13 Feb 2023

JOB VACANCY: Intern for Communications & Events Support


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 36,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 101 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 41 national trade associations from across Europe.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support in organisation of events with EU policymakers and media (such as creating letters of invitation, coordinating content and logistics, on-site or online support, assisting with post-event reports, etc).
  • Support the team with the preparing of communications material aimed at EU policymakers and/or the media (such as newsletters, social media content, etc).
  • Support in preparing presentations aimed at EU policymakers and/or the media.
  • Support in mapping and identifying relevant stakeholders and media contacts.
  • Support in managing our web presence and in increasing the impact of our social media messages.
  • Conduct research and analysis on a wide variety of ongoing EU digital policies.

Details of training and supervision: You will join a growing and dynamic team of 50 and will get hands-on training by staff. Your work will be supervised by Policy Managers.

Opportunities to practice foreign language skills: The working language is English, but there are plenty of opportunities to practice French and other languages spoken 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).


  • A student enrolled in an undergraduate or masters programme (typically in EU affairs, politics, international relations or law) with strong analytical skills and key interest in politics and communications.
  • Strong interest in media relations and digital communications – 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.
  • Fluent in English

Starting date: From 1 September 2023 (flexible) for 11 months

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023

Send your application titled ‘Placement position – Communications and Events’ to the attention of Chris Ruff via this link



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