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VSE Internship – Recruitment of a Communication Intern 6 months (September 2023 – March 2024)

Victim Support Europe (VSE) is the leading Europe-wide umbrella organisation for victims of crime. It is a dynamic organisation, going through an exciting period of expansion and development. It currently consists of 75 organisations from more than 34 countries. VSE advocates on behalf of victims, to make sure that throughout Europe all victims’ needs are respected and their rights recognised. The organisation aims to ensure that every victim of crime in Europe is able to access information and support services in the aftermath of crime, regardless of where the victim lives or where the crime took place.

VSE is currently looking for a full time Communication Intern. The position will run for 6 months, starting ideally 4 September 2023. The key candidate will be highly organised, have good IT skills and have a pro-active and dynamic approach to work with the ability to solve problems and create solutions using their own initiative.


Key activities:

  • Support the implementation of communications strategies; draft and edit communications (e.g. press releases, publications, social media posts)
  • Support the organisation and running of VSE events (annual conference, online webinars, workshops, etc.)
  • Assist in maintaining web content and executing social media strategies
  • Update databases and media lists
  • Maintenance and uploading of online learning modules, courses, webinars, and other mediums, onto the ELearning Training platform (hosted via the VSE Hub)
  • Offer back office support to member organisations using the ELearning platform to host their trainings
  • Support with administrative and financial activities if needed

Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant degree and experience in communications
  • Knowledge of Learn Dash, WordPress, Elementor and Buddy Boss
  • Familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Canva) and content management systems is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience of web publishing and social media management
  • A creative approach to ideas, messages and advocacy actions
  • Previous work experience in the NGO or victimssector is an advantage
  • Fluent oral and written skills in English, knowledge of another EU language is an advantage
  • Ability to work well as part of a team

Terms of the contract

The position is based in VSE’s head office in Brussels (3 days working from the office, 2 days working from home). Applicants must have the legal right to work in the EU. VSE cannot assist non-EU Nationals to obtain a work permit or help with relocation costs.

The selected candidate will be offered a Belgian Convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) (38 hours/week) subject to a payment of 1000 euros per month. VSE grants our interns up to six days of extra-legal paid leave during the internship.

Desired starting date of assignment: 4 September 2023.



Send your CV and letter of motivation (1 page max) by email at noting “Communication Internship – YOUR NAME” in the subject line, by 28 July, 17:00 CET. Incomplete or late application will not be considered.

The interviews will take place ideally in mid- August. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

By sending your application you agree that VSE processes and stores your personal data for the purpose of this recruitment process. You are entitled to ask VSE to erase your data at any time. VSE retains personal data for the period of maximum of two years following the end of the application period, unless you opt out of this data retention period, which can be done at any time.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace which is why people from communities that experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, (cultural) background, people with disabilities, and LGBTIQ+ people are welcomed to apply.

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