Air & Care Global Public Affairs - VIE Program

Date:  8 Jun 2024
Department:  Global Communication & External Relations
Team:  Public Affairs, Communications & CSR
Job Type:  Intern
Contract Type:  Temporary

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Corporate Functions

These are the functions supporting the business: 

  • Global HR
  • Global Finance, Procurement & IT
  • Group Legal & Corporate Affairs
  • Global Communication & External Relations
  • Transformation
  • Global Strategy, SV&S and Business Development


Who we are looking for


In partnership with Business France, the V.I.E. program provides an opportunity for young graduates from the European Economic Area, aged under 28, to expand their horizons and undertake full-time responsibilities while working for Chiesi. This experience allows participants to immerse themselves in new cultures and languages.

Join the Global Public Affairs Team, you will play a vital role in co-creating Public Affairs roadmap and activities relevant to Chiesi’s Franchise AIR . Reporting to the Global Public Affairs Manager AIR, you will be responsible for providing timely insights and intelligence to inform strategic decision-making, engagement opportunities and advocacy efforts.

Main Responsibilities

The Public Affairs Intern will:

  • Support the development and execution of advocacy strategies and campaigns, including drafting position statements, briefing materials, and other advocacy resources.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional teams to assess Public Affairs strategy and tactics in support of the Franchise AIR commercial priorities. 
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify emerging trends, and stakeholder perspectives that may contribute to Chiesi’s Franchise AIR strategic objectives.
  • Compile regular reports and updates on key developments.
  • Support the organization and execution of dedicated advocacy campaigns. 
  • Support the engagement of relevant stakeholders, including government officials, regulatory agencies, industry associations, advocacy groups, and other key influencers.
  • Monitor and track legislative, regulatory, market and policy developments at the local, national, and international levels, relevant to our organization's areas of focus.
  • Monitor media coverage and public discourse related to our organization's priority issues, providing analysis and insights to inform communication strategies.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development and growth of the Global Public Affairs team.

Experience Required

Minimum experience in public affairs and/or government relations. 


Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, law, communications, or related field

Advanced degree is preferred.


Fluent English

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Learning agility
  • Creative/innovative mindset
  • Adaptability and flexibility


Availability to travel


About the VIE Program

Through a partnership with Business France, a French entity that promotes the internationalization of French companies, Chiesi France is seeking an international intern!

Chiesi adheres to the V.I.E Program, which allows a young person, an European Citizen between the ages of 18 and 28, to be engaged in a 24-month international internship. 

Please consider that as part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship

The person will be based in Parma.


Contract Type: V.I.E Program

Location: Parma, Italy

Contract period: 24 months


We kindly ask you to submit your application in English.


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What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being. 
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.