Student Internship in the Policy and Advocacy Team

CONCORD - European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Feb 24

Position description

The intern will support CONCORD’s general Policy and Advocacy work with the focus on the migration and bi-regional EU-Latin America relations. This internship will let the student to get a direct experience with policy and advocacy work of the Development cooperation. It will enrich their knowledge on diverse issues of the development cooperation, increase her/his ability to draft relevant documents, ability to enhance the engagement of members in order to develop and advocate for CONCORD’s positions and boost her/his logistical skills through organizing meetings/conferences. Furthermore it’s an opportunity working in a professional and enthusiastic team.

We are looking for an intern who is passionate, motivated, creative, cooperative, and outgoing.

The intern will be part of the CONCORD Policy and Advocacy team in CONCORD Secretariat and will closely work with all members of the Team.

The intern will support the work of the P&A Coordinators in different areas of CONCORD work.

The overall coordination of the Team is overseen by the Head of Policy and Advocacy in ensuring the implementation of the team work plan.

Main responsibilities and tasks

The role involves supporting the work related to the implementation of key police processes, activities and events in the first semester of 2017, following key advocacy moments, the Maltese EU Presidency, and ongoing relationship of CONCORD Confederation with the European Institutions and its members.

  • Support in implementing the CONCORD Policy and Advocacy work plan especially in the areas of migration and bi-regional EU-Latin America relations
  • Help in organising central activities
  • Help in implementing the policy and advocacy priorities
  • Help in preparing documents, e.g. reports and minutes of meetings
  • Assist and attend activities when required
  • Help in coordinating the cross-sectorial cooperation and advocacy work
  • Help gathering inputs for CONCORD’s Policy and Advocacy work from relevant structures and sources
  • Assist with the preparation of communication material, e.g. regular newsletters
  • Support in giving newsfeeds and updates to any other communication channels as appropriate (newsletters of other organizations, web sites etc.) and following the relevant media
  • Participation in relevant meetings or conferences

Experience and conditions (please, read this carefully)

The internship must be part of a school curricula; the intern must be enrolled in a study programme during the internship.

The school/ institute/ University must provide an internship convention that will be signed between the intern, the school and CONCORD at the beginning of the internship.

The internship will take place in 2017 (full time – 5 days a week), based in Brussels. It is unpaid.

For 3 months (renewable up to 6 months), starting March 2017 (if possible) 



The Intern’s university studies will preferably be in development studies, political science, EU studies, international communication.


The intern’s performance will be monitored and evaluated according to the process required by his/her school or university.

Desirable Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eager to take initiative
  • Team player capable of working under pressure and in a small, dynamic and multi-cultural NGO environment
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Spanish
  • Strong computer skills
  • French or other European languages are assets

Application instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter (in English) setting out your reasons for applying for the internship and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: [email protected]

Please indicate clearly in the subject line of your email: APPLICATION TO INTERNSHIP.

Short listing and interviews:

Short listing is based on CV and cover letter. Successful candidates will be asked to attend a face to face or skype interview.

Please note that due to the large number of expected applications only successful candidates will be contacted. In advance, we thank all candidates for their interest.

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