Opening: Communications Intern

December 19, 2019, 12:34 pm

Communications Intern

Full-time, Brussels based

Start date: January 2020

Duration: 6 months

Culture Action Europe (CAE) is looking for a dynamic, efficient, multi-skilled student and/or graduate in communications (Bachelor or Master’s) with a keen interest in culture, campaigning, community mobilisation and the EU policy and decision-making processes.

Who are we looking for?

  • Students of communications, public relations, journalism and other related studies.
  • Experience in using web based resources, including social media, web editors, content management system (CMS). Knowledge of HTML a plus.
  • Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other EU languages a plus.
  • Attention to details.
  • Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritise a busy and varied workload.
  • An independent, self-starter personality.
  • Interest in European networks and membership-based organisations.

What will you do?

The successful candidate will work closely with our Communications and Community Director, and will assist the Policy and Operations Team when necessary. Interns would attend team meetings and would be heavily involved in CAE activities.

Communications intern will be primarily involved in the following activities:

  • Support implementation of communication actions (mailing design and drafting), including monthly News Digests and Newsletter
  • Website update and Social Media activity
  • Monitor social media and contribute to social media strategy implementation
  • In-house design of publications
  • Event management: planning, logistics and communication
  • Assisting in preparation of CAE’s annual Beyond the Obvious conference and Annual General Assembly in Brussels, 11-12-13 June 2020
  • Attending key events
  • Conduct research

What do we offer?

The selected intern will benefit from the experience in the following ways:

  • Obtain practical knowledge on running a members-based organisation
  • Develop a solid understanding of external communications practices and practical knowledge of communication tools and software
  • Experience high-profile events management first hand
  • Gain a thorough insight into the workings of NGO communications and lobbying in Brussels and at European level

To apply:

Send your CV and motivation letter (both in English), “Communications Intern 20T1” in the subject line to before 12 January 2020, 6pm Brussels time.

Only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be contacted on the week of 13 January. Interviews will take place in Brussels or by Skype mid-January.

Please note, that this is a volunteer internship. We are giving priority to candidates living in Brussels, holding a grant (Erasmus+ or similar) or carrying out the internship as part of their studies. A modest financial contribution towards costs linked to the execution of the internship will be provided.

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