Sunday, 4 October 2015

Communication Assistant Internship

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Entity: ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. ESTIF represents the interests of the solar heating and cooling industry, actively promoting the use of these technologies in Europe. Its membership covers the whole solar thermal value chain, from collector manufacturers to component suppliers, research institutes, service providers, national solar thermal and renewable energies associations.
Internship overview: We are looking for a graduate, with a commitment to renewable energy and willing to work on different communication related aspects: external & internal communication, media relations, website and social media, publications and communication materials.
Main Tasks:
Support on the management of the main ESTIF website, related websites and social media
Monitor media and press coverage of a range of issues relevant for the solar thermal sector
Draft texts and articles for different purposes: website, media, newsletter and other documents
Assist in the editing of publications, printed or digital: brochures, newsletters communication materials
Support the work towards media: drafting press releases, media listings and enquiries
Support the internal communication work, mainly towards members
Updating the contacts’ database
To cooperate in the organisation of workshops and other events and support project management
To contribute, as required, to the overall work of the association and perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned
Desirable skills:
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English: native speaker or equivalent level.
Good knowledge of spoken and written German.
Very good communication skills, either written or spoken, including copywriting.
Degree in communication, public affairs or similar
Excellent analytical skills, with attention to detail, and accuracy
Good command of social media, CMS, online monitoring tools, graphic design and office software
Highly motivated, flexible, proactive and team-player
Accurate, detailed-minded, and well-organised
Interested in renewable energies and capable to understand policy and technical aspects
Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment
Conditions:  The terms and conditions of the contract will be subject to Belgian law. The successful applicant will be offered a “convention d’immersion professionnelle” starting between 26 October and 9 November 2015, for a duration of seven to eight months.
Applications: Applicants should send an e-mail to quoting “Communication Assistant Internship” in the subject line. The e-mail must include a short text with the applicant’s motivation (100 words maximum) to work in this field (Communication, Renewable Energy) and, in annex, a short CV. Applicants not complying with these precise instructions will not be considered.
Deadline for application: 11 October 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For more information on ESTIF, please visit

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