EU affairs officer - Internship

ACE - Assyrian Confederation of Europe - Brussels, Belgium


Become an intern at The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE). ACE is an European organization working in the field of human rights, self-determination, indigenous issues, democracy and community organisation. ACE represents the Assyrian community in Europe and was established in 2016 at the European Parliament. Our activities are coordinated and implemented from the organisation’s advocacy office in Brussels within walking distance from the EU institutions. 

Students and young professionals with degrees in international relations, political science, international law, development or political/social geography, among other fields, and a range of work experience are welcomed to apply for internships at the ACE. Interns and volunteers are offered a unique experience, with a wide range of responsibilities in a multicultural environment that uses English as the main working language. Each intern is given the opportunity to develop and implement their academic, organisational, political, administrative, language and research skills.

Interns are expected to have a mature and flexible attitude, display good time management skills, be able to undertake work independently and conduct accurate research. The intern should enjoy working in an internationally oriented office where a multitude of tasks will be assigned. The internship requires a high degree of responsibility and autonomy from the intern, but in turn promises an equally rewarding experience.


Job Title: EU affairs officer
Contract: Volunteer (unpaid)
Duration: 4 months (minimum) – 6 months or longer
Start: April 2018
Deadline for applications: Sunday 11 March 2018 

Job Description:
The intern will assist in implementing the organisation’s projects and regular management, which includes promoting ACE formal positions on EU policy relevant for minority rights within the EU institutions and our platforms and contributing to our annual human rights report. The intern will work in close communication with and report to the executive board. 


Intern requirements:

- Excellent command of oral and written English.

- Genuine interest in International Politics, as well as European Union and United Nations mechanisms. Basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous peoples and human rights. 

- Basic knowledge of office management and/or team working.

- Creativity.



- Experience in drafting press releases and interacting with the press.

-  Working knowledge of other EU/UN languages.

- Working knowledge of social media. 


The applicant needs to be allowed to live in Belgium for the duration of their experience at ACE (as an EU/EEA citizen or through a valid visa). Unfortunately ACE is not in the position to assist non-EU citizens in their visa application.


If you are interested in undertaking an internship at ACE please send an application that includes the following:

Cover Letter (1 page only) 

Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)


Please mark subject line: “Internship Application: YOUR NAME” and indicate clearly in your letter the exact time period you would be available for an internship placement.


Send your complete application to


Applications not meeting the criteria above risk being disqualified from the outset.

Please note that due to the large number of applications expected only short listed candidates will be contacted.