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28 Sep 2018

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) is looking for an intern to join its team in Brussels and assist in the communication and operational activities of the organization to start at the end of October 2018.

Job description

We are looking for a junior profile willing to develop further skills in an exciting working environment in EASPD’s headquarters, in Brussels. The intern will support the EASPD’s Communications, Events and Membership officers and will be under the direct supervision of EASPD’s Communications Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates willing to develop their skills in Digital Communication, Membership relationship management, Event Management, Database Management, and Membership relationship management in a European Association.

Expected tasks:

  • Create and update content on the website regularly.
  • Create Social Media content for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and prepare social media campaigns.
  • Support EASPD’s Communication officer in collecting newsworthy information from EASPD members;
  • Support EASPD’s Membership officer in the communications with our members;
  • Support EASPD’s Membership officer in maintaining and updating an accurate membership database;
  • Support the dissemination of EASPD’s activities;
  • Assist with Direct Mailing Communications through Mailchimp;
  • Assist the team on the organisation and coverage of EASPD’s events and Conferences;
  • Organisation of visits to European Institutions for members and students.

Persons with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply for the position.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience Required


University degree (Minimum 3 years of higher education) in Marketing, Business and Administration, Communication or similar subject.

Skills required

  • Motivated, innovative and creative;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Basic knowledge of database management (ideally prior use of a CRM database);
  • Knowledge of social media;
  • Strong interest in European social and human rights policies.

Additional skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team context
  • Sense of initiative and be pro-active
  • Ability to work under pressure and respect deadlines
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Fluent English (both written and spoken) is essential
  • Any other EU languages are an advantage

Other skills

Candidates must be very well organised, have an eye for detail, be able to meet deadlines. Candidates should be willing to learn and should be able to work independently and in a small dynamic team.
What will you learn during the internship

  • Social media and Social Media tools (Buffer, Canva);
  • E-mail marketing software (Mailchimp);
  • Basic command of Photoshop and Adobe Premiere;
  • Knowledge of European social sector;
  • Team Working Skills;
  • Working in a young multicultural environment;
  • Work in a fun environment with access to free coffee and tea!

Terms of the contract

  • Minimum 35 hours / week and based in Brussels (BE).
  • Remuneration of 100€ +, local transport costs covered.
  • Minimum 6 months internship.
  • The desired starting date is the fourth week of October.

Application Procedure

  • Candidates should send their CV and motivation letter to Rachel Vaughan
  • The deadline for applications is 5th October 2018 11.59pm
  • Due to the number of applications we expect to receive, only selected candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the third week of October.

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