Are you passionate about communication, public affairs and working in European Ecosystem in Brussels? Do you have a special interest in agriculture, health or food? Is social media communication one of your skills? Finally, are you eager to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable world? Then we would definitely like to meet you.
For our international office in Brussels we are looking for an: European Projects Traineeship, 38 hours a week, as soon as possible.
We are offering a nine-month internship to a candidate looking to acquire first-hand experience in H2020 projects, in European public affairs and in a communications agency. If you would like to join a small team in on-going European projects and familiarise yourself with the work of a consultant, dealing with topics relating to communications and event organisation in agriculture, health & food at the EU level, then you may be the person we’re looking for!
We are Schuttelaar & Partners, the leading communications consultancy that strives to promote greater health and sustainability. To do so, we rely on a combination of science, social dialogue and good sense to help our clients build public support for sustainable innovations in food, agriculture, technology and human health. Our 90+ consultants, just like our clients, come from all walks of life: government, industry, research and NGOs. Thanks to our unique spectrum of in-house experts and experience - which range from scientists and journalists to graphic designers and internet specialists - we develop and help guide public affairs and communication projects from start to finish. Schuttelaar & Partners has offices in Brussels, The Hague and Wageningen and is part of an international network of PR/PA agencies.
Let us show you an example of a regular Monday. You start with a coffee and share your weekend experiences, while starting up your laptop.
After a quick glance at your to do’s for the day, you start by monitoring the latest relevant news for Smart AgriHubs project (SAH). After making a first selection, you discuss this with Lorena and send out a Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn post on relevant news for the project.
For tomorrow’s team meeting you prepare the agenda, update the team’s to do list, and ask Manuel to provide his powerpoint for introduction to the team on the latest developments in de European Commission’s policy on agriculture, and send out the documentation.
After a joint lunch at the office (post-Covid) and a short walk in the park, you have a concentration block in your agenda to prepare for Smart Agri Hub’s upcoming event in Prague. You check the number of new registrations to get a picture of whether the event will be well attended. In last week’s meeting with the Smart Agri Hub’s internal team, the program was finetuned. You prepare an e-mail on this to inform the speakers and check with Lorena if you can send it out like that.
At 16:00 you have your weekly meeting with your mentor. Bea introduces you into your activities and the practicalities and guides you in the organisation of your work. After that, you register your project hours of the day and update your to-do-list for the coming week. Tomorrow you will start with the next priorities.
At the start of your internship your weeks and days will be somewhat the same. While gaining more experience, you will be included in a broader variety of projects and activities.
We are looking forward to your motivation letter and CV at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for more information.