Master student interested in gaining experience in EU projects' management? Apply for an internship at UNICA by 9 December 2019!

Are you a Master student interested in gaining hands-on experience in European projects and office 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 preferably start in January 2020.
  • 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;
  • 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.



  • Experience with/notion of European Project management;
  • Proven interest in the EU affairs and European policies in the area of Higher Education and Research;
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.


SUPERVISION: The trainee will work closely with the members of the Secretariat team.



  • Supporting the management of ongoing EU projects in which UNICA is coordinator or partner;
  • Supporting the organisation of UNICA events;
  • Updating & managing content of the UNICA websites, database and online platforms;
  • Drafting UNICA publications;
  • 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: with subject: “Application UNICA Project & office management traineeship” by  9 December 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.


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