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Paid Internship Opportunity

Paid Internship Opportunity at Airlines for Europe (A4E) in Brussels; Starting date: 13 July 2020

Airlines for Europe (A4E) is looking for a talented and enthusiastic communications professional to join our team in Brussels for a traineeship (minimum 6 months) beginning on 13 July 2020.

You will: Gain first-hand experience in crisis communications / advocacy work in an industry heavily impacted by the current public health crisis. Assist the Communications Director and wider policy team in developing and publicizing A4E campaigns. Create and post editorial/social media/website content. Assist in the creation of power point presentations, drafting of fact sheets and other communications assets. Take ownership of the A4E weekly newsletter. Help plan & execute events. Provide administrative and operational support as needed.

You have: A strong academic background in public communication or public affairs (or similar) and you are currently enrolled in or have just graduated with a degree (Master’s preferred). A strong interest in aviation and the airline industry is preferred. Knowledge of the EU, its processes and Institutions. Native proficiency in oral and written English (preferred). Excellent writing and attention to detail. Social media know-how and regular use. Experience in event management. Oral & written fluency in at least one other major European language (French, German or Spanish) a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Hands-on, proactive work ethic. Flexibility to multi-task and to perform under pressure. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in a small, diverse team.

What we offer: Challenging, high-profile traineeship during a crucial period for the aviation industry. Opportunity to be part of and influence historic communications from the ground up. Monthly remuneration. Chance to work in Brussels at the interface of industry and politics. Gain valuable insights into the aviation world, its senior leadership, and help make an impact on behalf of European travellers.

Sounds like you? Then please send your motivation letter and CV to the attention of Jennifer Janzen at before 07 June 2020.

Please mention “A4E Internship”in the subject line. You must also confirm that A4E can process your personal data for the purpose of this application in the body of your email to be considered.

About A4E:

Launched in 2016, Airlines for Europe (A4E) is Europe’s largest airline association, based in Brussels. The organisation advocates on behalf of its members to help shape EU aviation policy to the benefit of consumers, ensuring a continued safe and competitive air transport market. With more than 720 million passengers carried each year, A4E members account for more than 70 per cent of the continent’s journeys, operating more than 3,000 aircraft and generating more than EUR 130 billion in annual turnover. Members with air cargo and mail activities transport more than 5 million tons of goods each year to more than 360 destinations either by freighters or passenger aircraft. Current members include Aegean, airBaltic, Air France-KLM Group, Cargolux, easyJet, Finnair, Icelandair, International Airlines Group (IAG),, Lufthansa Group, Norwegian, Ryanair Holdings, Smartwings, TAP Air Portugal, TUI and Volotea. In 2019, A4E was named “Airline & Aviation Business Development Organisation of the Year” by International Transport News. Follow us on Twitter @A4Europe.

Due to the high volume of responses we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.