EU Communications Intern
The EU Communications Intern supports the work of the Communications Officer in the development and implementation of the IUCN’s EU and Brussels communications strategies. S/he assists with the delivery of communications products for corporate and project purposes and helps ensure communications resources are up to date. The internship is not paid but it provides a challenging and interesting opportunity to work in a dynamic international organization and to gain work experience in the field of EU nature conservation policies.
Note: This position is demanding and an intense workload is foreseen. We are seeking for a highly motivated young professional who is willing to learn new skills, share his/her knowledge and bring fresh ideas for effective and inspiring communications about the importance of conserving nature. The position holder will work very closely with the Communications Officer and will participate in all implementation phases of the communications strategies. S/he will assist in crafting and carrying out targeted actions for influencing EU nature-related policies. Our objective is to bring biodiversity conservation at the heart of the EU policy debate. To achieve our goals, we work closely with EU officials and MEPs, with national representative and our partners, ranging from companies, business associations, NGOs and academic institutions.
• Assisting with the bi-monthly Country Focus for the IUCN European webpages
• Regular updating of the IUCN European webpages via CMS
• Assisting in the production of corporate and project publications by gathering and/or drafting information and carrying our background research
• Helping with layout of publications and coordination of designers’ work
• Carrying out research for and writing webstories and articles for IUCN’s and external newsletters and websites
• Assisting in organising events and presence at events, e.g. Green Week
• Supporting work targeted to Brussels media and keeping the media database up-to-date
• Updating mailing lists and databases
• Contributing to the development and dissemination of audio and video materials
• Supporting IUCN’s social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter)
• Participating in monitoring progress of the communications strategy, via media coverage and newsletter reports, website statistics.
• Supporting the production of a series of policy briefs on BiodivERsA research projects (http://www.iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/activities/?12788/Bridging-science-and-policy-with-the-BiodivERsA-network)
• Assisting with day to day administration tasks.
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).
Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/