Internship in the policy department
Deadline for application: 15 November 2013
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is a network of member organisations across Europe. ENAR combats racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, promotes equality for all, and links local/regional/national initiatives with European Union initiatives. It is the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe.
ENAR is seeking interns for the periods January - June 2014 and September - December 2014. With the aim of achieving an ethnic and gender balance in its team, ENAR endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to all of its interns. People from groups affected by racial, ethnic or religious discrimination are especially encouraged to join our team.
Please note that ENAR requires a written agreement between the intern's university/school, ENAR and the intern. The internship should be for a period of at least 3 months or longer. Any applications that do not respond to these requirements will not be considered.
Internships are unpaid and ENAR does not provide any financial support.
The intern would support the Policy Unit and Secretariat based on ENAR's current work programme.
• Monitoring relevant policy developments within the European institutions.
• Undertaking specific research for the policy unit concerning relevant topics at EU and national levels including research for documents of EU institutions concerning racism and equal treatment and other related issues.
• Updating and monitoring ENAR’s advocacy calendar.
• Drafting factsheets and/or policy position papers.
• Attending and reporting on internal and external meetings.
• Supporting in the design of conferences and relevant meetings related to policy as appropriate.
• Supporting the administrative and logistical work related to ENAR campaigns and/or events.
• Participating in any other task related to the post as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director, Policy Manager and Policy Officers according to the particular skills and competencies of the intern.
• Excellent English proficiency with distinctive and proven writing skills.
• Fluency in French is a distinct advantage.
• Good knowledge of the European institutions.
• Good knowledge of human rights, discrimination and anti-racism.
• Good knowledge of advocacy and/or campaigning.
• Good knowledge of different research methods.
• Experience in researching on policy-related issues.
• Diligence, accuracy and attention to detail.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Committed and flexible team-player, able to work in a multicultural environment.
• Committed to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights.
How to apply
Applications, including a detailed CV and a cover letter, are to be sent to ENAR, 60 Rue Gallait, 1030 Brussels, Belgium, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2013 (midnight Belgian time). Interested applicants should specify which department they are applying for, as well as an estimated date by which they would be able to start the internship.
The full internship description can be found here.