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Job Title: Communication Intern at EUCOMS Network
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Organization: Trimbos Institute
Posted: 4/4/2018
Type: Internship
Classification: International Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Utrecht,      Netherlands
Compensation: Monthly stipend
Position Description: This position is aimed at a current bachelor’s or master’s student who is interested in implementing and developing skills in marketing, communication, website management and networking, and is keen on learning about ways of working within the international field of mental health. Affinity with social media, digital design and project managed is preferred.

Main responsibilities Develop and implement an online platform to connect network partners from Europe and beyond and to facilitate the knowledge exchange in the field of community mental health care. You will become part of the secretariat of the network based at the Trimbos Institute and work closely together with the network chair, coordinator, public liaison officer the secretary and the key international network partners. The responsibilities will include: - The development and implementation of a communication strategy with specific focus on the website and social media; - Maintaining the English language website - Building social media presence to reach the EUCOMS target group; - Editing lay-out of and placement of website and social media content collected from network partners; - Editing and lay-out of promotion materials such as save-the-dates, invitations, flyers, infographics etc.

Qualifications: *Requirements*

Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in International Health or Public Health; Fluent in English, other languages considered as an asset; Good graphic design skills; Excellent writing skills in English are required and must be demonstrated through prior writing samples/publications/reports; A ‘can-do’ attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

Organization Description: The Trimbos Institute conducts research on issues related to mental health and addiction. The experts at the Trimbos Institute put research findings into practice to support policymakers, educators, and professionals who provide mental health and addiction services.

The Trimbos Institute develops, implements, and disseminates a full range of information, research findings, and policy advice on mental illness, addictions, recreational drugs, and alcohol for a diverse set of stakeholders, such as clients, caregivers, service providers, decision makers, and the general public. This information includes health education information, academic reports and journal articles, training manuals and courses for healthcare professionals, and guidelines for policymakers.

Researchers and specialists from Trimbos work according to disease management models, centering on collaborative, client-centered, evidence-based, coordinated care. The Trimbos Institute focuses on monitoring, prevention, and treatment, and on the quality and organization of care.

Closing Date: 8/20/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Bethany Hipple Walters,  Communication Intern
Contact Location:

Utrecht    3521VS
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  Utrecht    3521VS
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How to Apply: For more information about the vacancy please contact Bethany Hipple Walters, Health Services Researcher, Department Trimbos International.

This internship is limited to EU passport holders and currently enrolled students. Ineligible inquiries will not receive a reply.

This position is limited to those who can legally work in the Netherlands. No assistance with obtaining a work visa can be provided at this time.

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) in English to, with subject title “communication internship”

Additional Information: : Jan’s Internship Testimonial

I am a 22-year old psychology student in Leiden and I recently completed a three-month internship at the International department of the Trimbos Institute, Utrecht. Trimbos International is primarily concerned with improving the state mental health internationally and on a large scale. The TI team is a very friendly and pleasant team to work with. Trimbos International makes a big impact in multiple countries and gets funding from reputable organizations from all around the world. Trimbos International is a fast- growing department and this makes it a setting where growth, change, and innovation are experienced first-hand. If you are a determined, aspiring professional looking to develop your career psychology, policy, or project implementation, then Trimbos International is a good place for you! Below are some examples of things that I’ve done and learned in my time as an intern, you could expect similar things. Note that an average commitment or motivation will not satisfy the team or the work that it needs to produce!

- Learn the important deliverables of a project and what is needed for successful implementation

- Become acquainted with current stakeholders and organizations in various fields of mental health

- Practice professional communication

- Learn to take meeting minutes

- Practice review of evidence

- Learn about practice evaluation

- Learn specific writing formats needed for different kinds of tasks (like clinical guidelines or reports)

- Learn topics related to ethics when concerned with research on human subjects

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