Company Description

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association with more than 175 Members worldwide that promotes the sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century.

ARE activates markets for affordable energy services and is creating local jobs and inclusive economies in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin-America. ARE enables high-quality energy access through business development support, policy & advocacy support, as well as communication & marketing support to its members.

Job description

We are recruiting a ‘Communications & Marketing Intern’ for May-October 2021 (full-time, 38h per week) to support the Communications & Marketing Manager in the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy.


  • Management of social media channels and community management (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) and growing the ARE community (19,000 followers);
  • Support with the ARE Newsletter (liaison with contributors, reviewing, editing);
  • Support with the ARE weekly alert (compilation of market intelligence;)
  • Support with updating the ARE website (management of job platform);
  • Project support for publications, events, exhibitions and webinars;
  • Administrative tasks on an ad-hoc basis (e.g. invoicing).


  • University degree or equivalent experience in communications, marketing, journalism or business preferably with a focus on developing countries and/or the energy/environment/sustainability/climate change sector
  • Previous work experience in a business association, international/European institution, NGO or company desirable;
  • Strong organisational and IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); knowledge of CMS, e-mail marketing software and graphic design is an advantage;
  • Strong writing, editing and reviewing skills;
  • Near native English is essential; knowledge of other languages (particularly French, Portuguese, Spanish or German) would be an asset;
  • Ability to communicate with the team, prioritise tasks and provide clear and concise deliverables under time pressure;
  • Ability to think ‘out of the box’, be creative and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Ability to work remotely in an efficient manner;
  • Keen eye for details is a must;
  • Self-starter attitude, flexible, efficient and a good team player.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should address their application (CV + Cover Letter + information about earliest possible starting date) with the subject line “ARE Communications & Marketing Intern” to Ling Ng, Communications & Marketing Manager ( no later than Sunday, 11 April 2021. Interviews with the selected participants will take place in the week starting 19 April 2021.

The selected candidate will be expected to start in mid-May.

Please note that only candidates accepted for interview will receive an answer from the ARE Secretariat.

Candidates must have the right to work in Belgium.

In light of the COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium, the selected candidate will work from home until further notice.

Location: Brussels, Belgium


11 April 2021