Intern

ECIT Foundation
  • Location
    Remote, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Apply by
    Nov-30-2021
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

The ECIT Foundation is looking for new interns to join its Brussels team from the start of January.

The ECIT (European Citizens rights, Involvement and Trust) Foundation is the organisation of reference on European citizenship. Located near the European Parliament in Brussels, the foundation serves as a centre for research, dialogue and knowledge-exchange among academics, civil society activists and policy-makers.

One of the guiding principles of the ECIT Foundation is to let young people take the lead with high profile projects. Do you believe it’s time young Europeans were given real responsibility and the chance to engage directly with EU officials, MEPs, the media and a wider circle of European partners? If so, joining our team could well be the answer.

We want to enlarge our team to expand two areas of our activities:

  • Campaigning for our flagship ‘Voters without Borders’ European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) demanding full political rights for mobile European citizens. We are campaigning to collect signatures until June 2022. Our current focus is on building and maintaining a coalition to campaign transnationally on the issue of political rights, EU citizenship and democracy
  • Helping to organise high-level events, including quarterly meetings of the cross-party group of MEPs on European citizenship and other upcoming events

To support these activities, we are specifically looking for interns with skills in three key task areas: communication, research & fundraising, and advocacy & event organisation.

Communication

Tasks:

  • Management of the ECIT Foundation’s social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and of the Voters Without Borders ECI (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter);
  • Management of the Foundation’s website;
  • Assist with the drafting of press releases, flyers and other written materials;
  • Mass-mailing of newsletters, event invitations and reminders;
  • Outreach to media contacts and the press.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled or a graduate of a pertinent degree programme (Communication, Marketing, Journalism or Political Sciences);
  • Good understanding of and interest in EU policy;
  • Graphic (Canva), mass-mailing (Mailchimp), social media management skills;
  • Able to take initiative, work in team and independently;
  • Excellent written and oral use English, any other European language is a plus;
  • Proactive and motivated.

Research & fundraising

Tasks:

  • Background research, drafting of papers and other written materials;
  • Assist with the drafting of complaints to the European Commission and European Ombudsman, in addition to sending freedom of information requests;
  • Monitoring fundraising applications and opportunities
  • Monitoring European Affairs

Profile essentials:

  • Currently enrolled or a graduate of a pertinent degree programme (Economics, Political Science, International Relations or European studies);
  • Good understanding of and interest in EU policy;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and decision-making processes;
  • Qualitative research skills and professional writing;
  • Able to take initiative, work in team and independently;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral use of English, any other European language is a plus;
  • Proactive and motivated.

Advocacy & event organisation

Tasks:

  • Support the advocacy national strategies for the ECI Voters Without Borders;
  • Maintain and create partnerships with NGOs and civil society organizations;
  • Attend and report on external events;
  • Assist with the organization of events both online and in person;
  • Assist with the drafting of press releases and the monthly newsletter.

Profile essentials:

  • Being enrolled or a graduate of a pertinent degree programme (Political Science, International Relations or European studies);
  • Good understanding of and interest in EU policy;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and decision-making processes;
  • Able to take initiative, work in team and independently;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral use of English, any other European language is a plus;
  • Proactive and motivated.

Internship duration

We give preference to candidates willing to work with us for a minimum of 6 months, full-time. Your presence in Brussels is preferred, although remote working from your country could be possible for some tasks. We provide no remuneration, but student applicants can apply for funding via Erasmus+ or a university programme.

 

Application instructions

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV with a letter of motivation (in English) to [email protected] Please indicate which position you are applying for (communication, research & fundraising, or advocacy & event organisation) and specify it in the subject of the email. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 30 November 2021 (23:59, CET).

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