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Traineeships at the UNICA Secretariat

Between 2008 and 2019, 25 students from 14 Member Universities completed traineeships at the UNICA Secretariat in Brussels and provided valuable support to the activities and projects of the network. 

UNICA usually looks for Communications and/or Project management trainees. UNICA trainees take active part in the day-to-day running of our small but multinational office, have a chance to improve their 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.
  • Duration of the internship: minimum 3 months. Commitments of longer duration (6 months or longer) are preferable. 
  • The internships are not remunerated. Our interns receive a small monthly reimbursement of expenses (€350) and a monthly public transportation pass.
  • Our interns work 30 hours per week (5 days x 6 hours). 
  • Priority is given to Erasmus+ Placement holders coming from UNICA member universities

DESIRED PROFILES:

Required:

  • Master student or a student in the final year of Bachelor programme;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English. Knowledge of French is an asset;
  • Very good writing and communication skills, with an ability to distinguish between formal and informal registers;
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently as well as within a team.

Desirable:

  • Proven interest in the EU affairs and European policies in the area of Higher Education and Research
  • For communications trainees: experience in creating visual content, knowledge of graphic design software (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop/Lightroom) and graphic design skills are an extra asset;
  • For project management trainees: experience with/notion of European Project management

TASKS

Communications trainees

  • 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. 

Project management trainees

  • 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, online platforms;
  • Drafting UNICA publications;
  • Occasionally attending Brussels-based events organized by the European Commission, European Parliament, and other partner organisations.

For more information please contact: office@unica-network.eu.

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