Vacancy: Paid Internship | JPI OCEANS

Vacancy: Paid Internship


Vacancy: Paid Internship

The JPI Oceans secretariat is looking for a motivated intern in support of its tasks and activities. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, international team working towards sustainable seas and oceans, and be immersed in the European research and innovation sphere? We would love to hear from you!


Key responsibilities:

The intern will support the work of the JPI Oceans Secretariat, under the supervision of secretariat staff. The main portfolio items designated to the intern include:

  • Support the implementation of Strategic engagement-related activities, in particular the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors initiative under the AANChOR-CSA;
  • Support the implementation of our Joint Actions, including assisting with the organisation of meetings and workshops;
  • Assist in communication and outreach activities as needed (drafting news items, social media posts, newsletter, PPT slides, brochures, reports…)



  • A degree or relevant experience in Marine or Maritime Sciences, relevant natural or social sciences, Political science, European Studies, International Law, Communication or related fields;
  • Strong interest in national and EU research policy and marine and maritime research;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English. Knowledge of French and/or other European languages an asset;
  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility and initiative;
  • Able to manage competing deadlines while supporting different projects;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize information;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Willingness to be temporarily based in Brussels should office life become possible again


JPI Oceans offers:

  • The opportunity to work in an international organization with a dynamic multi-cultural team
  • Opportunities to collaborate with external colleagues on European and international science and innovation projects;
  • The opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic and diverse Brussels-based secretariat team;
  • Immersion into the European research & innovation and science-policy processes
  • The possibility to agree on a self-contained project as a particular focus of the internship


To apply:

Please send your application by 20 January 2021 to Lavinia Giulia Pomarico (, whom you may also contact in case you have questions. The application should be submitted as one pdf file including a max. 1 page-long letter outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the position and your CV, with the subject line: "Internship Application: Full Name".



  • Starting date: as soon as possible, February 2022
  • Duration : Minimum of 4 months (please indicate in the letter your preference)
  • € 796,90 per month under the Belgian contract ‘Convention d’Insertion Professionnelle’ + meal voucher contribution (6.91 EUR per day).
  • Brussels public transport costs will be reimbursed



Remote and/or Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, subject to COVID-19 pandemic developments.

JPI Oceans AISBL  •   Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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