Social Media & Communication Internship EUFIC

Social Media & Communication Internship EUFIC

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a Brussels-based non-profit organization specialized in science communication.

Driven by our vision of a world where people live healthier because they know how to, we provide engaging science-based information to inspire and empower healthier and more sustainable lifestyle choices.

We also collaborate in a range of European Union-funded projects to help advance innovation to future proof our food system.

In 2019 about 75% of our funding comes from public sources, and 25% from membership.

Job Description

We are looking for a long term (up to 6 months) communication student placement candidate.

This is a great opportunity for a student to join a growing team and organisation in the process of extending its reach and visibility on topics related to food, health and sustainability.

EUFIC is a high pace environment so you will be exposed to a high level of responsibility in a very motivated team, a perfect environment for learning. Essential duties and responsibilities Specific activities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Producing content & material for communication projects, including reporting
  • Assisting with social media, EUFIC website updates and SEO
  • Conducting online research mapping media outlets, updating media database and
  • media monitoring reports
  • Researching and writing press releases, articles, news for EUFIC website
  • Assisting in communications with individuals, media, academia, etc.
  • Assisting in event planning and organisations

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Collaborating with different departments in preparing specific projects
  • Handing of administrative tasks as they arise
  • Assisting in preparing internal documents (i.e. meeting minutes and other materials)

Minimum requirements

  • We are looking for a master’s student to do their last-year student placement.
  • Last year Bachelor’s students can also apply; a priority will be given to extraordinarily convincing candidates.
  • Interns must be able to commit to at least 3 months, and preferably longer.

Essential qualities

We are looking for an intern who is:

  • committed, enthusiastic, and passionate about EUFIC’s mission
  • able to collaborate with a multicultural team, across multiple projects
  • able to work independently, with a positive and flexible attitude
  • creative and motivated to propose new ideas, and to question the status quo with confidence
  • versatile and confident when communicating on all levels
  • fluent in English, with strong written and oral communication skills; additional languages are plus

Job conditions

Trainees typically enjoy the following:

  • living allowance of 450 €/month
  • multicultural workplace in the heart of Brussels.
  • a chance to learn from dedicated science and communication professionals
  • possible European travel for meetings and conferences


  • Your application, in English, should contain your CV and a letter of motivation. Please keep them succinct. Please check the application dates mentioned on the EUFIC internship programme.
  • Email your application to stating “Communication Internship” in the subject.
  • You may be invited for a couple of interviews via Skype, followed by a written assignment.
  • Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified

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Yves Bassambi


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