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Project and Policy Intern

  • Federation of Young European Greens
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: June 23, 2024
  • Federation of Young European Greens
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: June 23, 2024

The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) and Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament are looking for one intern to support them in their project and non-formal education work. It is a paid full-time internship.

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is a political group made up of Green, Pirate and Independent MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) as well as MEPs from parties representing stateless nations and disadvantaged minorities. It aims at building a society respectful of fundamental human rights and environmental justice. More at: www.greens-efa.eu. FYEG is a dynamic, inclusive organisation that unites Young Green activists, Green youth movements and political organisations from all over Europe. It advocates and campaigns for political change, and serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among Young Green activists. More at: www.fyeg.org.

INTERNSSHIP:

The internship and working hours are shared evenly between the FYEG office and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. The work will consist of

  • Assisting a member of staff of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament;

  • Assisting the FYEG Office;

  • Liaising between the Greens/EFA group and FYEG office.


The intern will work under the joint supervision of a Group staff member and FYEG’s Project Manager. On FYEG’s side, they will be involved in organising and implementing FYEG’s events and projects: mainly the third activity of 2024 annual work plan, focused on practical youth activism and political engagement across borders, and the joint study session with FYEG’s partners on green economy. They will also participate in the planning and logistical work on the 2025 year-long policy making training. They will learn how to plan international meetings and events, support volunteer teams and organise logistics, while gaining much insight into the topics of the above-mentioned events. On the Greens/EFA Group’s side, they will work within the Greens & Social Economy cluster, bringing support mainly to the advisors of the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) committees.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a student or recently graduated with an officially recognised higher education degree;

  • Be aged 18 or over on their internship start date;

  • Not have any other internship or professional activity in parallel;

  • Good knowledge of English (both written and oral);

  • Good writing and computer skills;

  • Availability to potentially travel abroad (Azerbaijan or Hungary);

  • Showing initiative and the ability to work independently;

  • General interest in non-formal education or project management would be an asset;

  • General knowledge and interest in politics and a strong interest in Green politics;

  • Commitment to Green values;

  • Involvement in FYEG Member Organisations, FYEG structures or FYEG’s partners.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: 

This internship call falls under a general equal opportunity scheme. Both the Greens/EFA Group and FYEG strive to promote gender balance, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect and to promoting active political participation of persons with disabilities and of disadvantaged groups. All applicants are encouraged to submit their application and to self-identify if they wish to, on either their cover letter or CV. In case of equal appreciation of competences and suitability for the position, preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged groups. In any case responses will remain confidential within the human resources responsibles.

PRACTICALITIES:

This full-time internship is foreseen for a period of 5 months from end-September 2024 until mid-February 2025 (exact dates to be agreed upon). Working time is 35 hours per week with flexible working hours and occasional work in the evening and on week-ends. In addition to public holidays established within the European Parliament, the intern will have 2 days of holiday per month. The intern will also receive a monthly allowance of 1500 EUR.

Part of the internship can be performed remotely through teleworking, the intern will nonetheless be required to be based in Belgium for the period of the internship. Teleworking arrangements will be taken in line with the rules in place within the Greens/EFA Secretariat and the FYEG office.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please complete the online Application Form by Sunday 23 June 2024 at 23:59 CET. You will be asked to upload a CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation in one single PDF file (maximum 3 pages in total), with your first and last name as the name for the file. Any questions about the position and application process can be sent via email to applications@fyeg.org but only applications submitted via the Application Form will be considered.

The cover letter must include the following elements:

  • Your motivation for applying;

  • Your strongest skills/qualities and how they would be of use for the position;

  • A brief description of your relevant experience.


When writing your application please keep in mind the joint nature of the internship and the fact that you are applying both for an internship with FYEG and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.

For this specific edition of the internship, taking into account the timeframe and the capacities of FYEG and Greens/EFA, we will not be able to apply for a work permit. Therefore, candidates must be eligible to work in Belgium at the time of application.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 23 June 2024 at 23:59 CET. Shortlisted applicants will be informed by the beginning of July and the selected applicants will be notified by mid-July.
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