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Communications internship vacancy

Feb 11th, 2013 |

Do you have innovative communication and presentation skills, an interest in water issues and would like to be part of an international highly motivating team in Brussels?

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to assist the Communications Manager in providing professional visibility for the numerous activities planned for 2013. Active, flexible and outgoing candidates are invited to send their application letter and CV to the EWP explaining how their skills and experiences would contribute to the work of the EWP.

The intern will assist in the following areas:

  • Implementation of the EWP’s annual communication strategy
  • Communication on each of the EWP’s programs and projects
  • Organization of conferences and workshops
  • Maintenance and further development of good relations with the EU media community
  • Communication of the EWP’s mission to international EU correspondents and decision-makers
  • Improvement and update of the EWP website
  • Update and improvement of the EWP’s presence on social media networks
  • Preparation and dissemination of press releases, newsletters, media briefings and other relevant communication material
  • Improvement and further extension of the EWP database
  • Communication with EWP members and partners

Skills / Qualifications

  • A university degree
  • First experiences in Public Relations, communication/media are an asset
  • Excellent written and spoken English (native-speaker level) and good knowledge of French and German are an asset
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and the EU decision-making process
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with design software and IT
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Able to establish productive relationships with people at all levels
  • Positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
  • Able to work as part of an international team
  • Eye for details

Start: As soon as possible

Duration: 6 months

What we offer

  • Exciting and challenging work experience within a major Brussels-based NGO
  • Multinational team
  • Unique opportunity to gain specific knowledge of cross sectoral partnerships

Closing date for applications: 27th February 2013

Please send your application by email to Lisa Strübbe: (subject: Application).

About EWP

The European Water Partnership was set up in 2006 to address the urgent water challenges Europe faces. It provides a broad coordination on water, bringing all stakeholders together and improves awareness and participation in Europe. The EWP is an independent, value- based, non-profit organisation, with an open, inclusive and multi-stakeholder membership. It harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of European expertise related to water. The ultimate goal of the EWP is to elaborate strategies and implement concrete actions to achieve the objectives of the Water Vision for Europe, which translates European legislation into easily understandable language and concrete objectives. For more information, please visit the website:

Please note that due to the high number of applications received for EWP vacancies in the past, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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