Internship opportunity

Join the team!

 ECIT (European Citizens, Involvement, trust) is looking for a motivated student to join the team in Brussels for an internship funded by Erasmus+ or a university programme for a minimum duration of 3 months.

Profile essentials:

  • Being enrolled in a Master's degree programme in Communication studies, Political Science, International Relations, European Affairs or related fields; (desirable: with a focus or interest on Central and Eastern Europe);
  • Good knowledge of EU institutions and decision-making processes;
  • Knowledge of Eastern European processes of Europeanization and democratization, civil society organizations and government structure;
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English, and in one of the following languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Check-Slovak.
  • Multitasking;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Social Media Communication knowledge;
  • Proactive and motivated.

Main tasks:

Under the guidance of ECIT Founder Tony Venables, the successful candidate will be asked to carry out ECIT's daily activities, including:

  • launch and campaign for Voters Without Borders: a European Citizens Initiative demanding full political rights for European citizens on the move;
  • Mapping of potential partners in at least 2 of the following countries: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Check Republic, Slovakia;
  • Building coalition partners to campaign transnationally on the issue of political rights;
  • Supporting the team in administrative and fundraising activities;
  • Supporting the communication strategy and the management of our social media and website.

What we offer

ECIT is located in the heart of the European Quarter, 100 meters from the European Parliament. We share a large resource centre for organisations campaigning to make the EU more democratic.
We offer an attractive working environment with young professionals and students coming from all over Europe, and the opportunity to make useful contacts which should be useful both to make the internship enjoyable and for one's future career.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the Foundation. The student will have to be financed by a scholarship or financial support at EU level.
However, ECIT will provide additional support (travel expenses to take part in events and work-related expenses).
A likely start date could be agreed with the trainee, but ideally not later than the end of May/beginning of June.

How to apply

Send us a cover letter and a CV to:
We very much look forward to hearing from you!
The ECIT Foundation's team