Internship opportunity

Communications and Public Affairs (5-6 months)

The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) is an association of European collective management organisations managing audiovisual authors’ rights. Its members (33 societies in 25 countries) administer rights for over 160,000 European film and television screenwriters and directors.

The internship will provide the opportunity to be involved and gain real, working, practical experience in the development of European legislation and policies at European Commission, Parliament and Council level. The main tasks will be on one hand to monitor EU institutions, Member States and the audiovisual industry’s activities in the fields of copyright and media policy and on the other hand to support the team with communications and events organisation.

Main tasks

  • Monitor European policy developments in the SAA’s fields of activity (copyright and audiovisual policy) and actively follow the European institutions’ work in these fields.
  • Support communication activities, monitor and analyse social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Support the SAA’s organisation of meetings and
  • Conduct studies and research to formulate and draft notes under supervision.
  • Assist the SAA team in daily tasks (such as updates of office databases, agendas and website).

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s Degree student with experience or interest in the areas of work of the SAA: copyright, cultural and creative sectors, audiovisual sector and European policy.
  • Relevant fields of studies such as political sciences, European studies, media and communications.
  • A sound knowledge of the European institutions and
  • Excellent English speaker with a proven ability to write in a clear, understandable and engaging way. Knowledge of other European languages desirable.
  • Experience and interest in communication. Knowledge of social media management, graphic design platforms (such as Canva), video-editing programs and website content management systems is an asset.
  • Dynamic, showing autonomy, initiative and reactivity.
  • Task-orientated and able to meet deadlines.
  • Sociable, able to adapt and be flexible in a small team.

Practical details

  • 5-6 months, starting Tuesday 1 September until end of January or February 2023.
  • gratification of €500/month is offered to cover for expenses during the internship.
  • It is required to obtain an internship agreement with the University.
  • Position based in Brussels, Belgium.


Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to

Deadline for application: Wednesday 6 July 2022.