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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Belgium: Project Assistant

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Organization: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

Project Assistant

Contract: Volunteer (unpaid)

Duration: 4 months (minimum) – 6 months

Start: July, August or September 2018

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 23:59 Brussels time

Job Description:

Interns and volunteers are expected to undertake tasks that include the organisation of conferences, seminars and other events, the monitoring of United Nations and European Parliament events (with possible attendance depending on the period of engagement), the conducting of research on UNPO Members; website management; advocacy and lobbying; project planning and implementation; the drafting of funding applications or small development projects.



Fluency in English (spoken and written)
Genuine interest in and basic knowledge of minority rights, self-determination, indigenous issues and/or human rights.
Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative under tight deadlines.
Ability to run short term, self-directed projects.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Basic knowledge of social media.


Familiarity with the functioning of the European institutions, of the United Nations Human Rights Council and/or of other relevant bodies.
Fluency or working knowledge of one or more of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Arabic
Basic knowledge of website management or IT.
Experience in fundraising.

How to apply:

Please note that applications from representatives of UNPO Members are encouraged. The applicant needs to be allowed to live in Belgium for the duration of their experience at UNPO (as an EU/EEA citizen or through a valid visa). Unfortunately UNPO is not in the position to assist non-EU citizens in their visa application.

If you are interested in undertaking an internship at UNPO please send an application that includes the following:

Cover Letter (1 page only) addressed to the UNPO Secretariat

Curriculum Vitae (2 pages only)

Writing Sample (essay/extract of maximum 1,000 words in English, preferably relevant to the work of UNPO)

Please mark subject line: “Internship Application – Project Assistant: YOUR NAME” and indicate clearly in your letter the exact time period you would be available for an internship placement.

Send your complete application to

Applications not meeting the criteria above risk being disqualified from the outset.

For general inquiries on internships in Brussels, email