Internship position for a young student at B2 – spring – summer 2024

Come join our editorial team for a few months. B2 offers a young student the opportunity to do an internship in its team, at the heart of European institutions and geopolitics

The intern is likely to carry out different tasks which may evolve depending on each person's profiles but also on the B2 schedule.

Accredited by us with the European institutions, he/she will ensure a presence in public hearings at the Parliament, the European Council or the Council of the EU (script), the briefings of the European Commission (subject to the health conditions in use ).

He or she will also monitor the press and diplomatic news, update files, analyze or summarize documents (and if necessary write short articles).

Il/she also manages B2's various social media channels (twitter, linkedin, facebook, wikipedia, etc.).

He/she may also be required to help ensure the promotion of B2 events, relations with Think-Tanks and other organizations (read page and B2 Jobs in the Monitoring Notebook), or relations/search for members .

NB: this work therefore includes a writing part and a communication part. The distribution varies according to CVs and current events, with one part possibly prevailing over the other.

Conditions

Duration: 3 to 6 months. Start: between May and September. Post in Brussels.

Full-time internship 4 days out of 5 (with the possibility of days off depending on current events or European public holidays/vacations). Compensation according to the rules in force. No training in August. Attention ! European news today is captivating, but intense++. Dilettantes refrain… NB: holidays from the end of July to the end of August.

In priority

This position is primarily aimed at a student already present in Belgium (preferably in Brussels or the periphery), in European studies, political science, or international relations (ULB, UCL, Liège, etc.). French-speaking.

Preferably, have a dissertation topic, or research in line with the subjects covered by B2 will be a 'plus'. Our ambition is to be able to give you one or two keys to carrying out your research work. Focused subjects: Defense Europe, CSDP and CFSP, Crisis management structures (High Representative, EEAS, etc.), terrorism, etc.

La knowledge of European institutions is necessary. It is therefore recommended to revise them as necessary.

Conditions (mandatory)

Languages

  1. Excellent command of the French language (particularly spelling).
  2. Good knowledge ofEnglish (reading and listening). It is mandatory. This is the condition sine qua non for all editorial positions, English being the working language for 90% in European institutions.
  3. Knowledge of another European foreign policy language. German will be preferred. Italian, Dutch or Slavic language, etc. is a real plus. NB: Optional criterion if bilingual English.

General Terms

  1. Good understanding of IT and technological tools (Wordpress or blog, Twitter, Skype), etc.
  2. The sensitivity of B2's preferred sectors (international relations, defense, etc.) requires impeccable confidentiality and a necessary relationship of trust. Multiple collaborations or other activities, even on a voluntary or extra-professional basis, must therefore be declared to avoid any incompatibility.
  3. Have a taste for international news, alert senses, a sharp eye, an ability to adapt quickly (journalistic time is in minutes… not days).
  4. The ability to work both solo et as a team is also widely recommended. Journalism is a work of solitary endurance but also of united presence.

You can send us an application (cover letter with CV) in the “comments” box or by email addressed to the editor-in-chief at nicolas(a)bruxelles2.eu.

Important! Do not use the European CV template (unsuitable). Prefer the good old CV on one page (two maximum).

In your application letter, be direct, to the essential:

  • 1. your availability dates,
  • 2. your favorite theme(s),
  • 3. your dissertation theme (current or past),
  • 4. what you want to do next after your internship,
  • 5. points that do not appear in your CV that fit well with our background, and a little personal soul,
  • 6. your specific conditions (minimum compensation, examination periods and dissertation).
  • NB: no need to say that you love B2 (we know it) and are motivated (we know it).

Don't forget to indicate first and last name, date of birth and… telephone (always useful)

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