Food and Health Internship, EUFIC – Brussels, Belgium

Job description:

We are looking for MSc students who wish to deepen their knowledge of science communication particularly in the area of Food & Health. The candidate should be available to begin as soon as possible and commit to at least 6 months, and preferably longer.

Key responsibilities:

We appreciate and encourage interns to be proactive and as much as possible own their own activities/projects, which can be:

  • Active involvement in development, review, and promotion of different types of science-based content – textual and audio-visual – covering a wide range of food & health related topics including, nutrition, lifestyle, food safety, food quality, food risk communication, and sustainability;
  • Desk research on scientific topics or events;
  • Assisting in organising meetings, conferences, presentations;
  • Database management and filing;
  • Supporting (senior) managers with EU-funded projects and other activities.

Educational requirements, experience and skills:

  • Currently enrolled in an MSc programme towards a scientific degree focused on food safety, food science, nutrition, or a related area, with the option to pursue a placement during their studies;
  • Strong and proven English writing skills, other European language is an advantage;
  • Available to begin as soon as possible and commit to at least 6 months, but preferable longer (up to 12 months);
  • An excellent communicator, with ability to translate scientific information into easy to understand language;
  • Interested in, and a passion for food & health communication;
  • Can search for information, digest it, and summarise succinctly;
  • Proactive and well organised, capable of handling tasks alone;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Experienced with content management systems and web-based applications;
  • Working knowledge of standard software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


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