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Policy & Advocacy Intern

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Belgium  Brussels, Belgium
Internship, Science/Research, English

Job Description:

Policy & Advocacy Intern


Brussels, Belgium

Internship period: March 2022 - August 2022 (6 months).
Location: (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat, Brussels (currently working remotely given COVID19 measures, but this may change in line with national regulations. Remote work should still be based in Belgium).
Remuneration: Our interns receive a monthly standard remuneration (estimated 830EUR + home working allowance 129.48EUR + internet allowance 20EUR. When back to the office 49EUR transport costs).

(COMPANY NAME) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. We are supported financially by the European Commission.

We are looking for an intern to assist in the development and implementation of (COMPANY NAME) policy priorities, which currently include political advocacy on eradicating child poverty, promoting well-being and mainstreaming of children's rights in all EU processes. For further information on our advocacy goals please see (COMPANY NAME)'s adopted Strategic Plan 2xxx-x1. (To note - we are currently developing a new Strategic Plan 2xxx-xxx6).


* Support policy and advocacy team in its work on priorities highlighted above;

* Monitor developments of European and international policies regarding children's rights and well-being and report to the policy and advocacy team;

* Carry out research tasks as required to support ongoing projects;

* Draft articles and info pieces for (COMPANY NAME)'s website or member organisations;

* Support (COMPANY NAME) working structures (including drafting documents, organising meetings, coordinating inputs, etc.);

* Assist in the preparation and follow-up of relevant events.


* University degree or relevant experience in children's rights and well-being/social sciences/political sciences/public policy/EU policies;

* Good understanding of European social policy and funding mechanisms;

* Good research skills and understanding of political advocacy at the EU level;

* Excellent spoken and written English; other EU languages are an asset;

* Flexibility and readiness to work in a small, interdependent and international team;

* National-level experience in one of the (COMPANY NAME) priority areas is a strong asset.

Are you interested?

To apply:

Please complete this online form in English and also upload your CV (pdf).

Deadline for applications: Thursday 27 January 2022, midnight (CET).

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to interviews on Friday 4th February 2022 (via Skype). The selection process will include a written exercise to be completed prior to the interview. If selected for an interview you will be notified and sent the exercise ahead of the interview. The successful candidate is expected to start in March 2022. If you are not contacted by us by 11 February, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. We thank you for your interest in (COMPANY NAME) and wish you every success in your future.

Confidentiality: All information given upon application will be treated in a confidential manner and according to (COMPANY NAME)'s privacy policies. By submitting your CV you agree that (COMPANY NAME) can contact the references provided.

(COMPANY NAME) is an equal opportunity employer. We are guided by the principle of nondiscrimination on any ground, and we apply such principle in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices

Source: Company website
Posted on: 14 Jan 2022
Type of job: Internship
Languages: English
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