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Call for applications for two paid six-month internships

[Brussels, 2 July 2019] We are recruiting two paid interns for a six-month period from September 2019 to February 2020. The interns will work in the EWL Secretariat in Brussels, and will support our Policy and Campaigns Hub (PCH). The PCH plays a central role in EWL external work through EWL campaigns and policy/advocacy work. The PCH’s role is to transform EWL vision and priorities into strategies/campaigns/advocacy to reach EWL goals. We develop campaigns with our members, and identify and implement, strategies, actions and strategic alliances. During the six month period September 2019-February 2020, the two internships will focus on one of the following two particular policy areas, while supporting an overall advocacy mobilisation strategy within the Policy and Campaigns Hub: Combating violence against women/sexual exploitation and Feminist economics/gender budgeting.

The overall role for both posts include:
Working with PCH staff on delivery of our post-European Elections Action Plan:
• Supporting members and partners in their advocacy efforts towards the European Institutions;
• Communicating with key political contacts in the European Institutions to ensure their engagement with our work;
• Drafting materials to describe our calls for change to political actors;
• Support the PCH in the development and delivery of campaign strategies;
• Liaising with our members and partners

For the specific posts, please refer to the application pack below .

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 22 July at 23:59 CET.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at the beginning of August. Interviews through Skype can be envisaged. The ideal candidate should be able to start at the beginning of September 2019.

Data protection
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is committed to fully comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018. We can confirm that the information you provide us in the application form is only intended to be used for the process of selecting candidates for the position advertised. We will keep your information safe and we will only share with the EWL staff and hired consultant who deals with the recruitment for this post. We will store your information electronically for a period of 12 weeks in a safe space, only accessible to the EWL staff involved in the recruitment. After 6 months time, all the information you provided us will be entirely discarded and no record will be kept. If you would like this information to be discarded before that date, you can simply email us at and we will proceed with your request. If you are hired for the position, EWL will then store your CV and application form in your Human Resources files.

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