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Open Knowledge Belgium

Communications intern @ Open Knowledge Belgium


Open Knowledge Belgium (non-profit/vzw/asbl), as local chapter of Open Knowledge International, is an umbrella organization for various open knowledge and open data initiatives in Belgium. We strive for a world in which knowledge creates power for the many, not the few and proactively promote openness through projects and events, to the general public as well as to experts in the field.

As grassroots organization we consist of people, mainly volunteers, passionate about openness, using advocacy, research, technology and projects to unlock information, enabling people to use and share knowledge.


As communications intern, you will be working closely together with the Event & Community Coordinator who's:

  • Managing the volunteers of Open Knowledge Belgium and its working groups, as well as being the point of contact regarding questions

  • Also managing the online channels of the organisation and helping working group representatives to manage theirs as well. Combined we have over 7500 followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

  • Organizing the Open Belgium conference with 300+ participants spread over 2 days

  • Coordinating HackYourFuture Belgium

  • In charge of the organisation of Open Summer of Code

  • Responsible for further development of the network behind Civic Labs Belgium


As Communications Intern, you:

  • want to learn more about communication and event management in a non-profit organization
  • Have ideas on how to facilitate and engage a community of passionate people both online and offline
  • Have a grasp of how to use social media and digital tools can help to engage new people
  • Are able to or want to learn to plan, keep deadlines and manage communications plans and strategies.
  • Are not afraid to take decisions which concern various stakeholders
  • Like to work both autonomously and within teams
  • Can effectively communicate written and verbally to the general public
  • Communicate fluently, both written and verbally in French or Dutch and English

We bieden aan

We can offer you:

  • A great opportunity to learn about open knowledge and open data 
  • Stimulating environment which will encourage you to acquire new skills
  • Flexible working hours
  • Compensation for commuting via public transport
  • Three open-minded and very motivated colleagues who want to make a difference
  • You’ll be working in a leading tech environment with international partners
  • Desk in our office at BeCentral, the vibrant digital campus at Brussels Central Station
  • Working with dedicated hardworking volunteers
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