29 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Communications & Events Traineeship


DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe.

We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies.

Together with our members, we shape the industry policy positions on all relevant legislative matters and contribute to the development and implementation of relevant EU policies. Our membership represents over 45,000 businesses that operate and invest in Europe. It includes 108 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 41 national trade associations from across Europe.

Join us, where diversity fuels innovation, openness breeds collaboration, and impact drives our mission forward. Discover a workplace where your ideas make a difference.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the team with the preparation of communications material for DIGITALEUROPE’s channels (social media, newsletters…)
  • Support in the dissemination of such material across our channels
  • Support in managing and creating content for our website, as well as helping us boost our presence and impact online
  • Support in the organisation of events by co-creating letters of invitation, coordinating content and logistics, on-site or online support, or assisting with post-event reports
  • Support in preparing presentations aimed at external and internal audiences
  • Conduct research and analysis on EU digital policies or communication trends

Details of training and supervision:

You will join a growing and dynamic team of 60 and will get hands-on training from staff, with regular learning opportunities. Your work will be supervised by a line manager. We work a mixture of office and remote work.

Opportunities to practice the foreign language skills: The working language is English, but there are plenty of opportunities to practice French and other languages in the multicultural Brussels environment.

Nationality restrictions or visa requirements if outside of the EU: Only EU nationals or students who have the necessary paperwork in place to legally take a placement in Belgium will be considered.

Remuneration: Paid internship (in addition to any possible funding received from your sending university).

Required competencies and skills 

  • A student enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s programme (typically in EU affairs, politics, international relations, communications and media, law) with strong analytical skills and key interest in politics and communications.
  • Strong interest in digital communications, particularly social media & newsletters – a previous experience or degree in a related field is a plus.
  • Interest in EU digital policies.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, excellent follow-through skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, maintain a fast pace and meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills in English.
  • Quick at retrieving and selecting relevant information on the internet.
  • Creative thinking and IT literate.
  • A sociable team player, dynamic, proactive, keen to learn and flexible.

    How to apply 

    • Interested candidates should send their application titled ‘Placement position – Communications and Events’ to the attention of Chris Ruff by 14 April 2024 via this this application form.

    Start date: 

    • From 2 September 2024 for ten months (flexible).
    06 Mar 2024 resource
    DIGITALEUROPE’s response to the Joint European Supervisory Authorities’ public consultation on the second batch of policy mandates under DORA
    28 Feb 2024 resource
    Elevating EU innovation through strategic investments and collaboration
    20 Feb 2024 Position Paper
    DIGITALEUROPE Executive Council for Health’s recommendations for EU digital health policy (2024-29)
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