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There is one internship opportunity currently available at EPD from the end of September 2014 for a period of 5-6 months (depending on the availability of the candidate). The deadline to respond is the 19th of September 2014 at midnight Brussels time.
Application, with a CV and cover letter, or any further questions should be sent to [email protected]

Duties and responsibilities:
Project Management:
◦    Providing assistance to the EPD Programme Managers in monitoring EPD’s projects, with a focus on financial reporting;
◦    Providing assistance in writing project proposals;
◦    Maintaining the EPD documents database on Democracy Assistance;
◦    Providing other kinds of assistance as requested.
Communication:
◦    Posting articles on the EPD website;
◦    Developing and maintaining the contacts database;
◦    Checking information (agenda and jobs) on the websites of EPD associated organisations;
◦    Promoting the work of EPD and its associated organisations through all available channels;
◦    Editing and distributing communication material.
Policy:
◦    Drafting and updating country analyses related to democracy assistance;
◦    Attending and writing reports/minutes from EU events related to EPD’s field of work;
Administration:
◦    Updating the EPD funding review on a monthly basis;
◦    Assisting with such administrative tasks as scanning, filing and preparing for events;
◦    Assisting in the daily functioning of the organisation.

Intern’s Profile:
◦    Young professional or recently graduated student with Political Sciences or International Affairs background with a good knowledge of EU Affairs;
◦    Professional or academic knowledge of democracy assistance and good governance;
◦    Strong written and oral communication skills;
◦    Native or very fluent English speaker (French, Russian or Arabic are an asset but not a requirement);
◦    Essential IT skills (Microsoft Office);
◦    Efficiency and organisation skills;
◦    Able to work independently;
◦    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously.

Conditions and benefits:
◦    5 to 6 month assignment on a short-term contract signed by EPD and the intern or, if applicable, a student’s home University/School/Institute;
◦    Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work; they are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an international organisation and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels;
◦    Please note that EPD does not pay for internships and that the intern will need to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel and accommodation;
◦    The intern will be based in Brussels during the internship programme;
◦    Monthly public transport ticket provided by EPD (unlimited public transport for Brussels);
◦    Lunch reimbursement of up to 140 EUR per month also provided;
◦    Possibility to attend workshops, lectures and other events within and outside of EPD;
◦    Participation in training programmes (if these occur during the timeframe of the internship);
◦    Letter of reference and evaluation grid at the end of a successful internship;
◦    Career opportunity in Programme Management, Communication and Advocacy jobs within NGO’s, nonprofit organisations or any small to midsize organisation.

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