Deadline: 26 November, 2012 Open to: candidates with an academic background in political science, social sciences, journalism, communication, law or equivalent; interested in youth policy and with knowledge of some basis of the European and global landscape of youth policy Remuneration: compensation of 1.563,80 euro gross 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.
The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is recruiting an intern for 6 months, starting in mid-January 2013, in the Communications Team within the Secretary-General’s Office of the organisation. The internship is 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.
Policy Monitoring: support the monitoring of the institutional development of youth policy already done within the European Youth Forum, according to its strategic priorities: Education, Participation, and Youth Mainstreaming, Human Rights, Youth Work Development, Employment and Social Affairs. 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. Social media monitoring.
PROFILE OF APPLICANTS
Academic background in political science, social sciences, journalism, communication, law or equivalent.
Interest in youth policy and knowledge of some basis of the European and global landscape of youth policy.
Available for six months, full-time, starting in mid-January 2013.
The selected candidate will preferably be at her/his first internship experience or not have more than one previous internship experience outside of studies.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Drafting and editing skills for texts targeting external audiences;
Able to research, collate, analyse and summarise information;
Policy analysis skills;
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.