The IRC is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Intern for the Brussels office.
Role and duties
The Intern will be part of the IRC Policy and Advocacy team and will report to the Advisor in Conflict and Migration. In this role s/he will be primarily support IRC policy and advocacy work on mixed migration along the Central Mediterranean Route, while also supporting our work on resettlement and integration as well as other issues covered by the Brussels Office.
The Intern’s main responsibilities will be to:
- Monitor and analyse the latest developments in the European Institutions, Member States and the media for relevant humanitarian aspects and ensure this information is shared with relevant colleagues;
- Assist with maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders in EU institutions, Permanent Representations, International Organisations and NGOs; attend and report on relevant meetings/events as required;
- Assist in the organisation of events, meetings and conferences, with both internal and external stakeholders;
- Assist with drafting and disseminating reports, briefings, letters, minutes and all relevant external and internal documents, including supporting media outreach;
- Assist with research on how the EU and EU Member States address humanitarian crises, migration, forced displacement, integration and other humanitarian/development issues in their external and internal policies.
- Graduate Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Humanitarian Studies or a relevant field;
- Strong understanding of the functioning of EU institutions, particularly the EU’s External Action and the Common European Asylum System (CEAS);
- Experience of working with/in the European Parliament, the European External Action Service, DG HOME, DG DEVCO or DG ECHO is considered an asset;
- Knowledge about issues related to refugee protection, migration policy and humanitarian aid is highly desirable;
- Familiarity with current debates on humanitarian and development issues in the EU and its relations with partner countries;
- Strong research, analysis and reporting skills, with excellent writing skills and the ability to undertake research quickly and write under pressure;
- Strong organisational skills, with an eye for detail and a demonstrated ability to multi-task and plan ahead;
- Strong communication skills, including excellent (spoken and written) English required; proficiency in French or German is considered an asset;
- Proactive and able to work well independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, challenging non-profit setting;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, friendly personable manner, with ability to work in a multinational team.
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