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Special Projects Intern - EU Policy, The International Fund for Animal Welfare

This Special Projects intern will focus on policy in the European Union, and will play an integral role in building and supporting the scientific foundation that provides the cornerstone of IFAW’s Companion Animal Program. The intern will assist with undertaking a comparative study of EU legislation.
Research and produce a report into the standard of companion animal legislation and care in several countries within the EU.
The Special Projects Intern shall specifically:
Conduct research into legislation on dogs and cats in a number of EU Member States
Arrange and conduct interviews with politicians, civil servants and NGOs throughout Europe on issues pertaining to companion animals, preferably in the country’s native language.
General duties:
Assist EU Political Officer with research on an ad hoc basis
Monitoring EU institutional and national websites for relevant information
Updating databases and general office administrative support.
Job Requirements
A strong commitment to animal welfare.
A recent graduate or someone in the process of completing a degree from an accredited university with a preferable focus on policy, European institutions or law.
Superior attention to detail and ability to multi-task, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
An ability to commit to 20-40 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. Commitments of greater duration are welcome.
The position will require travel within Europe to complete the research. As such the following is also required:
The ability to speak English and at least one other European language fluently. Multiple fluency is preferred, including eastern European languages.
A valid passport from an EU member state or a valid Schengen visa.
Please note: this position is unpaid and interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation. IFAW will cover all travel expenses related directly to IFAW projects.
This Special Projects Intern may be based in the Netherlands or Brussels.
If interested, please submit CV and letter of interest to