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Internship at ELANET an European Commission Erasmus+ project


Join us at ELANET ( on our mission to support social entrepreneurs! If you're eager to gain valuable work experience and have a passion for communications, project management, and making a positive social impact, we want you!

About the Internship:

We are seeking an intern to become part of the coordinating team for ELANET, an Erasmus + Capacity Building project generously funded by the European Commission. Our primary objective at Elanet is to empower social entrepreneurs by cultivating a dynamic international network that harnesses complementary resources and skills. Our consortium is a robust collaboration comprising 17 project partners, including four European Universities and 12 Latin American Universities, alongside 35 associated partners.

Internship Duration:

We welcome candidates for both long and short internships.

Key Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in English is essential.

  • Proficiency in Spanish is a valuable bonus.

  • Strong digital communication skills.

  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational abilities.

  • A proactive, adaptable, and versatile approach.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Managing and editing content for the Elanet website.

  • Providing support for project management tasks.

  • Assisting in event management (ELANET dissemination conference on 7 November).

  • Consolidating communication strategies.

  • Offering administrative support.

What We Offer:

  • A warm and inclusive international work environment.

  • Excellent networking opportunities.

  • Valuable work experience to enrich your CV.

  • The chance to acquire highly sought-after skills for the job market.

Curious about the experiences of previous interns at the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship? Visit our website to read testimonials of your predecessors:

To apply for this position please send an email with your CV to We will get in touch for an interview.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best regards

Prof. Dr. Nikolay Dentchev
Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Drs. Bart Leyen
Vrije Universiteit Brussel



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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.

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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.

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Daisy Pelloni

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.


Leziana Blloku

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

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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!


Anne Wagner

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.


Cédric Piens

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.

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