Young BPW Europe Newsletter and European Internship

Miette Dechelle, Young BPW Europe Representative (2011-2014) shared her latest update on activities in Europe in the latest edition of Young BPW Europe in a nutshell 2. She is also happy to announce that the Young BPW Europe La Spezia Cup 2011 is now open.  If you wish to apply for Young BPW Europe La Spezia Cup 2011, please follow the instructions on the Young BPW Europe page. Below please find more information on wonderful internship opportunities in Europe for those who are seeking internships.

Internship opportunities at the EWL Secretariat

The EWL Secretariat runs has an internship programme aiming to provide students and recent graduates with a practical insight into political work on women’s rights and equality between women and men at European level and the functioning of the European Union institutions.

BPW Europe is represented in the Board of Administration of the European Women’s Lobby. Our BPW Europe Representative is  Solveig Staffas, BPW Sweden.

Current call:

The EWL is seeking to recruit a full time paid intern for the first half of 2012, starting 09 January 2012.

To apply, please complete the application form and return it by e-mail to:, mentioning in the subject line ‘Application for paid internship’.

NB: CVs and applications sent by post will not be considered. The deadline for applications is 13 November 2011.

Interviews will be conducted in late November by telephone or in person in Brussels (exact date to be confirmed to shortlisted candidates). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that the EWL will not be able to reimburse expenses for interviews.

A job description and conditions of employment are available at the end of the application form.

Unpaid internships
Unpaid internships within academic or other programmes, preferably sponsored by an institution other than EWL and for a period of 3 months. The conditions are the following:

•You are a student
•You are available for a duration of 3 months (or more if a longer internship is required by the university)
•Your internship can be regulated by a convention/contract with a school / university
•You have some demonstrated knowledge of women’s rights / gender equality issues and of European Union policies and institutions
•You have a valid work permit to work in Belgium (for persons who are not nationals of countries of the EU and European Economic Area (and for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals, where a work permit is still necessary until 2014), except for those who are studying in Belgium (requirement of Belgian legislation)).

If you are interested in an unpaid internship, please download the application form and return to Leanda Barrington-Leach, EWL Communications and Media Officer: ✉ For any questions or points of clarification, please contact: Leanda Barrington-Leach: ✉ – Tel +32 (0)2 217 90 20

Please note that all unpaid internship positions in the EWL Secretariat prior to September 2012 have been filled. Candidatures for September-December 2012 can be submitted at any time but will only be considered in October 2011.

Vacancies: Unpaid internships at the European Institute for Gender Equality (open deadline)” – Posted on 14 September 2011

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has launched a call for applications in connection with a number of cost free traineeships based here in Vilnius, Lithuania. More information at:


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