INTERNSHIP POSITION AT ACR+: Communication Assistant

The Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of nearly 100 members with the aim of promoting the sustainable consumption of resources and the management of municipal waste through prevention at source, reuse, recycling and, as a last priority, energy recovery.

ACR+ membership mainly consists of local and regional public authorities as well as national networks of local authorities representing more than 1100 municipalities around Europe (EU-28 + candidate countries) and neighbourhood policy countries.

ACR+ is offering an internship position as Communication Assistant. The successful candidates will be part of the ACR+ Secretariat team in Brussels.


The internship will involve a range of activities that focus on support communication tasks and information technologies for ACR+ activities, including services to members, dissemination of European projects and promotion of the association.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Elaborating and sending newsletters on a weekly basis
  • Drafting, designing and sending mass mailings
  • Drafting press releases and other external communication
  • Managing social media account (Twitter)

Additional tasks include:

  • Web content management (updating ACR+ and project websites)
  • Translation tasks
  • Proofreading tasks
  • Database management
  • Elaborating and disseminating communication tools
  • Assisting in event organisation
  • General support in various administrative /office tasks


Education and experience

  • Degree in Communication, Public Relations or Marketing is preferred
  • Other degrees (EU law, economics or politics; environmental topics) and a basic knowledge/interest in communication
  • Relevant experience in communication welcome


  • Perfectly fluent in English (native speaker or equivalent), good command of French, any other language an asset

Computer skills:

  • Obligatory: Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Asset: Basic knowledge in graphic design and web management

Other skills:

  • Excellent drafting skills
  • High interest in ACR+ themes and activities
  • Good knowledge of social media
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Organised working style, detail-oriented, pro-active attitude
  • Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously

This is an unpaid internship and a full-time position starting on 1 st October 2015. The duration will be six months. A limited reimbursement of costs will be provided (300€ + public transport ticket within Brussels).

Application deadline: 31th August 2015

Read more and apply here.

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