Internship/stage - Freight & Climate Change

Transport & Environment (T&E), the leading Brussels-based NGO promoting cleaner transport in Europe, is offering an internship for a period of six months, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be working with T&E's Freight and Climate team, focusing on supporting our campaigns for a cleaner freight transport system in Europe.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Studying the rail freight market and identifying gaps in publicly available information and opportunities to improve the sector
  • Organising events – develop and organise T&E workshops with EU institutions and key stakeholders in the field
  • Attending meetings in EU institutions (and elsewhere) on behalf of T&E
  • Assisting in outreach to EU institutions (EP, Council and Commission)
  • Assisting in drafting T&E documents on climate/transport policy and rail freight policy in particular
  • Ad-hoc tasks
Skill and competences required:
  • Decent knowledge of the railway sector and the EU’s rail initiatives/policy
  • Confident and proactive person
  • Well-organized and able to work on projects autonomously
  • Fluency in English is essential. Any other language is an asset.  
  • Understanding of the functioning of EU policy making processes
  • Demonstrable interest in environmental politics and environmental campaigning
  • Good written and verbal communications skills including the ability to synthesize complicated policy issues into digestible products
This is a fixed six-month contract with remuneration once the successful candidate is eligible under the terms of the Belgian labour code's convention d'immersion professionnelle. The intern will receive an indemnity of €755 a month.
Deadline for application is the 30th of October, and interviews will commence shortly afterwards, with a view to the candidate starting as soon as possible (although depending on availability we can be flexible).  
Application should be sent by email to vacancy@transportenvironment.org and should include:
  • The application form (downloadable here)
  • A CV
  • A short motivation letter explaining your motivation and commitment to work with Transport & Environment’s aims and highlighting examples from your previous work that show us that you have the skills and competencies outlined above (1 page max)
Please ensure the job vacancy title is shown in the subject line, and title the documents as follows: NAME_CV and NAME_Cover_Letter.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted. Only applicants with the existing right to work within the EU will be considered.