Company Description

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the global association for the decentralised renewable energy industry, uniting more than 185 members and catalysing private sector-driven markets for sustainable electricity services, creating jobs and powering equitable green economies. The focus regions of ARE are Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Job description

ARE is recruiting a ‘Student Intern: Events & Marketing’, reporting to the Communications & Marketing Officer.

About the role

  • Support with ARE event and webinar implementation;
  • Weekly research on market intelligence and dissemination through our communications tools;
  • Support with the ARE Newsletter;
  • Keeping the ARE website updated;
  • Supporting the management of social media channels and community management (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) and growing the ARE community;
  • Creating visuals for ARE events and campaigns;
  • Administrative tasks on an ad-hoc basis (i.e. onboarding of new members, management of ARE inbox, CRM support).


About you

  • Fluent in written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent);
  • Excellent writing, editing and reviewing skills;
  • Ability to provide clear and concise deliverables under time pressure;
  • Rigorous attention to detail and ability to take ownership of activities and projects;
  • Proactive mindset and can-do attitude;
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and knowledge of CMS (Drupal) is an advantage;
  • Strong graphic design skills (Canva/Photoshop) are desirable;
  • Ability to think ‘out of the box’;
  • Currently enrolled in a university programme related to event management, marketing, communications, sustainability or other relevant studies;
  • Right to live and work in Belgium;
  • Knowledge of other languages (especially French) is an asset;
  • Previous work experience in another association is an asset.


We offer

  • Volunteer or study internship contract (unpaid);
  • Perspective of longer-term employment contract based on results delivered and overall development of the association;
  • International fast-paced work environment with offices in the heart of Europe;
  • Making a difference by advancing both renewables and energy access worldwide, especially in emerging economies in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Working with highly motivated colleagues in a scale-up atmosphere;
  • On-the-job training and top-notch learning experience.


How to apply

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should address their application (CV + Cover Letter + information about the earliest possible starting date) with the subject line “Events & Marketing Intern + Name” to

The interviews will be held on a rolling basis and the internship is expected to commence in October 2022 and last 3-6 months.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


30 September 2022