Internship for the International Development Unit – Business Development Assistant


La Hulpe, Belgium


Founded over 160 years ago, MWH has grown to become one of the world’s leading environmental engineering firms. There are now approximately 8000 employees working around the globe on some of the biggest projects around. Over the decades, we have expanded our core competencies from water and wastewater into a wide range of environmental and business services. Today, we provide consulting services to our clients all over the world.

MWH International Development, based in La Hulpe, is the MWH unit that provides consulting services to international institutions, such as the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank, the African Development Bank, governments and government agencies. Our services include design and implementation of technical, institutional and capacity development projects in the fields of water and wastewater, energy, climate change and disaster risk reduction as well as management support and monitoring and evaluation of large investment programmes. We are delivering also large technical assistance projects in the field of institutional strengthening and policy dialogue. Our main geographical focus lies on Europe, Africa and other developing countries.

Your role

You will be supporting the business development team in all the various tasks related to preparation of competitive tenders, mainly with the European Commission (DEVCO). You will be required to demonstrate a combination of discipline, flexibility, and precision in all tasks.


  • Researching and analyzing project background information; undertake business intelligence researches, preparation of synthesis and reports;
  • Support MWH Bid manager during the expression of interest and bid preparation processes for international projects, including administrative support following strict EU procurement procedures;
  • Drafting background documents;
  • Support in identifying and recruiting consultants;
  • Support in identifying and recruiting potential partners.


  • Academic background: BA or MA in International Relations, Economy, Political Science, Environment, Energy. PhD is an asset;
  • Professional experience in the preparation of expression of interest and proposals for EU-funded contract would be considered as an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the European Commission external assistance policies would be considered as an advantage;
  • Professional/Academic experience in the field of environment/energy/climate change/food security or in a similar technical assistance environment would be considered as an asset;
  • Proven drafting skills in English;
  • IT-skills: advanced use of MS Office;
  • Multi task personality, rigorous, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Creative, communicative, open-minded and results-oriented;
  • Languages: solid written and spoken English and ideally French;
  • Work ethics, dynamism and ability to cope with multiple tasks.
The internship will take place in our office in La Hulpe, Belgium and will start in asap for a period of six months. Compensation will be provided.
If you are ready to work in a fast-moving, international environment, please send your detailed CV (in English only) in electronic format quoting Intern/11-2015 not later than 20th December 2015 to: idprecruitment@mwhglobal.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.