Research & communications intern

We are looking for MASTER level students/recent graduates for an internship starting July 2021 or September 2021 (this is not a summer internship – it will be a full 6 months long) to support the KEA Research Department and Communications Team. The selected candidate will provide support on research related tasks (current projects, studies and reports) as well as providing assistance in the implementation of communication campaigns in particular on social media.

Main responsibilities

  • Under the responsibility of the project or study leader, compiling, summarising and analysing information and data
  • Monitoring EU policy related to the cultural and creative sector and reporting developments as well as extracting content for Social Media networks (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin)
  • Posting content in coordination with the communications team
  • Assisting with KEA and projects newsletter content


  • Recent graduate or in final stages of their MASTER studies in Political science, economics or law (including intellectual property), or alternatively Communication Science, Public Relations, or another related field; preferably with the possibility of providing an internship convention from the University
  • Work permit in Belgium – considering the current health crisis, ability to travel to Belgium is necessary
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel) is a pre-requisite
  • Hands-on, intuitive, organized and accurate
  • Proven experience with communication tools and social media community input
  • Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the EU and its policies
  • A good understanding of culture, creativity, or sports topics
  • Perfect command of English with proven drafting ability and another European language
  • Flexibility to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small team
  • Team-player

What we offer

  • Working experience in Brussels in a young and dynamic team
  • Working on a variety of topics (audiovisual, heritage, performing arts, media…) in a dynamic field
  • Possibility to acquire new skills and better knowledge of European policy making and EU projects
  • A monthly stipend to help cover living expenses

How to apply

Apply by email at and submit in one PDF file with the following elements:

  • CV in English (max. 2 pages)
  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page and a half)
  • Track record of relevant working experience

Please only apply if you are able to commit to an internship starting in July/September 2021. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted in English via video conferencing.

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