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 Communications Internship, ECF, Brussels 

Submitted by Carlo Becker on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:14

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is an initiative to promote climate and energy policies to reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and to help Europe play a stronger international role to mitigate climate change. The ECF is part of the international ClimateWorks Network that shares strategies and resources to address the global challenge of climate change.

ECF’s Strategic Communications Team is currently offering a six-month internship, starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate/young professional with a sincere interest in climate and energy issues and the way they are interpreted and reported in the media. The candidate will work in the ECF’s Brussels Office in support of all programs and projects of the ECF.

Tasks:

  • Supporting the communications and media needs of the ECF and its grantees
  • Supporting work streams aimed at strengthening the outcome of international negotiations
  • Making full use of IT and new media tools to disseminate the messaging of ECF projects and the work of its grantees further
  • Maintaining the internal communications database at the structural and content
  • Monitoring of the news agenda and regular reporting on coverage
  • Maintaining a dynamic calendar of ECF activity and external events
  • Planning, promotion and coordination of conferences and events

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in the mission and values of the ECF
  • Professional experience and/or academic background in the fields of communications, environmental issues, EU/international affairs or public policy
  • Media-savvy with proven experience in writing/editing, excellent IT and social media skills
  • enthusiasm to help reframe the public debate around the issue of climate change
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently;
  • Superior English written and verbal communication skills are essential

Application:

The application deadline is July 5, 2015. For further information, and to apply, please visit europeanclimate.org.

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