Call for an Intern Policy Monitoring and Communication

European-Youth-Forum-logoThe European Youth Forum (YFJ) is recruiting an intern for 6 months, starting in February 2015, in the Communications Team within the Secretary-General’s Office of the organisation.

The internship is full time based at the European Youth Forum secretariat in Brussels. The successful candidate will work in close coordination with the Communications Team and the Policy Development and Advocacy Department. The European Youth Forum believes in quality on-the-job learning opportunities and this internship is in line with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (

The European Youth Forum is the representative Platform of more than 90 National Youth Councils and International Non Governmental Youth Organisations from across Europe and works for the benefit of all young people in Europe.

Policy Monitoring: support the monitoring of the institutional development of youth policy already done within the European Youth Forum, according to its strategic priorities: youth participation; strong youth organisations; youth autonomy and inclusion.. The monitoring will be done through the screening of institutional communication channels (EU institutions, Council of Europe, United Nations) and major European media.

Communication: Drafting of a periodical public bulletin, the European ‘Youth Policy Watch’, which includes the results of the institutional monitoring. Writing articles and news items for the publications of the Youth Forum and any other needs within the communication team to support the general advocacy of the Forum.

Academic background in political science, social sciences, journalism, communication, law or equivalent.
Interest in youth policy and knowledge of some basics of the European and global landscape of youth policy.
Available for six months, full-time
The selected candidate will preferably be at her/his first internship experience or not have more than one previous internship experience outside of studies.

Drafting and editing skills for texts targeting external audiences;
Able to research, collate, analyse and summarise information;
Policy analysis skills;
Knowledge of and familiarity with social media channels
Capacity to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds;
Excellent written and oral skills in English, and preferably in French;
Computer literate (European Youth Forum uses Mac OS and Open Source softwares); knowledge of graphic software is a plus.

· An interesting and challenging period of work experience in a major Brussels-based NGO, with the opportunity to gain specific knowledge on communication and advocacy related to youth policy, education, social affairs, sustainable development, etc.
· An internship regulated under the conditions of the Belgium internship contract called “Convention d’immersion professionnelle” and in line with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (
· An internship with a compensation of 1.595,08 € gross / month paid under the European Youth Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
· Coverage of 100% of the public transport travel costs within the Brussels region and of 60% of the public transport travel costs outside the Brussels region.

Interviews will take place at the end of January 2015 in Brussels.

Application deadline: 09/01/2015 23:59 (CET)

Read more and apply here.

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