Cluster Development Assistant – Internship


EUNIC (EU National Institutes for Culture) is an International Nonprofit Organisation under Belgian law. Founded in 2006, EUNIC is seen both as a source of strategic advice and as a key partner in building the EU’s strategy for international cultural relations. EUNIC adopted its first ever Strategic Framework at the end of 2015 and is now reinforcing its structure and capacities to become the preferred delivery, research and training partner of choice for cultural relations and cultural diplomacy.

The local branches of EUNIC members gather together in formal collaborative structures that receive the name of EUNIC clusters. At present there are over 100 EUNIC clusters worldwide, half of which within the EU and the other half in third countries outside the EU. EUNIC clusters are the backbone of the network and its core strength. EUNIC is currently developing their strategic approach to EUNIC work as well as strengthening their capacities for delivery of cultural relations and cultural diplomacy projects.

Purpose of Job

To support EUNIC Cluster Development Director in strengthening the network of EUNIC clusters worldwide, particularly by:

  • Reviewing, expanding and keeping updated EUNIC Global’s database of clusters worldwide; contributing to the development of a reporting system for clusters to inform periodically the EUNIC Global office on their work.
  • Acting as the first contact point for clusters and dealing with basic queries, identifying recurrent issues, adapting the guidelines for clusters accordingly.
  • Assisting in the preparation and launch of Cluster Fund calls, providing support during the selection of cluster projects, follow up of the awarded ones.
  • Assisting the EUNIC Global team with the organisation of locally based and off-shore events and activities for EUNIC clusters and members (e.g. Cluster Pilot Programme under Crossroads for Culture Project, General Assembly meetings).
  • Providing support in the communications with and for clusters.

Profile and skills required:

  • Advanced studies or university degree in International Relations, Political Sciences or related fields.
  • Previous experience in project management and documentation (experience with relationship management is a plus).
  • English and French to C1 level, any additional languages are considered a plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail in order to ensure outstanding quality and consistency.
  • Keen interest in cultural relations and the recent EU developments in this field.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, ideally familiarity with MAC OS.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 

Internship and application timeframe:

6-month internship starting in the second half of August 2016 (date to be agreed depending on availability).

The internship is remunerated under Belgian law.

Please fill in the application form and send it to The deadline for application is 27 June 2016, at midnight (12 am UTC+1).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place in the first half of July.

Advanced studies or a university degree are mandatory (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or equivalent).