Public Relations Internship in Nice

CIFE is offering a 5 to 6-months-internship* in its Nice-based academic teaching and research centre starting in mid-September 2020*. 
CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union.

Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its programmes. In addition to its Master’s programmes in European and international studies, energy transition,  and economic governance and public affairs, CIFE offers a Summer University programme, evening courses, conferences  and publishes an academic quarterly on EU-related topics. 
We are an international, open-minded and dynamic team placing great value on personal responsibility and initiative.

Workspaces and Job Responsibilities

The vacant internship is offered in our public relations department.
Your fields of work would be:

  • Assistance to the general work of Public and Press relations

  • Graphic and editorial assistance in the elaboration of new layouts, print and online

  • Research on content and maintenance of the CIFE and IE-EI websites

  • Assistance with the realisation of videos 

  • Assistance with the daily social media communication

  • Supporting special events such as academic conferences, including publicity and logistical support

  • Editing of CIFE's regular Newsletter

  • Assistance in the contact with our students and alumni

  • Editorial work on our print publications, brochures, flyers etc.

  • Creation and maintenance of (direct) mail campaigns

  • Answering to student enquiries on a daily basis

Competences and skills required

  • Academic background (BA level or higher)

  • The candidate should be enrolled as a student (and have an internship agreement** with his/her university. This is a compulsory requirement.)

  • Strong interest in European integration and International Relations and/or Public Relations

  • Fluency in English and good knowledge of French; German would be a plus

  • Writing Skills

  • Experience with social media networks as well as social media management tools and analytics

  • Skills in excel and graphic design are a plus

  • Strong initiative, flexibility, autonomy and accuracy in your work habits

  • Team-working skills

  • Cultural sensitivity

    * The length of the internship and the exact start date depend on the availability of the candidate.
    ** For candidates who are no longer enrolled at a University and who are Germans or live in Germany, there is the possibility to apply to the Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk DFWJ for an extra-curricular internship agreement (“convention de stage”) within DFWJ’s PRAXES programme. See


What we offer

During your internship you will experience a strong professional environment where you will have many opportunities to network, learn and develop in areas of your interest, helping you to shape your future career, inter alia you can experience different workspaces of a higher education institute.
Furthermore you will have the opportunity to work in a pleasant international, multicultural and mutilingual working environment in close cooperation with students, administration and faculty.
You have the possibility to participate in some of the seminars or excursions offered to our students.

The remuneration of the internship refers to the French legal framework (“indemnité de stage”). This corresponds approx. to 530,- € per month.

Who can apply

This position is open to nationals of EU/EEA member states or Switzerland, or non-EU nationals in possession of a valid work permit.

How to apply

Please address your application to Ms Kristina Petersen and send it until 12 August 2020 to
Applications must include a motivation letter and your CV. References are adjuvant.
The shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set an online interview date.