Intern, Strategic Communications

European Climate Foundation
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Jan 23

Position description

The ECF’s Strategic Communications Team is the outreach unit of the Foundation. The team acts as a centre of expertise on climate communications and seeks to help create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, European and sectoral level. The team delivers strategic advice, communications and outreach services to ECF programmes and grantees and helps build strategic communications capacity in the wider climate community.

The ECF’s Strategic Communications Team currently accepts applications for an enthusiastic and highly driven individual to join its Brussels team as Strategic Communications Intern, Europe and gain professional experience in strategic climate communications.

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate/career starter with a sincere interest in climate and energy issues and the ambition to make a difference, to play an active role in helping speed up the low carbon transition in Europe and avoid the worst impacts of global climate change.

Key responsibilities

As Intern Strategic Communications you will be responsible for:

  • Working with the team to support the communications and media needs of the ECF, its programmes, grantees and the wider climate community;
  • Making full use of new media tools to disseminate messages and raise awareness of ECF- supported initiatives and outputs;
  • Participating in calls and meetings
  • Helping organise and manage media and event requests;
  • Monitoring the news agenda and public debates;
  • Maintaining and developing in-house media and outreach databases;
  • Planning and coordinating events, preparing and supporting calls;
  • Drafting and editing copy for op-eds, internal documents etc.;
  • Other ad hoc outreach, research and administrative tasks.

Experience and competencies

  • A genuine interest in the mission and values of the ECF;
  • Fast-learning self-starter comfortable to work in a fast-paced international environment;
  • Comfortable to act as a representative on calls and meetings with partner organisations;
  • Academic background or interest in the fields of communications, public relations or environment;
  • Media-savvy with knowledge of the European and global media landscape;
  • Up to speed with online communication tools and social media;
  • Excellent command of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets;
  • Superior English language skills, both written and verbal, knowledge of other EU languages welcome;
  • Ability to work flexibly both independently and in a team;
  • Appreciation of the vital role of administrative tasks;
  • The disposition to work with colleagues in a high-trust global community of peers with a spirit of generosity and mutual support;
  • A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to facing climate change.
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