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Internship: Communications Assistant

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 Manager. Interns would attend team meetings and would be heavily involved in EPHA activities, participating in the day-to-day management of EPHA’s communications stream.

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

  • 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, Rights for Health (Health Inequalities, Roma Health and Early Childhood Development…), Healthy Trade policy, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Event management: planning, logistics and communication
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): ensuring EPHA’s compliance with the new regulation
  • 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 can be part of a European Solidarity Corps placement or part of an 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.

How To Apply

Interested individuals should send their applications to, (cover letter and a CV) with Subject: INTERNSHIP_COMMS. 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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