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18 Nov 2017

Paid Internship position at the European Network of Political Foundations

The European Network of Political Foundations /ENoP/ serves as a tool for communication and dialogue between political foundations in Europe, the EU institutions, and civil society actors in the fields of democracy support, development cooperation and political dialogue.

The network presently consists of 65 member foundations from 24 EU countries. Its members are close to six families represented in the European Parliament: ALDE, ECR, EPP, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL, S&D but independent from political parties. ENoP develops its work in the context of six thematic working groups, exploring the issues of: development cooperation, democracy support, EU-Africa relations, EU citizenship, EU enlargement/neighbourhood policies and financial instruments.

Since its establishment in 2006 ENoP has become a trusted partner of EU institutions and an important actor in the field of democracy support. It is a holder of a Framework Partnership Agreement /FPA/ with the European Commission, acknowledging and further encouraging its work on development cooperation and democracy support.

ENoP is currently looking to engage an intern in its office in Brussels (Rue d’Arlon 15) for the period 3-6 months. The intern would have the opportunity to learn about EU policy-making and the role of civil society organisation in EU development cooperation and democracy support policies. S/he will support ENoP in the daily work in the Secretariat and in concrete activities, linked to conferences, public events, internal and external meetings.

The internship remuneration is 450 EUR/month.


  • Studies in Political Science/ European/ Social Studies or related (Please, note that at the time of applying for the internship, you should NOT have obtained a Bachelor degree. The internship has to be part of your mandatory university curriculum)
  • A demonstrated interest in EU affairs and the primary thematic categories of ENoP
  • Excellent organisational and research skills
  • Fluent command of spoken and written English; French is an advantage
  • Computer literacy


  • Daily support to the Policy/Liaison Manager
  • Support in organisation and follow-up of internal and external events like conferences, seminars, internal meetings
  • Attending briefings and conferences of EU institutions and other stakeholders in the field “Development Cooperation and Democracy Support”
  • Updating of ENoP website
  • Drafting and editing articles
  • General support in daily administrative and financial tasks

Application procedure:

  • Please, send a CV and one-page cover letter to by 20th November 2017 with title: ENoP Internship Application followed by your name. The internship shall start as soon as possible. The period of the contract is negotiable.

Due to the number of applications, only the pre-selected candidates will be contacted. Thank you in advance for your understanding and wishing you good luck in your application!

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