Communications & National Associations Intern

Communications & National Associations Intern Autumn 2012

 

EuropaBio is the political voice of the biotechnology industry in Europe, located in Brussels, Belgium.  It has some 62 corporate and 7 associate members operating worldwide, 2 Bioregions and 19 national biotechnology associations, representing 1800 small and medium sized biotech companies in Europe.  Its members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes, and have a wide range of activities: human and animal health care, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services. www.europabio.org

 

Tasks/Projects

 

The Stage will be located within EuropaBio’s Communications and Associations Unit and is for a six month period.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Drafting and managing the distribution of the EuropaBio newsletters
  • Media monitoring and database management
  • Assisting with co-ordination and planning of EuropaBio events and meetings
  • Drafting agendas and meeting minutes
  • Website management (training will be provided)
  • Assisting with communications materials and activities including EuropaBio reports, press releases videos and social media
  • Help with a broad range of communications tasks supporting the work of EuropaBio’s communications department and Secretary General

 

Candidate Profile

Essential

  • Must currently be a student. Convention de Stageor agreement with University to undertake internship as part of study strictly necessary. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS THIS APPLIES TO YOU!
  • Must be an EU citizen
  • Broad knowledge of social media and experience in web content management or the ability to learn quickly
  • Knowledge of the workings of the EU institutions an advantage
  • Excellent English- both written and spoken.
  • Strong drafting and organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to present work in clear and concise manner
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good team player but also capable of working independently
  • MS Computer Skills

 

Desirable

  • A good knowledge of European Affairs and/or national legislation particularly in the areas of access to finance for SMEs, research & innovation, healthcare, agriculture and the bioeconomy,
  • Second EU language

 

When should you be able to start?

  • September 2012. Length of stage is preferably 6 months to allow the candidate build some expertise

 

Terms and conditions

Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday with a one hour break for lunch. EuropaBio meets local Health and safety requirements for the intern and will insure placement students against accidents in the workplace.  The intern will be entitled to six days holiday plus national bank holidays.  If Belgium is not the intern’s place of study they will also be entitled to a monthly reimbursement of 500 Euros and a monthly public transport travel pass.

 

To apply

To apply for this internship, please send your CV and a cover letter to Rosalind Travers, Communications Manager, r.travers[at]europabio.orgwith the subject line "Communications Intern".

 

Closing date for applications: August 10th 2012. Please note we may begin the recruitment process before this date