Internship offered

Applications are being invited for an internship with the European Union at its regional office in Brussels.

The position is titled Intern – EU Overseas Entities Programme and would be stationed in Brussels reporting to Jean-Philippe Palasi, programme coordinator for EU Overseas Entities.

Responsibilities and goals for the intern include contributing to the follow-up of the conference and supporting the work of the EU Overseas Entities Programme, by facilitating the daily activities, assisting with accounting tasks, representing the team in external meetings and supporting policy work and relations with the network of stakeholders.

The contract lasts six months and is due to start on 17th November 2008.

Founded in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) brings together nearly 1,100 members (States, government agencies, NGOs and affiliates) and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a worldwide partnership.

Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

The EU has seven outermost regions and 21 overseas countries and territories linked to six different member states.

Requirements for the internship include enrolment in a post-graduate or advanced academic course in a subject related to the position and a command of both the English and French languages. Skills in organisation, autonomy and accounting and financial reporting are also required.

The internship is unpaid but there would be 600 euros per month for living costs. Candidates must be registered as students for the duration of the internship.

To apply, send a resume nad letter of motivation in French or English by email to [email protected] no later than 3rd November 2008.