STÁŽ: IUCN hľadá stážistov do ich kancelárie v Bruseli


The IUCN European Regional Office in Brussels provides global services to the organization and vital linkages for IUCN (and its Members, National Committees, scientific Commissions and the global Secretariat) to key EU institutions and other public and private actors. The principal focus of the IUCN Office in Brussels is policy influencing and fundraising at the EU level.


IUCN is looking for a highly motivated intern for a period of 6 months. Focus of the internship will be on assisting in our efforts to identify potential EU funding for the IUCN global network as well as to support our EU policy activities. Some of the specific tasks include:

  • Conduct research on EU policies and processes related to nature conservation and sustainable development (eg search for upcoming events & policy calendars, research to background information, EC consultations etc.);
  • Assisting in exploring EU funding instruments (to be specified during the internship);
  • Assisting in the development and circulation of the “Funding EUpdate newsletter ;
  • Attending meetings and conferences and report on the outcomes;
  • Assisting in interactions with the European Parliament and European Commission;

Providing a range of administrative support functions on a day-to-day basis.

What we offer

The internship provides a challenging and interesting opportunity to work in a dynamic international organization and to gain work experience in the field of EU nature conservation policies and funding instruments. The internship takes place without financial remuneration but a daily allowance for meals as well as a monthly public transport ticket will be reimbursed. Preferred starting date of the internship is 1 December or 4 January 2015, depending on availability of the selected candidate and in mutual agreement with the supervisor(s).


  • Affinity with the vision and mission of IUCN  
  • A keen interest in and basic understanding of multilateral environmental agreements and EU nature conservation policies  
  • Good knowledge of EU institutional functioning and decision-making process  
  • Having a University degree or studying towards one  
  • Oral and written fluency in English; good command of French or Spanish is an asset  
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications  
  • Strong organizational skills, i.e. ability to work with short deadlines and multiple simultaneous tasks  
  • Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills  
  • EU work permit  


Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

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About IUCN

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

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