Communication internship: Job description
The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is a European umbrella organisation based in Brussels
gathering 450 cancer patient associations.
ECPC was set up in 2003 and believes that cancer patients are the most important partners in the fight against cancer and against all the cancer-related issues affecting our society. Policy makers, researchers, doctors and industry should recognise cancer patients as co-creators of their own health.
Every day we are working towards all European cancer patients to have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life.
We are looking for a talented and ambitious graduate to help us achieve our goal. Our internship programme will give you an insight into our work in the field of cancer. We will help you realise your strengths and challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone. We offer hands-on training and exposure to exciting and busy ECPC communications, membership and partnership work at EU-level.
• Assisting the communication of partnerships and research projects: setting up and implementing communication and dissemination plans to promote these specific projects (Nutrition Campaign, Make Sense Campaign, Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Campaign, DIAdIC, PREFER, and other possible projects), building on our relationships with partners and other organisations.
• Writing pieces for various audiences: press releases for EU news media, webpages and web articles presenting our actions on ECPC website, newsletters to our Members, social media posts, etc.
• Liaising with our members: finetuning the functionalities of the new database and updating it, assessing Members’ needs and building on our relationships, providing input to create an engaging membership policy.
What we offer
• One-year paid internship contract (€812.90 EUR gross per month + STIB/MIVB transport reimbursement) and Sodexo electronic meal vouchers for the maximum amount of €8 gross per working day.
• A full immersion in a European patient organisation
• Small, friendly and talented team, fostering collaborative and supportive culture
• A multicultural work environment
• Missions that will accelerate your learning curve
• Committed management: regular briefings, feedback and advise
• Significant autonomy in your daily work
o A marketing and political flair
o Strong skills to translate complex materials into content that resonates with nonspecialist audience, journalistic style, understanding of the media’s world, taste for research and argumentation
o Creativity and thinking out of the box
o Strong interpersonal communication and networking skills
• Sense of organisation:
o Ability to prioritise, follow through, meet deadlines and deliver results
o Attention to details
o Can-do attitude and ability to find solutions.
• A genuine interest in the field of cancer patients and civil society organisations
• Open-mind and willingness to learn from various people, project management tools and methods, information to process, tasks to perform
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented atmosphere as well as independently.
• Bachelor or master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, political science or related field
• Previous experience (internship, volunteering, work) in the communication field
• English (fluent written and verbal) is mandatory
• Experience in using Microsoft Office and social media
• Understanding of EU policy making processes
• Having the right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit
Please send your application in English (CV and cover letter) to Chris Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the subject “Communication Internship Application – Surname” before 20th August 2021. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. Starting date: as soon as possible.
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