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24 Jul 2020


The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is a European umbrella organisation based in Brussels gathering 450 cancer patient associations.

ECPC was set up in 2003 and believes that cancer patients are the most important partners in the fight against cancer and against all the cancer-related issues affecting our society. Policy makers, researchers, doctors and industry should recognise cancer patients as co-creators of their own health.

Every day we are working towards all European cancer patients to have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life.


We are looking for a talented and ambitious graduate to help us achieve that goal. Our internship programme will give you an insight into our work in the field of cancer. We will help you realise your strengths and challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone. We offer hands-on training and exposure to exciting and busy ECPC communications, membership and partnership work at EU-level.


  • Assisting the communication of partnerships and research projects: setting up and implementing communication and dissemination plans to promote these specific projects (Nutrition Campaign, Make Sense Campaign, DIAdIC, PREFER…). Building on our relationships with partners and other organisations.
  • Writing pieces for various audiences: press releases for EU news media, webpages and web articles presenting our actions on ECPC website, newsletters to our Members, social media posts…
  • Liaising with our members: finetuning the functionalities of the new database and updating it, assessing Members’ needs and building on our relationships, providing input to create an engaging membership policy.
  • Supporting the overall organisation of our Annual Congress and General Assembly in June and the ESMO Congress in September.

What we offer

  • One-year paid internship contract (€751 gross per month + STIB/MIVB transport reimbursement) and Sodexo electronic meal vouchers for the maximum amount of €8 gross per working day.
  • A full immersion in a European patient organisation
  • Small, friendly and talented team, fostering collaborative and supportive culture
  • A multicultural work environment
  • Missions that will accelerate your learning curve
  • Committed management: regular briefings, feedback and advise
  • Autonomy in your daily work

Your profileYour skills


  • A marketing and political flair
  • Strong skills to translate complex materials into content that resonates with non-specialist audience, journalistic style, understanding of the media’s world, taste for research and argumentation
  • Creativity and thinking out of the box
  • Strong interpersonal communication and networking skills

Sense of organisation:

  • Ability to prioritise, follow through, meet deadlines and deliver results
  • Attention to details
  • Can-do attitude and ability to find solutions.

Your mindset

  • A genuine interest in the field of cancer patients and civil society organisations
  • Open-mind and willingness to learn from various people, project management tools and methods, information to process, tasks to perform
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented atmosphere as well as independently;


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, political science or related field
  • Previous experience (internship, volunteering, work…) in the communication field
  • English (fluent written and verbal) is mandatory
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office and social media
  • Understanding of EU policy making processes
  • Having the right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit


Please send your application (CV and cover letter) to Paulina Gono – Partnerships and Communication Officer ( indicating in the subject “Communication Internship Application – Surname” before 31st July 2020.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

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