Internships in ENAR’s Advocacy, Research and Communications departments

ENAR is looking for interns from January 2018 for its Advocacy, Research and Communications departments.

ENAR has a permanent staff of 10 persons. We welcome interns with a genuine interest in being part of our team and in gaining experience on anti-racism advocacy and networking at the European level. At the same time, we value their insights and appreciate their input and energy.

With the aim of achieving an ethnic and gender balance in its team, ENAR endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to its interns. People from groups affected by racial, ethnic or religious discrimination are encouraged to join our team.

Conditions

Please note that the internship must be part of university studies and that we require a written agreement between the intern’s university/school, ENAR and the intern. The internship should be for a period of at least 3 months or longer, is full time (38 hours/week), and will be based in the ENAR office in Brussels. It is ideally full-time but we will consider part-time possibilities as well. Any applications that do not respond to these requirements will not be considered.

Internships are unpaid and ENAR does not provide any financial support.

Start date: January 2018

Advocacy internship

The intern will, depending on workload priorities and interest, be engaged in the following topics:
- Monitoring legislative and policy developments in the field of employment, non-discrimination, and hate crime and speech to develop ENAR’s advocacy strategy in these fields
- Support in carrying out advocacy strategies to fight against Islamophobia, Antigypsyism, Afrophobia, and Antisemitism
- Supporting the implementation of ENAR’s strategy on Equality Data Collection
- Updating and monitoring ENAR’s advocacy calendar

Qualifications required:

- Relevant higher education degree in social/political sciences, law, or humanities
- Knowledge and familiarity with EU law and policy on non-discrimination, and decision-making procedures of the EU institutions
- Fluent written and spoken English is essential
- Knowledge of written and spoken French is an advantage
- Good computer skills – familiarity with the Microsoft package
- Ability to present data and complex issues in a comprehensible language
- Diligence, accuracy and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights

Communications internship

Under the supervision of the Communication & Press Officer, the intern will:
- Monitor daily news relating to racism, anti-racism, diversity, migration, etc.
- Research information for and compile ENAR’s electronic Weekly Mail
- Monitor press coverage
- Monitor and develop content for ENAR’s social media tools – Facebook & Twitter
- Provide support in developing ENAR communication materials
- Provide support in updating ENAR’s website
- Provide support in updating ENAR’s media database
- Assist in the organisation of press events
- Assist with administrative/editing/miscellaneous tasks

Qualifications required:

- Relevant higher education degree in communications, public relations, journalism and/or social/political sciences
- Fluent written and spoken English is essential
- Familiarity with social media tools, especially Facebook and Twitter
- Good computer skills – experience with design and web publishing tools an advantage
- Ability to present data and complex issues in a comprehensible and media-friendly language
- Diligence, accuracy and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Committed, enthusiastic and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights

Research internship

The intern would support the Senior Research Officer and the Secretariat based on ENAR’s current work programme. Key activities include:

- Undertaking specific research concerning relevant topics at EU and national levels concerning racism, equal treatment and other related issues
- Drafting factsheets, infographics and displaying data in a meaningful way using text, video or other formats
- Updating and monitoring the ENAR anti-racism database that includes data on racism and discrimination
- Supporting in the design and administration of conferences, events and relevant meetings
- Participating in any other tasks related to the post as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director, Deputy Directors and Officers according to the particular skills and competencies of the intern

Qualifications required:

- University degree in social/political sciences, law, or humanities
- A good understanding of different research methods and strong knowledge of data visualization, infographics and data reporting is a distinct advantage.
- Excellent English proficiency with proven writing skills
- Good knowledge of human rights, discrimination, anti-racism and the European institutions
- Diligence, accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
- Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment
- Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter in English by email to the following address: JobApplication@enar-eu.org. Please put ‘Application Internship + the department(s) for which you are applying’ in the subject line. Interviews with the best candidates may be held by telephone or Skype.

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