Child Participation & Events Intern

Eurochild
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Nov 23

Position description

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

We are looking for a motivated individual witha keen interest in child participation, child protection, event organisation, and general administration. This is an opportunity for those wanting to develop their work experience in these fields and to get to know how an international NGO works. The Child Participation & Events Intern will work directly with the Senior Policy Adviser for Child Rights & Safeguarding, the Child Participation Officer and other members of our team.

Interns are valued members of the secretariat team and make important contributions to the overall work of Eurochild. The Child Participation & Events Intern will be able to gain experience in working in a multicultural team with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the area of children’s rights and EU policies. He/she will be able to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in the area of child participation, children’s rights, child protection, events organisation and EU processes.

Internship period: February 2023 - July 2023 (6 months, with possibility for renewal for another 6 months).
Location: Eurochild Secretariat, Brussels.
Due to Belgian rules, we regret not to be able to open this position to non-EU citizens.
Remuneration: Our interns receive a monthly standard remuneration.
Monthly remuneration of 1250€, plus a home working allowance or public transport costs (depending on office work policy at the time of engagement) and meal tickets.

Responsibilities

The Child Participation & Events Intern will provide assistance to the child participation team to support the smooth running of Eurochild’s child participation activities. This will include diverse tasks such as:

  • Supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Eurochild’s child participation strategy and work;
  • Supporting on logistical and administrative aspects and preparation of documents & material related to children’s participation in Eurochild’s work, meetings and events (including the organisation of the Eurochild Children’s Council meetings and contributing to high-level EU events);
  • Liaising with supporting organisations on practical issues, including child safeguarding requirements, concerning participation of children and young people in Eurochild’s work;
  • Supporting children’s participation in meetings, including helping to facilitate some sessions with children;
  • Supporting the team in implementing and maintaining high standards of child protection.

Candidate requirements

Essential

  • Keen interest in working with children and their supporting organisations;
  • Interest and experience in event organisation and general administration;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, ability to multitask, and high attention to detail;
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Good spoken and written English is a requirement; other EU languages are an asset.

Desirable

  • Relevant educational background or work experience in administration or events;
  • Experience in engaging with children;
  • Experience with use of online events platforms (such as zoom);
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Application instructions

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