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Intern – Marketing & Communications – Brussels

EU SME Centre is recruiting for its Marketing and Communications team an Intern m/f (for more information: www.eusmecentre.org.cn). The intern will be based at the EUROCHAMBRES office in Brussels.

The EU SME Centre assists SMEs in establishing, developing and maintaining commercial activities in the Chinese market namely through export and/or investment, particularly at the crucial early stages of their market penetration strategy. The Centre provides support through a variety of services such as: the provision of information, advice, training and networking events as well as acting as a platform dedicated to facilitating the coordination amongst Member State services and private sector service providers to European SMEs.

What does the position entail?

  • Support with the EU SME Centre’s visibility and outreach in Europe
  • Identify China-related activities such as events, seminars, trainings, workshops etc. in all EU Member States and include them into the common internal calendar
  • Help build on the Centre’s strong partnership network and drive revenue-generating activities including engaging in direct marketing by reaching out to intermediary organisations such as Chambers, Associations, Federations and Trade Promotion Organisations for promotional/recruitment purposes
  • Coordinate outreach efforts with relative initiatives in Asia, in order to identify synergies and areas for collaboration
  • Work closely with European stakeholders and other Member State government bodies, keeping them up-to-date with recent developments/activities/events
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications team in Beijing, ensuring the uniformity of the EU SME Centre brand throughout Europe.
  • Write media articles, and take part in the Centre’s social media platforms
  • Support with technical reporting, including providing (qualitative and quantitative) evidence of all actions undertaken
  • Support with financial reporting
  • Identify key EU officials and MEPs and their committee’s respective meeting schedules so as to join the meeting and update them and encouraging them to visit the EU initiatives on the spot
  • General administrative tasks

What are we are looking for?

  • Hands-on mentality and a commercial mindset
  • Keen interest in the EU economic policy and experience in working with China including strong background of EU-China economic relations
  • Political, economic and intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Other EU-languages are a strong asset

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international team
  • Invaluable experience of the European and international affairs scene in Brussels
  • Exposure to some of the biggest challenges to business in Europe and China
  • Contact with senior decision-makers in the institutions

Internship at the EU SME Centre

The EU SME Centre offers a unique professional experience to young graduates looking to gain first-hand experience on EU projects. An internship position is vacant starting 2 October 2017, for a period of three months.

If you are interested, please send your CV, along with a cover letter explaining how you could contribute to our work to Alexander.Alles@eusmecentre.org.cn. Deadline for submission 8 September 2017.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.