Internship (Public Affairs & Communications)

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21 Nov 2019

Are you passionate about the PR, corporate communications and crisis communications in Belgium and Luxembourg?

At the heart of the current dynamic and challenging communications environment, Burson Cohn & Wolfe is offering a unique learning experience within its Communications practice. Come light up the the communication of companies and organisations with your creativity, enthusiasm and independent thinking. The start date for this internship is foreseen November 2019.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the team with the daily account management of clients on the Belgian and Luxembourg market.
  • Support and execute all necessary tasks on client accounts under the supervision of the client leader or project manager
  • Carry out media and stakeholder monitoring, research and analysis of issues, developments and trends to ensure the client is alerted on relevant topics relevant to the clients
  • Manage the creation and update of media lists for client projects
  • Identify, manage and pitch media stories for our clients to media and stakeholders
  • Support in preparation of documents for the clients including monitoring report, clippings report, event trackers, etc.
  • Write basic media materials for PR projects; press releases, factsheets and customer stories
  • Attend and support the development of new business proposals coming in through research and participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Draft minutes for internal and external meetings or events
  • Gain understanding of the clients business, challenges and opportunities.

Requirements 

  • Good knowledge of the Belgian media and institutional landscape
  • Strong time management & prioritization skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English - both spoken and written
  • Good command of Dutch and French
  • Native-level French applicant would be an asset, but this is not an essential requirement.
  • Experience with digital and social campaigns and tools
  • Critical thinking with a desire and ability to learn within a fast-paced team environment. 

Benefits

Developing our people and managing their talent plays a huge part in our success; we are committed to employee growth as the means to our own. BCW is offering an exciting and challenging 6-month internship paid program to bright, highly-motivated individuals, with the desire and drive to work in an engaging and creative environment.

If you are keen on gaining experience from one of the most reputable Public Affairs and Communications consultancies in the world, developing your knowledge at the heart of the action and integrating of our award-winning culture of inclusion and diversity then wait no longer and join our team.

  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel & database)
  • Demonstrate proactive attitude

You do not need to be a specialist in all these areas, but you do need to have hands-on experience of communications and, most importantly, be bright, willing and efficient, and be comfortable in engaging with the media, stakeholders, contractors and suppliers.

Practicalities

Starting date - November 2019

Application deadline - 07 November 2019

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