Intern - EU Policy

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 26, 2016
Temporary Administrative/Environmental Support Environmental Protection Sustainability Water Quality Waste Management/Recycling

Job Description

The internship is a 6 month position.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The IUCN Brussels team is looking for a highly motivated intern for a period of 6 months to provide support to the policy work of the office. Under the supervision of the IUCN European Senior Policy Manager, the intern will support work related to European Policy. The intern will also support the organization of meetings and events internally and in collaboration with the EU Institutions, as well as external communication activities of the office related to EU policy.

This assignment will include the following responsibilities:
• Assist in the IUCN’s European marine policy work, in particular support in the actions related with the process of preparation of a European Strategy for Plastics by 2017 –with a focus on marine litter–, as well as in the exploration of the use of IUCN tools in support of marine conservation and the implementation of relevant EU policies. Such actions include –inter alia– the support in the preparation of reports and communication material, and support in the organization of meetings and related events;
• Support in the relations and organization of meetings of the IUCN European Policy Advisory Group, the internal IUCN support group for EU policy work;
• Assist in preparing speeches, PowerPoint presentations on a variety of topics related to IUCNs mission;
• Produce communications materials such as newsletters, webstories, articles, brochures, fact sheets etc) related to EU policy;
• Organize events and meetings, including speaker liaison, logistics and onsite support;
• Attend meetings and conferences and reporting on the outcomes;
• Assist in the liaison with EU institutions, members and partners;
• Provide a range of administrative support functions on a day-to-day basis (e.g. processing of invoices, contracts, financial reports, and logistics for meetings).

 • Affinity with the vision and mission of IUCN and a strong interest in and good understanding of European environmental policies, in particular marine and circular economy policies;
• A relevant University degree (with a focus on environmental policy, marine policy, sustainable economy, international relations - or other discipline relevant to nature conservation, sustainable development or international policy) is a strong advantage;
• Excellent level of written and spoken English, other languages are an asset;
• Good organizational, administrative and reporting skills;
• Strong writing skills and IT literate: MS Office;
• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;
• Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills, keen to bring in own ideas;
• A team player with a strong interest to work in an international environment;
• EU National or holder of an EU work permit.

Closing date:  07 December 2016.  The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

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No financial remuneration. Daily allowance for meals as well as monthly public transport ticket reimbursed.