Call for Communications Intern | Paid Internship

Deadline: rolling basis
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JEF Europe – Young European Federalists is recruiting a Communications Intern as the newest addition to our European Secretariat! Join our young, dynamic team in the heart of Brussels, and play a part in actively contributing towards shaping the future of Europe! 

The role of the Communications Intern will primarily be a supportive position, aimed at gradually giving the candidate more and more space to expand their role, competences and responsibilities in the office and organisation. 

JEF Europe’s Communication Tasks:

  • supporting the Communications officer in the day-to-day work in the Communications office;
  • supporting in the daily design of social media posts;
  • supporting in the daily strategizing of digital communication efforts;
  • supporting in the management of our multiple social media channels;
  • supporting in the management of our multiple websites and online databases;
  • supporting in the curation, design and compilation of our bi-weekly newsletters;
  • supporting in the creation and design of video-based content, primarily Instagram Reels;
  • supporting in the management of Google Admin Tools, linked to the JEF.EU domain;
  • supporting in the design, creation and ordering of JEF Europe Merchandise;
  • supporting in the active monitoring of data relating to social media performance;
  • supporting in the curation and harmonisation of JEF Europe’s visual identity across the network.

Other Tasks within the Office:

  • support in the brainstorming and execution of creative digital communication strategies;
  • support in the development and execution of large-scale, political campaigns on social media;
  • support in the active distribution of content and information related to the goals of the organization through multiple external platforms;
  • aid in the creation of stickers, GIFs, and memes, to be used by members via GIPHY on Messenger & WhatsApp;
  • aid in the development of digital workspaces, in task-driven digital platforms such as Notion;
  • support in the training and assistance of section-related issues;
  • support in the cross-organisational communications support offered by JEF to other international networks in the youth sector;
  • support in the creative curation of content.

Time investment: 

Working time of 38 hours per week. Work during weekends may occur whenever necessary with time off in lieu as compensation. Depending on the development of  the current COVID-situation and the ability to organise international events, the position may require travels in Europe several times during the internship.

Type of contract and salary:

  • Internship contract of 6 months (Convention d’immersionProfessionnelle) – Possibility to prolong for 6 more months.
  • Approx. 1.000€ net per month
  • Monthly ticket for public transport in Brussels (50€ / month) + travel reimbursement when travelling for JEF Europe 
  • Health insurance package (complementary to the individual Belgian mutuelle)

Candidate’s Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English, and a very good command of at least another EU language;
  • Relevant degree (communications, marketing, project management) is considered an advantage;
  • Experience using simple design tools such as Canva is a must;
  • Experience in design, with experience in Adobe Tools being considered a major asset;
  • Experience using WordPress will be considered an advantage;
  • Interest in developing effective communication strategies, and learning how to implement several ‘growth-hacking’ techniques on social media; 
  • Knowledge of data-driven strategies, and experience collecting and analysing data will be considered an asset. 

Candidate’s Professional and technical competencies:

  • Considerable knowledge of major social media platforms, specifically Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, TikTok and GiPHY is a must;
  • Good understanding of graphic design is considered an asset;
  • Familiarity with website building tools and the importance of SEO;
  • Ability to create video-based content is considered an asset;
  • Skills in photography, videography and video editing is considered an asset.

Candidate’s Personal attributes and values:

  • You are creative, and often think outside the box;
  • You are capable of taking initiative and finding solutions to the challenges we might face;
  • You can work in a team as well as on your own and learn quickly;
  • You feel comfortable in an international and multicultural environment;
  • You can work well under pressure, and deal with the multiple reactionary issues that pop-up in the organisation on a day-to-day basis;
  • You are willing to grow and learn, and face every challenge as a learning opportunity;
  • You are not afraid to experiment and test new strategies with the hope of discovering something new.

Highly valued

  • Knowledge and understanding of JEF Europe’s vision, mission and projects;
  • Experience of volunteering or working in youth NGOs;
  • A desire to improve in Communications, and discover new, efficient ways to effectively grow one’s digital following, reach and overall impact. 

Application procedure and agenda: 

  • Send your curriculum vitae together with a cover letter to
  • Please use the subject line “Communications Intern 2021”
  • Successful candidates will be invited for an online interview 
  • All applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium. 
  • The selected candidate would start at the earliest convenient date possible for the applicant (mid-January/beginning of February 2021)