Communication intern – EuroMed Rights, Brussels

Deadline : 20 Feb 2020

Position: Communication intern

Duration5 months, full-time

StartingAs soon as possible

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Remuneration Paid internship

Application deadline: Thursday 20 February 2019 midnight

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

EuroMed Rights is a non-governmental organisation aiming to promote cooperation and dialogue in and between countries on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. EuroMed Rights is a network representing over 80 human rights organisations, institutions and defenders within 30 countries.

Description of tasks

The intern will work under the supervision of the Communication Officer, and according to the priorities of the Communication Department. The following tasks are to be undertaken:

  • Support the Communication team in its daily activities including management of translations, practical and logistical organisation of activities;
  • Draft and translate of press releases, statements and reports;
  • Create visuals, infographics and videos presenting EuroMed Rights’ regional and thematic work;
  • The organisation of public and media events in Brussels;
  • Maintain and update EuroMed Rights’ database, website & social media accounts;
  • Monitor communication opportunities e.g. international days and agendas in relation to the European Union, and international and regional bodies

 Profile, Skills and Background

  • University Degree (may be ongoing) in European Studies, Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights, in NGOs dealing with the EU/MENA;
  • Fluency in English and/or French (oral and written). Applicants who do not match these language requirements will not be considered. Knowledge of Arabic will be an asset;
  • A good knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, In Design, Premiere Pro)
  • Computer literacy in Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to details and an eye for graphic design;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure.

How to Apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send – by Thursday 20 February 2019 midnight – at: job.brussels@euromedrights.net:

  • Your CV;
  • Any example of creative videos or visuals you have created
  • A document (max. 1 page, in English or French) in which you respond to the following:
  1. What do you think you can bring to EuroMed Rights, and why?
  2. Describe a recent experience in which you have played a key role
  3. What practical steps would you follow if you had to organise a press conference for a delegation of four Tunisian NGO representatives coming to Brussels to discuss migration issues?

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 Tuesday 3 March 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 eighty human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over thirty countries. EuroMed Rights organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.

Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed 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.

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

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