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Information Trainee at Inclusion Europe Location: Brussels DL: 14 July 2011

Founded in 1988, Inclusion Europe has an outstanding record of representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families organised in member organisations in almost all European countries. Inclusion Europe works in close contact with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, European disability organisations, national governments, service providers and researchers. Inclusion Europe works with a small multinational team whose working language is English. More information is available at

In the Information Unit of Inclusion Europe, we offer graduates with a relevant qualification six months work experience in Brussels.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
Degree in journalism, public relations or equivalent.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.
Excellent command of English, both spoken and written. Additional languages are an asset.
Familiarity with HTML, Content Management Systems (CMS) and/or other relevant software and programs (e.g., Microsoft Office).
Preferably experience in using interactive web 2.0 tools including audio and video.
Ability to assimilate and process information on a wide variety of issues and for a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to manage a complex workload and to plan and prioritize.
Ability to work in a small multi-cultural team.

Main tasks
To support the Communication Officer of Inclusion Europe in developing and implementing Inclusion Europe’s communication and information strategy.
To edit articles for Inclusion Europe’s information tools together with other members of the secretariat (website, newsletter, specific publications).
To maintain liaisons with the media and European institutions, write press releases and articles and help to develop a high media profile.
To ensure external visibility of Inclusion Europe at conferences, exhibitions, etc.

The contract will be governed by the Belgian law on “professional immersion” and will provide the successful candidate with a net income of up to 800 € per month.

The work experience should start on 8 August 2011 and last for five months. Interested candidates are asked to apply by submitting a detailed CV to Petra Letavayova by 14 July 2011 to the following email address . Interviews will take place in the last week of July.