Communications Intern (German-speaking)

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16 Jan 2022

Communications Intern (Paid Internship)

We are currently looking for a dynamic candidate with a knack for digital marketing and online content distribution, with knowledge of social media tools and platforms, a taste for design, and an aptitude for analytics, to support EURACTIV’s work in Brussels and Berlin.

What are the benefits of working at EURACTIV? 

You will be working in a vibrant international media office, in a multicultural team, full of talented colleagues you can learn from. You will be in the middle of EU affairs, both physically (our office is in the EU quarter) and through your work. You will be able to bring your contribution to one of the most respected EU affairs media in Europe and bring our news, multimedia content and newsletters in front of the relevant stakeholders. This experience will give you a great career boost and your work will be valued. 


Social media coordination

  • Coordinate EURACTIV’s social media presence across channels (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube), working to repurpose our content for each platform to increase engagement and reach in English and in German.
  • Monitor our social media channels and communications inbox to ensure responsiveness to reader questions and comments
  • Work closely with the events managers to promote our policy events and increase engagement of participants via live tweeting 

Reporting and analytics

  • With training, provide timely and relevant viewership reports using digital reporting tools, (Google Analytics, Parsely, Sprout Social, native analytics)
  • Ensure that client deliverables are met in terms of social media outreach and events communications; be agile in reporting on social media impact.

Audience development 

  • Run marketing campaigns (with manager support) to increase EURACTIV’s social media followers and newsletter subscribers 
  • Contribute creative ideas to grow the quality and reach of our digital distribution efforts of our articles, newsletters and multimedia content via free and paid channels 
  • Contribute ideas to support the growth of our audience in Brussels and in Germany.


You are an avid media consumer and enthusiastic digital communicator that is willing to learn paid content distribution. You know your way around several social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and tools that automate posting, and are excited to learn more.

  • You have some knowledge of EU institutions, policymaking and media
  • You’re adaptable and able to continually problem-solve and navigate the ever-changing digital space. 
  • You’re hard-working, a team-player, based in Brussels or willing to relocate
  • You’re fluent in German and English (written and spoken) and a strong writer. Knowledge of French and other EU spoken languages is a plus. 
  • Experience with the Wordpress platform and an eye for good design are a plus.


Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your background and interest in the position to the following email address: Please mention in the subject line: Communications Intern_First Last name. 

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