Communications Assistant (internship)

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

Who are we looking for?

  • Students of communications, public relations, journalism and other related studies.
  • Experience in using web based resources, including social media, web editors, CMS. Knowledge of HTML a plus.
  • Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign is not mandatory, but a strong plus.
  • Excellent writing/blogging skills.
  • Passionate about Social Media, Blogging, and the Events Industry.
  • 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 details.
  • Well-organised, practical-minded and able to prioritise a busy and varied work-load.
  • An independent, self-starter personality.

What will you do?

The successful candidates will work closely with our Communications Coordinator, and will assist the Policy Team when necessary. Interns would attend team meetings and would be heavily involved in EPHA activities, participating as junior policy officers, writing reports, preparing briefs, helping to organise and attend events, etc.

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

  • New brand implementation
  • New website implementation
  • Monitor social media and contribute to social media strategy implementation
  • Editorial roles: blogging, newsletter, weekly feeds, and contributions to EPHA’s editorial calendar
  • Support implementation of communication actions (mass mailing design and drafting, graphics, mailing lists growth, social media activity, events logistics) for EPHA’s key campaigns including Agriculture policy (Food, Alcohol & Tobacco) and NCDs, EU Semester for Health (Macroeconomic governance and Macroeconomic Policy ), Healthy Trade policy, Public Health in the EU Budget and Programmes, Building and presenting the evidence-base for policy-making, Fair Access to Medicines, Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • 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:

  • Understand EU policy-making and the dynamics between the EU institutions (Parliament, Council, Commission) in relation to a variety of public health areas
  • Gain a thorough insight into the workings of NGO communications and lobbying in Brussels and at European level
  • Obtain practical knowledge on running a members-based organisation
  • Develop a solid understanding of external communications practices and practical knowledge of communication tools and softwares
  • 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 the university training.

Applicants must prove that their internship in Belgium is held 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 the insurance from their home country.

Legal eligibility to work in the EU is a must.

The internships are unpaid.

We are accepting applications throughout the year.

How To Apply

Interested individuals should send their applications to jobs@epha.org, (cover letter and a CV) with Subject: INTERNSHIP_2017

Only successful individuals will be contacted.

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