Project administration and communication internship

Background

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 www.eurohealthnet.eu.

About the internship

The project intern will be based in the research platform. Their role is to support and learn from the work of our experienced multinational team of professionals skilled in research, and the evaluation, transfer and translation of knowledge. The intern will mostly contribute to our exciting Horizon2020 research project called  INHERIT which is identifying ways of living, moving and consuming that protect the environment and promote health and health equity. This project aims to encourage us to modify our current lifestyles, characterised by a ‘take, make, consume, dispose’ model of growth, to formulate scenarios for a more sustainable future, and to design, implement and test inter-sectoral initiatives to achieve the desired change. For more information please see www.inherit.eu.

Responsibilities

  1. Administration/coordination: Assisting EuroHealthNet’s research platform in their role as the INHERIT project coordinator, e.g. supporting the initial implementation process of twelve INHERIT pilot studies taking place across Europe by.
  2. Communication: Supporting that information on the progress of the project will be communicated within the 18 partner consortium, that the pilot studies and other INHERIT outcomes is clearly communicated on the INHERIT website, reporting on       internal meetings, contributing content for the website, newsletter, blogs, etc. Monitoring outputs from relevant sources of information that can feed into or be linked to INHERIT.
  3.  Events: Help to organise upcoming events like the citizens meetings and workshops with policy makers in different European countries to discuss findings of the INHERIT Visioning and Backcasting exercise, and the 3rd INHERIT Steering Group Meeting (late 2017).
  4.  Cross-cutting: Contributing to other elements of the work programme: as part of EuroHealthNet’s team, you will actively work on internal and external communications, capacity building and knowledge development, administration and events organisation.

Profile

  • You are educated to at least degree level in a relevant field;
  • You should be interested in and have some knowledge of health, public health or health inequalities, and  environment and sustainability;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (native speaker level), knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
  • You have some knowledge of the research arena at the European level and of the EU institutions;
  • You have an ability to listen to, understand and communicate detailed and complex subjects;
  • You have a proactive mind-set, willing to take the initiative, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving;
  • You are able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet rapidly changing projects and priorities;
  • You have excellent IT skills and are proficient in using the office suite and DropBox.

Practicalities

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

The Research project support intern will report directly to EuroHealthNet’s Research 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.

Applications

Applicants should send an email to David Hargitt, Management Assistant (d.hargitt@eurohealthnet.eu), with the following subject line: “INHERIT project assistant”.

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

  • A CV, with filename SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV
  • A motivation letter, one page maximum, 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 in September, with the appointment to begin as soon as possible after that.

Thank you for your interest in EuroHealthNet