advantage. Academic degree. Experience in Office applications. Experience in databases is an advantage. Experience in/ knowledge of international trade is an advantage. Person should be proactive.