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Apply for our Policy & Communication Traineeship!

November 27th 2017

(January-June 2018)

Equinet is opening a traineeship position for the period January-June 2018 (maximum 6 month-long), in order to assist the Equinet Secretariat, a small team of six staff members based in Brussels. The trainee will in particular assist the policy and communication teams in carrying out activities and tasks related to the delivery of the activities planned in 2018, notably working on the development of our new website, organisation of two seminars and one conference, and regular meetings of the four Equinet working groups. The work will entail assisting with the development of the content for each event as well as providing other support assistance to the Secretariat for the comprehensive and successful implementation of the Equinet Work Plan 2018.

This is a fulltime paid traineeship to be performed at the Equinet secretariat, located in Brussels, Belgium. Equinet offers the traineeship in the framework of a Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle under Belgian law with a financial monthly compensation of around € 930 net + holiday pay + meal vouchers + coverage of local transportation costs.

This legal scheme aims to help recent graduates getting a first professional experience in a field related to the main focus of their studies. The traineeship is expected to start in January 2018.

Download the traineeship description below to get a full overview of the profile we are looking for!



  • Support in drafting internal and external documents prepared by the Policy team.
  • Support in designing capacity-building activities for Equinet members.
  • Monitoring of legal and policy developments on equal treatment, anti-discrimination and gender equality, mostly at European level, including monitoring case law of the ECtHR and CJEU.


  • Support the development of the new Equinet website as regards content creation and implementation.
  • Support in membership management and communication between the Equinet secretariat and Equinet members.
  • Assisting the production, development and upload of relevant social media content.
  • Assisting the production, development and upload of relevant website content via a Content Management System (SPIP) (for our current website).
  • Assistance in producing the Equinet newsletters and other materials, in particular the summaries of Equinet events.
  • Development and maintenance of Equinet lists of contacts and database.


  • Contributing to the successful development and delivery of the Equinet events planned for the period covered: two seminars, one conference and regular meetings of the four Equinet working groups.
  • Attend some external events on behalf of Equinet and report back to the team.

Interested candidates should send their latest CV and the completed application form in English, by Sunday 10 December to

Equinet will organise face-to-face or telephone interviews with shortlisted candidates at a mutually-agreed time, indicatively on 15 December, during which the candidates’ profile will be reviewed.

Equinet is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equal opportunities for all irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race or ethnicity, age or disability. With a view to contributing to full equality in practice and compensating for disadvantages, Equinet applies positive action measures. Taking into account the Equinet Secretariat team composition and previous traineeships, in case of equally qualified and suitable candidates, Equinet will choose the person with a minority ethnic background and/or a disability unless there are other factors that should tilt the balance in favour of the other candidate(s).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and understanding.


Traineeship Description

Traineeship Application Form