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World Fair Trade Organization - Europe

Communications and Membership & Monitoring

Company description

The World Fair Trade Organization-Europe (WFTO-Europe) is the European branch of WFTO, the worldwide network of Fair Trade Organisations. It is formed by around 90 members, amongst them Fair Trade organizations, Fair Trade networks and Fair Trade support organizations.

Job description

Are you interested in Fair Trade and want to have a fruitful professional experience? Join us as an intern in our office in Brussels! For the period from January to June 2019 we are looking for potential candidates for a 6 month internship.

WFTO-Europe will help you improve your knowledge and skills, making sure you get the most out of this exciting internship. You will get hands-on experience with member communication and screening; external communication and promotion; budget drafting and application writing for EU grants; managing preparations, implementation and execution of the office’s projects; and get the opportunity to participate in tons of interesting conferences, debates, and meetings taking place in the ‘capital of Europe.’ 

Internship in Communication and Membership & Monitoring:

  • Help develop our internal and external communication strategy, including our social channels and our newsletter.
  • Help update the content of our website and include new features.
  • Update and publish new posts giving visibility to member's initiatives in the WFTO-Europe website, social media sites, and other means available.
  • Bring out a newsletter every three months (manage editorial planning, identify relevant topics to be communicated to members, develop content) and circulate it to the members to the other WFTO regions.
  • Assist in the screening of WFTO’s members’ monitoring reports as well as managing the European membership database.
  • Registration of all incoming application from European companies.
  • Invite new European Fair Trade organisations to join the WFTO network
  • Keep updated records and inform the WFTO Global Secretariat on developments

Skills required 

  • Fluency in English
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Eagerness to Learn
  • Motivation for the Fair Trade movement
  • Proficiency in other languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese) is highly valued
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Interested In Applying?

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can perform different tasks across the areas mentioned (please also see our ad for a Project Management and Fundraising intern). Please note that all our current opportunities are unpaid.

Only students will be considered as candidates. Those with scholarships (such as: Erasmus Student Mobility for Work Placement, Leonardo da Vinci, PLOTEUS, or others), and those who can commit for a period of 6 months are preferred.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a 1-page Cover Letter in English explaining why you would like to work with us and what your contribution could be to administration[at] by the 16th of November 2018. Please indicate your availability and preferences regarding start/ending dates and length of stay.

Should you have any questions, please direct them to administration[at]

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Skills required

  •  Fluency in English
  •  Good communication skills (written and oral)
  •  Eagerness to Learn
  •  Motivation for the Fair Trade movement
  •  Proficiency in other languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese) is highly valued
  •  Ability to work as part of a team

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The internship is unpaid.

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