Communication Assistant (intern)

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27 Apr 2019

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Solar Heat Europe/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 looking to work on different communication related aspects: external & internal communication, media relations, website and social media, publications and communication materials.

Main Tasks:

  • Assist on the management of the main Solar Heat Europe 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
  • Develop promotional videos for supporting the sector’s communications
  • Contribute to the work towards media: drafting press releases, media listings and enquiries
  • Support the internal communication work, mainly towards members
  • To contribute, as required, to the overall work of the association and perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned

Required skills:

  • Degree in communications, journalism, or public affairs
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English: native speaker or equivalent level
  • Very good communication skills, written and spoken, including copywriting
  • Excellent analytical skills, with attention to detail, and accuracy
  • Good command of social media, CMS (Wordpress, joomla), online monitoring tools, graphic design (InDesign, Illustrator), video editing and office software
  • Knowledge of spoken and written German and/or French is an asset


  • 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


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 in starting in May for a duration of six to nine months.


Applicants should send an e-mail to with the following subject “Communication Assistant Internship – [LAST NAME] [first name]” in the subject line. The e-mail must include as annexes: 1) a short text (100 words maximum) with the applicant’s motivation to work in this field and, 2) a short CV. Applicants not complying with these precise instructions will not be considered.

Deadline for application is 29th April, at 12h00 CEST.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For more information on Solar Heat Europe, please visit

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