Internship in Policy Department
Deadline for application: 15 May 2014
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is the only pan-European anti-racist network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racist actors in Europe. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States. Since then, ENAR has grown and achieved a great deal.
ENAR offers regular internships in its different departments (policy, networking and communication). It endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to all itsinterns. They become fully integrated and key team players, whose insight and suggestions are welcomed.
The ENAR Policy Department is offering an internship for the period September - December 2014.
Please note that the internship must be part of university studies and that we require 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.
Key activities include:
• 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.
• Pursuing/having pursued studies in law.
• 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, should be sent to ENAR, 60 Rue Gallait, 1030 Brussels, Belgium, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should specify that they are applying for the 'Policy Department', as well as an estimated date by which they would be able to start the internship.