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Internship (m/f/d) Public Relations – Communications

Burson Cohn & Wolfe Full-Time  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 8 Jun 2020

Job Description

Burson, Cohn & Wolfe (bcw) seeks

Internship (m/f/d) Public Relations – Communications


Are you passionate about the PR, corporate communications and crisis communications in Belgium and Luxembourg?

At the heart of the current dynamic and challenging communications environment, Burson Cohn & Wolfe is offering a unique learning experience within its Communications practice. Come light up the the communication of companies and organisations with your creativity, enthusiasm and independent thinking. The start date for this internship is foreseen July 2020.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the team with the daily account management of clients on the Belgian and Luxembourg market, and in multi-market European projects.
  • Support and execute all necessary tasks on client accounts under the supervision of the client leader or project manager
  • Carry out media and stakeholder monitoring, research and analysis of issues, developments and trends to ensure the client is alerted on relevant topics relevant to the clients
  • Manage the creation and update of media lists for client projects
  • Identify, manage and pitch media stories for our clients to media and stakeholders
  • Support in preparation of documents for clients including monitoring report, clippings report, event trackers, etc.
  • Write media materials in three languages for PR projects; press releases, media pitches, media profiles, factsheets and customer stories
  • Attend and support the development of new business proposals coming in through research and participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Draft minutes for internal and external meetings or events
  • Gain understanding of the client’s business, challenges and opportunities.


  • Good knowledge of the Belgian media and institutional landscape
  • Strong time management & prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English (C1) – both spoken and written
  • Native fluency in Dutch and French, second language should be at B2/C1 level
  • Experience with digital and social campaigns and tools
  • Critical thinking with a desire and ability to learn within a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, AirTable, Meltwater, Explore & Database management)
  • Demonstrate proactive attitude

You do not need to be a specialist in all these areas, but you do need to be bright, willing and efficient, and be comfortable in engaging with the media, European Commission, stakeholders, contractors and suppliers.

Starting date – July 2020

Application deadline – June 2020

As a result of COVID-19, all BCW Brussels employees are currently working remotely. Interviews will therefore take place by video conference. For the same reason, the successful candidate must be able to travel to Belgium at the start of the internship to enable us to onboard.


Developing our people and managing their talent plays a huge part in our success; we are committed to employee growth as the means to our own. BCW is offering an exciting and challenging 6-month internship paid program to bright, highly-motivated individuals, with the desire and drive to work in an engaging and creative environment.

If you are keen on gaining experience from one of the most reputable Public Affairs and Communications consultancies in the world, developing your knowledge at the heart of the action and integrating of our award-winning culture of inclusion and diversity then wait no longer and join our team.

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