Communications and Advocacy Assistant (Internship) At Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children Europe has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Communications and Advocacy Assistant in Brussels.This role has been created as a development opportunity to provide interns with the opportunity to gain experience with the leading non-governmental organisation working for children. In particular to gain a deeper understanding of communications and advocacy around child rights and development in context of the EU.

The role holder will have an opportunity to further their knowledge of the European institutions, as well as the links between the work of Save the Children at Brussels level and that of Save the Children European members. They will assist the communications, campaigns and advocacy staff to ensure that the EU’s policies support Save the Children’s priorities, particularly in areas around health, nutrition and development. They will play a role in supporting staff to develop our communications presence and relationships with Brussels press corps and key media influencers.

A work plan, as well as a learning and development plan, will be agreed with the intern during the induction period.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Experience and Skills


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to communicate to people of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience using multimedia software such as In Design would be highly valued.
  • Strong technical aptitude in MS Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; skills in other languages would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Organised, with an ability to meet deadlines and high standards of quality
  • Ability to manage small and medium sized projects, with appropriate support
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage own workload, with some supervision
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Educated to Master’s degree level
  • A demonstrable interest in development issues and children’s rights
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission

This contract will be under a professional immersion agreement (convention d’immersion professionnelle (“CIP”)) with a possibility of an extension after 6 months, provided the role holder has not already completed the maximum number of CIPs.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply

Deadline to apply: 5th April 2021, 23:59 UTC

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application. A copy of the full role profile can be found at :

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