Monday, 26 September 2016

Internship in Communication & Advocacy

EBC - European Brain Council
Brussels, Belgium
Overview and Mission
The European Brain Council (EBC) is a coordinating council formed by European organisations in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, basic brain research (neuroscience), as well as patient organisations and companies from within the pharma and biotech industries. It represents a vast network of patients, doctors and scientists, and these stakeholders along with its industrial partners make it eminently suited to work in close partnership with the European Parliament and Commission, national governments as well as other policy making bodies.
The mission of EBC is to promote brain research in Europe and to improve the quality of life of those affected by brain diseases.
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 ideally in October 2016 (flexible). The internship offers an exceptional opportunity for an individual to be part of a dynamic international organization in the Brussels environment, where the intern will also get experience of working with EU institutions.
Main responsibilities
Website & Media
Update and publish website content;
Compile a weekly news round-up;
Manage EBC stakeholder database; assist 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.
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 are all assets;
Valid and official internship agreement from his/her University is 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 Cecile Grebet ( by 29th September 2016.

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