Local recruitment: Water Europe’s Academic Internships Programme

Water Europe

Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪

Water Europe is regularly welcoming academic interns in the fields of communication, advocacy, science and technology. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working environment in a Brussels-based European multi-stakeholder association like Water Europe.

You will have the opportunity to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to the EU institutions, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work. Initially, you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be a Water Europe intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a master’s or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a bachelor’s programme?
  • Do you have an excellent command of English?
  • Are you eligible to work in Belgium?

What we offer

  • Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least 4 months and can be as long as 6 months.
  • Cost: All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa and travel: You will be responsible for arranging and financing the necessary visas and your travel to Brussels.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage (usually taken care of by your institution of higher education).
  • Priority: Internship candidates from universities that are a member of Water Europe will be given priority.
  • Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

Coaching: Each intern will be coached by a dedicated WE senior staff member
Compensation: Water Europe will support its interns with a monthly internship compensation.
Certificate: At the end of the internship, you will receive a Water Europe Academic internship certificate.
Media exposure: After completion of the internship the intern will receive media exposure on WE social media and newsletters.

Keep in mind

What you need to do

To be considered for a Water Europe academic internship, please send a one-page CV and cover letter to the email address: [email protected]. Please also mention the desired timeframe for the internship. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Besides the formal requirements mentioned above, important criteria for the recruitment of new interns have to do with the type of profile the organisation needs at each phase, in terms of specific skills and experience but also team diversity.



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