Young Friends of the Earth Europe (YFoEE) is seeking an Events and Communications Intern to promote youth participation, food sovereignty and climate justice activities across Europe
Full time and working in the FoEE (Friends of the Earth Europe) office in Brussels. Application details at the bottom of the page.
FoEE campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment. It unites 33 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International. Please see www.foeeurope.org for more information.
Within the FoEE network, Young Friends of the Earth Europe (YFoEE) is a grassroots network of young people and youth organisations working collectively on a local, national and European level. It unites member groups from 20 countries across Europe, bringing together and training young people to campaign for and share knowledge and ideas about social and environmental justice.
It is an excellent opportunity to work closely with the network of Young Friends of the Earth groups and its volunteers. Through Europe-wide voluntary working groups and annual training events Young Friends of the Earth Europe works in several areas and aims to build young people's capacity through activities on Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice Campaigns and Communications and Equality & Interculturalism.
What is the role?
You will be directly involved in the implementation of the "Growing Together" youth project, funded by Erasmus+ programme, reporting to the YFoEE Coordinator and working closely together with FoEE Network Development team and the YFoEE Food & Agriculture and Communications working groups. You will also help with planning and running youth trainings across Europe.
"Growing Together" focuses on building young people's capacity and knowledge on food sovereignty through innovative communications, political analysis and popular education methodologies. The main objectives of the project are:
Goals and responsibilities of this position include:
Applicants should demonstrate the following attributes:
The following attributes are also desirable (but not essential):
The internship will be based in our office in Brussels for 6 months, with the possibility to extend to maximum 9 months depending on funding and performance (full-time, 5 days a week).
FoEE offers a highly motivating working environment in an international NGO and office located in an environmentally friendly NGO building.
Starting date: 19th June 2019
Remuneration: 852 € / month net, meal vouchers and transport allowance + 10 holiday days. Conditions are according to Belgian legislation including the legal ability to live and work in Belgium.
Friends of the Earth Europe adheres to Belgian law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sexual orientation, marital status, birth, fortune, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, language, present or future state of health, disability, physical or genetic characteristics, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, maternity, change of sex, nationality, alleged race, skin colour, ancestry, national, ethnic or social origin.
The working language is English, but participants are not expected to be native speakers.
How to apply?
Do you feel that you meet our criteria, and feel inspired by the objectives and challenges of the position?
Then please send an email with an attached CV and a concise letter (no longer than 1 A4 page, one side) explaining your background and your motivation to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st 23:59 CET, 2019. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.
Interviews will be conducted in English online via Zoom video call on 20th May. If you have not been contacted by May 20th please consider that you have not been short-listed.
For more information about the organisation and about the campaigns, see www.foeeurope.org/yfoee