Friday, 19 February 2016

Advocacy & Communication Intern

Overview and Mission
The European Brain Council (EBC) is a non-profit organisation gathering patient associations, major brain-related societies as well as industries while working in close partnership with the European Parliament and Commission, national governments as well as other policy making bodies. Established in March 2002, its mission is to promote brain research in order to improve the quality of life of those living with brain disorders in Europe.
EBC is currently looking for an intern who can reinforce EBC’s Communications & Advocacy activities. EBC is offering a six month internship at the EBC Executive Office in Brussels, starting as soon as possible. The internship offers an exceptional opportunity for an individual to be part of a dynamic international organisation in the Brussels environment, where the intern will also get experience of working with EU institutions.
Main responsibilities
Communication (50%)
Ensuring the implementation of EBC’s Communication Strategy
Updating and publishing website content;
Attending and reporting on meetings at the EU institutions as well as other relevant internal and external events
Administrating and developing EBC’s social media accounts and campaign metrics;
Coordinating distribution of EBC’s projects & activities
Managing EBC’s social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube)
Managing EBC stakeholder database; assisting in media outreach;
Assist with production and distribution of communications tools and merchandise to key stakeholders, such as EBC’s Newsletter and External Environment Report.
Advocacy (50%)
Researching on various topics (e.g. EU legislative proposals and relevant EU projects);
Preparation of information for High-Level meetings;
Assist with the organisation’s event management;
Update internal documents, website, database and support with general administrative and organisational tasks;
Assist with production and distribution of advocacy tools and merchandise to key stakeholders.
Provide further assistance as required to the Executive Director of EBC and other members of staff; undertake special projects.
The candidate should have:
EU nationality and/or have a right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit.
Possess a relevant Bachelor degree, such as Communications, Political Science or equivalent;
An understanding of the not-for-profit sector;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of other EU languages is an asset;
Office experience
Team-working skills, proactive and flexible;
Be able to multi-task and have strong organisational skills;
Highly computer literate; familiar with web content management systems, social media and Microsoft Office;
An operational knowledge of Internet tools, and/or elements of design and basic knowledge of publishing softwares, particularly previous experience with WordPress and Mailchimp, are all considered an asset.
Additional information
The successful candidate will receive a fixed salary package on a monthly basis.
Accommodation and travel to Belgium are not covered.
The intern will work full-time (38 hours per week).
Additional information is available upon request.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae (no Europass CV please – with certified copies of their titles of qualifications) and a cover letter to describe interest and relevance to the position to Ms Monika Kalkusova ( Applications are reviewed on rolling basis. Please note that due to the expected high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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