Atlantic Cities’ Internship Offers

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Created in 2000, the association “Atlantic Cities” is a European association representing the interests and initiatives of local authorities (cities, metropolises, provinces…) of the western part of Europe, also called “Atlantic Arc” (western part of France / United Kingdom, northern Spain, the Canary Islands and the whole of Ireland and Portugal). It now comprises more than 355 municipalities and 4.5 million inhabitants of the European Atlantic coast.

Its objectives are two: to defend the interests of Atlantic local authorities and to facilitate joint projects at European level. Based in Rennes, it is now a representative organisation, namely:

  1. The only network of local authorities in the Atlantic Arc
  2. An expert by the European institutions
  3. Composed by local authorities of all sizes and shapes
  4. Founding member of C4C (“Cities for Cooperation”)

As part of the Atlantic Futures programme, the association regularly opens places for young people in training interested in the international/European field.

Internship Offer 1: European Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs Project

Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) is a project designed to support young talent and their education, entrepreneurship and employability through the development of creative and technological skills. It is co-funded by the ERDF as part of INTERREG Atlantic Area. The project aims to develop an innovative model to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, who are in school or looking for a job, by targeting the attractive sector of the creative industries. The Atlantic Cities Association is the partner in charge of European capitalisation.


  1. Support for the association’s participation in project events: partner meetings, international creative jams, presentations.
  2. Support for the project’s activity and financial reports
  3. Support for the implementation of Atlantic Futures and AYCH Kids
  4. Contribution to the European capitalisation of the project, notably in the transfer to other Atlantic territories as part of the association’s 20 anniversary.

Internship offer 2: European EURE Project

The EURE project is funded under the INTERREG EUROPE programme and focuses on the development of urban environmental policies, particularly in the energy sector. The project aims to promote improved urban policies for the development of a more sustainable economy. The Atlantic Cities Network is one of nine project partners working to identify each country’s best experiences in urban environmental policy. To do so, they will use various political instruments, such as the operational programme of the European Regional Development Fund of Brittany (France).


  1. Support for the association’s participation in project events: partner and expert meetings, stakeholder group meetings, presentations.
  2. Support for the project’s activity and financial reports
  3. Support identifying best practices for sustainable urban development
  4. Contribution to the dissemination and co-participation of Atlantic Cities in the project, particularly in the context of the association’s 20th anniversary


Master’s level in Law, Social Sciences, Politics or Economics, with a possible specialisation in the European Union.


– Synthesis and writing skills

– Know how to work within a delimited framework with fixed deadlines

– Knowledge of the project cycle and the INTERREG logic

– Mastery of computer tools

– Foreign languages: English B2 and French B1 mandatory. Spanish and Portuguese appreciated.

The trainee must be able to provide an educational convention as part of a training course (master, Erasmus, Youth Guarantee)


Applications (CV in mother tongue and cover letter in English) must be sent by 20/01/2020 to . They must include a letter of recommendation with a telephone number, or, if necessary, the contact information of a reference person.

Please note that each internship must be applied differently.

Those shortlisted will answer an online questionnaire (1 hour) on 27/01/2020. An interview is also scheduled, via Skype, on February 10.

Please note that, as part of Atlantic Futures, any application receives brief feedback on its strengths and weaknesses.

Dates: 5 months in 2020 (March-July or September-January)