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Job Location

Expiration Date

19 Dec 2018

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

The intern will contribute to EVPA’s research work on the Venture Philanthropy and Social investment (VP/SI) sector, supporting a team of four people. The intern will work in close collaboration with the Research Associate, reporting directly to the Research Manager and the Creative Manager on the various tasks, under the supervision of the Knowledge Centre and Policy Director.

Concrete activities will include:

  • Provide support in drafting research material (EVPA report, success stories), and communication material about our research (items for our newsletters, blog posts, social media posts, etc.).
  • Data cleaning and analysis. The intern will be responsible for keeping the VP/SI database updated, and produce further analyses of data previously collected by EVPA.
  • Keeping abreast with the latest developments in the VP/SI industry by lookingfor new publications online and by keeping track of all the research initiatives happening within the VP/SI space.
  • Update and maintain the KC section of the EVPA website and the EVPA contacts database.
  • Assist in the preparation & follow-up of webinars, events and meetings.
  • Other ad-hoc administrative tasks (reporting, logistics, etc.).

Skills & Qualities

  • Passion for and basic knowledge of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment.
  • University degree, preferably in Economics, Finance, Business, or Management.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required, and other European language(s) are an asset.
  • Excelllent analytical skills and a strong interest in data; good knowledge of Excel is a must.
  • Well organised and able to work on projects autonomously.
  • Proactive attitude with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good level of IT literacy, good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, experience with CRM software (e.g. Salesforce) is a plus.

What We Offer

  • A full-time 6-month paid internship (convention d'immersion professionnelle) based in Brussels at the Philanthropy House, with the possibility of extension based on performance.
  • Luncheon vouchers and reimbursement of public transport expenses are included in the offer.
  • On-the-job mentoring and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • Opportunity to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of VP/SI sector and have direct contact with experienced practitioners in the field;
  • Start date: ideally on Monday 4 February 2019;

Interested in this position? Please send your CV and motivation letter to the Knowledge Centre team:
knowledge.centre@evpa.eu.com by 6 January 2019

(Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview)

ABOUT EVPA

Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a non-profit, membership association gathering organisations based in Europe and which are interested in or practising Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI). These include venture philanthropy funds, social investors, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks or business schools. EVPA currently gathers over 270 members from 30 countries, mainly based in Europe.

EVPA defines VP/SI as an approach to build stronger social enterprises by providing them with both financial and non-financial support (i.e. capacity building) at all stages of their development in order to increase their societal impact.

Envisioning “a world where philanthropy and investment combine to drive societal impact”, EVPA’s mission is “to enable Venture Philanthropists and Social Investors to maximise societal impact through increased resources, collaboration and expertise”.

EVPA is committed to support its members in their work by providing networking opportunities and facilitate learning. Furthermore, EVPA strengthens its role a as European Thought Leader in order to build a deeper understanding of the sector, promote the appropriate use of VP/SI and voice the concerns and expectations of VP/SI practitioners to policy makers.

EVPA is a young and small organisation, and as such, we highly value the contribution of each team member. Therefore, working for the EVPA provides the opportunity to play an important role in the development of VP/SI in Europe. For more information please visit our website www.evpa.eu.com.

 

 

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