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BETTER FINANCE Communications Internship

BETTER FINANCE, the European umbrella organisation representing European investors, financial services users and shareholders associations, was founded in 1992 under the name of Euroshareholders. It has its General Secretariat in Brussels. BETTER FINANCE represents the interests and rights of individual investors and financial services users at the  European level vis-à-vis law makers and the EU institutions. For more information please consult our website www.betterfinance.eu.

BETTER FINANCE is offering a full-time Communications Internship for the duration of 6 months. The successful candidate will join the BETTER FINANCE team in Brussels and assist the communications team as well as ensure the day-to-day office management and administration. A monthly housing allowance of 400 EUR will be provided. We have a preference for candidates who are eligible to enrol in a European mobility / exchange programme such as the European ERASMUS+ programme or similar programmes.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Chief Communications Officer in the execution of the organisation`s communication strategy, with a particular focus on Social Media;
  • Update and provide content for the organisation`s website, including researching new stories related to EU financial policies and drafting newsletters;
  • Assist in the continuous development of the organisation`s communication strategy and improve its online presence with a particular focus on infographics and informational videos;
  • Update the Contacts Database; ensure continuous updates of the Database
  • Attending and reporting on meetings at the European institutions, organisations and other relevant internal and external events;
  • Providing administrative support to the office;
  • Assisting in the organisation of General Assembly and Board meetings;
  • Assisting in the organisation of international conference and other external meetings, including: preparing event documentation, communicating with members and logistics; 
  • Assisting with other activities on a daily basis as assigned. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

We are looking forward to welcoming an enthusiastic team player willing to take initiative within the portfolio of assigned tasks. The ideal candidate would meet the following requirements: 

  • On-going studies or recent university graduate with previous experience in communication and interest in financial issues;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated interest in the European Union institutions and  its financial policies is an asset;
  • Perfect fluency in English is required, with fluency in French a strong advantage. German also a plus;
  • Good IT (proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), social media skills as well as interest in managing online tools; 
  • Experience with infographics, video editing or production of podcast will be considered a plus;
  • Team player, detailed oriented with the the capacity to handle multiple and often changing tasks and priorities;
  • We strongly prefer candidates who are able to be enrolled in a European mobility / exchange programme such as the European ERASMUS+ programme. A small monthly housing allowance (EUR 400/month) will be provided based on submission of housing costs. However no other financial assistance can be given. 
  • Candidates must be legally allowed to work in Belgium (no assistance in obtaining a visa)
  • We are ideally looking for a candidate that could start as soon as possible, though no later than September 2018.

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and cover letter (confirming their availability and possibility to be enrolled in an exchange programme for the duration of the internship) in English to info(at)betterfinance.eu. The deadline for applications is 20/08/2018, but we strongly recommend sending applications as soon as possible since we reserve the right to take a recruitment decision earlier. 

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