Who we are

PlasticsEurope is the pan-European association of plastics manufacturers with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. Our member companies represent more than 90% in volume of all plastics materials across the EU28 plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey and a turnover of close to 100 billion euros.

For further information, see: www.plasticseurope.org

We are looking for a Communications Intern for a 6 month, paid internship to support our Public Affairs activities in the field of communications (focus media and social media); the internship is based in Brussels.

The position is for a highly motivated, well organised and efficient candidate who is looking to gain hands-on experience in communications and (social) media relations, engaging with stakeholder, as well as country and issue-specific knowledge.



  • Draft press releases, news stories for the website, newsletters and content for social media platforms
  • Searching for and updating media contacts
  • Compile weekly (social) media monitoring
  • Scout for new ideas, directions and tools for communication activities of Public Affairs Team
  • General support to the Public Affairs Team



  • A (post) graduate degree (or in the pursuit of finalising it), preferably in Political Science, Communications, Journalism, or similar;
  • Previous, related work experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to pay close attention to details;
  • Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs;
  • Team player and able to work autonomously;
  • Quick learner, well-organised and able to deliver on time;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or other editing programmes is a plus;
  • Native English speaker or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of six months.

Application process:

If you wish to apply, please send your CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page)  to communications@plasticseurope.org by Monday 17 February 2020.

Please do not forget to mention when you would be available to start.