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Sustainable Development

Research assistant Fake News and Disinformation (Internship)

(5-6 Months)


Brussels, Belgium (remotely based)


PILOT4DEV is an independent initiative that connects stakeholders involved in the areas of Sustainable Development, Social Inclusion and Resilience. We work in a very multi-disciplinary approach involving key topics such as Governance, Dialogue, Cities’ transformation, Civic and women’s rights, Peace and Stability, and the Sustainable development Goals.

Pilot4dev is currently involved in 4 different EU-funded projects :

We are currently offering a 6-month internship as Project Research Assistant to support the organisation.

Main missions:

  • Identify Fake news on the war in Ukraine and Climate Change
  • Make a desk review of literature on Disinformation, AI and Fake News, as well as on the policies of the social media platforms of the European institutions.
  • Organize interviews with key stakeholders in Brussels under the supervision of the director.
  • Take note during the interviews and provide interviews transcriptions
  • Supporting the work of the Director with the organisation, delivery and follow-up of the projects (activity reports);
  • Assisting with desk-research and drafting research and analysis on topics related to the missions of Pilot4dev;
  • Contributing to the creation of program material for our meetings, publishing preparation, and article requests;
  • Assistance with the organization of webinars, events, study visits, trainings and calls;
  • Supporting the communication activities of the organisation including with the website and the social media;
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date databases (e.g. entering data, creating mailing lists).

Required profile:

  • Current student in a related field in their last year student placement (European Studies / Security/ Media/Communication/ International Relations / Environmental sciences/ Resilience/ Climate/ Development/ Humanitarian Aid/ Research …);
  • Savvy with websites and social media
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and of EU decision-making;
  • Enthusiasm for EU policy making and projects and a willingness to learn;
  • A keen interest in the topic of fake news and disinformation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google analytics ), familiarity with Zoom, Canva; ChatGPT and others
  • Fluent English, good knowledge of French and or other EU language is an asset;
  • Good organisational skills and time management;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in an international environment.


The internship is not paid but the intern will receive an allowance of 250 Euros a month. The applicant must be registered in a university.

The internship is for a six-month period and based in Brussels starting in April 2024. The intern can use the shared offices at Tour and Taxi up to 10 days a month.

How to apply?

To apply, please send:

  • your CV (1-page maximum)
  • a cover letter (1-page maximum)
  • if possible, an example of your writing or social media work

to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. putting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in copy, indicating the following reference in the email’s subject line:

“your name IN CAPITALS + Project assistant”

The closing date for applications is the 12th of April at midnight (CET). Interviews will take place the 15th of April.

We will unfortunately be unable to provide feedback to all candidates. You will however receive an answer.



Sustainable cities

Gender Equality

Governance & Dialogue

Peace Stability

is an independent initiative that connects global stakeholders active in Pilot development initiatives in the areas of Climate, Cities, Governance, Conflicts/Stability, the Environment and more generally the implementation of SDGs including Gender Equality.

Co-funded by EU

This project is co-funded by the European Union


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