Special Events & Fundraising Internship 

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Job Location

Expiration Date

27 Jun 2017

Special Events & Fundraising Internship 

EUFAMI - Leuven, Belgium

Background information

EUFAMI was founded in 1992 to support families affected by mental ill health. We are committed to promoting the rights of and improving care for people affected by mental health problems. EUFAMI develops programmes and resources supporting families affected by severe mental ill health and the organisations representing them across Europe. We enable our member organisations to act jointly at a European Level, combining their efforts, linking up information and support services and sharing best practices.

Internship opportunity

Job Description

As Fundraising and Special Events intern, you will work on a wide variety of tasks leading up to EUFAMI’s 25th anniversary celebrations in November 2017.

You will need to work independently and as part of a small, close-knit team to ensure the smooth running of preparations leading up this key event in EUFAMI’s history.

The role will allow you to gain familiarity of the work of a Europe-wide NGO advocating in the interests of people with mental ill health and their families.  An interest in EU health policy and mental health is an asset though not a pre-requisite.

The Fundraising & Special Events Internship’s main responsibilities will include…

  • Assisting with all aspects in the preparation of EUFAMI’s anniversary celebrations, including scouting venues, compiling guest lists, and overseeing basic budgetary requirements
  • Responding to a host of requests and keeping related internal and external parties up-to-date with proceedings
  • Researching and assisting in reaching out to potential celebrity ambassadors to help promote best practices in mental health care
  • Liaising with local suppliers and contractors in logistical support in the run up to the anniversary and during the celebration itself
  • Working in collaboration with the administrator and communications officer to help in the smooth running of daily tasks as required.

Profile and qualifications

  • Some experience in event coordination and fundraising activities within community associations
  • A university degree or equivalent
  • An international outlook, and an understanding of the role a small NGO can play within a European context
  • Strong social skills and a positive, can-do attitude
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English.  Other European languages are an asset.
  • A basic knowledge of MS Office software to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 


  • Gaining experience in event coordination and fundraising within a European context
  • A chance to meet key stakeholders within the EU institutions in Brussels involved with health and mental health

Duration: 6 months starting asap (1 July 2017)








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