Policy & Advocacy Intern

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

Internship period: September 2019 – February 2020 – (6 months)
Location: Eurochild Secretariat, Brussels
Remuneration: Our interns receive a standard monthly remuneration (€797 + monthly transport expenses).

Eurochild is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which promotes the well-being and rights of children and young people at the European level and, through its membership, in the European countries. We are supported financially by the European Commission.

We are looking for an intern to assist in the development and implementation of Eurochild policy priorities, which currently include political advocacy on eradicating child poverty, promoting well-being and mainstreaming of children’s rights in all EU processes. For further information on our advocacy goals please see Eurochild’s recently adopted Strategic Plan 2019-21.


  • Support policy and advocacy team in its work on priorities highlighted above;
  • Monitor developments of European and international policies regarding children’s rights and well-being and report to the policy and advocacy team;
  • Carry out research tasks as required to support ongoing or emergent projects;
  • Support Eurochild working structures (including drafting documents, organising meetings, coordinating inputs, etc.);
  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of relevant events.


  • University degree or relevant experience in children’s rights and well-being/social sciences/political sciences/EU policies;
  • Good understanding of European social policy;
  • Good research skills and understanding of political advocacy at the EU level;
  • Excellent spoken and written English; other EU languages are an asset;
  • Flexibility and readiness to work in a small, interdependent and international team;
  • National-level experience in one of the Eurochild priority areas is a strong asset.

Application instructions

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to interviews between 22-26 August (face-to-face in Brussels or via Skype). The selection process will include a written exercise to be completed prior to the interview. If selected for an interview you will be notified and sent the exercise ahead of the interview in due course. The successful candidate is expected to start on mid-September 2019.

Confidentiality: All information given upon application will be treated in a confidential manner. By submitting your CV you agree Eurochild might contact references provided.

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