INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY2024-03-12T16:35:56+01:00


We are looking for a motivated student or recent graduate to join our team in Brussels for at least 6 months (you need to be enrolled at the time of applying).

General information

Duration: 6, 9 or 12 months

Commitment: Full-time

Description: The European Historic Houses is an umbrella association covering 27 national associations of privately-owned historic houses. Our main office is in Brussels, Belgium, within the EU quarter. We aim at raising awareness and advocating at a European level about private cultural heritage. The Association defends the preservation, conservation, and transmission of heritage houses and represents 50.000 of them throughout Europe. To do so the association gathers policy and European project activities.

Starting date:

Compensation: Erasmus+ grant ( traineeships, graduate exchange) + Transport

Deadline: December 2024

Your traineeship will be focused on communications, including website management, social media, press release etc. However, being in a small team will allow you to get skilled in other fields combining cultural project management, EU policy coordination, administration, and the front desk. Joining our Brussels-based team, you will assist in the day-to-day management of the European Historic Houses Association, supporting the work vis-à-vis European institutions and members’ organisations.  You will be working closely with international cultural and political organisations as well as the EU institutions (political groups, EU Parliament, EU Commission, Committee of the Regions).


As a trainee, you will have the possibility to assist and develop your skills in the following:


Communication (MAIN)

  • Articles and press releases
  • Website management (WordPress)
  • Newsletters (Mailchimp)
  • Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

Administration/Management (SUPPORT)

  • Manage general emails and calls
  • Database management
  • Accounting and follow-up of contracts and invoices with contractors
  • Administrative support to President and Vice-Presidents

Event Organisation (SUPPORT)

  • Support in the organisation of meetings in Brussels and abroad (annual General Assembly and Conference, NextGen Conferences, workshops and seminars): booking rooms and contacting providers, sending invitations and reminders, participant lists, on-site support
  • Coordination of the European Heritage Weeks

Project Management (SUPPORT)

  • Project applications and implementation (application, budget, relationships with partners, content, evaluation)
  • EU projects drafting and implementation
  • Helping with drafting project deliverables (we currently have three Erasmus+ projects: CHARTER, HERIT and Identity and Innovation; a Creative Europe project: MERITA, and sending applications for other calls).
  • Virtual projects
  • NextGen membership

Cultural Policy (SUPPORT)

  • Follow-up on relevant European policy schemes
  • Participation in important events (Voices of Culture meetings, Summits on Cultural Heritage etc.)


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field (Culture, Communication, Administration, Policy)
  • You master the Microsoft Office Pack
  • Excellent command of English is required
  • An additional EU language, notably French would be appreciated


How to apply?

Send your resume and a cover letter (both written in English) by email to Ms. Alba Calderón Castro at with the subject line Internship_Name_Surname

The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview.