Vacancy: Communications and policy assistant on agriculture and biodiversity

IEEP is looking for an intern to join the Agriculture and Biodiversity programmes in Brussels for one month, with a possibility of extension under a paid vocational immersion contract for up to 12 months.

The successful applicant for this internship position will be embedded within IEEP’s Agriculture & Land Management and Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services research programmes, reporting directly to the Heads of Programmes and the organisation’s Communications Manager.

The successful applicant will:

  • Support the implementation of IEEP’s communications strategy and, within it, the specific communication objectives of the two research programmes, including:
    • Intelligence gathering and monitoring of European and international policy agenda (e.g. policy developments, meetings, news and opinions)
    • Copywriting, proofing and drafting of blogs and opinions
    • Managing of the website and social media
    • Developing external & internal newsletters
    • Maintaining the press database and relationships with the press
    • Contributing to organisational and administrative tasks, including file management and event planning, including of the Think2030 conference and side-events
    • Assisting in developing new membership and partnership opportunities.
  • Undertake evidence-based analysis (literature reviews, data collection, interviews) to support ongoing and future policy research work of the research programmes.

This is a one-month unsalaried position with reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid, with a possibility of extension under vocational immersion contract (CIP) (€1100 gross per month) for up to 12 months.

All applications must reach us by midnight (CET) on Wednesday, 3 June 2020.

Location: Brussels
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Send your completed application form to, clearly marking the title of the email: ‘AGRI-BIODIV Communications and Policy Assistant_NAME_SURNAME’.