Monday, 12 February 2018

Paid Traineeship at the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva

The Delegation of the EU to the UN in Geneva is looking for paid interns starting from 15 March 2018 for a period of 3-4 months.
What we offer?
We are currently offering traineeships in the following sections:
Human Rights
Humanitarian and Migration
Health and Labour
Political, Press and Information
For further information of the work of each section please see here.
All interns will have an individual Traineeship Adviser and be included fully in the work and processes of the Delegation.
Are you eligible for remunerated traineeship?
You may apply for the traineeship if:
You are a young graduate with a University diploma (at least Bachelor degree)
You have less than 1 year of professional experience
You are a national of an EU Member State, pre-accession State or from Switzerland
You have no previous professional experience in any of the EU institutions of more than 6 weeks
Additional requirements that would be an asset
Knowledge of French would be a strong advantage; knowledge of the workings of the European Union and of the United Nations would also be advantages
What are the general rules?
Duration: the traineeship can be up to a maximum of six months

selected trainees will receive a monthly grant of EUR 1200

: trainees are responsible for obtaining and covering the cost of necessary visa

: trainees have to arrange and finance their travel to the EU Delegation

How to apply?
Please send your detailed curriculum vitae, the attached form and  a motivational letter stating the first two choices for which sections you would like to apply by 23 February 2018to the following email address:
You are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria. Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications received is over, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.
Documents to be provided only by the selected candidates
- Diploma
- Language certificates
- Extract from the "judicial record"
- Passport/ID card
- Insurance certificate (repatriation included)
- Medical certificate
- Signed traineeship agreement

Thursday, 1 February 2018

IRIN Internship Programme

IRIN is looking for smart, hard-working individuals to join our small, passionate team, which works remotely around the world. Get hands on experience and work with experienced journalists covering the most important beat of all: life and death. Interns are considered an important part of our operations and are given significant opportunities to grow (our current Director is a former IRIN intern!)
IRIN offers editorial and external relations internships at several intervals throughout the year (the start and length are flexible depending on availability):
External Relations
Minimum commitment of 3 months
Minimum commitment of 6 months
Summer: May to August
1 March deadline
January to June
1 December deadline
Fall: September to December
1 August deadline
July to December
1 June deadline
Winter: January to April
1 December deadline

You are welcome to apply at any time, but please note we will only contact you if you are selected. Our recruitment process may include a skills test. 
About IRIN
IRIN is one of the world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises. Our journalists report from 70 crisis zones around the globe on everything from conflict to natural disasters, from migration to pandemics, amplifying the voices of those most affected and driving more effective prevention of crisis and a better aid response.
After 19 years as part of the United Nations, IRIN spun off in 2015 to become an independent non-profit media organisation, now headquartered in Switzerland. Our journalism has prompted public petitions, donations and charity telethons, new aid programmes, debates in local parliament and changes in UN policy. Find out more about us here.

Location: Flexible - remote work
Status: Full-time
Compensation: 500 USD/month
Contract length (and deadline): May to August (1 March deadline), September to December (1 August deadline), and January to April (1 December deadline). Contract length and start is flexible depending on availability, but we require a minimum commitment of 3 months.
Requirements: Applicants must be holding or studying for a Masters degree in journalism, international relations or related fields
Overview:  IRIN is looking for editorial interns to support our team of editors throughout the year who are smart, hard-working, and interested in pursuing a career in humanitarian journalism to contribute meaningfully to our production with story ideas, research, and reporting. Candidates should have a passion for uncovering stories, a flair for writing, and the determination to get to the truth and tell it as it is. With the assistance of our experienced editors, this internship will not only teach prospective journalists how to pursue a lead and help mine the data, but also give them opportunities to be published by IRIN and our partners. 
Published work produced by IRIN interns includes:
Depending on skills, the role may include:
Media monitoring and pitching ideas at the daily editorial meeting
Conducting interviews
Writing original copy (strong writers will be given bylines)
Editing content
Layout and visual presentation
Repackaging content for different platforms (Storify, Medium)
Data visualisation (word clouds, charts, interactive maps)
Research and fact-checking
Freedom of information requests
Data processing and analysis
Reporting on events/conferences
Managing social media feeds
Making tailored promotional material (GIFs, quote cards, myth busters)
Applicants with investigative, data journalism and/or HTML/java script skills will be favourably considered, as will applicants with additional languages.

As part of IRIN’s decentralised nature, interns will work remotely, connecting with the team on a near-hourly basis through Skype and our virtual newsroom on the messaging platform Slack.
How to apply
Please send your CV, cover letter and samples of relevant work to jobs@irinnews.orgwith the subject line "Editorial Internship”.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contract length (and deadline): January to June (1 December deadline), July to December (1 June deadline). Contract length and start is flexible depending on availability, but we require a minimum commitment of 6 months.
Status: Full-time
Compensation: 500 CHF/month
Deadline: Ongoing
Requirements: Applicants must be students or recent graduates (please apply within six months of completing your studies)
Overview: IRIN is looking for smart, hard-working individuals to help us expand funding and syndication partnerships, execute our outreach strategy, and improve our visibility. You will be working with our Director of External Relations and Outreach and Reporting Officer. We are a small team, which means a minimal level of bureaucracy and plenty of scope for the right individual to take on responsibility and come up with their own ideas. 
You will support IRIN’s efforts to:
Identify and approach new donors
Liaise with donors and other stakeholders
Keep our donor contact database and funding prospects tool up-to-date
Apply for awards
Identify and approach new media partners
Track our impact (such as re-publications, notable feedback on social media etc.) in a centralised document
Run campaigns on social media
Participate in and organise key events
Produce our annual reports and donor newsletters
Applicants who are fluent in French will be favourably considered.
How to apply
In an email to, with the subject line “External Relations Internship”, send us:
Your CV
A cover letter outlining why you’d like to work with IRIN in particular and how your experience has prepared you for the role
Confirmation that you are a student or have graduated not more than six months prior to your application

Internships ar CSR Europe

CSR Europe is currently seeking interns to join its Services, EU, Communications and Membership Teams in Brussels for a period of six months.
Closing date - February 4, 2018
What do we offer?
A paid, six month internship based in our office in Brussels
A challenging international job in a small, dynamic young and multinational team
Working with a network of around 45 multinational corporations and 41 European National Partner Organisations across 32 countries on a number of different projects
An excellent learning opportunity for a student/recent graduate who is interested in CSR, as well as dealing with national CSR organisations, international companies, European activities and research.
We currently have vacancies in the following teams (click to apply):
Please note that interns at CSR Europe are paid a monthly stipend of 781 Euros.
Moreover, interns also receive:
Reimbursement of the subscription for the public transport (49 EUR / month)
4 extra-legal holidays
5 days closure of the office in August

More information:

Friday, 26 January 2018

PPC Marketing Summer Internship (2018)

The role
Our PPC Marketing Internship will start in Summer 2018 and is open to penultimate-year university students across all degree disciplines.
Eight-week insight to our world of PPC Marketing
Intensive training, Google AdWords Fundamentals qualifications, client work
Opportunity to fast-track into our Graduate Scheme
PPC stands for pay-per-click and is one of the most popular forms of digital advertising. So, how does it work? Well, PPC does exactly what it says on the tin; advertisers list their ads on search engine results pages and then pay the search engine every time a user clicks on one. The better you are at identifying the users you want to click, the more effective your campaign and the happier your client. Simple.
Life on the PPC Marketing Summer Internship
Complete the training programme and assist your client team on their account(s)
Participate in a Paid Search Campaign Challenge, launching and optimising a campaign for a real client
Gain exposure to keyword and ad copy creation, performance analysis, bid management and optimisation and competitive analysis for our clients
Receive one-on-one mentorship from an experienced PPC Account Manager
Attend meetings, training sessions and 1:1s with your mentor and manager
Successfully become Google AdWords Certified
Take part in a PPC immersion session at Google’s offices
Present to your fellow interns and management in the final week
Upon completion of the internship, you may be given an opportunity to directly secure a place on our graduate scheme!
What we’re looking for in you
We’d love for bright, passionate and friendly students to join our Internship Programme!
The skills we’re looking for candidates to demonstrate are:
Impressive grades, both accomplished and predicted
Numerically-minded, with a basic understanding of Excel
Our campaigns decisions are made based on data, so logical thinking is key
Must be patient, hard-working and eager to learn
Must be able to communicate effectively by phone, write clear emails and memos and enjoy explaining complicated concepts to others
Ability to balance high-quality standards with schedule pressures and the capability to work both independently and within a team
Must have a strong grasp of numbers, be comfortable with simple statistics and be interested in learning the ins and outs of online direct marketing
Should have a baseline knowledge of digital industry trends
Finally, passion, ambition and curiosity are all great traits in any candidate as they demonstrate your ability to be a good team-player who will contribute to our ongoing success. At the point of application, the candidate must have the right to hold a full-time working position in the UK.
About Merkle
In 2015, Periscopix were thrilled to join the Merkle organisation as part of their drive to become a worldwide leader in tailored data-driven digital marketing. Merkle is a performance marketing agency which specialises in the delivery of personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and we are proud to be recognised as an industry leader. Merkle, headquartered in the States, have focused on expansion by acquiring businesses internationally and by joining the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the largest Global media companies, in 2016. This has offered us opportunity to further expand our growth and services.
The last twelve months have been a whirlwind of pitch wins, new hires and expansion for Merkle in the UK. Having grown at a tremendous pace, our workforce is now split between two open-planned, modern London offices (London Bridge and St. Katherine Docks). It’s an exciting time to be joining the company; we have no plans to slow down! We take great pride in our company values and culture; we regularly host socials and strive to create a working environment where our employees enjoy coming into work.
A few of the benefits
We’re committed to ensuring that you’re learning new skills, being challenged whilst also feeling valued and supported. We’re proud of our company values and culture; we have regular company / team socials and want all our employees to enjoy coming into work. Some of our benefits include:
Fantastic training and mentorship programme
Friendly, approachable office atmosphere - and business-casual dress code
Free breakfast (toast, spreads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, etc)
Regular company socials (including bowling, Crystal Maze, quiz nights, annual Christmas and Summer parties to name a few!)
Fun clubs including Yoga/Pilates, Football Teams and Book Club
On-site Games Room with ping pong and pool table
The company pays for our lunch on the last Friday of every month (we try a new place every month)
On Fridays at 4:30pm (aka. Four Thirsty) everyone can help themselves to a celebratory drink
Merkle | Periscopix are proud to have consistently featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For. We take great pride in this as it’s awarded as a result of employee feedback – we’re committed to maintaining a positive and enjoyable workplace.

More information:

Monday, 18 December 2017

ECB's traineeship programme

The ECB's traineeship programme offers you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you acquired during your studies and get a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.
As a trainee you will gain an insight into the ECB’s activities and contribute to the ECB’s mission. The tasks performed by you as a trainee are supervised and vary according to the unit you join. Some examples include research, drawing up draft reports, compiling statistical data, performing operational tasks and participating in ad hoc studies.
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
Candidates should:
be at least 18 years old;
be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
have completed at least a first cycle qualification (bachelor’s degree);
be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
have been a trainee for no more than six months;
not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
Application process
If you would like to apply for a traineeship at the ECB then you should submit your application via our online recruitment system. Please upload any supporting documentation, i.e. letter(s) of recommendation from employers or professors, directly in the electronic application form.
Before you apply, make sure you also read the general “How to apply” page.
The selection process starts on the closing date of the vacancy notice and usually takes around three months, unless there is a very large number of applications (e.g. for specific traineeship programmes).
Please note: If you have been shortlisted you will receive a phone call from us to schedule a phone or Skype interview. Please make sure that we are able to reach you.
Interviews for traineeships take place via telephone or Skype.
When the selection is completed, you will be informed by e-mail of the outcome. You will either:
receive a traineeship offer;
be notified that you are on a reserve list as you have been assessed as a suitable candidate;
be informed that your application has not been successful.
If you did not get an offer or are on a reserve list you may still apply for other traineeship vacancies.

More information:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Internship Opportunities

As of March 2018 (6 months period)
IDF - International Diabetes Federation
Brussels, Belgium
Overview and Mission
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 170 countries and territories. It is committed to raising the global awareness of diabetes, building the evidence of the impact of diabetes, and providing tools for people with diabetes and health professionals.
The IDF Intern Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to IDF’s work in the field of diabetes and non-communicable diseases. All intern posts are based at the Federation’s Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
IDF is looking for 3 interns for the Policy & Programs, Communications and Advocacy departments. You will find more information on our website:
Applicants must:
Be graduate or undergraduate students who require an internship for their course or a first internship experience;
Have EU nationality and/or right to work in Belgium without a work permit;
Have excellent verbal and written skills in English (other languages are an asset);
Have fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
Be proactive, flexible and a good communicator;
Have excellent organizational and team working skills.
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae and motivational letter by email to, indicating as reference for which position they apply.


Deadline: 30 January 2018
Open to: foreign students
Scholarships: master: around EUR 255/month; PhD: around EUR 383 /month
The Tempus Public Foundation is calling applications for foreigners to apply for Hungarian State Scholarships to conduct research in the academic year 2018/2019.
The Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign higher education graduates, lecturers and researchers who would like to gain further knowledge in Hungarian higher education institutions, research or art institute.
Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training, and EU-related issues.
Scholarships are available to foreign students. Thus, applications may be submitted in the following two ways:
1) As a nominee of the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, based on the bilateral agreement of the two countries (independently from the applicant’s nationality): Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Republic of China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Vietnam;
2) Independently from the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, the citizens of the following countries may apply: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, , Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, , Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam;
Entrance Requirements:
For short-term research (3-29 days) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply;
For long-term research (1-10 months) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply. (Doctoral students may not apply; they may apply for Partial studies.)
Cases of Non-Eligibility
Foreign citizens with an immigration/ settlement permit or in the course of applying for such a permit in Hungary, or dual citizens;
Foreign citizens with permanent residence in Hungary;
Foreign citizens employed on a permanent basis as defined by the Hungarian Labour Law;
Students in employment applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes.
Age Limit for Applicants
For all types of state scholarships, applicants must be over 18 at the time of submitting the application. There is no age limit.
Scholarships are paid by Tempus Public Foundation to the scholarship holders
Postgraduate applicants: stipend: EUR 255 /month, accommodation allowance: around EUR 223/month
Postdoctoral applicants: stipend: EUR 383 /month, accommodation allowance: EUR 255/month
How to Apply?
Applicants should submit their applications in the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. It can be reached and filled in Hungarian and in English. The language of the documents (e.g., highest degree, language exam, certificate of student status) to be uploaded in the online system can be Hungarian, English, French or German. If they are not written in either of these four languages, their official Hungarian or English translations must also be attached. Documents with the stamp and signature of the issuing institution on letterhead can be considered as official, there is no need to have it translated by a translator office.
Application form of Tempus Public Foundation (downloadable from the online system). After signing and dating the document, it shall be uploaded scanned;
No more than a 3-month-old medical certificate issued by a GP of satisfactory health condition for studies (no contagious disease) (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation). No template available;
Copy of the picture page of ID card or passport;
Precise and detailed work plan – minimum 1- maximum 5-pages long (according to the work plan template);
Complete professional CV in Hungarian or English – attached as a file;
Copy of highest degree/diploma (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation);
Proof of proficiency in the language that is required for the research programme (at least a B2-level language exam certificate, or a certificate (in Hungarian or English) issued by the sending workplace/institution, Lectorate, or an official certificate by the Hungarian host institution on the basis of previous cooperation). In case the working language is not Hungarian, the host institution should declare it in writing (in the Invitation Letter);
Publication list;
Letter of Invitation issued by the representative of a Hungarian higher education institution, research or art institute. The document must be with original signature, date, and stamp and/or on institutional letterhead;
Two Letters of Recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline with original signature, date, stamp and/or on institutional letterhead. The signers of the Letters of Recommendations cannot be the same as of the Letter of Invitation.
For more information please visit the official call.