Internship

ILGA-Europe is seeking an intern from September to December to work with the staff team in Brussels. This is a paid internship.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday, 27 August (10.00 CET).

NOTE:

  • We will only accept properly completed application forms. We will not accept CVs.
  • Applications that do not meet the basic requirements set-out below will not be considered
  • Unsolicited placement of this advertisement in other media is not appreciated

RESPONSIBILITIES

· To carry out background research and draft documents to support ILGA-Europe’s policy work (in particular in relation to issues of health, education, asylum)

  • To support the planning and implementation of events and seminars in support of ILGA-Europe’s policy agenda
  • To contribute to collection of information and data towards the production of ILGA-Europe’s 2014 Annual Review
  • To support activities related to ILGA-Europe’s diversity work

The intern will also be given opportunities to take part in events organised by partners and European institutions in Brussels (where relevant and appropriate). The intern will also be attending the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Riga from 8-11 October 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated event organising skills
  • Knowledge of human rights international standards and equality issues
  • Knowledge of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English essential ; good knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset
  • Capacity to work in a team and autonomously; Ability to follow-up on time and multitask
  • Computer literacy and excellent IT skills, including use of web and social media;
  • Demonstrate clear commitment and enthusiasm for organisational values, goals and policies, including those related to equality.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Due to Belgian regulations, ILGA-Europe is only in a position to accept applicants who have a valid work permit in the European Union for this internship.

CONDITIONS

The internship is for a 3 ½ -month period (mid-September to December 2014). Interns will receive a stipend of 1200€/month (net). ILGA-Europe will also cover the travel costs to/from Brussels. The secretariat will provide assistance in finding accommodation for the duration of the internship to the best of its ability.

APPLICATIONS

Please send us the completed application form and a writing sample (one page, short article or other piece of writing that demonstrate the applicants’ writing skills in English). Please note that no CVs will be accepted.

The application should be sent to Tom Donley, Finance Manager (Ref: POLICY INTERNSHIP) by Wednesday, 27 August (10.00 CET). Phone interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates the first week of September.

We apologise in advance that we can only respond to applicants that make it to the stage of an interview.

***ILGA-Europe is an equal opportunities employer.

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