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EU Partnerships Internship

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Sales & Business Development
The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About the internship:

WRI Europe works with the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and stakeholders to support Europe in its global leadership on climate, development and environment, and to inform the continent’s contribution to the global recovery to COVID-19.

This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in an international NGO that is committed to contributing to the advancement of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. You will have the opportunity to learn how the EU and (I)NGOs can partner and collaborate in order to achieve development outcomes, including on climate and environmental issues.

What you will do:

In this role, you will be part WRI Europe’s team working on engagement and development with the European Union institutions. You will support outreach and engagement activities with EU organizations and partners including network building, meetings management and preparation of presentations, briefs and other materials as needed. You will also focus on conducting research and analysis of EU funding opportunities for WRI from EU research and innovation funds like Horizon Europe, EU development cooperation grants and EU tenders, as well as support internal coordination around such opportunities, and provide briefings on policy developments relevant to WRI’s scope of work.

Your internship supervisor will be Janneke de Vries, Head of The Hague regional office and Director of European Partnerships

Responsibility area – Partnerships & Development (80% time)
  • Analyzing the policy priorities of European Union institutions, and identifying possible overlaps with WRI’s program of work
  • Drafting briefings for our Global Programs and International Offices on development opportunities, relevant political and economic developments
  • Supporting enhanced internal coordination and knowledge management around EU institutions incl. via Salesforce (CRM) and WRI’s Intranet website
  • Assist with meetings management, including drafting briefings, and other external communication tasks
  • Coordinate closely with international office staff to strengthen links between WRI Europe and other WRI international offices. These efforts also entail generating inputs for internal WRI communications
  • Other assignments as needed in raising WRI's profile with EU institutions and agencies
Responsibility area - Support (20% time)
  • Assist with meetings management, including drafting briefings, and other external communication tasks
  • Lead logistical preparations for (online)conferences, workshops and visits of high level WRI staff to the WRI Europe office, including organizing meetings and travel
  • Other administrative tasks as required

What you will need:

Currently pursuing a degree in international relations, environment studies, development studies, political science or related field (graduate program preferred).
Good understanding of working of EU institutions
Interns at WRI Europe must be registered in a study program with a Dutch college or university for the full duration of the internship.
Conditions of the internship:
  • This is a 6 month internship with a start date of September 16 2024.
  • This internship will be based at the WRI Europe office in the Hague with some flexibility to work from home.
  • This internship offers a reimbursement of 700 euros per month based on full-time working hours (32 hours per week).
How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 21 July 2024. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. You are encouraged to link to any relevant blogs, projects or other pieces of work that demonstrate your suitability for the internship.

About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team carefully reviews all applications.