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Eurochild Policy & Advocacy Intern (m/f/x)

  • Brussels, Belgium


  • Internship, < 2 years experience

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : 01.11.2023


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 28.09.2023


This internship position at the Brussels-based Secretariat of Eurochild is to assist in the development and implementation of Eurochild policy priorities, which currently include political advocacy on eradicating child poverty, promoting well-being and mainstreaming of children’s rights in all EU processes. You will contribute to some of Eurochild’s strategic goals. These include: Making children’s rights a public priority in Europe; Strengthening the community of children’s rights activists across Europe; Elevating the voices of children and young people.

The specific responsibilities of the Policy and Advocacy Intern include:

  • Support the policy, advocacy, and communication team in its work on policy priorities as highlighted above;
  • Monitor developments on European and international policies regarding children’s rights and wellbeing and report to the policy and advocacy team;
  • Carry out research tasks as required, and support ongoing projects;
  • Draft articles and info pieces for Eurochild’s website or member organisations;
  • Support Eurochild working structures (including drafting documents, organising meetings, coordinating inputs, updating databases, etc.);
  • Assist in the preparation and follow-up of relevant events;
  • Supporting colleagues across the thematic areas of Eurochild.

Candidate Requirements

  • University degree or relevant experience in EU policy, children’s rights/social sciences/political sciences/public policy;
  • Good understanding of EU social policy and funding mechanisms;
  • Good research skills and understanding of political advocacy at the EU level;
  • Excellent spoken and written English; other EU languages are an asset;
  • Flexibility and readiness to work in a small, interdependent and international team;
  • National-level experience in one of the Eurochild priority areas is a strong asset.

Support and supervision

The Policy and Advocacy Intern will report to the EU Affairs Coordinator. He/she will also receive support from other members of the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication team.


  • Remuneration: Our interns receive a monthly standard remuneration (estimated 1250€, + home working allowance 134.71€, + internet allowance 20€, + 49€ transport costs);
  • Lunch tickets;
  • Location: Eurochild Secretariat, Brussels;
  • Preferred starting date: November 2023;
  • Type of contract: 6 months, with a possible option to extend for a further 6 months, mutually agreed;
  • Due to Belgian rules, we regret not being able to open this position to non-EU citizens.

Are you interested?

To apply:

Please complete the online form in English through, add your CV (pdf) and submit.
Deadline for applications: 28th September 2023, midnight (CET).

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited to online interviews (planned for 16 October 2023). The final selection process will also include a written exercise to be completed prior to the interview. If selected for an interview you will be notified and sent the exercise ahead of the interview.

If we do not contact you by October, please assume you have not been selected for the interviews. We thank you for your interest in Eurochild and wish you every success in your future. The successful candidate is expected to start in November 2023.

Confidentiality and privacy: All information given upon application will be treated in a confidential manner and according to Eurochild’s privacy policies.

Eurochild is an equal opportunity employer. We are guided by the principle of non-discrimination on any ground, and we apply such principle in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices.

Eurochild Policy & Advocacy Intern (m/f/x)

Veröffentlicht am: 11.09.2023