Policy & Legal Team Trainee

European Network of Equality Bodies- Equinet
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
  • Posted
    Dec 20

Position description

The Equinet Secretariat is opening a 6 month-long traineeship position for the period January/February- July/August 2022, in order to assist the team of nine staff members based in Brussels. The trainee will in particular assist the legal and policy team in carrying out activities and tasks related to the delivery of the activities planned in 2022.

This is a fulltime (38 hours/week) paid traineeship to be performed remotely and at the Equinet secretariat, located in Brussels, Belgium (if situation allows). The traineeship fits into the framework of a Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle under Belgian law with a monthly compensation of EUR 1,200 per month and includes the reimbursement of commuting costs (if working at the office) along with EUR 8 face-value meal vouchers (one per day worked, only valid in Belgium), 13 days of holiday and paid sick leave.

This legal scheme helps recent graduates in getting a first professional experience in a field related to the main focus of their studies. The traineeship is expected to start as a remote work position but we hope to welcome you to the office in Brussels once the situation allows.

The internship will only start once the authorization has been received from Brussels professional education authorities (Bruxelles Formation). This process can take up to 10 working days following submission of the request.


Policy and Legal

  • Support in designing various events for Equinet, including awareness-raising events for external partners and capacity-building events for Equinet members.
  • Support in drafting and editing internal and external documents prepared by the Legal and Policy team, including for instance Equinet reports for publication, internal briefing notes in support of meetings with external stakeholders and submissions to relevant EU consultations.
  • Support in creating content for Equinet’s Equality Blog, including editing blog posts, liaising with external blogpost authors and potentially drafting own blog posts.
  • Monitoring legal and policy developments on equal treatment, anti-discrimination and gender equality at European level, including monitoring case law of the ECtHR and CJEU.
  • Assistance in collecting content for Equinet newsletters and other materials.


  • Contribute to the successful development and delivery of the Equinet events planned for the period covered, with a particular focus on the content and policy aspects.
  • Take minutes and support the production of event summaries and evaluation reports.
  • Attend external events on behalf of Equinet and report back to the team.

Network Administration

  • Support in technical reporting for the grant received by the European Commission, particularly by extracting relevant data for the Monitoring & Evaluation framework.

Other tasks

  • Any additional tasks in consultation and discussion with the Line Manager and team as appropriate.

Application instructions

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