Career Opportunities

Communication Trainee

6-months remunerated internship

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2019

Starting date: January 2020


We are looking for a self-starter who is motivated to gain experience in communication within the European policy context. He/she is a good communicator with a positive attitude, a strong sense of teamwork and can adjust easily to the quickly developing field. This is a position suitable for a recent graduate or someone who has already completed an internship in communications, public relations or journalism.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working with external consultants and agencies;
  • Support in creating and developing an internal files repository;
  • Support in developing the association’s brand communication strategy;
  • Support in transforming often technical and complex content into (audio)visual and well-written digital content;
  • Support in communication planning and helping to set innovative campaigns with a great impact;
  • Helping with the content creation for APPLiA’s public and member websites;

Professional experience:

  • Previous experience or knowledge of the EU institutions and the way they function is an asset.


  • Relevant Bachelor or Master’s Degree: Communications or Media preferred 

Technical skills:

  • Good level of general computer literacy: Google Docs, MS Office and presentations;
  • Knowledge and interest in new media trends;
  • Good analytical skills and an ability to assimilate the various aspects of an issue rapidly;
  • Additional trainings or experience in audiovisual storytelling (creating images/infographics/videos) would be considered an asset; 

Personal qualities:

  • Out-of-the-box creative thinking and willingness to learn;
  • Flexible and organised;
  • Ability to manage relationships with colleagues and members constructively, diplomatically and with discretion;
  • Willingness to create meaningful and impactful communication. 


  • Fluent English (both spoken and written);
  • Other major European languages considered an asset.

Job conditions:

  • 6-months remunerated internship;
  • The opportunity to gain experience in communications within an innovative industrial sector and a multinational, dynamic association;
  • On-the-job training;
  • A motivating, multilingual and multicultural working environment;

In order to be considered, each candidate is requested to produce a short text or a creative presentation on how home appliances can advance sustainable lifestyles. 

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and your creative presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 December 2019.

Please include “Application - Communication Trainee” in the subject of your e-mail.