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Communication Internship – Digital Citizenship

  • European Schoolnet
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
  • European Schoolnet
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: jobs@eun.org


European Schoolnet (EUN) is looking for one new communication trainee to join its Digital Citizenship department in Brussels. The trainees will actively support the communication activities of the department and will have the opportunity to support the largest online safety project handled by the department on behalf of the European Commission: the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project.

The goal of the BIK initiative is to increase access to high-quality online content for children and young people, step up awareness and empowerment, create a safe environment for children online, and fight against child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. Moreover, the project provides a coordination role to the European Network of Safer Internet Centres.

MAIN TASKS:

This list is for indicative purposes only. It will be adapted to meet the priorities of the organisation and in response to skills demonstrated by the trainee. Tasks will include:

  • Updating and maintaining websites;

  • Writing news and articles on projects and activities pertaining to digital citizenship;

  • Managing the content of newsletters;

  • Updating and monitoring social media accounts, including Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn;

  • Planning and running communications campaigns;

  • Editing and producing promotional materials (posters, banners, videos, etc.);

  • Assisting the department’s project managers with associated events;

  • Attending project meetings with partners and other stakeholders;

  • Assisting with the production of project deliverables and reporting.


These roles will also contribute to an ongoing platform development project, including supporting the migration of data in accordance with established style guides and search engine optimisation (SEO)/accessibility best practices (guidance will be given).

PROFILE AND SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, media studies or another relevant field;

  • Interest in digital citizenship or online safety and in communications as a career path;

  • Very good spoken and written English plus at least one other EU language;

  • Attention to detail and being able to work independently;

  • A basic knowledge of HTML and previous experience with web content management systems and other web publishing tools (ideally Drupal);

  • Interest and familiarity with corporate social media (Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, etc.) and new technologies;

  • Familiarity with graphical and video production as well as graphical design tools is a plus (i.e. Adobe, GIMP, Canva);

  • Experience in writing news and articles, both for a specific and general target audience;

  • Very good organisational skills, as success in the role also depends upon forward planning, proactivity and meeting strict deadlines;

  • A team player with strong interpersonal and intercultural skills to succeed within an international environment;

  • The person should have a first corporate experience (e.g. internship), other than volunteering work.


USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • Duration of contract: 6 months’ internship starting from the 2 of September 2024. This is a full-time position;

  • Number of vacancies: 1;

  • Deadline for applications: On Sunday 14 July 2024;

  • Location: European Schoolnet, Rue de Treves, 61, Brussels, Belgium. The trainee will have to be domiciled in Belgium during the traineeship;

  • Permit: Applicants must be EU citizens or already possess a valid work permit for Belgium;

  • Benefits: a stipend of 1100 €/month net for the duration of the internship; hybrid position: Remote working from the Belgian residence up to three days per week allowed (Digital Citizenship department colleagues work from the office on Mondays and Tuesdays); up to 10 days remote working from outside Belgium during the internship.


INTERVIEW PROCESS:

  • Selected candidates will have an interview via video conference with the head of the Digital Citizenship Department, the Web Communication specialist, and Human Resources, On Friday 2 August and on Monday 05 August;

  • Due to the volume of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be notified.


HOW TO APPLY:

  • Please send you motivation letter and CV in English;

  • Please send these documents as one single pdf file named ‘LASTNAME Firstname - DigCi-ComsTrainee-2024-4. Any additional information you wish to send should be incorporated into the single pdf file rather than in the main body of your email. Thank you;

  • Your application should be sent to jobs@eun.org with sarah.willoughby@eun.org and hans.martens@eun.org in CC;

  • Make sure to include the vacancy reference (DigCi-ComsTrainee-2024-4) in the subject line.


ABOUT EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET:

European Schoolnet (EUN) is a network of 30+ Ministries of Education (MoEs), based in Brussels. As a non-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: MoEs, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. Since 1997, EUN has used its links with MoEs to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to succeed in the knowledge society.

ABOUT THE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP DEPARTMENT:

With a team of around 20 staff members, the department’s key areas of focus include online safety and responsibility, media and digital literacy, digital skills development, as well as coding and computational thinking.
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Apply for this job

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: jobs@eun.org

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