European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an international not-for-profit association of 44 digital human rights organisations. We defend and promote rights and freedoms in the digital environment, such as the right to privacy, personal data protection, freedom of expression, and access to information.

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communication intern EDRi

The EDRi Brussels office is currently looking for an intern to support our communications. The internship will focus on website, social media, publications, visual design, press work, and the production of written materials.

This is your chance to work in a fast paced environment with a passionate team of digital rights activists supporting grass-roots efforts across Europe to build a better digital future.

The internship will begin in September 2020 for a period of 4-6 months. The chosen communication champion will receive a monthly remuneration of minimum 750 EUR (according to “convention d’immersion professionnelle”).

Key tasks:

  • Social media: drafting and scheduling posts, managing followers’ inquiries, monitoring, reporting
  • Publications: designing and editing publication layouts and visuals
  • Press: drafting press releases and briefings
  • Website: assisting in making website changes, updates and migrating content from the previous website
  • Newsletter: formatting WordPress posts and designing visuals for the bi-weekly EDRi-gram
  • Dissemination strategy: mapping key digital rights and tech for good organisations
  • Ad-hoc: Assisting in other communications tasks, such as maintenance of mailing lists, monitoring media visibility, updating and analysing communications statistics


  • Experience in social media community management and social media performance reporting
  • Strong layout, photo and visual editing skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of website management (WordPress)
  • Ability to multi-task and strong time management skills
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Proactive problem-solver


  • Experience with journalism, media or public relations
  • Interest in online activism and campaigning for digital human rights
  • Excellent story telling skills
  • Knowledge of open source software such as Matomo, Thunderbird, Libre Office

How to apply:

To apply please send a maximum one-page cover letter and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email to gail >dot< rego >at< edri >dot< org. Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 23 August 2020. Due to limited capacity, we are only able to contact successful candidates.

The first phase of the recruitment process involves a written exercise and is expected to take place in the last week of August. Interviews with selected candidates will take place in the second recruitment phase during the first week of September, The internship is scheduled to start in the first weeks of September, with an existing possibility for remote-working.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to transparency and inclusion. We strive to have a diverse and inclusive working environment. We encourage individual members of groups at risk of racism or other forms of discrimination to apply for this post.