ASSISTANT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH STRATEGY !

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Communication and Information Sciences
Belgium
Brussels
Period: 
1 Sep, 2019 to 23 Dec, 2019
Deadline: 
1 Sep, 2019


General information

Duration: 
4 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

Internship proposal.  The intern will work with Mad’in Europe’s manager, Madina Benvenuti, Interns are required to be multitask and are directly involved in the growth strategy of Mad’in Europe and in the relationship with craftsmen and partners. He/she will be required to demonstrate personal commitment and possess excellent communication skills. 

This internship is offered to students who wish to be involved in the development and implementation of a high growth strategy for Mad'in Europe, more precisely through the following actions:

  • Develop sales by recruiting new highly qualified paying members for the portal (craftsmen all over Europe, craftsmen association…);
  • Contribute to enrich the content of the portal (editorials, interviews of craftsmen, technical information on specific crafts…);
  • Collect feed-back from craftsmen (surveys);
  • Communication / traffic building / social networks administration / e-marketing
  • Research new business opportunities involving existing and new partners;
  • Benchmark best practices and tailor the marketing strategy to create added value for the company and for makers;
  • Elaborate and explore seed & early stage funding opportunities (Angels, seed VC, VC);
  • Answer to European calls (Creative Europe, Erasmus plus…) with other European partners;

SKILLS REQUIRED FROM TRAINEES

  • Finance and Economics knowledge are required.
  • Business and product development.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Skills in communication, marketing & media are welcome. 
  • Writing skills in English and French are necessary
  • Other skills: autonomy, dynamism, creativity, team spirit, open-minded approach, interest for small business development.

EXPECTED RESULTS

The trainee will define reasonable objectives according to his/her capacities, internship time and company priorities, will fix milestones and focus on their achievements.

LANGUAGES REQUIREMENTS:  English is mandatory, French is also important. Any other EU language is very welcome.

IT & AND COMPUTER SKILLS: Office Pack, Mailchimp, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, (CMS is welcome);

Note: Mad’in Europe actual revenues do not allow to pay for internships. 

THE DATES ARE FLEXIBLE

Compensation: 
No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
No

Keywords

flexible hours are possible if trainee want to study French.  

Additional Information

Mad’in Europe is a small company born in Brussels in 2013 supporting European craftsmanship as part of European intangible heritage but also as business opportunity and professional option for next generations. Its main objectives are: • become the first market place connecting European makers in fine and traditional crafts with an international audience of private consumers, architects, retailers, designers, interior designers, historic houses owners, and other professionals. (the portal showcases a selection of more than 1800 makers from 20 European countries.) • bring sustainable and concrete support to European micro-businesses in the areas of Crafts (wood, metal, glass, ceramic, textile, stone crafts, music instruments, and restoration of cultural heritage…) • support capacity building and mobility in the sector • increased awareness among the public about the value of crafts in culture, economy and society. Mad’in Europe is member of the World Crafts Council Europe and collaborates with many actors all over Europe to develop synergies (ie. with the contemporary design world, the Historic Houses Association...). The objective is to merge energies and resources and create a win-win collaboration for makers, customers and bring revenues to Mad’in Europe. In January 2019 a new portal has been launched with more functions and focusing professionals in fine and traditional crafts as well as cultural heritage restorers. Internship proposal. The intern will work with Mad’in Europe’s manager, Madina Benvenuti, Interns are required to be multitask and are directly involved in the growth strategy of Mad’in Europe and in the relationship with craftsmen and partners. He/she will be required to demonstrate personal commitment and possess excellent communication skills.   This internship is offered to students who wish to be involved in the development and implementation of a high growth strategy for Mad'in Europe, more precisely through the following actions: • Develop sales by recruiting new highly qualified paying members for the portal (craftsmen all over Europe, craftsmen association…); • Contribute to enrich the content of the portal (editorials, interviews of craftsmen, technical information on specific crafts…); • Collect feed-back from craftsmen (surveys); • Communication / traffic building / social networks administration / e-marketing • Research new business opportunities involving existing and new partners; • Benchmark best practices and tailor the marketing strategy to create added value for the company and for makers; • Elaborate and explore seed & early stage funding opportunities (Angels, seed VC, VC); • Answer to European calls (Creative Europe, Erasmus plus…) with other European partners; The location is Brussels. SKILLS REQUIRED FROM TRAINEES • Finance and Economics knowledge are required. • Business and product development. • Entrepreneurial mindset. • Skills in communication, marketing & media are welcome. • Writing skills in English and French are necessary • Other skills: autonomy, dynamism, creativity, team spirit, open-minded approach, interest for small business development. EXPECTED RESULTS The trainee will define reasonable objectives according to his/her capacities, internship time and company priorities, will fix milestones and focus on their achievements. LANGUAGES REQUIREMENTS: English is mandatory, French is also important. Any other EU language is very welcome. IT & AND COMPUTER SKILLS: Office Pack, Mailchimp, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, (CMS is welcome); Note: Mad’in Europe actual revenues do not allow to pay for internships. The European Program Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in countries at Bachelor and Master level as well as for doctoral candidates. Check on: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities-for-individuals/trainees/students en The company is very small and the atmosphere is very familiar. Please write a personal letter to [email protected] Note that the intership IS IN BRUSSELS.
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C1
French: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: 
Bachelor
Skills: 
other languages are welcome