7 September 2020

Full-time Policy and Communications Trainee at Philanthropy Advocacy team in Brussels

We are offering a full-time paid Policy and Communications Trainee for six months starting on 28 September 2020. You would support the Philanthropy Advocacy team at the Philanthropy House in Brussels, Belgium, and be able to work remotely.


The ideal candidate has a record in European public affairs, is passionate about social media, new forms of communication has experience with Canva and other design programs, is attentive to detail, and fluent in both written and spoken English (C2 level). Other languages are an asset. Experience in the civil society and/or philanthropy sector would be an advantage.

Your responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Philanthropy Advocacy communications team in advancing the “Philanthropy Advocacy” project
  • Working closely with Philanthropy Advocacy team in developing and maintaining social media and communications work, including:
    • Philanthropy Advocacy website and newsletter
    • #Philanthropy4good campaign, including creation of videos, GIFs, visual material and social media planning and messaging
    • Preparing presentations, reports, blog posts, social media toolkits etc.
  • Arranging meetings with policymakers of all three EU institutions and organising policy events
  • Supporting DAFNE and philanthropy advocacy teams in event and project management
  • Conducting desktop research

What we offer:

This is a paid full-time internship. We are offering an inspiring working environment at the Philanthropy House in the centre of Brussels, access to a great European network in politics and philanthropy. You would have unlimited learning opportunities and responsibility from day one.

Who we are:

With the overarching aim of ensuring a thriving European philanthropy sector, Philanthropy Advocacy acts as a hub for legal, fiscal and advocacy efforts on behalf of European philanthropy. This collaboration of DAFNE, as a network of 30 national-level donors and foundations networks across Europe, and the EFC, as a European-level network of more than 200 of the most influential philanthropic organisations active in Europe, brings a strong, united voice for European philanthropy.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and CVin English as a pdf as soon as possible, but latest on 10 September 2020, to Max von Abendroth, Executive Director of DAFNE: max.abendroth@dafne-online.eu. We will proceed with the interviews of short-listed candidates on an ongoing basis.