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EARMA seeks communications intern

EARMA seeks communications intern

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team as a Communications intern. You will become part of a small office in Brussels/Leuven (Belgium). This is a hybrid position so you must have a space where you can work in a professional manner with minimal noise interference and a stable internet connection. EARMA will provide the IT equipment needed for the internship.

EARMA is the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators and represents the community of research management professionals in Europe. Our members ensure the smooth running of research projects by providing administrative support. We are a non-profit organisation under Belgian law with a legal address in Brussels but a factual address in Leuven. Our members are mainly academic institutions, universities and research performing organisations. We organise an annual conference with 1000+ attendees, deliver projects funded by the European Commission, offer a research management training programme and provide additional opportunities for our community to share best practice. We have approximately 170 institutional members (organisations) and 200 individual members. EARMA has existed for 25 years and has a strong reputation in the Brussels R&I space.

You will assist the Head of Communications in providing communications support to all areas of EARMA’s activities. Duties will include:

  • Media monitoring
  • Content management
  • Social media management
  • Content creation
  • Video library management
  • Political monitoring
  • Basic graphic design
  • Basic video editing
  • Occasional media liaison
  • Representation at events
  • Answering customer service queries

+ any additional tasks required for the smooth running of EARMA Communications

Desired profile

  • Excellent command of English
  • Comfortable in multitasking, prioritising work and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro)
  • Knowledge of MailChimp, Canva and Tweetdeck
  • Understanding of the European landscape
  • A passion for writing
  • Experience in video editing would be an asset
  • Basic graphic design skills would also be an asset
  • A strong interest in news and media is desirable

The intern must be eligible for ERASMUS+ funding. 

Please submit a CV and a one-page letter of motivation via email to