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A Communications & Digital Media Internship position (M/F/D) is now open at the EUROPARC Federation!

Hey communicators! We are looking for YOU!

Are you ready to get real-life experience at an international NGO? Do you want to work in a dynamic environment with loads of opportunities to provide inputs, get creative and explore new ways of communicating? Do you want to craft your communication skills in Europe’s leading Protected Area network? Then keep on reading…

The EUROPARC Federation is looking for an intern to join EUROPARC’s Communications and Capacity Building Unit. Every day, the team is hard at work to communicate about EUROPARC’s projects, events and initiatives, to achieve our vision of Sustainable Nature; Valued by People.

About us

The EUROPARC Federation is a membership based organisation. Our +400 members consist of Protected Areas, national governmental organisations, NGOs, supporting organisations and individual members.

Our goal? Support our members to be the best they can be to ensure positive outcomes for nature and people. Communicating with and for our members is at the very core of our work. That is why delivering excellent communications is a must! Through a range of communication outputs, we want to ensure we keep our members and the wider Protected Area community up to date with all things related to Protected Area management.

About you

Are you a creative thinker, self-starter and passionate writer? Do you know your way around design tools like Adobe and Canva? Do you speak English and preferably at least one other European language? Do you think you can make our Communications Team stronger with your inputs and ideas? Then this internship might just be the opportunity for you!

You will work directly with our Communications Manager in delivering high quality communications for our members and the wider EUROPARC network. In particular, you will be…

  • Supporting the Communications Manager with gathering content for our annual journal ‘Protected-Areas In-Sight’. This includes identifying and contacting authors, proofreading, and finding suitable images;
  • Taking an active role in creating and designing content for our social media channels, and taking the lead in identifying trends and topics of interest to our core audiences;
  • Learning all about WordPress so you can publish articles, review pages and keep the EUROPARC website up to date;
  • Providing support to the wider EUROPARC team in the organisation of events (on and offline). This will range from updating our website, creating promotional material, to thinking about interesting programme elements.
  • Support the Membership Liaison Officer and Communications Manager with the 2024 membership benefits campaign that is currently in development. This includes ‘admin focussed’ tasks like database hygiene, but also more creative thinking like the design of special communication outputs surrounding EUROPARC’s core work and programmes.
  • Given the opportunity to identify YOUR interests and what you’d like the internship to focus on.

Most of all, doing an internship at EUROPARC gives you the chance to be an essential team member, with colleagues coming from all over Europe. Be sure to bring fresh ideas and an open mind!

More details and info on how to apply can be taken from the job description here.

The internship will take place in our Headquarters in Regensburg, Germany. We are looking for someone that can support us 40 hours a week for 6 months, starting in June or at the earliest possible opportunity.

To be eligible, the internship needs to be a required part of your studies. Furthermore, we highly welcome students with ERASMUS+ funding, as this is an unpaid position.

What our previous interns say…

Steffi: “ … The experience to intern with the EUROPARC Federation Policy office was a great learning experience professionally and personally speaking, that I can recommend to any student interested in European policy related to the field of conservation, advocacy work and intercultural cooperation.  … For me it was particularly interesting to work across the broad policy areas EUROPARC operates in … Regular report writing and supporting social media activities trained my ability to filter, qualify and interpret information for particular audiences, in this case Protected Areas practitioners and authorities…”

Gaia: “…This internship experience has allowed me to deepen my knowledge of the policy-decision making process behind institutions and make me able to participate to the work they do directly, understanding better their roles and functions… I improved my communication skills working on public relations with other partners and representing several time the Federation. Was a continue growth from the professional to the personal level… This experience helped me to understand that is the field where I want to work in the future.”

Alberto: “… The internship carried out at EUROPARC Federation has resulted in a continuous growth both on a professional and personal level. It is a unique opportunity to learn about how the field of conservation and environmental protection is being developed in Europe, with a multidisciplinary work that allows to expand knowledge in a practical and effective way in important issues such as biodiversity, agriculture, tourism or climate change. The daily work with a formidable team of people, together with the possibility of collaborating with the European Institutions has been a unique and unforgettable experience for me, as well as a useful learning experience for my development as a future professional in the field of the environment. In addition to working in the field of politics through meetings, reports, recommendations, events… I have been able to develop organizational and communication skills, as well as the management of newsletters, website, social networks… This is a complete experience totally recommended to those students who wish to explore the functioning of the European political mechanism, but always with a local approach thanks to the close contact with the members of the Federation.”

If you consider yourself a good acquisition for our team, send us your cv to