Policy and Communication Intern

European Federation for Services to Individuals
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

EFSI is currently looking for a policy and communication intern for the 1st semester of 2022. The internship should last at least three months and is based in Brussels. The intern’s main tasks will be related to EFSI’s general advocacy and communication work. The intern will be part of the team and is expected to contribute to the overall work of EFSI, as appropriate. Candidates should show practical skills, high motivation for work, flexibility, a dynamic attitude and team spirit.

Only applicants who must complete an internship as part of their studies (as a requirement of the curriculum) or of training or mobility programmes will be accepted. The internship is non-remunerated according to Belgian legislation. For interns who need to travel to Brussels, please note that travel/relocation costs will not be covered by EFSI.

An agreement will be signed by the University or another sending institution, EFSI and the applicant following the guidelines of the University or another sending institutions. Applicants are asked to duly check the agreement requirements with their University or educational institute before applying.

Description of the position

  • Support with the production of EFSI’s internal newsletter (screening the news channels, web and paper-based research, compiling news items, summarizing and editing).
  • Attend relevant meetings at EU institutions, organizations, and other internal and external events/conferences and taking minutes.
  • Assist with desk research on specific areas (e.g. social and employment policies, EU fundings, etc.) and with the elaboration of briefing, analytical notes and position papers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in an educational institution or a programme giving an internship agreement.
  • Master’s-level degree, or equivalent experience in the field of international affairs, EU studies, law or communication.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU institutions and policy making procedure.
  • Interest in EFSI’s areas of expertise.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of another EU language is an asset.
  • Computer literacy (all MS office applications). Experience with social media is a plus.
  • Ability to easily familiarise with unknown topics.
  • Flexibility to work on a diversity of issues.

Application instructions

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