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Monday, 5 October 2015
6-month Communications Internship at Euro Coop
Deadline: 9 October 2015
Open to: applicants with a University degree of at least three years in a
relevant field and with excellent command of English
Remuneration: minimum remuneration of EUR 700 (net) per month
Coop is the voice of the cooperative retailers in Europe. It brings
together the national associations of consumer cooperatives in 19 European
countries, which represent 4,500 local/regional cooperatives, employing 500,000
citizens across Europe, operating 36,000 stores, which serve 32 million
consumer-members daily. Euro Coop’s members together are Europe’s strongest
retail force – accounting for EUR 76 billion in annual turnover from sales.
Euro Coop’s Secretariat in Brussels represents the interests of its
members before the European Institutions and facilitates the inter-member
exchange between the national associations.
Euro Coop offers a 6-month working experience within
communications. The communications intern manages the Euro Coop
communications plan on a daily basis and is in direct supervision of the
Communications Manager. Furthermore, in coordination with the other team
members of Euro Coop, the intern makes sure that internal and external
communications are precise and effective. Main tasks of Communications intern
are as follow:
Intern will help managing the existing communication tools,
and in particular two associations’ websites and newsletters (one monthly, one
Intern will contribute outlining the future communications
strategy of Euro Coop;
Intern will liaise with the other staff members to produce
contents that are then distributed through existing communication tools;
Intern will work closely on a daily basis with the
Communications Manager of an affiliate association – Cooperatives Europe.
All applicants should possess following skills and
University degree of at least three years in a relevant
field – an advanced university communications degree and/or international
relations is an asset;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, especially in
a written form;
Excellent command of English, both spoken and written –
additional language skills are an asset, in particular French;
Experience in conducting primary and secondary research with
good report writing skills;
Knowledge of the functioning of the EU;
Acquaintance of social media and creation/management of
websites is an asset;
Ability to work in a small, multi-cultural team;
Perfect command of Microsoft Office package; ability to use
graphic design related software is an asset.
The minimum remuneration of the position will be EUR
700 (net) per month.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 9 October 2015. If you
are interested in this position, please submit your CV as well as a cover
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should obligatory contain
the following elements:
Your motivation to apply;
An explanation of how your (relevant) skills and experience
match the intern specifications. In explaining your skills and experience,
please use relevant personal examples to support your case (max ½ page);
A specification of when you could start at the earliest.