Vacancy for Paid Communications Intern in Brussels, Belgium

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is a unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Serving as the civil society and people-to-people dimension of the Eastern Partnership, the EaP CSF strives to strengthen civil society in the region, boost pluralism in public discourse and policy making by promoting participatory democracy and fundamental freedoms. EaP CSF is a non-profit, non-government, non-partisan civil society organization with its headquarters in Brussels.

We are looking for a paid Communications intern to start from mid-September and to work in the team of Secretariat of the EaP CSF for 6 months.

The Secretariat of EaP CSF serves as an information, coordination and expertise hub for the participants of the Forum, the bodies of the Forum, and stakeholders in Brussels and Eastern Partnership countries. It works to support the activities of the Steering Committee and enhance the advocacy and visibility of the Forum.

Job location: Brussels, Belgium

Starting date: 16 September 2019

Duration: 6 months

Compensation: 800 euros per month (‘professional immersion contract’)

Tasks Descriptions
  • Assist in the development of Communication Action Plans for EaP CSF campaigns and activities
  • Manage Social Media networks of the Forum (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Monitor (EU and EaP) media and manage statistics
  • Draft and edit articles for the web-page, reports, minutes etc. for broader audience
  • Technical web-page management
  • Contribute to meetings, reports and communication strategies
  • Assisting on visual design
  • Manage database and mailing lists

Requested Profile & Skills

  • Recent graduate or in final stages of their studies in European Studies, International Relations, Public Relations, Communication Science or other related field
  • Work permit in Belgium
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
  • Hands-on and analytical, organised and accurate
  • Proven experience with WordPress
  • Ability to transfer website traffic into visual statistics
  • Proven experience of (at least) one data visualisation project
  • Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the EU and its policies. A good understanding of EaP region is a strong asset
  • Perfect command of English with proven drafting ability. A good knowledge of Russian is an asset
  • Flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small office
  • Team-player

What we offer

  • Remuneration according to a ‘professional immersion contract’, which will provide the successful candidate with an income of 800 euros per month
  • Reimbursement of public transportation in Brussels
  • Working experience in Brussels in a young and dynamic team
  • Access to European and EaP networks
  • Possibility to work independently and acquire new skills

Selection process

Interested candidates should submit in ONE PDF file:

  • CV in English (max. 2 pages)-Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page and a half)
  • Track record of relevant working experience (i.e. report including samples of data analysis and data visualisation examples or web-page/blog management etc.) and/or recommendation letters from former employers

The application should be sent to Juulia Baer-Bader ( with the reference: “Communications internship” by 5 July 2019. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted in Brussels or via Skype.


For further questions, please contact Juulia Baer-Bader (, +32 2 893 2585), Communications Manager of EaP CSF.

More details about EaP CSF:

DOWNLOAD – Call: Communication Internship (Deadline 5 July 2019)