Looking for an interesting Communications traineeship at UNICA? Apply before 30 September!

Are you a Master student or a student in the final year of Bachelor programme interested in gaining hands-on experience in the area of communications and event management in an international NGO?



Priority is given to Erasmus+ Placement holders coming from UNICA member universities


As a trainee, you will take active part in the day-to-day running of our small but multinational office, have a chance to improve your communication & language skills by working closely with our team, and get exposure to the varied activities and projects of our Network that have a real impact on the functioning of Higher Education institutions.



Start date: The internship will start as soon as possible and preferably in October 2019.
Duration of the internship: minimum 3 months. Commitments of longer duration (6 months or longer) are preferred. 
Working hours: 30 hours per week (5 days x 6 hours).


LOCATION: UNICA Secretariat, c/o University Foundation, Rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels, Belgium


REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES: Please note that this is a non-remunerated position. Apart from Erasmus+ traineeship grant, our trainees receive a monthly reimbursement of expenses (€350) and a monthly public transportation pass.





Priority is given to Erasmus+ Placement holders coming from UNICA member universities


  • Master student or a student in the final year of Bachelor programme in communication sciences, journalism, English language;
  • Very good verbal and written command of English;
  • Very good writing and communication skills, with an ability to distinguish between formal and informal registers;
  • Initiative and enthusiasm to learn, ability to take initiative and to work independently as well as within a team.


  • Proven interest in social media & online communication;
  • Proven interest in the EU affairs and European policies in the area of Higher Education and Research;
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design software (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop/Lightroom) and experience in creating simple visual content (announcements, headers and visuals for social media);
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.


SUPERVISION: The trainee will work closely with the Project & Communications Officer and other members of the Secretariat team.



  • Supporting UNICA online publications (websites and newsletter);
  • Managing social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Updating & managing content of the UNICA database and online platforms (staffmobility.eu, UNICA Summer & Winter Schools Portal);
  • Supporting the organisation of UNICA events;
  • Supporting the management and dissemination of ongoing EU projects in which UNICA is coordinator or partner;
  • Occasionally attending Brussels-based events organized by the European Commission, European Parliament, and other partner organisations;
  • Other office and/or administrative duties as required.



  • Please send your CV and a cover letter to: office@unica-network.eu with subject: “Application UNICA Communications traineeship” by  30 September 2019.
  • Your cover letter should state clearly your motivation to work at UNICA and your suitability for the position; generic cover letters or applications without cover letters will not be taken into consideration. 
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Any questions? Please contact: office@unica-network.eu