Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Want to work for SusChem?

Are you interested in sustainable chemistry, research and innovation, and want to hone your communication skills in the capital of Europe? SusChem is looking for an intern based within the Research and Innovation team at Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) in Brussels. Don’t delay – apply today!

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent spoken and written English to manage or help with various projects relating to resource and energy efficiency, water, raw materials, biotechnology, smart cities, innovation for growth and sustainable chemistry.

The work will be varied and could include EU project communication, publishing (via the web, print and social media), research and analysis including copywriting; drafting and publishing documents or blog posts, coordinating online-based communications projects, and events communication support. We might even let you write articles for SusChem News!

The successful applicant will work with colleagues in the Research and Innovation team and report to the R&I Communication Manager.

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Applicants should have excellent spoken and written English, be able to synthesize and translate complex issues into clear and concise messages and be very well-organised, able to exercise initiative and organize work under strict deadlines with the ability to set priorities, strong analytical skills an asset.

We are looking for strong interpersonal skills, a self-starter with a flexible approach, ready to adjust priorities and be available when needed to tackle urgent requests. You should also be highly computer literate; familiar with MS Office and social media. An operational knowledge of web content management systems and related Internet tools, and/or elements of design, video editing tools and basic knowledge of publishing software(s) are all also assets we can use. And, of course, you should be strongly motivated with a high amount of individual initiative and enjoy working in a multicultural team.

Please send your application (a short motivation letter plus your curriculum vitae of no more than two pages) to Esther Agyeman-Budu, Communication Manager, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels with cc to Gert Roelandt, Human Resources Manager.

For more details of the role visit the Cefic website.

The communications department in Cefic has a rolling programme of internships for communications students reaching the end of their studies and young communications graduates. Cefic, the forum and voice of the chemical industry in Europe, is the largest European trade group in Brussels and offers valuable and rewarding work experience in a welcoming, stimulating multicultural team.

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