Call for a Policy Trainee
Inclusion Europe is looking for a motivated and committed individual to join our team in Brussels for 6 months, starting on 1 March 2018, at the latest. If you are passionate about disability rights and policies, have good writing and oral skills, you might be just the person for us. The intern will work closely with the Inclusion Europe’s Policy officer and Executive Director on key policy actions, will participate in meetings with EU institutions and civil society organisations and support the organisation of key events.
- Monitors and analyses relevant disability policy related updates both at the national, European and international level.
- Contributes to draft policy briefs and background documents as well as position paper.
- Participates in drafting responses to European (EU institutions and Council of Europe) and International (CRPD Committee, Special Rapporteur) consultations.
- Participates in external meetings with different European institutions and organisations, and draft related reports.
- Assists in the organisation of internal events and stakeholder consultations.
Candidate profile (skills, knowledge and interest):
- Previous experience in a European NGO on human right and/or disability issues is strongly recommended.
- Education preferably in political sciences, international relations, journalism, law.
- Good knowledge of disability related policies at both International and European level is required.
- Good knowledge of the functioning of the European Union institutions and EU policy-making processes is an asset.
- Good command of English, both spoken and written. A good command of French and/or Spanish is desirable. Additional languages are an asset.
- Ability to organize one’s own work and manage one’s own time.
- Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others and towards shared objectives.
- Appropriate computer skills (Microsoft Office package).
- Strong interpersonal skills and good team player.
- Valid work permit for Belgium.
The contract will be governed by the Belgian law on ‘professional immersion’ and will provide the successful candidate with an income of 781 euros per month (before taxes), plus meal vouchers.
The traineeship should start on 1 March 2018 at the latest, and last for six months. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a detailed CV, a cover letter highlighting your previous experience and achievements to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 January 2018. Due to the large number of expected applications, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.