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Ecsite job - Project Management Intern

Project Management internship

Ecsite is recruiting a Project Management Intern based at the executive office in Brussels.

The role is offered under the Belgian “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” framework, providing a unique opportunity to obtain work experience. The position is offered for a period of six months.

About Ecsite

Ecsite brings together more than 320 organisations all committed to inspiring people with science and technology and driving science engagement forward with professional events, projects and publications.

Ecsite connects, inspires and empowers science engagement organisations and professionals, extending the reach and strengthening the impact of their work.

Ecsite is committed to the following global challenges:

  • The climate and biodiversity crisis
  • Misinformation and trust in science
  • 21st century skills
  • Inclusion and equity
  • Health and wellbeing

For more information: www.ecsite.eu

The role

The successful candidate will join our Project Management team, which currently coordinates Ecsite’s contribution to 9 projects funded under the European Union’s research and innovation flagship programmes Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

The intern will gain experience in the management of European projects, working with our international partners and members.

Please note that this role does not involve working on policy issues or advocacy.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Supporting the delivery of project activities and deliverables in a timely manner
  • Creating visual or written content for various communication channels (e.g. website, newsletters, social media etc.) in line with the vision of projects’ consortia
  • Updating websites and social media channels
  • Participating in project meetings, workshops and events
  • Contributing to exchanging and networking between project members
  • Supporting the coordination of the Project Management team’s contribution to the Ecsite flagship conference.
  • Participating in the daily running of our Project Management team internally


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field (e.g. project management, communication, humanities, social science…)
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential
  • Strong editing and writing skills and the ability to tailor complex messages to different audiences
  • Some experience of managing digital communication (e.g. social media, website)
  • Some knowledge of science communication and/or project management is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Team player with an ability to build respectful & productive work relationships with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is essential. Basic comment of Adobe Suite (e.g. InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop) is an asset.
  • Applicants should have the right to live, travel and work in Belgium.


6 months starting as soon as possible

Placement venue

Avenue Louise 89, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium


This is a paid position for 6 months, full-time with a salary of up to EUR 1100/month depending on the candidate’s situation under the “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” framework.


Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in interning at Ecsite, and your current CV to Florence Boivin at fboivin@ecsite.eu, quoting ‘Project Management Internship’ in the subject line.

Apply Now. Only shortlisted applicants will be interviewed (interview by conference call possible) on a rolling basis and will undergo a short written test.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


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