Policy and Communication Intern

Job Location

Expiration Date

22 Apr 2021

EHH is looking for a motivated student or recent graduate to join its team in Brussels for at least 6 months.


Duration: 6 months

Commitment: Full-time

Description: European Historic Houses is an umbrella association covering 24 national associations of privately-owned historic houses. Our office is situated at the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels, Belgium. EHH works for the preservation, conservation and promotion of privately-owned heritage houses and represents 50.000 of them throughout Europe.

Starting date: mid-May 2021

Duration: 6, 9 or 12 months

Compensation: Erasmus+ grant (traineeships, graduate exchange) + Transport

Your traineeship will be focused on cultural project management, EU policy monitoring and communication. You will assist the EHH small but dynamic team in its day-to-day work vis- à-vis the European Institutions (political groups, EU Parliament, EU Commission, Committee of the Regions) and the EHH Member Associations.


As a trainee, you will have the possibility to develop your skills in the following:

Cultural and EU Projects:

•   Coordination of the “European Heritage Weeks” and of the virtual project “Houses of the Month”

•   EU projects development and implementation (application, budget, relationships with partners, content, evaluation)

Cultural Policy:

•   Follow-up on relevant European policy schemes

•   Participation in important events (Voices of Culture meetings, Summits on Cultural Heritage etc.) 


•   Website management (WordPress) 

•   Newsletters (Mailchimp) 

•   Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)


•   Manage general emails and calls 

•   Accounting and follow-up of contracts and invoices with contractors 

•   Administrative support to President and Vice-Presidents 

•   Support in the organisation of online and onsite events (Annual General Assembly, ExComs, NextGen Conference, seminars/webinars)        


•   Bachelor or Master Degree in a relevant field (Cultural Heritage, European Studies, Communication or related) 

•   Interest in and basic knowledge of the EU policy-making process and of the EU funding programmes 

•   You master the Office Pack 

•   Excellent command of English is required 

•   An additional EU language, notably French would be appreciated 

How to apply? Send your resume and a cover letter (both written in English) to Margherita Malaspina at m.malaspina@europeanhistorichouses.eu by the 22nd of April 2021. Early applications are encouraged. Please indicate in the subject line “Internship_Name_Surname”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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