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EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation – works to achieve a favourable environment for the design, development, manufacture and marketing of European textile and clothing products. Through its membership, it represents 170.000 European companies with a combined turnover of €170 bln. Working together with EU institutions and other European and international stakeholders, EURATEX focuses on clear priorities: an ambitious industrial policy, innovation and skills development, free and fair trade, and sustainable supply chains (www.euratex.eu).

EURATEX Team now comprises 12 permanent staff, with 8 different nationalities. Its new Brussels office is located in Rue Belliard 40.

EURATEX is currently looking for a Trainee – Communications Assistant

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation – works to achieve a favourable environment within the European Union for design, development, manufacture and marketing of textile and clothing products. Through its membership, it represents 160.000 European companies with a combined turnover of €162 billion.

Working together with the EU institutions and other European and international stakeholders, EURATEX focuses on clear priorities: an ambitious industrial policy, effective research, innovation and skills development, free and fair trade, and sustainable supply chains. More info on: www.euratex.eu.

We are offering a 3-months internship, which could be extendable by 3 months, to support our dynamic team in our digital communication, EU project dissemination and community management activities. The job can be done remotely for the first 3 months. However, the expectation is for the candidate to relocate to Brussels once the lock down is over (possibly in the end of the 6 months period).The intern will receive an allowance of €1000 plus meal vouchers.

As a successful candidate, you should be a self-starter, able to think and work independently and creatively, be reliable in planning and implementing your tasks, able to listen, give and take feedback and constructive criticism independent of hierarchy, be open and supportive towards team members, be committed to and accountable for the quality of you work, while not being afraid to ask for help.

Education
Bachelor degree level in Communications or equivalent professional experience

Required experience & skills
– Relevant working experience in communications, preferably within a European environment
– Excellent IT, communications and social media skills (MS Office incl. SharePoint, Teams & other videoconferencing tools, publishing software InDesign/Photoshop, WordPress, e-newsletter tools such as Mailchimp, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn)
– A passion for technology, innovation and creativity in textile or related sectors are a strong plus

Languages
Excellent fluency in written and spoken English, additional EU languages a plus

To apply, please send a brief letter of motivation by email to katrin.ricketts@euratex.eu companied by your CV and at least one recent published text written by you in English. You are very welcome to send additional links to relevant websites, blogposts or professional social media accounts written/managed by you. Applications without the writing sample will not be considered. The deadline for application is 19 March 2021.

The expected start date is beginning of April 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.