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Internship: Project Assistant

The European Public Health Alliance is looking for dynamic, multi-skilled students (Bachelor or Master’s) with a keen interest in public health and EU policy and decision-making processes.

Who are we looking for?

  • Students of communications, public relations, journalism, students of public health, political science, sociology, law, economics, and other related studies.
  • Experience in using web based resources, including social media, web editors, CMS. Knowledge of HTML a plus.
  • Experience using design and video-making tools (InDesign, Canva, Lumen5…) is not mandatory but a strong plus.
  • Excellent writing/blogging skills.
  • Keen interest in events organisation and delivery.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other EU languages a plus.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritise a busy and varied work-load.

What will you do?

The successful candidate will work closely with our Food Systems and Non-Communicable Diseases Policy Lead and our Communications Manager. The candidate will work specifically on a large project funded by the EU to tackle childhood obesity, and will integrate into an international team active on project dissemination work packages.

In particular, interns will support our work in the following areas:

  • Translate research outcomes into advocacy tools aimed at EU policy makers
  • Monitor project-relevant social media and contribute to social media strategy implementation
  • Maintain and nurture relations with international project partners
  • Editorial roles: blogging, newsletter, and project-relevant contributions to EPHA’s editorial calendar
  • Support implementation of project-related communication actions (mass mailing design and drafting, graphics, mailing lists growth, social media activity, events logistics) 
  • Event management: planning, logistics and communication
  • Attending key events
  • Conduct research

What do we offer?

The selected intern will benefit from the experience in the following ways:

  • Obtain key experience in and understanding of the dynamics of major EU-funded multi-partner projects
  • Develop a solid understanding of European policies on childhood obesity prevention
  • Understand EU policy-making and the dynamics between EU institutions (Parliament, Council, Commission) 
  • Obtain practical knowledge on political communications practices and tools
  • Experience high-profile events management first hand
  • Benefit of internal and external training opportunities whenever possible.

Legal requirements

The internship at EPHA needs to be a part of a university course.

Applicants must prove that their internship in Belgium is being carried out in the framework of their studies. For this, EPHA will need a training agreement stating that the course is related to the curriculum followed by the student.

Foreign students who intern in Belgium should be covered by insurance from their home country.

Legal eligibility to work in the EU is essential..

The internships are unpaid. We support Erasmus+ applications.

We are accepting applications throughout the year.

How To Apply

Interested individuals should send their applications to, (cover letter and a CV) with Subject: INTERNSHIP_STOP PROJECT; Please note that applications sent to any other EPHA e-mail address will not be considered.

Only successful individuals will be contacted.

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