UCL European Institute


Communications and Outreach Intern - Vacancy

18 October 2017



The European Institute is seeking to appoint a part-time Communications and Outreach Intern who will be responsible for administering our social media accounts, websites and blogs. The intern will also help with event organisation and the developing of our broader communications and outreach strategy. 

Contract Type:As and When
Hours:Part-time (5-8 hours per week)
Salary:£12.62 / hour
Closes:13th November 2017

The European Institute is UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union. We exist to promote academic excellence in the study of Europe at UCL, working to provide a leading forum for intellectual debate and acting as liaison between the university and EU and UK policymaking communities. We offer a diverse programme of public events, provide expert analysis and commentary for media outlets and policymakers, coordinate and develop researcher networks, and support a wide range of researchers and Europe-focused research projects. 

As part of its expanding range of activities, the European Institute is seeking a part-time intern to assist with various aspects of communications and outreach work, in particular with regard to the Institute's online presence as well as its public events. The role would suit a postgraduate student able to undertake additional work alongside their studies. 


• Strong undergraduate degree in relevant area, some postgraduate experience desirable. 
• Experience in administering organisational social media accounts and blogs.
• Good understanding of Europe, the EU, and Brexit.
• Good knowledge of UCL departments and student organisations.
• Fluent in at least one European language other than English.
• Attentive to detail, organised, proactive, and motivated.

Intern duties

• Strengthen EI outreach to UCL student body as well as other institutions.
• Enhance EI social media presence through daily posts and updates.
• Increase number of followers and engagement across online platforms.
• Assist with running EI events (occasionally in the evenings). 

Hours: 5-8 hours per week, depending on specific needs, projects and events. This is an As and When contract with flexible working patterns.

The postholder would start in November and work until July 2018. 

Pay: £12.62 / hour

To apply: please send a CV and a short covering email to european.institute@ucl.ac.uk by Monday 13 November at 5pm. We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis and early applications are welcome.