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Internship position at Ecsite

Join the Ecsite team as a communications and events intern

Ecsite is the European network of science engagement organisations. We represent more than 320 organisations across Europe and the world, active in what we call ‘science engagement’: communicating scientific subjects and skills to the public and facilitating democratic dialogue between science and society.

Our friendly Brussels office is looking for a communications intern for the academic year 2022-23, to start in September.


  • Excellent written English
  • Ability to synthesise, organise and present ideas
  • Good organisational skills
  • Interest for different types of media: web, social media, print… experience in writing for these is a plus
  • Curious nature
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Current enrolment for a masters’ degree
  • Note: no background in ‘hard sciences’ is required


To be discussed depending on each intern’s interest and office priorities. You will be working on a range of diverse assignments.

Recurring tasks you will be involved in:

  • Writing news & email communication and producing marketing campaigns
  • Publishing on social media platforms
  • Assisting in the planning of events
  • Servicing our members: keeping contact databases up to date, sharing information, relaying calls…

Mid or long-term projects you might be involved in:

  • Activities related to the 2022 Directors Forum (November 2022)
  • Preparations for our 2023 Ecsite Conference (June 2023)


  • Gain experience in journalistic writing and writing for social media
  • Assist in the planning of large-scale international events
  • Discover communications roles in the non-profit sector
  • Get a glimpse of the Brussels EU-scene
  • Enjoy our office’s friendly atmosphere


3-4 months, full-time

Ideal start: beginning of September 2022 (can be flexible)


Avenue Louise 89, 1050 Ixelles (near place Stéphanie).


Email your CV and a brief cover letter (both in English please) to Florence Boivin, HR and Admin Manager (fboivin@ecsite.eu). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Don’t hesitate to call for more details (+32 2 649 73 83).

Apply by the end of Tuesday 31 May. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed shortly afterwards, and will undergo a short written test.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship.


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