Job offer

The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) seeks to recruit a Communication Intern for its international office in Brussels.

Application deadline: 30 June 2024

Starting Date: August 2024

Organisation profile

The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), founded in 1953, is the leading voice for higher music education (HME) in Europe, representing a dynamic European cultural and educational network with over 300 institutions for professional music training in 55 countries (conservatoires, music academies and universities, Musikhochschulen, etc.).

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about communication, music, the cultural sector and higher music education. The ideal candidate should have excellent English writing skills, experience with social media, and some graphic design skills. The intern will work in a small and dynamic team. 

As the Communication Intern, you will gather news, data and information from AEC's members and shape it into content suitable for publications, our website and social media. You will assess how to share content from within and outside the network through different communication channels. You will assist with implementing the communication strategy and its improvement, for example, by monitoring statistics. To improve our visibility to partners and policymakers, you will also monitor important developments in the policy field on different levels (e.g. European Commission, European Parliament, EACEA, national governments, and partners). As an intern, you will also be involved in our expert working group meetings of the AEC ARTEMIS Project. Depending on the application period, you will also get the chance to travel to AEC events (Congress, PJP, EPARM, IRC Meeting) to take care of communication and help with logistics. 

If you are interested in putting your creativity to the test and dealing with social media and other communication channels, this is the position for you.


  • Interest in contributing to higher music education
  • Passion for communication
  • Willingness to put creativity to the test
  • Comfortable dealing with social media and other communication channels


  • Gather news, data, and information from AEC members
  • Shape content for publications, the website, and social media
  • Assess and implement communication strategies
  • Monitor statistics and important policy developments
  • Participate in AEC working group meetings and events


  • Possess creativity, a keen interest in social media, and effective communication skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of French, German, or Italian is an asset
  • Willingness to learn
  • Comfortable dealing with a wide range of tasks
  • Working in a team

Ideal Candidates for the Internship:

  • Students/alumni of cultural management courses, European studies, social studies, or related humanities programs.
  • Seeking experience in working in a cultural organisation on a European level
  • Interested in working with European funding programmes in education and culture

What AEC offers

● A remuneration of 900 €/ month

● An opportunity to expand or gain a professional network in Brussels

● Opportunity to work with a small, dynamic, and international team in the cultural sector

Recruitment Process:

Interested candidates should send a short CV and a motivation letter (in English) to

Use the subject “AEC Communication Internship” .

The ideal internship duration is 6 months, subject to discussion.

The position is full-time and requires presence in or relocation to Brussels. Partial teleworking is allowed.

An internship contract based on the Belgian Convention d’immersion professionelle is provided.

Contact person: Ashkhen Fixova, AEC Office and Project Coordinator


AEC regrets that it is unable to acknowledge all applications received.

AEC welcomes applicants from various backgrounds and strives to provide equal opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion within its representative network.


Job type
Minimal education
Experience level
Entry level
Language requirements
Working language(s)
Other working language


Deadline for application
31 May, 2024
Start date
01 Aug, 2024