Intern at Food & Water Europe

Organization: Food & Water Europe / Food & Water Watch

Job Title: Campaigns intern

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The intern will be based in our office in Brussels, for 6 months (full-time, 5 days a week).

Application deadline: Wednesday October 31st

Starting date: Early January

Remuneration: 800 euro/month

Organization Overview:

Food & Water Europe is a project of Food & Water Watch, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that is fully independent (we receive no government or corporate funding). We empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink and the energy we consume. Food & Water Europe monitors the practices of multinational corporations that impact our food and water and works with grassroots organizations around the world to create a genuinely economically and environmentally viable future.

Through research, public and policymaker education, media and lobbying, we advocate policies that guarantee clean and sustainable ways of energy production, safe, wholesome food produced in a humane and sustainable manner and public, rather than private, control of water resources, including oceans, rivers and groundwater.

http://www.foodandwatereurope.org/

Description:

Food & Water Europe is currently recruiting for a Campaigns intern for its Brussels office. The person must be committed to Food & Water Europe’s values, vision and mission and interested in fighting for safe food, clean water and a sustainable energy system. The person will work with a small, dedicated team to help in the development of campaigns on fracking, energy and water.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the rest of the staff to support our campaigns, focused in particular on our campaign for a global ban on fracking and keeping unconventional oil & gas in the ground.
  • – Develop education materials such as fact-sheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues.
  • When appropriate, coordinate international campaign events.
  • Assist with arranging ad hoc projects within the team.
  • Support the daily work of the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of Food & Water Europe;
  • University degree or equivalent in international affairs, EU affairs, public policy, political/environmental sciences or similar
  • Experience as social/environmental activist or within an NGO.
  • Knowledge of food, water, climate and energy issues.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative on projects
  • Fluency in English. Other EU languages a plus
  • IT literacy (including Microsoft Word/Excel)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good research and analytical skills a plus 

How to Apply:

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Belgium. This includes EU and EAA citizens, and permanent residents with indefinite leave to remain.

Please send a CV and a cover letter to dsanchez(at)fweurope.org, noting “Campaigns Intern” in the subject line. Applications should be received before Wednesday, 31 October.