WANTED!!! Global Europe Intern position available

Home » News » Blue Lifelines in the Desert » Climate and disaster risks » WANTED!!! Global Europe Intern position available

We are looking for a student to support the work package 5 on the EU’s Global policies.

The intern would help to assist with research, analysis, information-sharing and guidance of network’s organisations with regards to relevant EU policies, legislation and finances, as well as showcasing the activities and initiatives of our offices around the world towards EU stakeholders.

Wetland International’s quite unique and growing portfolio of actual, promising field-based examples of how healthy wetlands can serve as carbon stores, reduce disaster risk and increase community resilience will help WI Europe promote EU investments outside its borders. We will share successful outcomes from country offices to get the EU support for upscaling or replicating.

Through our policy and advocacy work, we aim at profiling wetlands high in the EU’s political agenda in particular in its external action. Wetlands need to be appreciated for their economic value and their ecosystem services for people’s livelihoods and cultures, as well as their roles as carbon sinks, in reducing risks of disasters such as floods and droughts by increasing investments in wetlands restoration and conservation and conflict sensitive water infrastructures.

 Roles and responsibilities

Activities of the internship may include:

  • Researching on and drafting policy papers and briefings
  • Liaising with colleagues in the Global and Regional Offices to collect project success stories from Wetlands International work in the field
  • Following the policy developments and the legislative work of the EU institutions (Parliament, Commission, Council)
  • Attending meetings with relevant stakeholder groups and platforms
  • Support the policy officer in planning meetings with EU delegations and relevant offices in Brussels (EC and Permanent Representations) to ensure that key EU development programmes address wetland degradation as a root cause of poverty, forced migration and conflict;
  • Contribute to the development of training modules and advocacy assets;
  • Assisting with the organisation of events;
  • Developing communications plans with the project team;
  • Developing informational and promotional written, visual and digital communications materials;

Working relations

INSIDE Wetlands International:

Working with the Wetlands International Europe team including colleagues in the global office and network. The postholder will report to the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer.

OUTSIDE Wetlands International:

Partners, donors, members and other key stakeholders.


  • Student at an educational institution (University)
  • An understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions and policy processes
  • Experience in policy research and analysis
  • Solid IT knowledge
  • A quick learner with an ability to work with short deadlines
  • Flexible, able to work in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (other EU languages welcome)

Internship Offer

  • Part time or full-time (full time =36 hrs/week).
  • Reimbursement of a maximum of 450 EUR/month, based on 36 hour week.
    The Intern will be asked to register hours and submit a monthly expense claim.
  • Contract duration: minimum of 6 months
  • Location: Hybrid, but based in Belgium. The Intern should be willing to work occasionally from the office and attend meetings in Brussels and/or Ede (NL).
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.

Applications should include a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position and a detailed CV. Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] marking your application with “Global Europe Assistant” in the subject line.