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 or Dreamweaver 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.
  • Bilingual English and French, excellent written and spoken skills; 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 do we offer?

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
  • 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
  • Conduct research

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, (cover letter and a CV) with Subject: INTERNSHIP_2016

Only successful individuals will be contacted.

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