VUB Chair Social Entrepreneurship: Internship Opportunity 2022-2023
Join us at the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship (https://www.vubsocialentrepreneurship.com) on our mission, to support social entrepreneurs! Are you motivated to gain valuable work experience and have a passion for communications, project management, and social impact? Then we need you!
About the internship
The VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship is looking for an intern to join the coordinating team of ELANET (https://www.elanet-se.org), an Erasmus + Capacity Building project funded by the European Commission.
The main goal of Elanet is to support social entrepreneurs by creating a vibrant international network through complementary resources and skills. Our consortium involves 17 project partners (among which 4 European Universities and 12 Latin American Universities) and 35 associated partners.
Length of internship
We are looking for candidates committed to staying either for 3, 6, or 9 months.
· a bachelor's or master's study level
· excellent proficiency in English is a must; Spanish is considered a valuable asset
· familiarity with WordPress is regarded as a valuable asset
· excellent analytical and organizational skills
· excellent writing and communications qualities
· a proactive, flexible, versatile mindset
· Content management and copywriting editing of Elanet website
· Coordinating meetings and reporting with consortium partners
· Project management support (reporting, events, project activities)
· Social media management
· Creation of short news articles and providing support in designing communication pieces (i.e images, flyers)
What we offer
· a friendly and encouraging international work environment
· excellent opportunities to build your network
· valuable work experience to put on your CV
· the chance to learn in-demand skills for the job market
Take a look at our website to see what previous interns are telling about their internship at the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship: https://www.vubsocialentrepreneurship.com/internship
How to apply
Send your application to Prof. Dr. Nikolay A. Dentchev (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a recent CV and a short motivation statement. The starting date is as soon as possible.
Please note this is a voluntary internship and there will not be any financial compensation foreseen. Applicants to this position should be preferably linked to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel as students.
WHAT OUR PREVIOUS INTERNS SAY
Beatriz Medina Zenzano
It has been a wonderful experience working as an intern with the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship. As an intern, I had the chance to understand the issues faced by social entrepreneurs and learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation. I was able to contribute to the ELANET Project, a wonderful collaborative effort amongst numerous universities around the world. I felt welcomed and appreciated by the fantastic and amazing team. I would highly recommend joining the group.
Miguel Alejandro Chukiwanka Quiñones
The opportunity to do the internship at the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship of the VUB allowed me to learn more about the reality of Europe and its support for social entrepreneurship, as well as the importance of universities to support and promoting them. The fact that several of these cases have been from my country gives me great feelings and I know that the best is yet to come for my compatriots. I'm glad that my work could help them in some way.
In addition to the knowledge acquired during those months, I consider that I forged important friendships for the future.
I worked from November 2021, for more than six months, as an intern at the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, and I felt from the first day, that was a lifetime chance. I could give my contribution by managing and editing the ELANET website, I could work with European universities to involve more social entrepreneurs in our project. ELANET is a big opportunity for them, and being part of this project, made me feel that I had a purpose in my life. I had the chance to work with an amazing team, it was a very important professional step in my career, but what I am most thankful for is a priceless personal experience.
During the past three months, the amazing team of the Chair provided me with an incredible growing experience. Being one of the Chair’s Intern, put me for the first time in contact with highly ambitious social entrepreneurs and the challenges they faced in pursuit of their vision. My colleagues always welcomed my opinions and made me feel respected while involving me in various key activities with great responsibility. I would strongly recommend joining the team
Iolanda de Souza Barreira
Working for the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship as an intern was a great opportunity to get to learn and be more in contact with the challenging world of social entrepreneurs. I had the possibility to help the Chair and some projects on developing innovative and sustainable solutions for their business ideas. A rewarding experience!
Whilst wrapping up my master's in communication studies, I was looking for an opportunity to put my theoretical knowledge into practice and still maintaining time for my academic obligations. The VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship has been a perfect match in acquiring valuable professional experience in corporate management, copywriting, and various administrative duties.
I started doing my internship after a solid two years of volunteering for the Chair. Working as an intern provided me with an amazing growing experience, participating to a wide range of diverse activities, receviing responsibilities and getting involved in the dynamics of the chair's incredible team. I can only highly recommend.