Project support intern

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Job Location

Expiration Date

02 Apr 2017


a federation of 145 environmental citizens’ organisations,

based in Brussels,

has a vacancy for a full time

MERCURY Project support intern under the Convention d’immersion professionnelle

The European Environmental Bureau is looking to recruit a young, dynamic intern on Mercury Project support, employed under “Convention d’immersion professionnelle”.

Work will include involvement in implementation and follow up of relevant legislation relating to the EU mercury strategy, the recently agreed mercury regulation, mercury added products and processes, etc.  The work will also expand to global policies at UNEP level.

The intern will report to the Project Manager of the ‘Zero Mercury Campaign’

The position is initially 5 days per week (full time) for six months with the possibility of extension.

The work comprises:

  • Support work related to EU (co-decision , comitology etc) and global (UNEP) decision-making processes
  • Assist in the management of projects and activities carried out by national campaigners mainly in developing countries, including technical, contractual, financial issues, monitoring and reporting
  • Assist in the coordination of the Zero Mercury Working Group, network with member organisations to promote activities to influence EU and global decision-making
  • Assist in organisation of  meetings/conferences, including preparation, and follow-up
  • Assist with comms work (PRs, twitter, blogs, comms materials etc)
  • Refresh and update the ZMWG website

Qualities and Experiences sought:

  • You are a recent graduate in the field of chemicals, industrial processes, waste or  environmental policies, - knowledge of mercury related issues decision making at EU/UNEP as well as comms, is an asset
  • You are confident in interacting with colleagues, other NGOs, industry and representatives of governments at EU and/or UNEP level.
  • Have good communications, organisational and networking skills
  • Have some experience in using communications tools and applying them in target-specific situations and professional context.
  • You are able to deliver accurate, high quality work on time within short deadlines, quick learner and motivated to go deeper into issues in view of finding solutions
  • You will be happy working as part of a team and taking the initiative on your own
  • You will have good written and spoken English skills and are ideally fluent in other EU languages (French, Spanish) would be an advantage
  • Be prepared to work outside normal office hours, if necessary, and to travel at short notice
  • You share the core values of the EEB and can demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to environmental protection and social change.

EEB offers:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to promoting environmental interests.
  • A non-routine job implying involvement in several areas around mercury.
  • The opportunity to meet and work with environmental and health representatives and other experts at EU and international level
  • A 6 months to up to one-year contract  - “convention d’immersion professionnelle” paid internship around 1000€ net/month

Place: Brussels

Start Date:  20 April 2017 [or as soon as possible]

Application Procedure:

Please email your application in English with reference “internship mercury” to  including a motivation letter, your CV, and maximum 350 words explaining on why you think you may positively contribute to the work above, and how this fits to your experience (graduation topic).

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 April 2017

For more information see our website: ,

Interviews will be held on the week of 3rd April 2017, as appropriate, in Brussels.

Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs received,


European Environmental Bureau

Boulevard de Waterloo, 34, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0)2 289 10 90; Fax: +32 (0)2 289 10 99

Website: ,


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