Communications Assistant

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20 Feb 2018

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Communications Assistant

Friends of Europe is recruiting a communications assistant for a paid internship, to provide support to the Head of Communications. Friends of Europe is a leading think tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change to create a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe.

This is a great opportunity to understand the workings of an influential think-tank and develop your skills and experience. You will gain an understanding of different communications tools and policy areas, have the chance to learn, give your input, and have fun.


  • Researching authors, themes and background information for our articles
  • Editing submissions for in-house and external publications, planning publications and requests for articles
  • Supporting the development of Friends of Europe’s social media strategy
  • Managing Friends of Europe’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Supporting the multimedia team in the development of digital content for the web
  • Live-tweeting at events
  • Monitoring the organization’s online performance
  • Researching EU and global policy challenges
  • Providing media relations support
  • Monitoring the media
  • Managing the Friends of Europe website
  • Conducting administrative tasks such as managing correspondence and our database
  • Providing logistical arrangements and on-site support at events


  • Relevant university degree (for example, politics, communication, European studies)
  • Fluency in English required. Bonus if you are a native English speaker.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media networks as well as social media management tools and analytics
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in European and global affairs
  • Research experience combined with good analytical skills
  • Creativity and interest to keep up with digital trends
  • Ability to work fast, accurately and with minimal supervision
  • An interest in working for a think-tank and knowledge of our organisation
  • Skills in graphic design/video editing a plus


This position is open only to nationals of EU/EEA member states or Switzerland, or non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit.


The internship will be paid and based in Brussels starting as soon as possible.

To apply, please send:

  • your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • a cover letter (maximum 1 page)
  • if possible, an example of previous work

to, indicating the position and your name in the subject lineThe closing date for applications is 15.02.2018.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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