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 our headquarters 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 stakeholders, 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), with the subject “Communications Intern”, to communications@plasticseurope.org by 28 September 2018.

Interviews will be taking place in the first week of October and candidates should be able to start mid-October.