JOB VACANCY: Agriculture Policy & Projects Intern

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking to recruit an Agriculture Policy & Projects Intern to work closely with colleagues in the Nature, Agriculture and Water Policy team.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, eager to learn and contribute to the EEB’s work. We offer a 7-month paid internship contract (convention d’immersion professionnelle) based in the EEB office in Brussels.

Within the Nature, Agriculture and Water Policy team, you will help advocate for agricultural policy change to protect and restore Europe’s environment. We are working towards a fundamental reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to support farmers to transition to agroecological farming methods, and for better implementation and enforcement of EU environmental law in all Member States.


More specifically, you will:

  • Help implement and manage projects on agriculture and climate change, including coordination with external partners, participation in workshops (travels within the EU will be required), contribution to other project deliverables and reporting;
  • Support the policy team in its advocacy on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, including analysing policy and legal texts, keeping abreast of political developments, drafting briefings, and responding to needs as they arise;
  • Help coordinate the EEB’s Agriculture Working Group, including liaising with EEB members and helping organise working group events.
  • Attend meetings and events and report relevant outcomes to colleagues.


Qualities and experiences required:

  • Master in agricultural science or environmental science. Candidate with master in social science are not excluded but they will have to demonstrate their knowledge of the agricultural sector and its environmental challenges.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, additional languages are an asset;
  • Strong analytical skills, comfortable in digging in different public datasets;
  • Strong organisational and ability to work independently;
  • Interested/engaged in the topic of sustainable agriculture and agricultural policy;
  • Sound understanding of the role of the Common Agricultural Policy;
  • Prepared and able to work in a fast-moving working environment;
  • Interest in working in an environmental NGO and in an international working environment.


The EEB offers:

  • A 7-month contract – “convention d’immersion professionnelle” paid internship around 1,000€ net/month with the opportunity to learn more about functioning of a non-governmental organisation.
  • A stimulating, international work environment.
  • An opportunity to work for a worthy cause.


Application process:

Please email your application in English to including a CV and cover letter explaining how your education and experience are relevant to the position.

Please confirm that you have not been employed on a convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) contract in the past.


Place:                                            EEB office in Brussels

Deadline for Application:     3 September 2019

Proposed starting date:          24-30 September 2019

The EEB is an equal-opportunities employer.


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