Ready to train with the EU projects team of the largest independent network of regions in Europe?
We are looking for a motivated intern (ONLY STUDENTS) to join the Project Unit at our Brussels Office, supervised by the European Projects & Private Partnerships coordinator. The placement would be for around 6 months.
Your main tasks will be:
- Mapping calls for proposals and collecting information on funding (based on desk research and by attending relevant events and meetings at European level)
- Writing articles on the results of your mapping as well as on running projects and activities
- Liaising and networking with regional organisations and actors for project management and reporting purposes.
- Disseminating information about EU-wide projects and funding opportunities on social media
- Supporting AER’s projects team in its partner searches and follow-ups with its members
- Contributing to the implementation of ongoing projects for all concerning activities and finances
- contributing to the communication of ongoing projects, including news items drafting for media partners or taking minutes at projects meetings.
- Providing inputs in terms of drafting documents to join new project proposals
- Overall assistance in the project management at European level.
- The intern will also assist the team with general office management tasks.
This is who we are
Here are some things that make working with us great:
- AER, the Assembly of European Regions, is an international organisation devoted to interregional cooperation and regional cohesion at European level – which has a multi-disciplinary approach in working on varied topics, but in particular on education, youth, migration & inclusion, public health, regional cohesion policy and EU funding, and cultural administration issues, – and follows a multi-stakeholder focus (on regional governments and authorities, private companies, Universities, EU institutions and civil society organisations at European level, among others).
- We are a team where everyone—including interns—is respected and treated equally
- We are a committed group of professionals, with terrific people on board
- We have a meaningful mission; helping people across Europe to work together is what drives us
- We provide a place for personal and professional growth. Working with a diverse group of colleagues and collaborators in an array of different policy areas widens your horizons and gives you the chance to develop valuable skills
- We use cloud-based team collaboration tools, which allow us to work efficiently, keep in close contact, and strengthen our community despite frequent travel and different locations
This is the place for you if:
- You are keen about European public affairs from a regional/local perspective
- You have knowledge of and/or previous experience in European project management and funding, e.g. ERASMUS+, INTERREG, etc.
- You have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English. Knowledge of any other European languages will be considered an asset for your work here.
- You are self-motivated and interested in helping people work together to tackle challenges.
- You are able to perform tasks autonomously and take on responsibilities while organising your work with the rest of the team.
- You are a creative and problem-solving oriented person.
- You have a high degree of multi-tasking, proactiveness and flexibility.
- You have an open-minded attitude to work in multi-cultural, international and fast-paced working environments.
AER is happy to offer you the opportunity to:
- Gain practical experience in the field of projects funded by European programmes.
- Be in contact with high-ranking politicians, project officers and partners across Europe and get inspired by them.
- Learn about regions and gain a deeper insight into contemporary issues in European politics and interregional cooperation
- Work in a dynamic, lobbying and multicultural environment
- Develop personal responsibility and initiative
- Take part in high-level EU events and project-building activities in Brussels and abroad
- Gain invaluable experience in an international professional environment
Internship requirements and conditions:
- You must be currently enrolled in an education programme (e.g. at University or other higher education institution level) or being a fresh graduate able to have an internship experience abroad through your sending organisation (e.g. your University or other higher education institution).
- An internship contract must be signed by AER, the trainee and a sending University/School/Institute.
- The internship period will be for 6 months, starting AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in February or March 2020 and you will be considered a full member of the team from Day One.
- You will receive a monthly financial contribution of EUR 150 during your internship period. Travel and living costs must be covered by the intern. Candidates are encouraged to seek other financing sources, e.g. by applying for an ERASMUS+ internship scholarship in their national country.
- If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, you will have to make sure that you meet all the legal requirements (visa, residence permit, etc.) to stay in Brussels as specified by the Belgian Law for foreigners.
- Health insurance must be ensured throughout your internship stay.
How to apply?
If you are interested in joining us and making AER your next professional experience, please send your CV and 1-page cover letter to Agnese Pantaloni at her email address email@example.com, by 12 February 2020 by 12:00 CET, with the subject line “AER European Projects Intern”.
Interviews are planned to take place on rolling-basis in February 2020. The intern position is to be filled as soon as possible..