Mashreq Internship – EuroMed Rights – Brussels office

Deadline : 19 Feb 2020

Position: Intern

Duration: 5 months (full time)

Starting: 5 March 2020

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Remuneration: 796,91€/month+ public transport + lunch vouchers, based on the Belgian “convention d’immersion professionnelle”

Pre-requisite: Valid EU working permit – candidates without a working permit will not be considered

Interview: 26, 27 or 28 February 2020

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a motivated intern to assist the Mashreq team in its work.

Description of tasks

The intern will assist the Mashreq team under the overall supervision of, and according to priorities set by the Mashreq advocacy coordinator. The team is also composed of an advocacy officer and an assistant. The following tasks are to be performed:

  • Support the Mashreq team with the practical and logistical organisation of activities, including sending invitation letters, setting up meetings, booking hotels, flights and trains, etc.;
  • 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 in European studies, human rights, law, political and social science. Other degrees may also be considered if combined with academic or practical experience of EU affairs, e.g. within an EU institution or a relevant ministry/embassy of an EU member state;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights, NGOs of the EU/Middle East;
  • Previous experience in events organisation and coordination of logistics;
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is imperative. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Computer literacy in Word, basic Excel knowledge;
  • Self-motivated, well-organised, able to work independently and efficiently under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to details.

How to apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send the following documents by Wednesday 19 February 2020 to Marie Picalausa, Senior Human Resource Officer, at

  • 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 a conference with 30 participants from the MENA region in Stockholm?

The interview will take place on 26, 27 or 28 February 2020. 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 80 human rights organisations and institutions as well as individuals from over 30 countries. EuroMed Rights’ organisational structure is built on a general assembly, an executive committee, working groups and a secretariat.

Rooted in civil society the Network 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 also has offices in Brussels and Tunis. For further information, visit our website at

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.