Intern, Open Society European Policy Institute (Fall 2020). Brussels. Posting Date: 06/18/2020. Deadline: 07/02/2020
The Open Society European Policy Institute is the EU policy and advocacy branch of the Open Society Foundations network, based in Brussels. It works to influence and inform decision-making on EU laws, policy, funding, and external action to maintain and promote open societies in Europe and beyond.
During your internship, you will help us advance our mission on issues such as human rights, democratic governance, justice and rule of law, socioeconomic justice, equality and anti-discrimination, migration and asylum, digital rights, foreign policy, economic governance, climate justice, media freedom, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
As we aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the values and populations we support, we strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified members of underrepresented and underprivileged segments of the population. We encourage applications from students and recent graduates of public academic institutions, colleges and post-secondary schools that serve peripheral areas and less developed regions . Relevant experience in activism or volunteering may be considered as an asset in place of formal tertiary education.
• Familiarity with European politics and/or policies at EU, national or local level.
• Highly motivated, reliable, proactive and eager to learn;
• Good listening and communication skills, with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
• Good organisational skills;
• Comfortable with Word, Excel and Power Point as well as with learning new systems;
• Good command of spoken and written English.
• Demonstrated experience in grassroots activism, social work, volunteering in the non-profit sector or field work with vulnerable and marginalized people is a strong asset;
• Fluency in languages other than English is an asset.
• Support OSEPI's advocacy by drafting policy documents and reports, participating in advocacy meetings and helping to organize policy events;
• Gather information and produce reports from meetings with institutional and civil society representatives;
• Monitor EU legislative and policy processes and help identify relevant people and initiatives;
• Assist with logistical or administrative tasks such as organizing internal meetings.
Internship duration: September 1, 2020 to February 26, 2021
Competitive rates of pay apply.
We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.