Development Intern

at European Institute of Peace
Published August 10, 2022
Location Brussels, Belgium
Category Business  
Job Type Internship  


The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is looking for exceptional individuals who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.


We provide practical experience, technical expertise and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.


Based in Brussels and active in 15 countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision makers, the parties to conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.


Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See for more information.


We are looking for a Development Intern to support the European Institute of Peace to provide general support to the Senior Management Team and to the Senior Fundraising Advisor, working towards setting and achieving fundraising targets.


Terms of Reference


The European Institute of Peace is developing new funding opportunities to diversify and increase funding sources in support to its mission.


This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the Institute’s work and of its fundraising streams. Is an administrative assistant type of position. It will be of particular interest to someone wanting to gain knowledge of and experience supporting fundraising, particularly with respect to the private sector.


As an intern, you will provide general support to the Senior Management Team and to the Senior Fundraising Advisor, working towards setting and achieving fundraising targets. You will keep donor records up to date, write thank you letters and build good communications, assist the research of new funding opportunities


Duties and responsibilities


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Assist in the research of new funding opportunities, with particular focus on trusts and foundations;


  • Ensure timely follow-up with key contacts identified by the Institute;


  • Support the development of funding proposals;


  • Provide support in developing and maintaining a data gathering system;


  • Keep donor records up to date;


  • Carry out administrative tasks;


  • Support at events as required.




  • Second level university degree related to the field (international relations, conflict studies etc);


  • Up to (and not more than) a year of internship experience


  • Excellent command of English is essential. Any other EU language is also an asset;


  • Keen interest in fundraising; previous internship experience in fundraising is an asset


  • Excellent organizational skills;


  • Accuracy and attention to detail;


  • Proactive, creative and enthusiastic;


  • Ability to carry out administrative duties effectively;


  • Desire to learn, develop and advance personal career prospects; interest in a career in fundraising


  • A flexible attitude towards work with a willingness to learn new skills and to assist the wider team to get things done;


  • Excellent written skills with the ability to tailor templates, thank you letters, updates and applications;


  • Strong IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).


  • Ability to work in Belgium - Belgian or EU citizen or currently in possession of a Belgian work permit (we are not able to provide work visas for this position).


EIP offers


  • 6 months internship contract with a possibility of extension at €1,000 per month


  • Lunch vouchers


  • Contribution to public transportation to and from the office


  • 40h/week (with 6 RTT days – one day earned per month), and


  • An exciting, international environment


The successful candidate will need to reside in or relocate to Belgium when the employment contract starts.


Start date: End of September 2022


How to apply


Please submit in English:


  • your CV (Name_Surname_CV Development Internship);


  • your motivation letter (Name_Surname_LM_ Development Internship)
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