Junior Advocacy Officer Traineeship

Cooperatives Europe
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 31

Position description

Cooperative enterprises enable people around the world to become protagonists of their own social and economic development. 

Cooperatives Europe gives a voice to cooperatives enterprises in Europe. On behalf of 84 member organisations, we represent 176.000 enterprises from all sectors of the economy.

Cooperatives Europe’s main activities are to promote and defend the cooperative enterprise model and to provide services to members such as information & research, and a platform for exchange and cooperative development. Cooperatives Europe is the Europe Region of the International Co-operative Alliance. More information is available at: www.coopseurope.coop.

Cooperatives Europe is recruiting a trainee junior advocacy officer for a period of 5 months. Application form and instructions can be found below.

Roles and responsibilities

The intern will conduct and support advocacy activities on specific topics. Key responsibilities are:

  • Monitor EU policies in specific fields such as European entrepreneurship policy, collaborative economy and social economy;
  • Coordinate consultation procedure;
  • Assist the preparation of working group meetings and visibility events;
  • Write meeting minutes and reports;
  • Contribute to the organisation of the office;
  • The intern, under the supervision of the director, will work in close cooperation with the Cooperatives Europe team and its partners.



  • University degree in European studies, Economics or Law;
  • Skills Capacity for analysis and synthesis;
  • Excellent command of English and French, both spoken and written;
  • Good IT and communication skills (word, excel);
  • Ability to work in a small, multi-cultural team.


  • Knowledge of other European languages;
  • Knowledge of cooperative business model;
  • Experience in conducting primary and secondary research with good report writing.


Type of contract: The traineeship will be completed in the framework of “Convention d’immersion professionnelle, under the Belgian Law
Remuneration: The traineeship is remunerated
Starting date and duration: mid-October for 5 months
Location: Rue du Trône, 4-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Notice: Candidates should be eligible to work within the European Union. Candidates need to have, at the time of application, the legal right to work in Belgium. We regret that we are not able to apply for work-permits on their behalf.

Application instructions

Interested candidates are asked to apply by submitting the application form available at https://coopseurope.coop/traineeship-junior-advocacy-officer and a detailed CV to [email protected]. Please mention in the email subject TRAINEESHIP followed by your name.

Deadline for applications is the 15th September 2018 (23h59 CET).

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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