8 January 2020

MHE is looking for a Communications and Events Assistant (6-month internship)

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is looking for a Communications and Events Assistant. This is a great opportunity to join a small, dynamic and international team at the heart of the Brussels EU district for a 6-month paid internship.


Who we look for:

We are looking for a creative thinker and a born organiser who is keen to contribute to the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing through compelling communication and efficient organisation of events. Profile of the candidate should include:

  • University degree or relevant experience in Communications, Media, PR, EU Affairs and/or Marketing
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Good analytical skills to translate complex information into accessible content
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Very good organisational and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a small, busy, international team
  • Understanding of the EU institutions and decision-making processes
  • Understanding of and commitment to MHE’s approach to mental health and disability
  • Experience of working with content management systems, email marketing or running social media channels for an organisation is welcome
  • Knowledge of video/design editing software is an asset

What we offer:

  • Work in a friendly, creative, flexible working environment at the heart of the Brussels EU district;
  • A chance to improve skills and networking possibilities;
  • An opportunity to implement your ideas in various communications projects;
  • The possibility to contribute to better mental health for all;
  • A 6-month professional integration agreement (immersion professionelle) internship with an allowance of 800.00€/month, hospitalisation insurance, contribution to public transport, lunch vouchers.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to MHE Director Claudia Marinetti via claudia.marinetti@mentalhealtheurope.org. Please specify in the email subject “Application for MHE internship”. Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing how the candidate’s profile matches the different job requirements and what the motivation for the post is.
  2. A CV, including details of two persons who can be contacted for references.

Closing date for applications: 23 January 2020

Expected interview date: week commencing 27 January 2020

Starting date: as soon as possible, ideally in February 2020

All applicants must be qualified and eligible to work in Belgium. Please note that that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to the interview date. MHE is an equal opportunities employer. We thank you for your interest in our vacancy.

About Mental Health Europe

Mental Health Europe is the largest European non-governmental network organization working to advocate for positive mental health and well-being. We continuously champion social inclusion, the improvement of care and the protection of human rights for (ex)users of mental health services, their families and carers. We raise awareness to end mental health stigma throughout Europe. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the foundation of our work.

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