Communications Intern (unpaid)

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26 Oct 2018

Music Crossroads International is looking for an experienced young professional looking to gain valuable insight into the field of international development work in arts and culture in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

You will be responsible for:

  1. Assisting in the coordination of communications across the organisation with its partners in Africa;

  2. Maintaining/developing social media accounts (creating content, follow up with analytics, etc.);

  3. Developing content of the website
  4. Producing communication material to increase the outreach (articles, press releases, posters, brochures, illustrations, videos, etc.).

MCI empowers and educates young musicians in Africa, it is a programme of Jeunesses Musicales International and is a truly international organisation – you will communicate with individuals from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.

You should be flexible, a quick learner, and possess the ability to take initiative. You must have proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and WordPress.



  • University degree or equivalent (Bachelor or Master);
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Good creative writing skills;
  • Excellent technical skills: internet, MS Office, Google apps, WordPress
  • Knowledge of managing social media
  • Excellent graphic design skills (Adobe CS)
  • Strong communications skills

Additionally valued:

  • Fluency in Portuguese is a plus;
  • Video and/or music editing skills;
  • Marketing skills;
  • Experience with Africa is a plus.


We are offering an internship at our Head Office in Brussels, Belgium.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work hands on with several different aspects of cultural management in stimulating, dynamic and innovative environment in the heart of Europe. By the end of the internship the candidate will have gained a firm understanding of cultural project management, marketing and communications, graphic design, as well as social media management. They will gain insight into the working of an international NGO. Candidates will acquire concrete work experience that will build on their existing skills set, an asset for any future job application. 

The internship also offers a chance to gain insight into the field of international development work through arts and culture and to work with individuals from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.

Working hours:

Full-time: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 (unless agreed upon a minimum 3 days prior)


  1. Monthly travel card (50 EUR a month)
  2. Food allowance (6 EUR a day)


Please, send your application to the email indicating ”Communications Internship” as the subject of the email. Only these applications will be taken into account.

Deadline for application is October 31st 2018 the latest. Interviews will be carried out with selected candidates on a rolling basis and therefore the post might be filled out before the indicated deadline.

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