OIS-MCA - Media and Communication Intern

Posted: 27/09/2019 17:05
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: € 1140 net/ month
Location: Brussels
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 13/10/2019 23:59
Hours: 36.00
Benefits: in line with Oxfam values & according to location
Job Type: Internship

Closing date: 13th October 2019 @ 23:59 BST

Interviews: TBC

Location: Based in Brussels

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Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Belgium.

Contract: fixed-term 10 months internship

Allowance: € 1140 net/ month


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for an enthusiastic and well-organized intern to help promote our work on issues ranging from migration to tax justice, climate change, income inequality and humanitarian assistance through creative and strategic media and communications work. You will gain hands on experience working with the EU advocacy and the media team of a leading international non-governmental organization. You will develop your media drafting, social media, project management and analytical skills; and you will acquire practical knowledge of EU policy-making and legislative processes.

Key responsibilities
•    Help design, implement and review Oxfam’s EU media and communications strategy.
•    Draft media products such as press releases, blogs and opinion pieces.
•    Conduct media monitoring and analysis.
•    Keep Oxfam’s EU social media accounts up-to-date, help identify opportunities for social media engagement, further develop the social media strategy, extend reach and improve targeting of social media products.
•    Support in keeping Oxfam’s EU website up to date.
•    Help organize advocacy and media events.
•    Support in developing the media database.

Please see the Internship profile for further details.

What we're looking for

Our next EU Media and Communications Assistant will require a range of skills and experience.
•    Candidates should show a strong interest in communication and politics to achieve change.
•    They must have native level written and oral English language skills. Good knowledge of French or another major European language is a plus.  
•    Some previous work experience, especially in social media and/or journalism, is desirable.
•    Candidates must be effective team players with the ability to work and think independently, to help coordinating work in a team, and to be resourceful and proactive.  
•    A strong command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is a must; social media, layout/design, photo and/or video editing as well as multimedia skills are highly desirable.
•    Basic knowledge of EU decision-making politics and processes is desirable.
•    An educational background in communications and journalism or international politics and development is desirable, but not a must.

How to apply

Please send your CV and answers to this questionnaire in one PDF document named [first name last name].pdf to the email address: EU_medi.lg0tiiwjhhc2tcsm@u.box.com.
Please note: do not send a cover letter; we cannot see the content of your e-mail, just the attached document; applications that do not have a CV and a completed questionnaire will not be considered.

Due to a high number of applications, we are not able to answer to individual inquiries regarding the recruitment; we will only contact those candidates who are invited for a test and an interview.
The applications will only be viewed by a specific panel of staff members. They will be removed from our application platform at the end of the selection process. Oxfam will not share any information externally about your application or the content of the application without obtaining your prior consent.
Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in Belgium.

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

Shortlisted candidates will usually be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.