Internship in communication and community in Brussels - Nord-Est , Bruxelles

Nord-Est , Bruxelles, Belgique
Citizen engagement
Partial remote possible
Posted on 10-26-2022
Start : novembre 2022
> End : avril 2023


Ashoka est une ONG,un réseau d’acteurs de changement,qui agit en faveur de l’innovation sociale. Elle vise à accélérer les idées et initiatives ayant un impact sociétal positif pour préparer l’avenir.

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Impact study

Carried out an internal impact measurement.

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Time commitment: 4-6 months agreement (renewable)

Starting date: November 2022

Agreement type: “Contrat d’Insertion professionnelle”

Location: Ashoka Belgium’s office - Impact House, 20 Rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels with home working days.

Ashoka is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic intern to join its Belgian office, a person with a proven commitment to social change and a solid understanding of social innovation. The intern will assist the Belgian team with key communications campaigns, helping with marketing materials, social media and newsletter content , and co-organizing events. The successful candidate will have excellent writing & communication skills in English and French/Dutch, has strong organizational, time management , and multitasking skills, and will be social-media savvy, self- motivated as well as a strong team player. This is a great opportunity to experience working in the not-for-profit/social entrepreneurship sector and take on considerable responsibilities.

Ashoka Belgium (100%)

External Communication (55%)

  • Ashoka BE’s website: make recommendations on the next steps, support with content copywriting, storytelling and editing.
  • Oversee the daily Social Media calendar: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram (Optional: TikTok) + Follow-up with the creation of Ashoka public LinkedIn profile
  • Contents strategy: source, curate and create rich content for Ashoka’s social media channels, e.g. video, image and audio content. Tell our Fellows’ stories & Ashoka’s history.
  • Launch external communication newsletter
  • Public Relations Strategy: define the basic toolkit for medias and the pool of medias we could work with.
  • Draft and oversee correspondence with key partners, media and prospects

Event and community Management (35%)

  • Supporting the team in strategic guest list management.
  • Organisation of events and follow-up of invites
  • Leading and coordinating the logistical delivery of events – including online events.
  • General support of the local teams in creating and implementing programmes and projects: content (PowerPoint presentation), logistics, writing.
  • Assist team with the Impact Programme: help organize and attend workshops, publish articles of the entrepreneurs on social media, website.
  • Assist team with the Youth for Change Programme, organize events/gatherings with the Young Changemakers for the year 2022.
  • Administrative (10%)
  • Complete certain administrative tasks relevant to the Programmes (for example database management on Salesforce) and necessary for the smooth running of the team
  • Maintain and build contact database

Required skills and experience


  • Highly organized and detail-oriented;
  • Proven interest for social entrepreneurship
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills;
  • Able to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative
  • Strong team player;
  • Proficient in English and French; Desirable: Dutch
  • Demonstrated track record in producing high quality written materials (in at least 2 languages)
  • Keen to develop and create communication material for Ashoka BE
  • Proficient with Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient with social medias (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn. Optional: TikTok, Snapchat)

Highly desirable:

  • Communication degree: master level
  • Good knowledge of InDesign/Canva


  • Relevant professional experience in fundraising or communication

Personal qualities

Ashoka has a rigorous screening process for hiring staff at all career stages. All applicants for all positions must possess the following qualities along with the appropriate degree of experience:

  • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship: is compelled to take creative initiative and ownership (e.g. founding an organization or company, starting a movement, or re-shaping the work of an existing organization), demonstrates relentless and realistic how-to thinking and passion for seeing their ideas come to life.

  • Understanding and Belief in Everyone A Changemaker™: understands and believes the Everyone A Changemaker™ vision at a good level. To be able to innately ‘get’ this, candidates should have a broad and inquisitive intellectual and a thinking pattern that connects the dots between historical trends and current social context.

  • Emotional and Social Intelligence: has the ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams, putting organizational/team goals first. Understands how individual, groups, and societies work and engage effectively in savvy, subtle, honest ways.

  • Ethical Fibre: has exceptionally strong ethical behaviour. Is self-reflective and has strong empathy skills. Trustworthy.

  • Self-Definition: believes in own ability to contribute meaningfully to most important issues facing the sector at the global level.

  • Apply before November 15th via: