Internship at EFSC

The European Federation for Street Children (EFSC) is a Brussels-based association committed on a non-profit basis to the improvement of the rights and situations of children at risk and particularly street children. As a European network, it acts as a platform for lobbying and advocacy towards the European Union, it provides non-governmental organisations committed to this cause with information and advice concerning all children and youth-related policies and assistance programmes of the EU and facilitates the exchange of best practice between them.

The intern would assist EFSC in the following activities:
-Daily Monitoring and research on the internet to investigate existing programs related to children, and obtain
regular updates on new EU legislation & reports;
-Research for the Advocacy and Lobbying area (new EU legislation & reports, seminars, public events)
-Assisting in the draft of advocacy and lobbying letters, possibly taking part in meetings with EU officials;
-Assist with lobbying the EU institutions and national ministries regarding assistance programmes and grants for
projects and core costs;
-Identifying possible business sponsors and donors; enhancement for relations with the potential sponsors;
compiling applications for sponsorship;
-Assist with compilation and enhancement of the database for targeted mailing use on news, conferences,
seminars, etc.;
-Assist with website updates, (possible) content production, proofreading;
-Assist with compilation and enhancement of the database for targeted mailing use on news, conferences,
seminars, etc;
-Provide support in the organization of seminars, conferences and meetings

The successful candidate should have the following qualities and skills:
Some knowledge of the European Union Institutions.
Some background in international/European politics/affairs, either through a course or other experience.
Fluent in oral and written English. Fluency in other major European languages, such as French, Italian, German or Spanish would be an advantage.
An ability to work independently with strong personal initiative.
Strong strategic approach and excellent research skills.
An ability to organise, priorities and manage several concurrent tasks.
An interest in the European Union legislative process.

Sista ansökningsdag: 2010-05-15

Tel: +352 27 44 51