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Internship at the European Forum for Freedom in Education, Brussels

effe is offering an internship to graduates at the effe office in Brussels starting the first week of April (depending on the applicant’s availability). The internship will run for 3 to 6 months and may be extended.
This internship at effe offers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience in EU affairs, advocacy and educational issues.
  • Assistance to the effe director and the rest of the effe staff
  • Monitoring the latest European news / activities in EU education policies;
  • Preparing and participating in conferences;
  • Updating the website;
  • Gathering information and drafting notes/reports/up-dates on specific issues for the effe newsletter;
  • Preparation and assistance in meetings;
  • Performing various administrative tasks.
Qualifications required for the internship
  • Higher Education Degree;
  • Fluency in English and German is required, other languages an asset;
  • Interest in educational issues;
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and their workings;
  • Web expertise;
  • Ability to take the initiative and independently plan to meet deadlines;
  • Self-motivated, very well organised and fast, positive attitude.

Language skills:
English and German are the working languages in the office. Only candidates with sufficient skills in both languages will be considered. The interview will be conducted in English and German.
The internship will be based in Brussels, Belgium.
No financial remuneration is offered. (For grants, please check the European Leonardo Programme opportunities with your university or the national Leonardo offices in your country).
Please send a letter of motivation and CV by email to Ms. Liekenbrock ( liekenbrock@effe-eu.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please include “effe Internship” in the subject line of the email.
The deadline for application is 12pm Monday 14th March 2011. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Due to the expected high number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. The interviews will be held that week (15th March onwards) via phone.
The European Forum for Freedom in Education (effe) is an NGO in the field of compulsory education. We see our organisation as a forum in which all current issues concerning education in Europe can be discussed.
The members of effe are committed to:
  • safeguarding the human dignity of each child and young per­son and promoting the development of his or her individual qualities
  • respecting fundamental human rights as the basis for all edu­cation and training
  • empowering children and young people to act as responsible members of society
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