ONE is a campaign and advocacy organization backed by three million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid and trade reform. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency so these resources can be effectively deployed.

ONE offers a number of office based internships throughout the year and we currently have an opening for two interns in our Brussels office. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic team player with a keen and demonstrable interest in international development, Africa and the eradication of global poverty.

The interns will report to the International Advocacy Director and/or Office Manager to support our exciting operation in Brussels, and support our policy and advocacy work with a particular focus on the European Elections. The internship will run for 22-24 weeks.

Duties will include: 
  • Supporting the International Advocacy Director with research requests, briefing documents and external policy pitches 
  • Providing summaries and analysis of external policy/research publications 
  • Assisting the Brussels team with general duties including organising events and administration 
  • Preparing notes from external events/meetings for distribution to ONE colleagues 
  • Monitoring developments in specific areas of interest for ONE Brussels 
  • Assisting with compilation of briefing documents, preparing external policy pitches 
  • Daily operations 
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience: 
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration 
  • Understanding of EU institutions and processes 
  • Proven interest in international development and Africa 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills 
  • Ability to multitask and determine priority projects/assignments 
  • Ability to work within and fast paced environment and respond to requests at short notice 
  • Ability to think critically and independently 
  • Understanding and affinity with ONE’s goals and objectives 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office systems 
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential; French and other European languages desirable 
Candidate should be able to commit at least 37.5 hours per week. Some remuneration will be provided. 
Closing Date: 28 February 2014
To apply: Please send a CV, cover letter to with the title of the position in the subject header. Please ensure you specify your availability within your covering letter. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in person or by phone.Interviews will take place between 6th and 7th of March 2014. The selected candidate should be prepared to start the position in beginning or mid-March 2014.
Formal evaluation and recommendation: At the end of the internship the Brussels Director will evaluate your work and will provide you with a detailed recommendation letter to help you in your future career endeavours.