Seas At Risk looking for stagiaire from October 2012

Seas at Risk is looking for a trainee to work at SAR’s Brussels office from October 2012.

Communications and Policy Internship at Seas at Risk

Seas at Risk is looking for an intern to work at SAR’s Brussels office, starting in October 2012.
Seas At Risk, the European association of non-governmental environmental organisations working to protect and restore to health the marine environment of the European seas and the wider North East Atlantic, has eighteen member organisations in 13 countries. Members are all national or international environmental non-governmental organisations.

Seas At Risk offers:
• A professional and international working environment;
• Supervision by experienced Seas At Risk staff members;
• Experience with the EU institutions in Brussels;
• Experience with working in the environmental NGO community in Brussels;
• Facilities (computers, telecommunications, internet access, network etc.); and
• A contract for volunteer services.

Activities to be performed by the trainee will include:
• The upkeep and promotion of the Seas At Risk educational website, www.learn2sea.org;
• To support the Communications Officer in communications and information tasks: management of contact databases and mailing lists, producing and uploading information to the SAR website.
• Writing stories for the Seas At Risk website;
• Assisting SAR staff with research and policy work related to the marine environment, such as marine litter, offshore drilling, fisheries and shipping.
• Assisting with the organisation of events;
• Updating databases;
• Assisting in day-to-day office tasks as appropriate.

The ideal candidate should:
• Have a degree either in communications, political or environmental related studies (or be in the process of obtaining such a degree)
• Be available to work for a minimum of 3 months or longer. This position is for three days a week.
• Be fluent in English (written and spoken), working knowledge of other EU languages is desirable;
• Have good communication and networking skills;
• Have some work or academic experience in communications.

Please note that Seas at Risk is only able to provide a small daily allowance of 9.50€ per worked day to its trainees.

Due to a lack of resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In addition to providing a CV and a cover letter please answer in a separate document the following question in no more than 200 words: What do you think is the most urgent marine environmental problem and how do you think it should be tackled?

If you are interested, please send your CV, cover letter and answer the question detailed above to Chris Carroll at ccarroll@seas-at-risk.org. The deadline for applications is October 7. You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as we may recruit before the deadline if a suitable applicant is discovered. It is expected that the successful candidate will start as soon as possible after agreeing terms.
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