Art and Design, Business Studies and/or Management Science, Communication and Information Sciences
1 Sep, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2022
15 Aug, 2022

General information

6 months

Mad’in Europe is a SME based in Brussels committed at supporting the sector of craftsmanship. Crafts professionals represent an asset for European Cultural Heritage, for economy and for social cohesion. They embed European territorial identity, roots, local culture and sustainability. Mad’in Europe’s objective is to help craftspeople to face the digital transition, to innovate and to transmit knowhow and skills to next generations. Mad’in Europe is full partner of 2 European projects (Erasmus+) and is currently working on more applications (Horizon and Erasmus+).  Mad’in Europe is member of the World Crafts Council Europe (WCCEu), of the Heritage Alliance 3.3 and of the New European Bauhaus.

Internship available for 4 months minimum

 Activity of Mad’in Europe

  • Select European professionals in the crafts and Cultural Heritage restoration sectors and connects them through its portal with an international audience of private consumers, architects, retailers, designers, interior designers, historic houses owners, and other professionals.  
  • Raise awareness among the public about the value of crafts in culture, economy, and society (webinars, publications, fairs…).
  • Support transmission of know-how, capacity building and mobility in the sector.
  • Participate to European projects (Erasmus+, Horizon, Creative Europe, Interreg…) with other European partners to valorise the crafts sector, develop and disseminate best practices, and coach crafts professionals in the innovation, digital and environmental transition.
  • Develop a large network of collaborations with other European stakeholders (New European Bauhaus, Historic Houses associations, Foundations, Architects, members of the World Crafts Council Europe and the Heritage Alliance 3.3, European, Commission) to develop synergies, merge resources and get fundings. 

Internship proposal.  The intern will work with Mad’in Europe’s manager, Madina Benvenuti. Interns are required to be fluent in English, multitask and to demonstrate personal commitment, creativity, curiosity and possess marketing knowledge and excellent communication skills.

The internship location is Brussels.  According to the available grants from the European Commission, the Internship can be paid. Student are also invited to apply for Erasmus + programs to cover their mobility fees.   

Description of the tasks in which interns will be involved

In order to accomplish its mission and scale-up from its actual size, Mad’in Europe develops partnership with other European stakeholders and applies for European funding. 

Students will work at the development and implementation of European projects and on the global growth strategy. 

According to his/her skills, interns will be involved in some of the following actions: 

  • Browsing European calls (Erasmus +, Creative Europe, Horizon, …)
  • Analysing opportunities of funding from European Commission and other organisations
  • Searching partners to create consortia
  • following the application process and developing of granted projects (Intellectual outputs, timesheets, gantt chart, desk research, writing reports and contents, working on financial reports…)
  • Follow the relationship with other European partners

And also

  • Increase the number of European craftspeople on the portal. 
  • Generate traffic on the site through social media, newsletter and other communication actions.  
  • Develop partnership with European stakeholders and participate to European calls (ie Erasmus +, Creative Europe, Horizon, Interreg…)  
  • Elaborate and explore seed & early-stage funding opportunities (Angels, seed VC, Fundraising – Crowdfunding, new shareholders… 
  • Organisation of events related to the sector (webinars, workshops,)
  • Research new business opportunities involving existing and new stakeholders.
  • Benchmark best practices and tailor the marketing strategy to create added value for the company and for makers.
  • Create communication tools: videos, leaflets, PP presentations…
  • Enrich the content of the portal (writing articles, making interviews of craftsmen, collecting technical information on specific crafts…);


  • Economics, marketing and finance knowledge.
  • European mindset
  • Interest for the cultural Heritage Business Sector.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, organisation.
  • Skills in communication, marketing & media.
  • Writing skills (articles, presentations…);
  • Autonomy, dynamism, creativity, team spirit, open-minded approach.
  • Interest for a “micro business” company development.

LANGUAGES REQUIREMENTS:  Perfect written and spoken English is mandatory; One other language among these, Italian, French and Spanish, is also required. 


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

IT & AND COMPUTER SKILLS: Office Pack, Canva, Mailchimp, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, Instagram.

Financial compensation
Reimbursement costs


flexible hours are possible  

Additional Information

Please send motivation letter and CV to [email protected]
English: Proficient User C1
French: Proficient User C1
Italian: Proficient User C1
Spanish: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: