The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) is looking for an intern to help represent the network in Brussels. As an intern, you closely follow EU policy developments, identify opportunities for ECIU member institutions, and help to communicate them to the ECIU network. You represent ECIU towards Brussels’ policymakers and stakeholders, and help raise the profile of ECIU as an important contributor to the EU policy debate.
The intern will be based in Brussels, together with Olga Wessels, the ECIU Head of Brussels Office, and colleagues of Aalborg University, one of ECIU’s member universities. Together with the Brussels office, you will co-shape your learning experience related to your academic background, career and personal development interests. The internship will help develop your competences as well as expand your European network.
As an intern, you will be an active part of all office activities, including:
ECIU is a strong and active network of Europe's most entrepreneurial and innovative universities. The thirteen partners have already been cooperating within ECIU since its foundation in 1997. There is cooperation in the field of education, in promoting entrepreneurship amongst students and staff and in exploring new ways of collaborating with business, industry and the public sector. Since 2019, the ECIU is pioneering with its challenge-based ECIU University, one of the first Erasmus+ European Universities. The Brussels Office advises the colleagues of ECIU on EU policy developments. The focus is mainly on EU education-, research-, and innovation policies, including the specific programmes (Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, and Horizon Europe).
The office is located very centrally in Brussels with several other interest organisations in the same building. There will be lots of opportunities to spar with other interns during the internship period.
ECIU will provide an allowance of €500 a month and cover travel expenses at the start and the end of the internship. Additionally, there is the possibility of applying for an Erasmus+ grant.
The internship is from September/October 2021 until February 7 2021.
As this is an open position, your application, CV and a grade transcript along with potential recommendations can be sent as soon as possible to Head of ECIU Brussels’ Office Olga Wessels on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions, you are welcome to contact the office via email@example.com or by calling +32 483 680 182.