Communications Assistant

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13 Apr 2017

Communications Assistant – 6 months internship

Availability: April 2017

SolarPower Europe, with headquarters in Brussels, is recruiting a Communications Assistant to support SolarPower Europe’s external communications.

SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.

Main tasks:

  • Support media relations activities: media monitoring, drafting, proofreading, editing of external communications tools (press releases, mailings, newsletter articles, etc.), management of the press data base
  • Website management (updates, referencing, etc.)
  • Update and produce content for our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • Support on trade dossier: meetings, mailings and phone calls.  
  • General assistance and organisational support to the unit, answering the association’s switchboard, reception, when required


  • Student status and internship taking place in the frame of the study programme
  • Fluent English (Native speaker level preferred), any other European language is an asset
  • Willing to work in a dynamic and multicultural association
  • Relevant degree
  • Passion for communications and renewable energy
  • IT skills and first experience with website content management and design programmes is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, flexibility, responsibility
  • High attention to details
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team and under pressure

Important – Conditions:

As per Belgian legislation, a monthly reimbursement (750EUR) for expenses on a standard basis is planned. A signed Convention de Stage (a tripartite agreement signed by SolarPower Europe, the intern and his/her university or college) is required. Prospective interns must fulfil this requirement to apply.


A CV (maximum 2 pages) and motivation letter (maximum 1 page) should be sent to until 31st March 2017 quoting “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on SolarPower Europe, please visit



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