Job vacancies

Currently, the EUROPARC Federation has one open position as an intern.

Internship opportunity in the largest network of European Protected Areas

OPEN FOR APPLICATION – European Policy Intern

*exclusively open for students* 

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration: 6 months (flexible)
  • 38 working hours a week;
  • 13 days of vacation;
  • Students with ERASMUS funding are welcome

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full time intern in its European Policy Office in Brussels (Belgium). The intern will contribute to the policy and advocacy work of the organisation, helping to represent EUROPARC members’ interests at European level and getting involved in the development of EU relevant policies, and giving support to drive the flow of information  from and to the European Protected Areas and the European Institutions.

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Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms Stefania Petrosillo indicating “Policy Internship position” in the subject line.

Note: the intern should be ready to cover his/her own accommodation, living and insurance costs; EU Health insurance should be united with private health / accident insurance from home country.

What our previous interns say…

Steffi: “ … The experience to intern with the EUROPARC Federation Policy office was a great learning experience professionally and personally speaking, that I can recommend to any student interested in European policy related to the field of conservation, advocacy work and intercultural cooperation.  … For me it was particularly interesting to work across the broad policy areas EUROPARC operates in … Regular report writing and supporting social media activities trained my ability to filter, qualify and interpret information for particular audiences, in this case Protected Areas practitioners and authorities…”

Gaia: “…This internship experience has allowed me to deepen my knowledge of the policy-decision making process behind institutions and make me able to participate to the work they do directly, understanding better their roles and functions… I improved my communication skills working on public relations with other partners and representing several time the Federation. Was a continue growth from the professional to the personal level… This experience helped me to understand that is the field where I want to work in the future.”

Alberto: “… The internship carried out at EUROPARC Federation has resulted in a continuous growth both on a professional and personal level. It is a unique opportunity to learn about how the field of conservation and environmental protection is being developed in Europe, with a multidisciplinary work that allows to expand knowledge in a practical and effective way in important issues such as biodiversity, agriculture, tourism or climate change. The daily work with a formidable team of people, together with the possibility of collaborating with the European Institutions has been a unique and unforgettable experience for me, as well as a useful learning experience for my development as a future professional in the field of the environment. In addition to working in the field of politics through meetings, reports, recommendations, events… I have been able to develop organizational and communication skills, as well as the management of newsletters, website, social networks… This is a complete experience totally recommended to those students who wish to explore the functioning of the European political mechanism, but always with a local approach thanks to the close contact with the members of the Federation.”

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