Internship WelFur Assistant

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24 Mar 2017

Internship WelFur Assistant

Join Fur Europe as part of the Animal Welfare, science and standards team.

Fur Europe represents the full fur value chain from farm to fashion. In 2014 the organisation was founded by EFBA (European Fur Breeders’ Association) and IFF (International Fur Federation). It represents members in 26 of EUs Member States plus members from Norway, Bosnia, Iceland and Switzerland.

The key aim is to deepen awareness and knowledge about the fur sector and provide information and facts to European stakeholders. Fur Europe works proactively to influence the agenda and to build up a strong network among key stakeholders both in EU Member States and in Brussels. Fur Europe’s values are openness, transparency and reliability.

In 2017 Fur Europe began the implementation of the science-based animal welfare assessment program, WelFur. Over the next 3 years the 4000 European fox and mink farms will be visited 3 times each by an independent 3rd party assessment company.

As intern you will be offered a job with lots of variety and interesting assignments. You will be part of a young a dynamic team that works in a focused and innovative manner.

You will work under the supervision of the Head of Animal Welfare, Science and Standards who is also the tutor responsible for the internship.

The main topics where the intern is involved are the following:

  • Assisting on the day-to-day communication to fur farmers and other stakeholders about the WelFur program
  • Collecting and updating data on the WelFur implementation
  • Developing material for the internal and external website of Fur Europe
  • Attending relevant events or conferences and report to Fur Europe members


  • University degree preferably in agricultural science (or close to finish a University degree)
  • Languages: Good level of English, both written and oral skills. Dutch/German skills are an advantage
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually
  • Good interpersonal, communication and IT skills
  • High motivation and strong interest for working with topics ranging from animal welfare to fashion, innovation, trade and EU policies.

Internship period: 1st of April 2017 – 30st of September 2017. The working hours are 40 per week. The internship is paid.

Deadline for submission of applications: 24th of March 2017. The candidates will be contacted for an interview in the following week. Please submit applications to clearly marked “WelFur Assistant” in the subject field. If you have any questions related to the internship please call Head of Animal Welfare, Science and Standards Hanna Leiponen-Syyrakki, +32 (0) 471786042, starting from Monday 6.3.2017.

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