Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

The Secretariat is accepting applications for an internship

The Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Civil Society Forum is accepting applications for an internship. The Intern will assist the Director of the Secretariat and the Communications Manager in administrative, policy and communication related tasks.

Job location: Brussels, Belgium

Start date: ASAP (beg. of March 2014 on non-remunerated basis)

Time period: 4– 6 months (please state your preferred time period in your application)

Candidate’s Profile

The Intern will:

Have basic understanding of the workings of the EU, bilateral and multi-lateral tracks of the Eastern Partnership, and civil society involvement in the EaP

Be a recent graduate of European Studies, International Relations, Public relations or other related field

Be fluent in English and Russian and able to interact verbally and in writing with professionalism; Russian as a native language is an advantage

Be an independent, problem solver, team player

Be flexible to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small office

Ability to start ASAP


Key responsibilities

Working on the database of the Civil Society Forum’ members

Support in organisation of various events

General assistance in administrative tasks

Participation in events in conjunction to the Eastern Partnership in Brussels and taking minutes

Press monitoring and identifying important information on the Eastern Partnership and the partner countries

Occasionally posting information to the website of the Forum

Occasional translation of information items for the website of the CSF and other documents from English into Russian and from Russian into English

Applications and interviews

CV and motivation letter should be sent to by midnight CET the 3rd of March 2014 with the reference: “Intern”. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted in Brussels or via Skype.

About the Forum and the Secretariat

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was established in 2009 and aims to support Eastern European countries' sustainable reform process with a view to accelerating their political association and economic integration with the EU. The Forum strengthens the diversity and plurality of public discourse and policymaking by holding governments and public authorities accountable to the commitments made in the joint declaration of the Prague Eastern Partnership summit, signed by the EU and the governments of the six Partner countries. See for further details.

The Secretariat of the Forum was registered in 2012 as an international non-profit organisation in Brussels, Belgium. The Secretariat serves as an information, coordination and expertise hub for the participants of the Forum, the bodies of the Forum, and stakeholders in Brussels and EaP partner countries. It works to support the activities of the Steering Committee and enhance the visibility of the Forum.

Project funded by the European UnionEU