Internship - Public Affairs and Communication

(5 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 140,000 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 at European Commission, Parliament and Council level. The main tasks will be to support the team with monitoring EU institutions, Member States and the audiovisual industry’s activities in the fields of copyright and media policy, communications and events organisation. 

Main tasks

  • Monitor and provide analysis of European policy developments in the SAA’s fields of activity (copyright and audiovisual policy) and actively follow the European institutions’ work in these fields.
  • Conduct studies and research to formulate and draft notes under supervision.
  • Support communication activities, monitor and analyse social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Assist the SAA team in the daily tasks (translations, phone calls, meeting requests, website updates etc.).
  • Support the SAA’s organisation of meetings and events, online and/or in hybrid format.

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, international relations or law.
  • A sound knowledge of the European institutions and of the EU decision-making process.
  • 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. MS Office package required. Knowledge of graphic design platforms (such as Canva), video-editing programs and website content management systems is desirable.
  • 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 months, starting Monday 1 March 2021 until Tuesday 31 July 2021.
  • Paid internship. It is required to obtain an internship agreement with the University
  • Position based in Brussels, Belgium. Homeworking will apply depending on national COVID-19 recommendations.


Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to Deadline for application: Wednesday 30 January 2021.

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