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Internship with the European Climate Foundation's Energy Strategy Center

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Brussels
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 10/06/2011
Company Name European Climate Foundation
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Website Further Details / Applications
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The Energy Strategy Center (ESC) is the communications unit of the European Climate Foundation (ECF.)

The ECF aims to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and helps Europe play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.

The role of the ESC is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change. Its objective is to help create political, media and public endorsement for strong action to address climate change at an international, national and sector level. It applies expertise and resources to ensure that climate change issues are objectively and accurately reported and debated in the public space. The ESC aims not only to deliver communications and advocacy services, but also to build this capacity in the climate community.

General Job Description:
The ESC is currently accepting applications for an enthusiastic intern to gain experience in environmental communications as a “Media Intern”.

We are offering 1 paid internship in Brussels for 6 months from early September 2011.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young professional with a sincere interest in climate change issues. In support to the ESC, the candidate will interact closely and actively with the team.

Media Intern Responsibilities:
The intern’s responsibilities will include some of the following tasks. This is not an exhaustive list and assignments will vary:

  • Working with the Media Manager to support the communications and media needs of the ECF and its grantees;
  • Developing and delivering media strategies in conjunction with the Media Manager;
  • Planning and delivering events;
  • Research work;
  • Monitoring the news agenda;
  • Working with online new media tools;
  • Other administrative tasks.

Experience Requirement:
The ideal candidate will have the following practical qualifications and attributes:

  • Demonstrated interest in the mission and values of the ECF; 
  • Relevant work experience or academic background in the fields of climate, energy, environmental studies, EU affairs, communications or public policy; 
  • Good understanding of the EU policy-making processes; 
  • Fast-learning self-starter comfortable in a fast-paced international environment; 
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently; 
  • Superior English written and verbal communication skills; other languages are an asset.

What we offer:
With this opportunity, we offer:

  •  An exciting international working environment; 
  • Valuable firsthand professional experience and development; 
  • An introduction to the ECF’s vast network of connections in the field; 
  • A sense of satisfaction from lending a hand in the global climate debate; 
  • Compensation in line with internship opportunities at EU institutions.

To Apply:
Please send a CV and short cover letter by 10 June 2011 to employment (at) europeanclimate.org. Type the title of the position and your last + first name as the e-mail's subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If we do not contact you this time, you may re-submit your application after 6 months.

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