Vacancy for Policy Officer - Trainee in Brussels, Belgium

Do you want to shape the Europe of tomorrow? Then we have what you want!

Join the JEF-Europe Secretariat as an intern for a period of 3 to 6 months (full or part time) and discover the free-spirited and open-minded JEF members dancing along the vibes of a united Europe!

JEF is a professionally functioning organisation consisting almost exclusively of volunteers. In order to keep the entire organisation running, the European Secretariat is regularly drawing on interns who are willing to support JEF's goals and discover the real working life in an active Brussels-based NGO - an excellent preparation for the job market!

Interns learn about event organisation, communication policy, translations and website management, they have the opportunity to go to conferences of the EU institutions and partner organisations, contribute to editing publications and the articles submitted to, travel to ongoing international activities and taste Brussels' life!

Current Vacancies

Policy Officer - Trainee

The Young European Federalists are recruiting a Policy Officer Trainee to work in the European Secretariat of the organisation in Brussels.

Main Tasks:

  • Supporting the Secretariat and the Executive Board in drafting policies
  • Assisting the Secretary General with reports and grant management
  • Support the Secretariat in the implementation of its daily tasks and the Work Plan for 2016 – Y.O.U.T.H. - Youth for Openness, Unity, Tolerance and Human Rights (international seminars, meetings, etc.)
  • Assistance with the LADDER Project where JEF is a coordinator of the YOUTH Path
  • Representation of JEF at (press)conferences, seminars, other events in Brussels and creation of reports addressed to the Executive Board of JEF
  • Support and coordination of the pan-European actions of the Young European Federalists
  • Policy monitoring on themes linked to the strategic priorities of JEF
  • Events organization and management
  • Voluntary article writing/translation in cooperation with The New Federalist

In line with the European Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships (, we can only accept applications from young people who can show that they receive financial support (Erasmus placement, regional grants or other national/international scholarship programmes) or who need to carry out an internship as integral part of their University degrees.

All interested candidates should be able to start working in the European Secretariat in Brussels from 29th August 2016 for a period of 3-6 months (the exact dates will be discussed with the successful candidate).

The Young European Federalists will reimburse 100% of the public transport travel costs within the Brussels region.

To apply please send your CV and Motivation Letter to with “Policy Officer” in the subject line. In your application, please clearly specify the internship grant received, from which institution/foundation/university and for what period. 

The internship is in English, however French/Dutch are an asset. Public transportation is reimbursed. The trainee is likely to be travelling at least once outside of Belgium for a seminar/Federal Committee meeting.
The intern has to be residing in one of the countries of the Council of Europe.

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2016 23:59 CET
Interviews are expected to be held in the first week of August in person or via Skype.