Job offer: Policy, advocacy and communication internship

Starting date: 3 February 2020
Duration: 6 months

Eurogypsum – European association for plaster & plasterboard products – Brussels, Belgium

Eurogypsum is a European industry association representing manufacturers of gypsum products, such as plaster and plasterboard. It interacts with EU institutions and other stakeholders to inform members about relevant developments affecting the industry and to ensure that the sector’s interests are considered in policymaking. As an intern at Eurogypsum, you will assist the Secretary General in analysing information and channelling it to the members, implementing advocacy strategies and communicating the association’s achievements towards internal and external audiences.

Tasks:
• Following relevant EU institutional developments and stakeholder activities of relevance to our sector and reporting to the Secretary General and the respective Working Groups;
• Planning and preparing meetings with policymakers and other stakeholders;
• Supporting the Secretary General’s team in the organisation of Eurogypsum policy events or contribution to external events;
• Drafting communication materials, such as press releases or website notes, in close cooperation with the Secretary General and the Communication Working Group, and supporting the secretariat in the dissemination of these materials;
• Providing assistance to the Secretary General and Communication Working Group in the production and dissemination of social media content;
• Preparing regular newsletters in cooperation with the Secretary General, Communication Working Group and other Working Group leaders;
• Supporting the Working Groups in the preparation of meeting documents, presentations and reports;
• Conducting online research and compiling information wherever required;
• Attending occasional conferences or events; and
• Supporting the Secretary General in carrying out possible research projects.

Requirements:

• Good knowledge of European institutions and politics
• University degree in European affairs, political studies or law
• Previous experience as intern with an EU institution is an asset
• Good communication skills
• Interest in construction, raw materials, environment or energy policy; academic or practical experience in these fields appreciated
• Fluent English (oral and written); knowledge of other EU languages appreciated
• Good command of Microsoft Office tools
• WordPress and social media proficiency appreciated
• Good social skills and ability to take initiative

We would like the selected intern to start at the beginning of February for a period of six months. We will review all applications and invite a selection of candidates for interviews in January.
The internship will be remunerated under Belgian “Contrat d’Immersion Professionnelle”, with a monthly allowance of approximately 950 euros. Fringe benefits include Brussels public transport card and meal vouchers.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a cover letter in English to: a.mirco@eurogypsum.org by 15th January 2020. Please indicate “Internship application” in the subject line of your message.