Advocacy Internship – EuroMed Rights, Brussels office

Deadline : 20 Oct 2019

Position: Internship

Duration: 6 months (full time)

Starting: As soon as possible

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Remuneration: CIP – Internship Convention 796,91€/ month + public transport + lunch vouchers

Work permit: Position open to EU citizens or applicants with a valid work permit in Belgium

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Brussels office in its advocacy-related work. The internship will start as soon as possible for a period of six months.

Tasks and assignments

The intern will work under the supervision of, and according to priorities set by the Advocacy and Training Officer – s/he will be part of a team headed by the Advocacy Director. The following tasks are to be undertaken:

  • Support the Advocacy and Training Officer and the Advocacy Director with the practical and logistic organisation of advocacy activities, including sending invitation letters, setting up meetings, booking hotels, etc.;
  • Support the implementation of relevant advocacy activities, including drafting letters and briefing papers;
  • Monitor EU, UN activities/calendars relevant to the Euro-Mediterranean region, and inform EuroMed Rights staff and members, e.g. by drafting a newsletter;
  • Participate in various meetings, take notes, and prepare meeting reports and minutes;
  • Maintain and update the database of advocacy contacts, when relevant in cooperation with the Communication Department.

Profile, skills and background

  • University Degree (may be ongoing) in European Studies, Human Rights, Law, Political and Social Science – other degrees may also be considered;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights, in NGOs dealing with the EU/MENA;
  • Fluency in both English and French (oral and written). Applicants who do not match these language requirements will not be considered. Knowledge of Arabic will be an asset;
  • Computer literacy in Word (at least basic Excel knowledge is required);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to details;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure

How to apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send – by Sunday 20 October 2019 – at: job.brussels@euromedrights.net:

  • Your CV;
  • A document (max. 1 page, in English) in which you respond to the following:
  1.  What do you think you can bring to EuroMed Rights, and why?
  2.  Describe a recent experience in which you have played a key role
  3.  What practical steps would you follow if you had to organise an advocacy mission to Italy in three weeks for a delegation of four Tunisian NGO representatives to discuss migration issues?

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 29 October 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights was founded in January 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration of November 1995 and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP). It is the coordinating body of about eighty human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over thirty countries. EuroMed Rights organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.

Rooted in civil society, EuroMed Rights seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region, i.e. networking aimed at strengthening the capacity of members to act and interact within the context of the region and the Barcelona process, and other EU-Arab cooperation frameworks.

The EuroMed Rights head office is situated in Copenhagen. The organisation has also offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, kindly visit our website at www.euromedrights.org.

EuroMed Rights aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, color, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.