International Crisis Group Vacancy: Communications Unit Intern, Brussels

The International Crisis Group is currently seeking a communications intern in Brussels to volunteer for six months beginning in March 2014. The internship would suit a candidate with a recent graduate degree in journalism, media and/or communications. Knowledge of political science, international relations and social media are an asset.

Draft media outputs such as press releases, commentary articles and newsletters; Media monitoring; Liaising with international and local media; Providing assistance to the Communications Director and to the Senior Communications Officer; and Maintaining the Crisis Group database of media contacts.

Native verbal and written command of both English and French; proficiency in Arabic, Spanish, German or Portuguese would be an added asset; Enrolled in or recently completed a post graduate degree in journalism and/or communications is a must, knowledge of political science, conflict studies or similar are an asset; Communicative, team player, creative, works well under time pressure.

Only applications from candidates who are currently able to work in the EU can be considered.

How to apply:
If you wish to apply please send your CV in English, a one page cover letter, work samples in your relevant languages (preferably journalistic texts, not longer than two pages) to Clearly state "Communications Intern” in the subject line. Please include your preferred start date in your cover letter, and include your language skills in your application email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note that our internships are unpaid and full-time.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to each individual candidate. Only short-listed ones will be contacted.

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2014