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Internships at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) Brussels Office

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is always on the lookout for talented and motivated interns for its Brussels Office. WPL internships generally last four to six months and are part of university or graduate coursework. An internship agreement from the student’s school must be provided.


  • In the process of or having completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in French is desired and other major international languages are an advantage.
  • Knowledge of EU institutions, current affairs and international relations.
  • Ability to use IT tools and softwares such as the Microsoft Package (Word, Excel, Outlook…). Knowledge of Salesforce is desirable.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Overall, successful candidates should seek to demonstrate:

  • Proactivity – a ‘doer’ capable of driving projects in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with shifting priorities and occasional heavy workloads.
  • A firm commitment to female leadership.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member of a multicultural and multilingual team
  • Excellent writing skills.

Tsasks & responsibilities

  • Support to project and event management: research, drafting invitations and briefings, logistical planning.
  • Support to knowledge management: collection of monitoring data, events follow up.
  • Support to communications activities: drafting of newsletter, drafting of social media messages, design and layout.
  • Administrative support: Database management, office management.

Duration and Format

  • Start of the traineeship: as soon as possible
  • 38 hours per week: 9am-6pm Mondays to Fridays
  • 4-month traineeship minimum

How to Apply

Candidates should send an email entitled BRUSSELS INTERN APPLICATION to with a CV and letter of motivation (each no more than one page of A4).