Call for three interns to join our team in Brussels! (European Women's Lobby)

Deadline: 16/01/2019

Join the European Women’s Lobby team in Brussels! During the 6 month period March 2019 - August 2019, we will be recruiting three interns focusing on one of the following three particular areas of work:

Support to European Political Campaigning

Supporting work on our European Parliament 2019 election campaign and a special focus on combatting commercial sexual exploitation, tasks include:

  • Assist and support the EWL’s working groups;
  • Assist and support EWL member-led 50/50 campaign in light of the 2019 European elections;
  • Assist and support the development of major international events, including political advocacy strategy development;
  • Assist and support the EWL’s working groups on ‘Women in Politics’ and ‘SRHR and Sexual Exploitation’;
  • Assist and support in membership engagement in activities;
  • Assistance to the roll out of campaign and lobbying activities.


Gender Budgeting

Assist and support the implementation of the EWL’s Gender Budgeting project, tasks include:

  • Project planning: some experience of Project Cycle Management or equivalent is welcome;
  • Organise a capacity building workshop in the first quarter of 2019 and, building on outcomes, prepare a follow-up workshop to take place in the latter part of 2019;
  • Assist and support the Expert Group;
  • Liaise with EWL team members working directly on the project (research, communications) and indirectly (programme unit, finance/budgets, membership);
  • Assist with the development of information materials and communication tools on the project for internal (EWL members, EWL feminist economics working group, funders) and external stakeholders;
  • Assist in liaising with and reporting to funders.


Membership and Communications, tasks include:

  • Support the Membership and Governance Coordinator with organising the annual European Women’s Forum with EWL Members and the young feminist summer camp;
  • Work with colleagues to improve engagement with EWL Members through internal communications (newsletters, etc) and information management (update database, etc);
  • Assist and support the management of website and social media content (with input of EWL staff and members);
  • Work with the Communications and Media Officer to develop communication actions, supporting EWL advocacy and fundraising objectives;
  • Prepare information and publicity materials (invitations, posters, logos, flyers, gadgets, videos, banners, postcards) for various audiences.


Are you the right person for an internship at the European Women’s Lobby?

  • Please read this call for applications carefully before you apply. All information on how to apply, tasks, necessary skills and conditions is here.
  • We are recruiting three interns for full time positions focusing on the above mentioned three specific areas of work
  • When completing the application form, please address the questions point by point and in detail, to help us identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the internship effectively.
  • As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates, we will generally give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed.

EWL is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across civil society. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and/or minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people with a migrant background and people from the LGBT+ community. Applicants must be able to work and reside in Belgium. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees and members feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.

Interested candidates are requested to submit

  • A CV in Word or PDF (name your file as follow ’Last name-CV’)
  • Filled-in application form in Word or PDF (name your file as follow ’Last name-application form-title of preferred internship’)
  • Send this all by e-mail to mentioning in the subject line:
  • ‘Application for EWL internship 2019 / YOUR NAME’
  • Applications not respecting the instructions for completing and submitting the application will not be considered.
  • Closing date for applications is 16 January at 23:59 CET.
  • Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at the end of January/beginning of February. Interviews through Skype can be envisaged. The ideal candidate should be able to start on 4 March 2019.
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