Communications Intern

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Expiration Date

31 May 2019

About Metal Packaging Europe

Metal Packaging Europe ( is a Brussels-based industry association, which brings together more than 200 manufacturers, suppliers and their national associations, to promote the benefits of rgiid metal packaging at European level. MPE presents the industry’s view, make recommendations, and voice opinions on the social, environmental and economic issues affecting us. We proactively position and support the positive attributes and image of metal packaging through joint marketing, environmental and technical initiatives.

We represent the industry’s views and voice opinions so that stakeholders understand how metal packaging contributes to the Circular Economy.

About the role:

We are looking for a Communicatios intern. In this role, you will support the Communications Manager in developing projects on behalf of the association’s members to promote metal packaging in its different markets. You will work closely with the other staff, seconded corporate member experts, as well as national associations. The working language is English.

You will co-organise and attend meetings of the Communications and other commissions. This means you take care of meeting preparations, invitations, and prepare agendas and presentations. You are responsible for taking minutes and following up on agreed actions points.

You will mainly be involved with B2B projects to external audiences, as well as in internal communications to the membership. Project management includes research, during which you collect, analyse, review and consolidate data to prepare reports. Where required, you will liaise with external agencies and other associations.

You are encouraged to bring value to projects to increase awareness about the benefits of metal packaging to key stakeholders, using classic off-line communication in combination with innovative online/digital marketing possibilities.


  • Degree in Marketing, Communications or similar
  • Experience in communications and project management is an advantage
  • Linguistic skills: fluent in English (written and spoken). Any additional EU language will be an asset.
  • Pro-active ‘hands-on’ approach to work
  • Eye for detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Organisational skills and multitasker’s mindset
  • Autonomous, efficient, flexible and team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Career focused, a self-starter
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Willing to travel (mainly within Europe)
  • Willing to support other staff members and help with general office administration, where necessary

Salary and Benefits

The internship is a paid, full-time position (5 working days from Monday – Friday).

MPE offers a competitive salary, which commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

The candidate will also be provided with a laptop and a mobile phone.

Please not that MPE is established under Belgian law and that employment is within the Belgian tax and social security system.

How to apply

Please send your CV (2 pages max.) and a short cover letter (1 page max.) to

The deadline for application is 31 May 2019.

Interviews will start from June onwards.

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