European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Internship: Annual Review researcher and copywriter

ILGA-Europe are looking for an Annual Review Intern to work with the staff team in Brussels.

This is a paid internship that will run from 4 September 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Deadline for applications: Monday, 29 May 2017, 17.00 CET


Please note that we will only accept properly completed application forms.

*We will not accept CVs.

* Applications that do not meet the basic requirements set out below (including the start date and duration of the program) will not be considered. 

* Unsolicited placement of this advertisement in other media is not appreciated.

**For this internship, priority will be given to individuals affiliated to ILGA-Europe member organisations.**

Since 2011, ILGA-Europe have published an Annual Review as part of the Rainbow Europe package. This publication tracks the main events for the LGBTI movement in Europe over one calendar year, dedicating individual chapters to four intergovernmental institutions and 49 European countries. The Annual Review Intern will be critical to the success of the 2018 Annual Review.  


  • Monitoring and researching major legal, policy, and social advances for LGBTI equality in the countries and institutions where ILGA-Europe work.
  • Collating information from a wide variety of sources and, where necessary, clarifying details with relevant LGBTI experts at national level. 
  • Drafting concise chapters, using standardised thematic headings, for countries and institutions.
  • Maintaining a log of major developments, trends and highlights for Annual Review editors. 
  • Writing content for the Rainbow Europe web module, as required. 

The intern will be given opportunities to take part in events organised by partners and European institutions in Brussels (where relevant and appropriate). 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Very strong research skills 
  • Excellent written and editing skills - fluency in English is essential for this position (good knowledge of other languages will be considered an asset)
  • Experience writing reports and/or managing projects; a background in communications/journalism would be advantageous 
  • Capacity to work in a team and autonomously; ability to follow-up on time and multitask
  • Knowledge of human rights and LGBTI equality issues
  • Demonstrated clear commitment and enthusiasm for organisational values, goals and policies, including those related to equality
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity

ILGA-Europe welcomes applicants from outside the EU. However, due to Belgian regulations, we are only in a position to accept applications from non-EU citizens who are 30 years of age or younger.

The internship is for a four-month period (4 September-31 December 2017). Interns will receive a stipend (a gross amount of €1.531,93 which corresponds approximately to a net of €1.200). ILGA-Europe will also cover the travel costs to/from Brussels. The secretariat will, to the best of its ability, provide assistance in finding accommodation for the duration of the internship.


Please send us the completed application form and a one-page writing sample (a short article or other piece of writing that demonstrates your writing skills in English). 

The application should be sent to (Ref: ANNUAL REVIEW INTERNSHIP) by 17.00 CET on Monday 29 May 2017

Please note that CVs will not be accepted. 

Skype interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates in the week beginning 5 June. Candidates are expected to be able to start their internship on 4 September 2017.

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


ILGA-Europe are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to opposing direct and indirect discrimination on grounds of disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, or any other grounds. 

Trans/gender-variant individuals, as well as people from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ILGA-Europe’s equal opportunity policy applies both to ILGA-Europe’s implementation of its work programme, and its employment practices. We will do all within our power to apply the above policies in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices.