Communication Intern – EuroMed Rights, Brussels office

Deadline : 18 Aug 2019

Position: Internship

Duration: 5 months

Starting:  2 September 2019

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Remuneration: CIP – Internship Convention 781,30€/ month + public transport + lunch vouchers

Pre-requisite: EU citizen or holding a valid EU working permit – candidates without a working permit will not be considered

Application deadline:18 August 2019, midnight CET

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Communication team in its work. The internship will start on 2 September 2019 for a period of 5 months.

Description of tasks

The intern will assist the Communication team under the overall supervision of, and according to priorities set by the management, including the following tasks:

  • Support the Communication team in their tasks, e.g. translation management, practical and logistical organisation of activities;
  • Participate in meetings, take notes and prepare press reviews;
  • Draft/proofread press releases and statements in English, based on content received from programme officers;
  • Monitor communication opportunities e.g. international days and agendas in relation to the European Union, and international and regional bodies;
  • Maintain and update the media database, the website and social media accounts;
  • Respond to any requests linked to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);

Profile, Skills and Background

  • University Degree (may be ongoing) in Communication, Journalism, European Studies, Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in Communication;
  • Excellent command of English or French (native level proficiency), fluency (spoken and written) in the other language;
  • Computer and social media literacy (Office Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong attention to details;
  • Self-motivated, proactive, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure.

How to apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send the following documents by Sunday 18 August 2019 to Marie Picalausa, Senior Human Resource Officer, at

  • Your CV;
  • A document (max. 1 page) in which you respond to the following question (in English for the first one and in French for the second):
  1. What is the most recent communication experience, in which you have played a key role during your studies or at work, that you are particularly proud of, and why?
  2. Quelles étapes pratiques suivriez-vous dans le cadre de la future publication et promotion d’un rapport sur les relations entre l’Union européenne et l’Egypte sur la migration ? (please note that only the Word version is available)

Please note that only duly completed applications (your CV, accompanied with the one-page document) will be considered and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews – including a written test – will take place on Thursday 29 August 2019.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a General Assembly, an Executive Committee, Working Groups and a Secretariat.

Rooted in civil society, the Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the Euro-Mediterranean region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

EuroMed Rights’ head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.