Media and Communications Trainee

OPEN // 11 September 2019

Location: Brussels (with occasional travel to Strasbourg)

Duration: 6 months

Allowance: €1,500/month


Assisting the communication department with:

  • Media monitoring and data analysis
  • Drafting content such as press releases, website posts etc..
  • Administrative tasks – ordering promotional materials, assisting at events, and other various day-to-day tasks
  • Attending and producing social media content for meetings, conferences and hearings
  • Updating the media contacts database

Online communications and social media:

  • Social media monitoring and analysis – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn.
  • Content creation – copywriting, graphics, audiovisual content, other creative content.
  • Photography and filming of events.
  • Writing content for the ECR website.
  • Assisting the social media team with planning.
  • Helping create online advertising and social media campaigns.


  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in graphic design, communications, marketing, and/or advertising.
  • English language proficiency (both verbal and written, B2-C2).
  • Creative thinking, enthusiasm about modern technology, social and digital media.
  • Excellent writing skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent social media skills, with particular focus on visual content creation.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently.
  • Sound knowledge of graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others).
  • Experience with photography, videography and audiovisual editing software (FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere).
  • Interest in EU affairs or national politics is a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of other European languages is a plus (Polish, Italian, French or Dutch in particular is a bonus).
  • Previous experience in curating professional and/or personal social media profiles is welcome.

HOW TO APPLY (Candidates who do not follow these instructions will not be considered)

To apply please send:

1. Your CV

2. Your own creative (video, animation, infographic, poster etc..) on why you would be the best candidate for the job.

Send to gareth.goldsmith@europarl.europa.eu by Sunday 22nd September with the subject “ECR internship application”.

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