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Become our new Policy & Communication Assistant!

February 5th 2019

Paid Traineeship - Deadline for applications: 17 February 2019

Equinet is opening a traineeship position for the period March-August in order to assist the Secretariat, and the policy and communication teams in particular, in carrying out activities and tasks related to the delivery of the activities planned in 2019.

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 March 2019.


You will find the complete list of tasks this internship will entail in the Description below.

Responsibilities might include:

  • Support in drafting internal and external documents;
  • Support in designing capacity-building activities for Equinet members and contributing to the successful development and delivery of the events;
  • 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, as well as regular development and uploading of relevant material when up and running;
  • Assisting the production, development and upload of relevant social media.



In order to apply, candidates are requested to send the completed application form together with their latest CV (both in English) to and with reference “Equinet Traineeship I – Policy & Communication”.

If you need support in filling in the form, please let us know as soon as you can at:

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Application Form

The deadline for applying is 17 February (11:59 CET). Applications received after the deadline will be disregarded.

Interviews at our premises (or via Skype, if necessary) will take place in the week of 25 February. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Equal Opportunities Employer

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).