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Internship in Communications and Digital Media

*exclusively open for students*

  • Location: Regensburg, Germany
  • Duration: 6 months
  • 40 working hours a week;
  • 13 days of vacation;
  • Starting date: December 2018 or January 2019
  • For students who do not have an ERASMUS funding, a 750€ monthly support will be given

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full time (40 hours) intern in its Communications department in Regensburg (DE). The intern will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the work of a wide European environmental organisation, working along with an international team. By contributing to enhancing the organisation’s outreach and communications activities, the intern will have the chance to further develop communication skills, to discover from closer the functioning of European Protected Areas and EU environmental policies and to learn about EUROPARC Federation and its programs.

You will be…

  • Assisting the Communication and Marketing Manager in producing and delivering tailored content for protected area managers (both graphic and written);
  • Supporting the organisation of thematic webinars and managing online campaigns;
  • Contributing to the regular update of social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn);
  • Supporting in the implementation of EUROPARC communications strategy and contribute to the implementation of other communication tasks on EUROPARC’s main Programmes: Charter for Sustainable Tourism, Junior Ranger and Transboundary Parks Programme;
  • Assisting with the production of publications;
  • Support in drafting and formatting newsletters, articles and press releases on various topics;
  • Help with the preparation and execution of international events, including the EUROPARC Conference and various seminars and workshops on different topics;
  • Liaising with EUROPARC members from 37 countries across Europe;

You have…

  • Communications & PR, Information Technology, Multimedia, Design or Journalism studies (Language and Economics studies might be considered);
  • Fluency in English and any other European language is welcome. The official language in the HQ is English.
  • Social Media experience – preferably in a business environment (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…);
  • Preferably knowledge of online interactive tools: WordPress, GetResponse
  • Preferably acquaintance with video and graphic design programmes (including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign);
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with MS Office.
  • Ability to deal with multi-disciplinary tasks, capacity to respond rapidly to a variety of diverse tasks and to prioritize;
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) – ability to communicate formally and professionally;
  • Good organisation skills, able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, flexible, sense of humor for the multicultural working environment.

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Applications:

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms Barbara Pais (b.pais @ europarc.org) indicating “Internship communications position” in the subject line until 25th November 2018.

Note: the intern should be ready to cover his/her own accommodation and insurance costs; EU Health insurance should be united with private health / accident insurance from home country or contracted in Belgium.

Internship in European Policy for Environment

*exclusively open for students*

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration: 6 months
  • 40 working hours a week;
  • 13 days of vacation;
  • Starting date: January 2019

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full-time intern in its European Policy department in Brussels (B). The intern will contribute to the policy and advocacy work of the organisation, helping to represent members interests at European level and getting involved in the development of EU relevant policies, facilitating the exchange of experiences and giving support to drive the flow of information from and to our members.

You will be…

  • Assisting the Policy Officer with the implementation of the EUROPARC Policy strategy;
  • Following policy-making processes and related debates of relevance for Protected Area Management (related to Nature Directives, Biodiversity Strategy, Common Agricultural Policy reform, Sustainable Tourism);
  • Attending meetings and networking events with partner organizations and EU Institution representatives;
  • Contribute to the organization of international events in Brussels, workshops and webinars;
  • Writing reports and news articles covering policy decisions / debates / current events at EU level;
  • Policy updates on EUROPARC Website and social media;
  • Support in organizing thematic webinars managing online campaigns; recording and publishing interviews.

You have…

  • International relations, policy or communication studies (Language, Economics studies might be considered);
  • Fluency in English both written and oral. The official language in the office is English.
  • Social Media experience – preferably in a business environment (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…)
  • Interest for nature conservation and environmental related policies
  • Preferably knowledge of main European environmental policies and EU Institutions’ functions;
  • Preferably knowledge of the role and functions of protected areas.
  • Ability to deal with multi-disciplinary tasks, capacity to respond rapidly to a variety of diverse tasks and to prioritize;
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) – ability to communicate formally and professionally;
  • Good organisation skills, able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, flexible, sense of humor for the multicultural working environment

Download the full description

Applications:

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms Eva Schon (e.schon @ europarc.org) indicating “Internship position” in the subject line until 29th November 2019.

Note: the intern should be ready to cover his/her own accommodation and insurance costs; EU Health insurance should be united with private health / accident insurance from home country or contracted in Belgium.

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.”

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