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Victim Support Europe Internship Recruitment of a Project Intern 6 months (September 2023 – March 2024)

Victim Support Europe (VSE) is the leading Europe-wide umbrella organisation for victims of crime. It is a dynamic organisation, going through an exciting period of expansion and development. It currently consists of 75 organisations from more than 34 countries. VSE advocates on behalf of victims, to make sure that throughout Europe all victims’ needs are respected and their rights recognised. The organisation aims to ensure that every victim of crime in Europe is able to access information and support services in the aftermath of crime, regardless of where the victim lives or where the crime took place.

VSE is currently looking for a full time Project Intern. The position will run for 6 months, starting ideally 4 September 2023. The key candidate will be highly organised, be attentive to details, have good drafting skills and have a pro-active and dynamic approach to work with the ability to solve problems and create solutions using their own initiative. A knowledge of victims’ rights and experience at the EU level will be an advantage.


Key activities:

  • Contribute to the development of project proposals including research, drafting, proofreading, editing, collecting and sharing administrative documents;
  • Support the implementation and delivery of projects including preparation and organization of and participation in project meetings, co-drafting of deliverables and reports, communication with project partners, supporting dissemination of project activities;
  • Support research and policy development in the context of EU funded projects, including desk research, preparation of research guidelines and templates, drafting of policy papers briefs, reports and other relevant documents;
  • Scanning funding opportunities and conduct research for project proposals;
  • Contribute to the administrative and financial reporting of projects;
  • Attendance of meetings, conferences and other events, note-taking and reporting;
  • Preparation of relevant documents for project related events and activities.


Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant degree in law, victimology, psychology, political science, international relations or related fields;
  • Strong research, analysis and drafting skills;
  • Knowledge or experience in victims’ rights and issues;
  • Experience in project development and implementation (familiarity with EU projects is an important asset);
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and EU decision making process;
  • Previous experience in an EU NGO is a plus;
  • Fluent oral and written skills in English, knowledge of another EU language is an advantage;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Good command of MS Office tools.

Terms of the contract

The position is based in VSE’s head office in Brussels, Belgium (3 days working from the office, 2 days working from home). Applicants must have the legal right to work in the EU. VSE cannot assist non-EU Nationals to obtain a work permit or help with relocation costs.

The selected candidate will be offered a Belgian Convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) (38 hours/week) subject to a payment of 1000 euros per month. VSE grants our interns up to six days of extra-legal paid leave during the internship.

Desired starting date of assignment: 4 September 2023.



Send your CV and motivation letter (1 page max) by email at noting “Project Internship – YOUR NAME” in the subject line, by 28 July 2023, 17:00 CET.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The interviews will take place mid- August. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

By sending your application you agree that VSE processes and stores your personal data for the purpose of this recruitment process. You are entitled to ask VSE to erase your data at any time. VSE retains personal data for the period of maximum of two years following the end of the application period, unless you opt out of this data retention period, which can be done at any time.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace which is why people from communities that experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, (cultural) background, people with disabilities, and LGBTIQ+ people are welcomed to apply.

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