26 Apr 2021

VACANCY: Student Placement - Digital skills projects support

Digital Skills Projects Support Student Placement

Apply before 14th June 2021



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 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 85 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 39 national trade associations from across Europe.


Job Description / Placement Responsibilities:

  • Overall support to the Projects team with project communication, stakeholder engagement, research and administration.

  • Organisation of events, meetings, agendas, and presentations.

  • Drafting reports and newsletter articles.

  • Conducting desk research on topics related to digital skills and education.

  • Support administration with timesheets and other administrative documents, task management and budget updates.

  • Communicate with consortium members on project related tasks.

  • Execute social media tasks.


Role requirements:

  • You are a Business Administration, Communications or Political Science student with strong interest in administration, project management and communications skills.

  • You are organised, have a natural sense of structure and time estimation.

  • You are hands-on, highly motivated, friendly, and approachable.

  • You are prepared to work flexibly and undertake additional duties.

  • You can schedule your own workload and achieve targets and deadlines.

  • You have good editing and proof-reading skills.

  • You have strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a results-driven mindset.

  • You can conduct desk research and contribute information to policy papers on digital skills and jobs.

You will be enrolled in a university for the entire duration of your placement.


Details of training / supervision:

You will join a growing and dynamic team of some 30 people and will get hands-on training by staff. Your work will be supervised by the Project Managers supported by the full project team.

We follow the Government’s Covid-19 rules which means that in periods working from home might apply. This can be done from anywhere as long as proper internet connection and a home office environment exists.

Our working language is English but there will be plenty of opportunity to practice French and other languages spoken in this multicultural environment.


  • Duration:

    6-8 months, starting 1  February 2022 (flexible)

  • Remuneration:

    Paid internship

  • Nationality Restrictions:

    Please note that only EU nationals or students who already have the necessary paperwork in place to legally take a placement in Belgium will be considered


How to apply for the placement

Fill in your application for the ‘Projects intern’ position, including a CV and cover letter, to the attention of Helena Lovegrove via this link


Deadline for applications is 14 June 2021

If high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for online interviews, expected to occur during the month of April-June via MS Teams. Second interviews to include a task and potential face to face meeting (travel paid for).

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