Mashreq Internship

Deadline : 6 Jan 2019

Position: Intern
Duration: 6 months (full time)
Starting: January 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Remuneration: 751€/ 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
Application deadline
: 6 January 2019, midnight CET

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;
  • Keen interest and preferably proven work experience in the protection of human rights, NGOs of the EU/Middle East;
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is imperative. Knowledge of Arabic will be 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.

To apply

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send the following documents by Sunday 6 January 2019 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 The Hague?

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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