Programmes + Events Assistant (internship) - January 2022

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01 Dec 2021

Job description

Do you want to find out how a democratic and liberal European Union is built brick-by-brick? Do you want to gain experience in European programmes and events? At the European Liberal Forum, the think tank and political foundation of the ALDE party, we are working to promote discussions and broker ideas for a liberal future in a united Europe. Together with over 40 member organisations, we set up research and capacity-building projects throughout Europe and beyond. As an intern in the Project Unit, you will contribute to building a democratic and liberal Europe while learning what it takes to manage European projects day-to-day and develop a network of think tanks and political foundations.

What will be your role?

You will be one of 5 colleagues in ELF’s Project Unit, assisting with the day-to-day management of ELF programmes and events, and support the Senior Programme Officer and Project Coordinator. You will also play a central role in the office, collaborating with the Communication Unit and Policy & Research Unit. Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Project and event management: designing, planning and implementing ELF programmes under the supervision of the Programme Officer and Project Coordinator;
  • Executing administrative and logistical aspects of events, seminars, workshops, and other meetings, including preparing programmes, sending invitations and identifying venues;
  • Maintaining regular and frequent contact with partners and service providers;
  • Collecting and preparing supporting documents after project activities take place, including keeping track of budgets;
  • Making sure all ELF programmes and events are implemented according to European Union regulations and ELF internal rules throughout the project cycle;
  • Performing administrative duties in support of the wider ELF Secretariat including updating various databases, status updates, scheduling, reporting and minute-taking.

What can we offer you?

  • A 6-month convention d’immersion professionnelle training contract;
  • Remuneration in line with internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region of 813 EUR per month;
  • 30 EUR per month reimbursement of public transport costs
  • 5 days of paid holiday; 
  • Hands-on experience in project administration and event facilitation;
  • A chance to get acquainted with the European liberal family, both in Brussels and throughout Europe;
  • Joining a young and international team in Brussels.

If you would like to find out more about ELF, please visit our website.

Job requirements

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Has excellent spoken and written English skills. Any knowledge of additional European languages, especially French or German, would be appreciated;
  • Has good communication skills, can handle interpersonal and intercultural relations with multiple organisations at the same time;
  • Has initial office experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint), familiarity with Zoom and any other online platforms for creating events;
  • Can work independently, show initiative and a problem-solving attitude;
  • Can take responsibility for on-going activities, while being flexible enough to take up unexpected new tasks
  • Has an affinity with liberal ideas.

To apply, submit your cover letter (max. 1 page) and your CV (max. 2 pages) via the website and answer the video questions before 1 December 2021. The envisaged starting date of the internship is 4 January 2022. Short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews by 6 December 2021. Due to the high number of applicants, we are unfortunately not able to give individual feedback.

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