Communication & Community intern - Ashoka Belgium

Media & Communications Brussels, Belgium


Position at Ashoka





  • Time commitment: 4-6 months agreement (renewable)
  • Starting date: February 2022
  • Agreement type: “Contrat d’Insertion professionnelle”
  • Location: Ashoka Belgium’s office - Impact House, 20 Rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels with home working days.
  • Report to (AP): Perrine de le Court, Ashoka Belgium’s Director
  • Several annual local and international online and offline trainings on system change, new leadership, venture, weekly meditation (wellbeing), management, etc.







Ashoka is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic intern to join its Belgian office, a person with a proven commitment to social change and a solid understanding of social innovation.  

The intern will assist the Belgian team with key communications campaigns, helping with marketing materials, social media and newsletter content and co-organising events. 

The successful candidate will have excellent writing & communication skills in English and French/Dutch, has strong organizational, time management and multitasking skills, and will be social-media savvy, self- motivated as well as a strong team player.  

This is a great opportunity to experience working in the not-for-profit / social entrepreneurship sector and take on considerable responsibilities. 



Ashoka Belgium (100%) 


  •                    External Communication (55%) 


  • Ashoka BE’s website: make recommendations on the next steps, support with content copywriting, storytelling and editing. 
  • Oversee the daily Social Media calendar: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram (Optional: TikTok) + Follow-up with the creation of Ashoka public LinkedIn profile
  • Contents strategy: source, curate and create rich content for Ashoka’s social media channels, e.g. video, image and audio content. Tell our Fellows’ stories & Ashoka’s history. 
  • Launch external communication newsletter 
  • Public Relations Strategy: define the basic toolkit for medias and the pool of medias we could work with.
  • Draft and oversee correspondence with key partners, media and prospects





  •                    Event and community Management (35%) 
  • Supporting the team in strategic guest list management.  
  • Organisation of events and follow-up of invites 
  • Leading and coordinating the logistical delivery of events – including online events.  
  • General support of the local teams in creating and implementing programmes and projects: content (PowerPoint presentation), logistics, writing.  
  • Assist team with the Impact Programme: help organize and attend workshops, publish articles of the entrepreneurs on social media, website.
  • Assist team with the Youth for Change Programme, organize events/gatherings with the Young Changemakers for the year 2022.


  •                    Administrative (10%)


  • Complete certain administrative tasks relevant to the Programmes (for example database management on Salesforce) and necessary for the smooth running of the team
  • Maintain and build contact database



Required skills and experience 



  •                    Highly organized and detail-oriented; 
  •                    Proven interest for social entrepreneurship 
  •                    Excellent time management and multitasking skills; 
  •                    Able to work productively, proactively and independently, on own initiative 
  •                    Strong team player; 
  •                    Proficient in English and French; Desirable: Dutch 
    • Demonstrated track record in producing high quality written materials (in at least 2    languages) 
  •                    Keen to develop and create communication material for Ashoka BE
  •                    Proficient with Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  •                    Proficient with social medias (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn. Optional: TikTok, Snapchat) 


Highly desirable:  

  •                    Communication degree: master level 
  •                    Good knowledge of InDesign/Canva 


  •                    Relevant professional experience in fundraising or communication 




Personal qualities 


Ashoka has a rigorous screening process for hiring staff at all career stages. All applicants for all positions must possess the following qualities along with the appropriate degree of experience: 


  •                    Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship: is compelled to take creative initiative and ownership (e.g. founding an organization or company, starting a movement, or re-shaping the work of an existing organization), demonstrates relentless and realistic how-to thinking and passion for seeing their ideas come to life. 


  •                    Understanding and Belief in Everyone A Changemaker™: understands and believes the Everyone A Changemaker™ vision at a good level. To be able to innately ‘get’ this, candidates should have a broad and inquisitive intellectual and a thinking pattern that connects the dots between historical trends and current social context. 


  •                    Emotional and Social Intelligence: has the ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams, putting organizational/team goals first. Understands how individual, groups, and societies work and engage effectively in savvy, subtle, honest ways. 


  •                    Ethical Fibre: has exceptionally strong ethical behaviour. Is self-reflective and has strong empathy skills. Trustworthy. 


  •                    Self-Definition: believes in own ability to contribute meaningfully to most important issues facing the sector at the global level.