Eurodesk Brussels Link: Graphic designer and illustrator internship

23 May 2024

Are you a creative person with a hawk’s eye for details, a resourceful mind for solutions and a firm intention to make it as a graphic designer? If yes, you may be our next trainee! EBL is looking for a graphic designer with illustration skills for a 6-month paid internship in Brussels.


What is EBL

Eurodesk Brussels Link is the head office of a European Network of 3000 multipliers and 38 coordinating offices across Europe. ​​EBL coordinates the activities of national partners and manages the content on the European Youth Portal. We inform young people about mobility opportunities and encourage them to become active citizens.

EBL is a small friendly team with big responsibilities. Our role is to support the Eurodesk network by gathering and managing information; producing communication and learning material; and managing international campaign and network activities. We cultivate a positive and supportive environment while encouraging constant self-improvement and high-quality work.

As a graphic design intern, your task will be to assist the graphic designer and brand officer in all projects. You will be involved in a wide variety of projects from high-end publications and audio-visual productions to international campaigns. You will be expected to participate in all stages of the creation from inception to publishing. We will support your learning journey and provide you with opportunities to work on valuable projects for your portfolio.

What you’ll do

  • Assisting the graphic design and brand officer with daily tasks
  • Helping implement and develop Eurodesk's visual identity throughout all projects
  • Creating learning material such as publications, which might require illustrations, icons, graphs…
  • Creating communication material such as leaflets, posters, and social media content etc.
  • Occasional projects at EBL can also include creating games, logos, educational animations, podcasts, photoshoots…
  • Other duties as directed by the Director of the office 

Required to have

  • An academic background in graphic design or relevant experience
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, international environment
  • Solid understanding of design fundamentals (typography, layout, content hierarchy, colour…)
  • Strong skills in using InDesign and Illustrator
  • Illustrative skills to draw objects and characters in action (environments are not required)
  • Experience with print and digital projects
  • Basic skills in text-animation
  • A team player attitude, a strong wish to learn and improve, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Minimum B2 in English
  • A valid work permit for Belgium

Nice to have

  • Skills in using Photoshop for photo editing, and short animation
  • Some skills in 3D modelling and texturing
  • Understanding of brand strategy
  • Interest in European democracy and youth-related topics

Conditions

  • Starting date: between the 5th of August and the 1st of September at the latest.
  • 6 months internship on a full-time basis (38h/week) in line with the regular working hours of Eurodesk  Brussels Link
  • An agreement will be made according to the Belgian “Convention d’immersion professionelle” contract
  • Monthly allowance of 1075 euros net
  • Working in the Eurodesk office in Brussels in an English-speaking environment
  • Learning support (eventually through online classes and training sessions)

Application process

Interested applicants should send their CV, portfolio and a motivation letter (max. 1 page) in English to: [email protected] 

Deadline to apply: 21st of June (until midnight Brussels time)

Pre-selected candidates will be invited to perform an online test. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to an interview.
Only candidates short-listed for tests and interviews will be contacted.

If you don’t receive a response from us by the 30th of June, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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