SFP is searching for a new Communications Intern

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

The Communications Intern supports the implementation of the SFP multi-annual strategy and annual work plans. S/he will work closely with the SFP Director within a small team and will have cross-cutting responsibilities to support the communication of SFP’s work towards its stakeholders. S/he will assist SFP’s communications strategy and will represent SFP and its positions externally. In addition, the Communications intern will ensure the two-way communication with SFP Coalition members and the timely reaction to network and partner requests.


1. Communications and network support
- Draft, review and publish web and media content including press releases and statements on SFP campaigns and events
- Support the implementation of communications plans across policy campaigns
- Collect and record regularly updated information on the work and the activities of SFP Coalition members, other health organisations and EU institutions
- Propose and assist with organising capacity-building activities for SFP Coalition members, support the organisation of Coalition meetings
- Draft presentations, reports and briefings on campaigns and events
- Draft and publish the SFP newsletter
- Manage SFP’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
- Monitor publications of the EU for policy developments, which may be of interest to the SFP Coalition members
- Assist SFP’s contact and subscriber database
- Support the production of materials including, but not limited to, all SFP documents and the website
- Assist and cultivates relationships with media contacts
- Draft content for SFP reports

2. Event organisation
- Support the organisation and logistics of SFP events (e.g., the SFP policy events and Annual Coalition meeting)
- Draft short reports of calls and meetings- Ensure the prompt follow-up for events and meetings

3. Other
- Carry out other tasks as requested by the SFP Director
- Work with SFP staff to support the general administration of SFP


University degree in a relevant field (Master’s level, in politics, communications, international relations, public health, law)
- Understanding of EU institutions and processes
- Demonstrable experience in communications and advocacy, ideally in a policy context (Experience in health/environment/sustainability is a bonus)
- Experience in navigating EU institutions and processes
- Ability to synthesize and analyse policy issues
- Ability to prioritise and organise the work in cooperation with the Director and the team
- Proficiency in English with excellent writing skills
- French-speaking skills would be a plus
- Fluency in MS Office and Google applications
- Knowledge of Mailchimp, Canva (or other visual editing software) would be an advantage


- Commitment to core values of public health and SFP’s vision
- Strong communicator and networker
- Ability to work independently as well as within a small, tight team
- Positive, can-do attitude, problem solving skills
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Multitasker, quick thinker, self-starting and proactive attitude


- Knowledge and experience sharing in a dynamic, multicultural team within a field of major importance for public health and the environment
- Access to tobacco control and public health experts, health economists, and a large and diverse civil society network
- Learning opportunities and possibilities for growth
- Participation in trainings on advocacy, communications
- An allowance of around 1.000€ and a public transport allowance


The application deadline is 28 February. Interviews will take place at the beginning of March.
To apply, please send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
- An up-to-date CV
- A concise motivation letter (no more than half a page) clearly stating why you are interested in working with the SFP team and in tobacco control
The successful candidate will be required to sign a conflict of interest form declaring non-affiliation with the tobacco industry.

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