We are looking for a student to support the work on Peatlands

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The ideal candidate will support the peatlands team working on different files like the Nature Restauration Law, CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience, and Regulation for a Carbon Removal Certification framework. This could include supporting advocacy work, assisting with the organisation of events and meetings, disseminating our activities, and engaging with members of Wetlands International Europe and project partners.

Roles and responsibilities

The Policy Assistant will support Wetlands International Europe peatlands’ team in delivering our policy work, as well as helping in the dissemination activities planned.

Supporting roles and responsibilities may include:

1. Contributing to advocacy work

  • Carrying out desk-based research
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Supporting in the elaboration of reports and policy briefings

2. Networking and mobilization of members and partners

  • Organising and supporting meetings and webinars for our nand partners
  • Assisting in the organisation of events, webinars and meetings

3. Dissemination and communication activities

  • Drafting of communications material such as articles and social media posts
  • Dissemination of our activities on social media and our webpage


Working relations:

INSIDE Wetlands International:

Working with the Wetlands International Europe team, including colleagues from Wetlands International Global Office. Specially, the Nature Restoration Policy Assistant will be working closely with the Peatlands Policy Officer and Project Manager. The postholder will report to the Peatlands Policy officer.

OUTSIDE Wetlands International:

Project partners, members and other key stakeholders.


The candidate should have knowledge or experience relating to at least one of these fields:

  • EU decision-making processes
  • Nature conservation and restoration
  • Agriculture/land-use related policies

We welcome:

  • Good analysis spirit
  • Communicative and open minded
  • Proactive
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with fluency in English.

Internship Offer

  • Only applicable to students. Their educational institute should be able to provide an Internship Agreement to be signed among the three parties
  • Part time or full-time (full time =36 hrs/week).
  • Reimbursement of a maximum of 450 EUR/month, based on 36-hour per week.
    The Intern will be asked to register hours and submit a monthly expense claim.
  • Contract duration: minimum of 6 months
  • Location: Based in Belgium or The Netherlands. The Intern should be willing to work 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 “Peatland Policy Assistant” in the subject line. Deadline: 20.03.24