Communication and Policy internship


EuroHealthNet is the European Partnership for improving health, equity and well-being. It consists of bodies responsible for public health and health promotion in EU states. From our office in Brussels’ European district we co-ordinate research, policy, and capacity building activities which help address health inequalities and positively affect the determinants of health. There are currently 11 people in the office plus rotating internships. We have an active, diverse, and dynamic work environment; you can read about our work at

About the internship

The intern will work in both the communication and policy departments, working on specific projects within each branch and providing an important link between them.

The communications component of the role will focus on supporting work to increase engagement with various stakeholders. The assistant will, amongst other things, assist in the preparation of publications such as newsletters, brochures, and the EuroHealthNet magazine. They will help to maintain various websites, and monitor national developments.

The policy component of the work will focus on supporting the Policy and Advocacy team in their activities, including preparation of policy publications and blogs, identify scientific evidence in relation to specific topics, organise events, and monitor national policy developments.

Competencies required

  • A university education in a relevant field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (native speaker level), knowledge of other European languages is an asset. Your level of English will be tested in the interview.
  • The ability to listen to, understand and communicate detailed and complex subjects.
  • Strong IT skills, including experience in website management and the Office suite. Further experience in this field an asset.
  • Self-starting, proactive attitude.
  • Flexibility, with the ability to prioritise and manage changing demands and deadlines
  • An analytical approach.
  • An interest in and have some knowledge of health, public health or health inequalities.


This internship is offered full-time for 6 months. It will be offered according to Belgian national legislation. 

The communication and policy intern will report directly to EuroHealthNet’s Communication co-ordinator and the Policy Senior Co-ordinator.

All applicants must be qualified, eligible and able to work in Belgium.  We are unfortunately not able to provide financial assistance to relocate to Brussels/Belgium.

For this position, EuroHealthNet offers a monthly compensation of €751, as well as benefits such as meal vouchers and financial support to use public transport to get to work.


Applicants should send an email to, with the following subject line: “Communication and Policy internship”.

Please include the following two files as attachments (do not include any other attachments):

  1. A CV, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV
  2. A motivation letter describing why you are suitable for the position. This should be no longer than one page, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_ML

Please note that applications that do not follow these instructions will be disregarded.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 3rd September. Interviews (Skype or in-person) with short-listed candidates will be held early September, with the appointment to begin as soon as possible after that.

Thank you for your interest in EuroHealthNet