The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is the largest European patients' umbrella organization in the area of cancer diseases, and is based in Brussels.

ECPC was set up in 2003, and works for a Europe of equality, where all European cancer patients have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life. ECPC works for the recognition of cancer patients and survivors as partners in their own healthcare and invites policy makers, researchers, doctors and industry to work all together in this direction.


The ECPC Intern Programme gives graduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to ECPC's work in the field of oncology. All intern posts are based in Brussels, Belgium. The Programme is open to citizens of the European Union as well as others who have right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit.

The internship will run for 6 months (February/March to July/August).


We offer

  • A six months internship in a multicultural environment;
  • A valuable first working experience in a dynamic European organisation;
  • A possibility to assist on issues that change people's lives.


Main Activities

  • Assist with scheduling project meetings, writing minutes and agendas and circulating reference materials for preparation of meetings;
  • Assist with drafting project proposals, including budget allocations for ECPC;
  • Assist with the compiling, reviewing, and editing of project technical progress reports and annual work plans and overseeing timely submission;
  • Compiling social media and campaign metrics;
  • Assist in preparing PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences;
  • Assist with capacity building and advocacy at the European Parliament;
  • Assist in answering and processing project and general communication enquiries.



  • Be graduate or undergraduate students who require an internship for their course or have achieved a undergraduate degree;
  • Have EU nationality and/or right to live and work in Belgium without a work permit;
  • Have excellent verbal and written skills in English. Knowledge of other EU languages is an asset;
  • Have fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
  • Be proactive, flexible, and good communicators;
  • Have excellent organisational and team working skills.


  • Interns will be expected to work 38 hours per week.



A cover letter and CV should be sent in English by 14 February 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , stating availability to start in February or March 2017. Applications from people with cancer and cancer survivors are especially encouraged.

ECPC regrets that we are not able to acknowledge all applications received.