Internship at the EU Russia Civil Society Forum



Deadline: 5 March 2020   


EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF)  is looking for two interns who will be based at the Communications Department at the CSF Secretariat. The appointment will be from 15 April 2020 till 14 July 2020 and from 15 July 2020 till 14 October 2020 respectively.The Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, founded in March 2011 and uniting 180 non-governmental organisations in the EU and Russia, is a platform for cooperation of civil society organisations from Russia and the EU with the purpose to develop common positions, increase cooperation between civil society organisations, coordinate their advocacy activities and make their voice stronger in interaction with the general public, governments and other stakeholders. In particular, CSF promotes people-to-people exchanges and solidarity among civil society groups, influences EU-Russia relations, joint projects and solidarity actions among civil society groups. It aims to influence EU-Russia relations for the public benefit in a wide range of public
and intergovernmental interactions. The CSF is currently financed by the EU and other governmental and private donors.

Job summary 

The interns will be mostly responsible for communicational questions related to the 10th General Assembly in Vilnius, Lithuania (18-20 May 2020, see more at and the activities with the “Europe Lab” Network of Young Professionals, July 2020, see more at

Events’ preparation and logistics (invitations, preparation of participants’ regular
information packages, PR tasks, preparing presentations, evaluation forms,
developing templates, etc.)

 Intensive communications with NGOs from 20 EU member states and Russia – CSF
Forum members and supporters
 Drafting of media releases and messages
 Updates of electronic databases
 Posting of news, photos, and other content to the CSF website,
the General Assembly page and the “Europe Lab” page, social media marketing
 Translation of various documents – news, statements, policy papers, etc. – from
English into Russian and from Russian into English
 Protocolling of CSF meetings
 Conducting official correspondence with appropriate contacts – participants of the CSF
events (e.g. speakers, participants, media, etc.)
 Working in cooperation with the Secretariat’s and office staff, in particular, with the
Senior Coordinator for Public Relations



This position is full-time (40 hours per week). 

Enrolment at an EU university for the entire duration of the internship according to the
requirements of the German legislation
 Experience in the field of PR and communications and/ or related studies
 Advanced Internet and social media user
 Ability to prioritise and plan effectively, responsibility and engagement
 Initiative and the ability to work both in a team and on your own
 Strong problem-solving abilities, organisational and events management experience
 Excellent English and Russian, knowledge of German desirable; Dutch or Lithuanian is
an asset
 Wordpress experience is an asset

We offer

3 months position (40 hours per week) with work starting on 15 April 2020 and on 15
July 2020 respectively
 Interesting job in a growing and innovative international project, involving interaction
with leading non-governmental actors in the EU and Russia
 Friendly working atmosphere and competent multicultural staff
 Monthly compensation of EUR 350 (all the costs – accommodation, board, possibly
relocation costs, etc. - are borne by an intern or the sending organisation)


For more information on the work of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum see:

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