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Events & Communications Intern

Team: Communications & Advocacy

Internship Duration: September 2024 – March 2025

Internship Type: Convention d’immersion professionnelle CIP

Who are we?

The European Brain Council (EBC) is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels, its main mission is to promote brain research with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of the estimated 179 million Europeans living with brain conditions, mental and neurological alike.

With the aim to speak with one voice, EBC stands as a network of key players in the “Brain Area”, with a membership encompassing scientific societies, patient organisations, professional societies and industry partners. EBC is a platform to foster cooperation between its member organisations and other stakeholders, consistently promoting dialogue between scientists, industry and society.

As showcased by its growing portfolio of projects, research and policy papers, as well as events, EBC emphasizes the importance of continued interaction with the European Institutions to build strong European health policies, raising awareness and encouraging education on the brain and the repercussions of neurological and mental health conditions on society as a whole.

We are an office of international colleagues, centrally located in the Brussels EU Quarter. EBC’s working language is English, however, any additional languages are an asset.

Your Role:

This internship will place you in the EBC Communications & Advocacy team, which oversees the external communications of the organisation. This includes not only social media coverage and website upkeep, but also core roles in the preparation of the majority of written materials emerging from the organisation, from joint statements, manifestos, policy reports, and calls to action, to name a few. Many of EBC’s events are policy-oriented and take place at the EU and/or global level. EBC’s communication is advocacy-driven and aims to speak with one voice for the wider brain community – basic knowledge of the EU system is highly encouraged and ideal.

  • Support the Communications & Advocacy team with its core advocacy-driven communications activities, including the coordination of events (both on-site and digital)
  • Helping with the coordination of the logistical support, including speaker outreach, registration set-up, contact with suppliers, communication with participants, etc.
  • Monitoring important events in relation to EBC activities
  • Represent EBC in external events and/or members’ congresses
  • Creating content related to the EBC events/members’ congresses as well as the EBC projects for EBC social media accounts (Twitter/X, LinkedIn & YouTube)
  • Regular upkeep of EBC websites (EBC, Brain Innovation Days, European Brain Foundation)
  • Drafting and sending newsletters (weekly and monthly)
  • Supporting the Communications & Advocacy team in general day-to-day, including project execution, graphic creation, campaign planning, and brainstorming of ongoing and new initiatives.

Tasks of the Communications & Advocacy Team:

  • Promoting EBC activities and the broader brain health, research, and innovation community
  • Raising awareness on brain disorders, neurological and mental alike
  • Developing tools, content, events, and strategies to help better prioritize brain health, research, and innovation in the European Union
  • Representing and advocating for the interests of EBC members organisations and partners

Requirements:

  • Strong command of English – you will be working on EBC’s communications materials, which are in English.
  • Knowledge of event management, some experience highly ideal; external communications background
  • Experience with design and graphic tools (i.e., Canva, Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator…)
  • Experience in professional communication on social media
  • Basic knowledge of the EU institutions and policy landscape is ideal for EBC communications
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines in a high-paced environment, attention to detail and proactive attitude
  • Ability to work in a team as well as work independently and take ownership of assigned tasks

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send an updated CV and a Cover letter of 1-page maximum to Ms. Stephanie Kramer stkr@braincouncil.eu by Friday 5 July 2024 (23:59 CET). Please include the following in your email subject line: “LAST NAME + FIRST NAME – Events & Communications Internship”.

Interviews will take place in the second half of July with a start date aimed for the end of August / beginning of September (after the summer holidays)

Current opportunities at EBC Member & Affiliate Organisations

The European Psychiatric Association is looking for a Congress & Events Manager (full time position at the EPA Administrative Office in Strasbourg, France or the EPA Office in Brussels, Belgium).

GAMIAN-Europe is looking for a Communications Assistant (6-month paid traineeship, with the possibility of extension in Brussels, Belgium).

Submit a Spontaneous Application

If you would like to send us an application which do not match currently existing opportunities, you can send us a cover letter and your CV at info@braincouncil.eu.